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Head of Product Management
The Head of Product Management’s primary responsibility is to successfully lead from the front, both managing and taking accountability for the Company’s Product Management function.
They are responsible for creating, defining, and delivering the overarching product strategy for the development of L&T products within a 5-year horizon, for NPD and re-engineered products. All in line with business ambitions, changing medical and evolving technical landscapes: creating a clear brief for R&D to deliver NPD.
The role holder is responsible for L&T’s and factored (third party) existing and future product ranges, throughout all stages of the product lifecycle from opportunity analysis, customer needs, prototype evaluations with customers, and launch, through to the ongoing management and evolution of the products.
The role requires close collaboration with the senior leadership team, sales, marketing, research and development, quality assurance and manufacturing to ensure effective delivery and support of products, customer satisfaction and that sales targets are met.
The Product Management Department is responsible for the L&T product portfolio. From cradle to grave it manages the ideas for new products through to analysis of product performance and recommendations for changes based on medical curriculum and clinical needs. New product development is at the heart of the business, and it all starts and finishes with this team and leads to improved patient outcomes.
As a Product Manager, you'll be responsible for developing and managing the strategic 5-year plan for new product development and financial performance of our company's product portfolio. You'll lead a team of product managers and work closely with key opinion leaders and stakeholders across the globe to ensure our products are included in curriculums and meet the needs of our customers.
You'll gather market data to support new product ideas, act as the voice of the customer, and use your expertise to evaluate customers' needs and include appropriate technology in our product range. With your finger on the pulse of the market, you'll draw insights from sales trends, competitor analyses, and customer feedback to develop compelling value propositions and ensure our products are positioned for success.
You'll create, develop, and maintain up-to-date training materials, provide product support to sales teams and customers, and develop high-impact sales tools like white papers, presentations, and case studies. You'll attend industry functions and conferences and identify potential new products or partners for distribution within our sales teams.
As a key player in our product development meetings, you'll drive strategic planning from "blue sky meetings" to grounded research and implementation across the company. Your analysis and reporting skills will help us make informed decisions about the future of our product portfolio.
Join us as a Product Manager and make a meaningful impact on the growth and success of our company.
We're looking for a Product Manager with a healthcare/medical industry background or clinical qualification, a degree in business or Life Science (or equivalent), and at least 5 years of Product Management experience. You'll need strong analytical skills and a track record of successfully launching NPD projects and ensuring product ranges are relevant and valued by customers.
You'll also need to have at least 3 years of people management experience and be proficient in MS Word, MS Excel analytical tools, and PowerPoint to create engaging content for presentations required to deliver to other departmental heads and directors.
It would be desirable for you to have an understanding of the UK and International medical simulation markets, experience in a manufacturing arena creating physical products, and be conversant in the use of technology with physical products, e.g., apps.
If you're passionate about making a difference in the healthcare industry and have the experience and skills we're looking for, we'd love to hear from you!
In return we offer a competitive salary and a performance-related bonus based on personal objectives that pays up to 10% of your salary annually, study support and the chance to progress in a rapidly growing company.
We have recently introduced a new flexible working policy; it currently allows employees to work from home one day a week (if their work can be done from home) and also to work longer hours during the week and finish early on a Friday. This is a new initiative that we will review and extend if our employees value it and it works well.
Other benefits include a salary sacrifice pension scheme where the company matches your contribution up to 5% plus Employer NI savings - currently 13.8% of your contribution (this also applies to voluntary contributions), a non-contributory healthcare cash plan including access to an Employee Assistance Programme (EAP), life insurance paying 4x your salary, access to a virtual GP, 25 days holiday and a cycle to work scheme.
If this sounds like an exciting opportunity and you feel you have got what it takes, please send your CV with a covering letter telling us why you consider yourself suitable for the role, to the HR Manager, Limbs & Things, Sussex Street, St Philips, Bristol