Assistant Product Marketing Manager in Health & Beauty

Location
Basingstoke, Hampshire
Salary
£21,500 per annum
Posted
14 Mar 2018
Closes
14 Apr 2018
Contract Type
Graduate, Permanent
Hours
Full Time

The Business specialise in own label and exclusive brand development in the health and beauty category in UK and northern Europe. 

Responsibilities

  • Reporting into the Product Manager, you will support the team in managing and growing major retail accounts and ensuring smooth running of those accounts.
  • Creating internal and external presentations from a brief such as business reviews tracking sales trends and market trend analysis.
  • Use of internet based system to track product sales/promotions and impact analysis.
  • Preparation of sales reports for the customer with a focus on analysis.
  • Managing the proofing product artwork process and carrying out proofing.
  • Detailed stock management and analysis, liaising with production sites and sales and supply department to ensure stock levels are maintained.  
  • Understanding, tracking and updating customer project critical paths as they progress and undertaking key tasks to move the project forward.
  • Supporting with the launch of new products & re-launches.
  • Pack changes and associated administration / updating artwork in line with legislation changes.
  • Colour matching and approving new components.
  • Developing new product claims and pack copy working with the Technical Manager.
  • Develop a basic understanding of technical issues.
  • Keeping up to date with market trends and how these influence and affect the accounts.
  • Supporting Product Manager in day to day communication with customers and answering customer queries.
  • Working with all other departments – technical, business development, sales and supply and finance to help ensure the smooth running of the accounts.
  • General administration & cover for the team administrator when absent.
  • Sourcing packaging.
  • Using SAP on a day to day basis to support the administration of the account.
  • Carrying out practical duties – e.g. dye outs, decanting, sample preparation.  
  • Completing customer paperwork and processes for launching new products.

About You

  • Graduate calibre with some commercial experience in an office environment
  • Attention to detail and accuracy
  • Analytical skills
  • Ability to plan, prioritise and organise
  • Excellent communication and interpersonal skills
  • Multi-tasking 
  • Experience and confidence with Excel spreadsheets
  • Powerpoint & presentation skills
  • Polite and confident telephone manner
  • An interest in retail and the hair care and sun care market
  • Full UK driving licence with use of car and willingness to travel overseas to Europe on occasion when required

Benefits

  • £21,500 + annual performance bonus,
  • private healthcare after 1 year,
  • pension plan,
  • life assurance scheme,
  • flexi time working

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