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Education Art & Crafts Junior Product Manager

Here at Daler-Rowney, our vision is to inspire everyone to be creative and we are always looking for creative people to join the team.

Art is everything that we do and our mission, since 1783, is to create sustainable, qualitative, durable art materials. We design and manufacture art products, which are not only fit for purpose but exceed the expectations of the artists' community.

We manufacture products aimed at all levels of expertise including students, hobbyists, and professional artists - making art accessible to everyone.

Summary

You are confident in a product manager role; working on various projects, new product development, maintenance and update of existing lines, and management of your product's lifecycle. You will be managing over 1,000 SKUs for different educational arts & crafts brands. You will be a critical thinker who is dynamic and positive; your ideas and initiatives will contribute to the success of our brands, the team, the company and the F.I.L.A. Group. Excellent organisational skills, a great ability to multi-task and work to deadlines are critical to the role.

A background in art, craft and educational supplies would be preferable. You would constantly strive to provide good service, listen to customers’ suggestions/feedback and pass them on to the relevant departments. You will be an ambassador of our brands worldwide (presence in 150 countries).

Responsibilities

As a Education Art & Crafts Junior Product Manager, the scope of this role includes, but is not limited to, the duties described below:
  • Becoming an expert in the category and bringing relevant information and support to the executive team.
  • Developing products, packaging, and samples to support sales and differentiate products within the education sector.
  • Developing and orchestrating the rollout of promotional campaigns to grow sales and market share, ensuring that they are consistent with the brand strategy.
  • Monitoring and evaluating competitor activity to identify gaps and opportunities for growth.
  • Forecasting.
  • Providing input and executing agreed market strategies.
  • Developing product pricing and positioning strategies.
  • Improving category performance and growing market share by implementing a performance review every 2 weeks.
  • Working closely with all teams to provide training and support for digital activities. You are responsible for the visibility of your products offline and online.
  • Working closely with the sales team to develop and grow the business.
  • Feeding the marketing and sales team with local information from markets, competition, promotion, prices, and possible needs.
  • Working cross-functionally, liaising with sales, trade marketing executives, communication managers, customer service, supply chain, procurement, logistics and production teams.
  • Creating buy-in for the product vision both internally and with key external partners.
  • Working with strategic partners to optimise their product offerings.
  • Elaborating market, segment, account/customer analysis and evaluation. Understanding market conditions to assess opportunities for growth. 
  • Setting up products and maintaining systems.
  • Creating sales tools and sales presentations and communicating them to the market.
  • Meeting customers and delivering impactful insights & analysis
  • Attending shows in the UK and abroad.

How To Apply

To apply for the above job, please email webmaster@daler-rowney.com, stating the job role in the Subject line.
When applying for this role, please advise us of your location and salary expectations.
This job is based at the Dudley office.