Product/ Category Manager- manufacturing

  • Location
    Preston, Lancashire
  • Salary
    £ 30000 - £ 35000 / Year
  • Category
    Sales & Retail - Specialist Sales - Related Services
  • Job type
  • Industry
    Sales and Retail
  • External Reference

  • Product/ Category Manager
    Upto £34k
    Preston based
    Adecco Recruitment are privileged to be working alongside our client to secure a Product or Category Manager to join their Product Development Team

  • Previous manufacturing experience is advantageous

  • Their product managers act as category specialists for their own product area. You'll be given the autonomy and freedom to make your category your own, playing a meaningful part in the overall strategy for supplies across the business.

  • We're looking for a product or category person who can own their own little business area essentially, deciding what's needed by partners and the market, devising product ranges to suit needs where appropriate and having the autonomy to create new products if required. That would involve putting forward an idea, justification, owning from back end production to spec sheets etc.

  • Ideally B2B but not essential, someone analytical and detail orientated as the successful candidate will be partnering with the sales team to develop and provide innovative supplies used by their customers in variety of environments like retail, production and manufacturing and healthcare.


  • Analysing market trends and partner needs to make good decisions about product selection.

  • Actively responding to market drivers; building new products in your category from back-end production to creation of specification sheets and guiding partners and sales teams.

  • Accurately pricing and positioning product ranges.

  • Working with marketing to produce phenomenal collateral and tools to help sales teams and their channel partners to sell supplies.

  • Collaborating with other departments including sales, manufacturing and planning to deliver outstanding customer happiness

Adecco are looking for an outstanding team player who loves to work in a collaborative and motivated group. Bringing B2B product or category management experience along with a passion for building products which tackle customers' problems.

An analytical approach will help you succeed, as the role involves working with reports and figures to deliver analysis and form recommendations.

Adecco acts as an employment agency for permanent recruitment and an employment business for the supply of temporary workers. The Adecco Group UK & Ireland is an Equal Opportunities Employer.

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Please apply with your CV to: Julie Cameron