Product Manager
De Beers Group Product Manager
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2021-01-05

Overview


Company Description:
Your opportunity for a brilliant career

Founded in London, De Beers Jewellers is the destination for natural diamond jewellery, sharing De Beers expertise as the Home of Diamonds to guide individuals on their personal journey of discovery, helping them find the diamond that is unique to them.

De Beers Jewellers is a global diamond jewellery retailer. As the industry leader, with over 130 years of diamond expertise, we are able to offer exciting career opportunities across various countries. Just like polishing a rough diamond, we take great pride in honing each of our employee’s individual talents. The key to success within our brand is an attitude of excellence, passion and creativity. Whether you would like to join our corporate or retail teams – as a seasoned jewellery professional or at the start of your career - we would be delighted to hear from you.

Job Description:
As the Product Manager you will be preparing all relevant analysis and recommendations to enable decisions to be made on the product lines, analysing the market trends, competitor offering and pricing. You will be supporting the launch of new products, including product brief, sales forecasting, model stock quantities, pricing, and product training.

STRATEGY
  • Support the Head of Product Marketing with the 3/5 year plan
  • Leading the preparation of product briefs in line with marketing strategies and deadlines
  • Leading on product forecasting and pricing
LAUNCH PLAN
  • Developing the product launch plan
  • Development sheet – ensure accurate and up to date at all times, preparing the agenda for the meeting, sending weekly minutes of the development prototype meetings and maintain timelines sheet
  • Work closely on the technical development with the Production team in the product development process
  • Work closely with Merchandising team on the novelty forecast plus follow up the delivery of prototypes
PRODUCT DEVELOPMENT
  • Support the product development process from brief ideation to in-market performance, including product definition, prototyping, forecasting, pricing.
  • Ensure regular maintenance of the product database with all relevant information on the product range
  • Take responsibility for leading the twice yearly pricing reviews, suggesting adjustments based on competition
  • Leading the review the product lifecycle on a twice yearly basis, working independent to make suggestions and recommendations
ANALYSIS
  • Prepare the fortnightly sales report and monthly Board and Business review, liaising with Finance team to ensure the accuracy of reported numbers
  • Complete ad hoc business analysis when needed with accompanying action plan
  • Lead on competition analysis (market trends, novelties)
  • Support and coach the Product Marketing I whilst collaborating on the preparation of the monthly competition newsletter
  • Analyse the current market, identify gaps and needs notable competitor price positioning in order to provide suggestions for new product launches
  • Oversee the library of competitor activity and product information
OPERATIONS
  • Responsible for preparing the product flash for each new launch 1 – 3 months in advance
  • Coordinating the process for naming for new products
  • Ensure novelties are includes on website and in product guide
  • Update newness reports on a monthly basis for the Merchandising team
  • Work with VM team to provide tailored product selection for windows
  • Liaise with Brand team to ensure the pack shots are completed on time
  • Assisting the HOPM in the training and development of the Product Marketing Intern
Reporting to Head of Product Marketing

Qualifications:
  • Previous product management experience in the luxury industry
  • Experience in jewelry business is highly desirable
  • Possess an eye for detail, inherent interest in luxury and a strong product sensibility
  • Strong data management, reporting & presentation skills
  • Strong analytical capability: able to interpret data quantitatively and qualitatively
  • Results-oriented and acute attention to detail
  • Energetic & dynamic team player
  • Ability to work flexibly among quickly-changing priorities and consistently deliver to tight deadlines
  • Team working spirit

Additional information:
  • A great working environment
  • The opportunity to develop your skills within a growing company
  • Staff discount
  • Fantastic pension scheme
  • We have 25 days of holiday with the opportunity to buy or sell 5 more days
  • Mental health is a top priority for De Beers Jewellers.
  • We offer free subscription to Headspace and have mental health first aiders
De Beers Group

We’re the world’s leading diamond company, powered by thousands of people around the world, with a mission to support local communities, protect our natural environment and shape a brighter future.

With headquarters in London and mines in four countries – Botswana, Canada, Namibia and South Africa – we are truly global. Established in 1888, our expertise ranges from exploration and diamond recovery, to rough diamond sales and diamond jewellery retail.

We market our polished diamonds through two brands, Forevermark and De Beers Jewellers, while our Element Six operation is the world leader in the design, development and production of synthetic diamond materials for industrial and electronic applications.

Inclusion & Diversity

We are committed to promoting an inclusive and diverse workplace where we value and respect every colleague for who they are. We provide equality of opportunity to enable everyone to fulfill their potential

Background Checks

Successful candidates will be required to complete background screening which may include a criminal check and validation of qualifications

Internal Employee Referral

Do you know someone who would fit this role? We appreciate your referrals. If your referral is successful you may be eligible for a reward. Rewards are applicable to De Beers Jewellers internal employees only. For terms and conditions please see the De Beers Jewellers UK referral scheme.

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