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Product Manager - Workwear & Leisurewear


   » Mayo
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   » Updated 13/03/2018
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Portwest Ltd, Europe's leading manufacturer & supplier of protective clothing, footwear and PPE are looking for practiced Product Managers to join our team.

Senior Product Manager - Portwest
PORTWEST, a leading global manufacturer of outerwear and protective work wear is currently hiring practiced Product Managers for our product development team. Portwest trades worldwide in over 80 countries and has an annual turnover of in excess of €165 Million. Portwest employs 100 people in Ireland and another 300 across Europe, and is currently expanding internationally. Over the next 5 years Portwest aims to become the biggest workwear company in Europe, having a strong presence in every market around the world, with turnover of €400+ million.

Our Product Managers play a central function in the design & development of new clothing ranges and work closely with customers, sales & marketing & supply chain functions.

Main Objectives
To be the CEO of a specific range(s) of products.
   » To research, design, create, develop, deliver and continue to manage products within an assigned product category to meet the company's core value proposition and objectives.
   » To achieve range growth targets and vitality KPIs as set out by the Board of Directors
   » To train and mentor more junior staff both in their assigned category and any other categories as required.
   » To take a function in the overall design selection and direction of ranges both in their assigned category and any other categories as required.
   » Be the main point of contact for customers and sales team in regard to product presentations and visits.

tasks and The main responsibilities are:
   » Research and develop commercial products for specified target markets
   » Create conceptual mood boards, colour sketches and drawings of product designs
   » Calculate costs of new products using benchmarking
   » Be expertiseable of target market selling prices
   » Manage the creation of proto-type samples
   » Present ideas and products to senior management and sales representatives
   » Make recommendations for the final selection of new products
   » Work with sales team on customer special orders and give these priority at all times
   » Create detailed technical measurement and construction specifications
   » Arrange photography sessions of chosen product
   » Write marketing text for the sales brochure
   » Train and supervise junior staff on a variety of tasks connected with product development
   » Partner with team members at all production bases to create accurate samples and bulk production
   » Inspect and fit pre-production and production samples to make sure all products are made correctly within production deadlines
   » Communicate with overseas suppliers to identify and solve problems before they impact on production
   » Monitor and track production until Information technology is delivered to the warehouse
   » Quality check random production samples at the warehouse
   » Analyse sales data and make recommendations for future purchasing of product
   » Communicate with sales representatives and customers on technical questions related to products
   » Attend trade fairs, educational seminars and courses
   » Visit customers and undertake sales trips as necessary
   » Work with test houses to ensure product is certified to significant norms correctly
   » Ensure all products in range are REACH compliant and arrange testing on these where necessary

candidates must have:
   » A third level qualification in garment design, textiles or similar.
   » At least 3-5 years practice working in the clothing industry, preferably dealing with offshore production.
   » A strong commercial consciousness.
   » capability to work under pressure to strict deadlines.
   » Excellent computer expertise and a strong expertise of design software packages such as Illustrator.
   » Previous practice in workwear or PPE industry will be a strong advantage.
this function is located at our Irish Head Office in Westport, Co. Mayo.
Competitive income offered.
Closing date 13 March
Note *Portwest does not require the assistance of an agency for this function.
Ref: PMC
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   » Portwest Ltd., Portwest House, IDA Industrial Park, Westport, Co. Mayo F28 FY88
   » +353 98 26411


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