Product Manager - Derbyshire

Ref: 149 Date Posted: Tuesday 06 Feb 2018
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Bonfire Recruitment is proud to be retained with an innovative growing SME manufacturing organisation in the recruitment of a permanent Product Manager based in Derbyshire.

Reporting to the Managing Director of a growing company that has received numerous awards and grants that support a strong innovation and development strategy, The company is continuing on its growth strategy with ambitious targets for the future. Due to growth, our client is now looking to recruit a new key position for a  Product Manager.


The role will require the successful individual to own and become responsible and accountable for a specific product(s). This is a technical role in which you will be expected to be well versed in the product, understand the customer's processes, work out potential issues and be commercially aware. You will be a good communicator with clients and internally and also a team player.



•    Product development
•    Ongoing monitoring of existing customer base
•    Database management of all references with key performance data
•    Process support for installations of the products (engineering team executes the project but this guy will ensure the ‘correct’ product scope/performance
•    Support for sales in key technical/process areas on specifications, proposals and when in dialogue with customers pre-sales
•    Process guarantees and monitoring/support in commissioning and startup
•    Go to guy if process/product issues in performance with client
•    Drive the ‘product’ customer service support (using others and themselves for undertaking the customer service contracts/trips etc.)
•    Ultimately support detailed technical papers – customer case studies (working with sales)
•    Know competitor activity and SWOT’s of them intimately
•    Drive cost reduction/enhancements
•    Drive technical specifications and manage standards of product documentation


Experience Required:

•    Previous experience within a similar product management position would be advantageous.
•    Experience of working in the following areas - product design, project engineering, management and commercial.
•     Engineering or metallurgical background
•     Engineering degree qualified
•     Technical knowledge of process plant and systems
•     Be able to work in a team as part of a small organization.
•    Team player
•    Good communicator
•    Experienced presenter
•    Proactive – able to think on their own require little guidance/management
•    Ability to engage at all levels in an organisation (management to shop floor)
•    Active thinker  and self-starter
•    Willing to travel at very short notice and for 30-50% of the year cumulatively


Full job description available on request, therefore if you would like to be considered apply now

If you have any questions please contact Scott Buchanan on





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