Product Specialist/Manager

Location: Johannesburg, South Africa
Salary: Negotiable Monthly
Recruiter: Staff Solutions Recruitment
Job Ref: PE004105/CT
Summary: Our client in the automotive sector based in Gauteng has an opportunity for a Product Specialist Manager.



Job Description


 Work with business units in developing business plans to achieve company revenue goals.
 Analyse competitive marketplace and industry trends to accordingly develop business strategies for revenue generation.
 Establish pricing strategies and guidelines for new product development.
 Obtain customer feedback and suggest appropriate product revisions.
 Coordinate with engineering and manufacturing teams in product development activities.
 Recommend product enhancements and updates to identify new business opportunities.
 Support marketing team in developing sales and marketing strategies for profitability.
 Conduct product and sales trainings to marketing team.
 Provide support for marketing collaterals, advertising materials, marketing campaigns, tradeshows and other promotional activities.
 Assist in new product introduction and release activities.
 Coordinate with cross-functional teams to provide product engineering, development, management and sales solutions.
 Address customer issues and concerns in a timely fashion to ensure customer satisfaction.
 Work with business team to identify new customers and to retain existing customers.
 Stay up-to-date with product knowledge, business flow, sales process and market dynamic.
 Maintain complete documentations for all product related activities.
 Must be able to conduct training, and improve training material.
 In-depth knowledge and understanding of the product its systems and technology.
 Must be able to draft in-depth technical reports and spec sheets.
 Benchmarking and product research.
 Must be able to manage projects.
 Work closely with assembly plant to ensure that product related issues are resolved.
 Work closely with local vendors to ensure that quality is maintained.


- Relevant tertiary qualification essential
- At least 8 years'' experience within a similar role
- Sales and marketing experience


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