Aliaxis is a highly successful global group of businesses dedicated to the manufacture and sale of plastic fluid handling solutions. If you have worked in the plumbing, drainage or sanitary industry you will have come across our Aliaxis UK brands: Marley Alutec, Durapipe, GPS Fittings, GPS PE Pipe Systems, Hunter Plastics, Marley Plumbing and Drainage, and Philmac, Multikwik.
Do you have what it takes? As Category Manager you will be an integral part of our Product Marketing team and will be responsible for managing the product life cycle of your category portfolio.
The key focus of this role will be to:
Develop and lead market research and analysis on trends, new product / market opportunities
Conduct product range reviews and performance analysis
Manage improvements/changes to product packaging
Manage new product development process via Stage Gate or similar
Engage with manufacturing, sales, supply partners and customers
Ensure product development activity is communicated to the business
Ensure brand communications content is up to date
Provide input to customer presentation activity
If you enjoy working in a team of like-minded individuals where the emphasis is on collaboration, knowledge sharing and getting things done, then that's a start! Just as important is; your knowledge of new product development processes and your technical appreciation/capability of understanding technical products gained within a manufacturing environment.
Other attributes include:
Practical knowledge of new product development processes i.e. Stage Gate or similar
Market research and business analysis
Capable of managing multiple projects
The ability to present and communicate information to all levels
Strong numerical and analytical skills
Sound financial and commercial acumen
Proficient in MS Office
The role will involve some travel for joint sales/customer visits and therefore a full driving licence is required.
Are we what you're looking for? Aliaxis employ over 15000 people across the globe and are committed to the training and development of all employees whilst encouraging them to reach their full potential! This role offers an opportunity to become part of an innovative and forward thinking business where you can have a direct impact and influence on business performance as well as your own skills development. We offer a competitive salary and benefits package including a generous holiday allowance, car allowance, pension, and healthcare. There is also our childcare voucher scheme and a lifestyle voucher scheme which offers competitive savings with high street retailers.
Aliaxis recognises and actively promotes the benefits of a diverse workforce and is committed to treating all employees with dignity and respect regardless of race, gender, disability, age, sexual orientation, religion or belief. – less