Product Category Manager

Website Oxford Products Ltd

Position: Product Category Manager

Location: Witney, Oxfordshire

Salary: Very attractive salary and benefits package.

The company

Established in 1973, Oxford Products Ltd (OXFORD) is a leading global supplier of motorcycle and bicycle products. The company is also the UK’s largest distributor of aftermarket two-wheeler products and enjoys strong continuous growth thanks to sustained investment in its 160 people, 20,000 products and 145,000 sq ft infrastructure. Recent investments include a new R&D facility to house our 40-strong product team and a 24,000 sq ft extension to our distribution centre in Oxfordshire. 

OXFORD’s vast range of motorcycle and bicycle products is distributed globally by a network of partners, who have helped the brand to achieve extraordinary growth in recent years.

Our cycle business

The company is geared up for growth and currently the UK’s fastest growing cycle accessory distributor

Over the last 10 years Oxford Products has grown its presence massively in the Cycle Industry, both
domestically and overseas, with a significant product portfolio across all product categories. More recently, the OXFORD range has seen a significant brand update with a rejuvenated proposition in its core categories, along with many innovative in-house product developments.

As we celebrate our 50th anniversary, we wish to expand our cycle product team by recruiting a dynamic Product Category Manager. 

The role

You will be involved in all aspects of the products management cycle, from product development, project management, range planning, supplier liaison and cost price negotiation, whilst striving to maintain the integrity of the brand and achieve the company’s objectives.

The ideal candidate will have a keen interest in bicycles and appreciate products of a technical nature.

They need to be very well organised and able to work on their own initiative, with good attention to detail. Strong communication skills are essential to negotiate with external and internal stakeholders.

Experience of complete product purchasing is essential, ideally involving some Far East sourcing, as is IT literacy with a good knowledge of Excel. 

Main duties include:

  • Identifying the needs of the market and sourcing products which meet those needs.
  • Developing products from concept to market, working with design engineers to create technical files which are followed through to the manufacture of a finished, packaged item.
  • Examining our current range, identifying ways to improve it, then developing replacement products. 
  • Resourcing products for improved cost, quality or other commercial benefits.

The role is varied with excellent prospects for progression and would involve visits to European trade shows and some Far East travel to visit factories. If you have the relevant experience and the necessary skills and desire to succeed, then this is a fantastic opportunity for an enthusiastic and innovative individual to join the cycle industry’s most ambitious P&A distributor.

To apply, please send your full CV with a covering letter stating your current salary to recruitment@oxprod.com.

www.oxfordproducts.com

To apply for this job email your details to recruitment@oxprod.com.

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