Product Manager Mobile

  • Job ID:V-733
  • Posted:31/05/17
  • Type:Permanent
  • Salary:Highly Competitive
  • Location:Chertsey

Our Client is the global leader in consumer electronics and the core components that go into them. Through relentless innovation and discovery, they are transforming the worlds of televisions,smartphones, personal computers, printers, cameras, home appliances, medical devices, semiconductors and LED solutions. They employ 206,000 people across 72 countries with annual sales exceeding US $143.1 billion. Their goal is opening new possibilities for people everywhere.

Department = IM
Size of organisation = 50
Size of team = 10
Number of direct subordinates = 0
Reporting to = Senior Product Category Manager Mobile

Purpose of Role

  • Contribute to the development & implementation of the Product Strategy as it relates to Mobile product lines in the UK
  • Develop, maintain and manage Personal Development Plans as guided by line manager
  • Communicate and live the priorities of the Mobile product line, translating the vision and purpose of Mobile into actionable product plans

Key Objectives

Product Strategy

  • Manage the Product Roadmap of the Mobile category  in collaboration with Category Product Manager
  • Provide scenario planning to the Category Product Manager
  • Provide information that will guide channelisation, product lifecycle management and investment decisions in the Mobile category

Measured by:

    • Timeliness of information
    • Usability of information

Market Strategy

  • Work with the category management and brand teams to ensure that consumer targets and activity are aligned
  • Provide information that allows the Category Product Manager to determine the £RRP of the Mobile product lines
  • Ensure that segmentation is effective for Mobile products in the UK
  • Liaise with Market analysts to ensure that Category PM has a full understanding of the UK market
  • Provide recommendations on a monthly promotional plan that will guide the commercial teams priorities in terms of sell-in
  • Review and react to competitor strategy, communicating insights and actions to both UK and Korean HQ

Measured by:

    • Implementation and profitability of the promotional plan
    • Market share of categories managed provided by GFK 


  • Work with the Supply Chain Management, Finance, Marketing and Commercial teams to develop an overall Mobile Value proposition in collaboration with the Category Product Manager


  • Develop & manage a forecasting template that will assist in forecast setting across the business

Measured by:

    • Forecast accuracy by quarter and year 


  • Contribute to the development of the launch plan for new product
  • Manage the critical path that guides concept to launch process for IM product management

Measured by:

    • Contribution


Main Responsibilities

Priority Understanding

Demonstrate the priorities of the Mobile category through daily activities and aligning the UK business behind the priorities needed to win in the UK market

Personal Development

Take ownership of Personal Development Plan

Meet objectives set for self as well as objectives set by Senior Product Category Manager – Mobile

Develop and deliver functional skills within the Product Management team

Develop and deliver system management skills within the Product Management team

Demonstrate willingness to learn new skills both on the job and through organised coaching sessions

Measured by:

    • Meeting objectives by quarter

Measuring & Communicating work

Ensure that all activities are SMART

Ensure that all activities are communicated both to Senior Management and Korean HQ as required

Show initiative in delivering innovation in ways of working

Essential Hard Skills Required

  • Minimum of 1 year Product Management experience in related industries
  • Proposition development & execution experience
  • Product Lifecycle management experience with technical aptitude
  • Educated to degree level or equivalent
  • Good skills in Microsoft office packages
  • Strong verbal, written and presentation skills
  • Strong numeracy/commercial acumen
  • Experience managing P&L, delivering profitability with low margins

Essential Soft Skills Required

  • Creative thinking
  • Self  motivator and self starter
  • Outstanding communications skills with ability to present to Key stakeholders
  • Excellent attention to detail
  • Flexible & adaptable with ability to work in cross functional teams
  • Ability to work at a face pace, with accuracy in a changing environment
  • Tenacious, passionate, creative & driven
  • Team player        
  • Ability to make decisions with full understanding of impacts and wider business trade offs

Desirable Hard Skills Required

  • Strong organisational skills
  • Multitasking capability

Desirable Soft Skills Required

Results focused


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