Product Manager Career – Manufacturing Company

Job Title:  Product Manager
Manufacturing Company
Duty Station: Kampala,
About US:
Future Options Consulting Ltd
is an HR consultancy company which seeks to recruit on behalf of its valued
Client, a large manufacturing company in Uganda dealing in building and construction
materials, with a network across East, Central and Southern Africa.
Job Summary: The Product
Manager will co-ordinate and manage its integrated and strategic Product
management efforts
Key Duties and Responsibilities: 
  • In
    charge of the development of Domestic Market for the Long Products (Hollow
    sections, Angles, reinforced bars, Z-purlins, etc.).
  • Work
    in consultation with marketing team to define the go-to-market strategy,
    helping them understand the product positioning, key benefits, and target
  • Operational
    responsibility for Domestic Sales Long Products.
  • Serve
    as the internal and external evangelist for your product offering,
    occasionally working with the sales channel and key customers.
  • Managing
    the entire product line life cycle from strategic planning to tactical
  • Specifying
    market requirements for current and future products by conducting market
    research supported by on-going visits to customers and non-customers.
  • Intuitively
    analyzing potential partner relationships for the product.
  • Offer
    guidance and management to the logistics department for steel products.
  • Provide
    input for strategic price and volume requirements, promotions and
  • Provide
    coaching to Sales staff to help meet sales and profitability goals.
Qualifications, Skills and Experience: 
  • The
    ideal candidate should hold a bachelor’s degree-level qualification. A
    professional qualification in marketing is an added advantage.
  • Eight
    or more years product management experience in building and construction
    industry like Steel & Roofings, cement, paints, electrical fittings to
    name but a few.
  • Thorough
    knowledge of company products.
  • Excellent
    planning, co-ordination and organizational skills.
  • Excellent
    interpersonal and communication skills.
How to Apply: 
All interested candidates are
invited to submit their applications enclosing curriculum vitae, along with the
names and contacts of three referees. The applications should be sent by post,
courier, hand delivered or via e-mail to the following address: The Director,
Executive Recruitments, Future Options Consulting Ltd, 4th Floor, Diamond Trust
Building, Kampala Road, P.O. Box: 34934, Kampala, Uganda. Phone: 031 2265028/9,
NB: Only
shortlisted candidates will be contacted.
Deadline: 5th December, 2014
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