Product Manager – Residential Heat Pumps, Worcester, UK

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  • Career Level Staff
  • Experience 3 Years
  • Gender Any
  • Industry Business/ Management
  • Qualifications Bachelor's Degree
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Job Description

Originally founded in 1962, Worcester became part of the Worldwide Bosch Group in 1996 and we are the UK market leader in domestic boilers.

Our current product range includes gas and oil boilers, hot water cylinders, renewable technologies such as heat pumps and solar water heating systems, as well as controls and accessories.

Our commitment to the highest standards of manufacturing over the last 50 years, has led our boilers to receive coveted Which? Best Buy awards for ten years running, and for Worcester to receive a Royal Warrant for supplying our boilers to Her Majesty The Queen’s Sandringham Estate.

Our UK headquarters is based in Worcester where all the main functions of the business are located including the manufacturing of gas boilers. We have a further site in Clay Cross Derbyshire where our oil boilers are manufactured.

Job Description

As a Product Manager, you are responsible for delivering a future-proof product portfolio strategy for your responsible product categories.

For the Residential Heat Pumps category:

You will lead the organization in developing and delivering the Residential Heat Pumps product portfolio.

As the Product Manager for Heat Pumps, you will be responsible for the development and management of the portfolio of Residential Heat Pumps and will work cross-functionally with business wide stakeholders and sponsoring Board members in to establish Worcester Bosch as the market leader in this product category.

Specification Development & Technical expertise

o   Utilising your expertise in Heat Pump technology, work alongside market segment experts and other colleagues within the business to develop a market leading product specification tailored to the UK market and its specific needs

Product Life-cycle Management:

o   Ownership of the UK Residential Heat Pumps portfolio and delivery roadmaps.

o   Co-ordinate relevant functions to define overarching product strategy comprising Product, Price, Place & Promotion for category.

o   Continuously review the product portfolio performance ensure portfolio remains relevant, giving consideration to price management, market trends, legislation drivers, customer needs & competitors’ activities.

Market Intelligence:

o   Competitor analysis and Benchmarking, both technical and commercial.

o   Market & customer research to identify trends, gaps and USP’s

Product Development Project Team Member

o   Represent the Product Management function as required as a Key Project team member in product development projects.

o   Provide requirements and insights to ensure the right product is delivered at the right quality and price position for the target market.

Qualifications

  • Educated to degree level in relevant field (e.g. Product Marketing, Engineering) or equivalent, preferable though not essential
  • Experience within UK Heating & Hot Water sector preferable
  • Expertise in Residential Heat Pump technology
  • Experience working within Product Management or Marketing functions

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