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Goldstar – Product Manager

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Job Title: Goldstar Product Manager
Report to:  Goldstar Director
Location:  Dundalk, Co Louth. Occasional Travel to China, and European Shows required
Overview of Role:  Develop and Project Manage an innovative Product Strategy that delivers a comprehensive and best-in-class product portfolio for Goldstar.

Performing the role in line with the Goldstar Values:

Family – Treating our customers and our Goldstar team members like family

Simplicity – Ensuring all of our solutions we supply for our customers are easy with no hassle

Delighting our customers – We make sure every customer enjoys working with us by exceeding their expectations and providing the highest level of customer service and a quality product

Work hard, play hard – Work hard and give our all and at the same time love and enjoy what we do

 

What you will do:

  • Work closely with our global product teams in San Diego, Bordeaux and China to further develop a contemporary and distinct range of writing instruments and other items in line with department and global aims.
  • Analyse the market – undertake product and price benchmarking among competitors in all product categories to provide key and actionable insights for Goldstar’s product range.
  • Identify the product opportunities and gaps particularly in Goldstar’s writing range, and develop and introduce new product to complement and expand upon the current range.
  • Stay ahead of product and colour trends, both in the promotional market, and in retail and introduce these trends into the Goldstar range.   Attend key trade shows in Europe and China.
  • Project Manage the NPI process including product brief, sourcing, product selection, sample and decoration approval, product compliance, spec-sheet process, loading product, ensuring forecast, product imagery, new product templates, website upload, on-time launch etc.
  • Timelines – Introduce a Goldstar NPI calendar encompassing two main product launches per year (1) January and (2) August
  • Collaborate with cross-functional teams interacting regularly with our Goldstar sales team, marketing team, graphic designers, Goldstar USA and our Tennessee and Mexico factories
  • Develop a detailed understanding of decoration techniques and possibilities such as inkjet, full-colour foil, silkscreen, pad, 360 engraving etc.
  • Projects – Additional projects and tasks as required
What we need from you:

Previous Experience

  • You probably have 5 years+ experience in a sales or an operations role working with a leading distributor or supplier.
  • You have a detailed understanding of the promotional industry, combined with a passion for promotional products.
  • You have a keen interest in writing instruments and a working knowledge of many of the key players.  You’ve probably worked with many writing instrument suppliers in the past.
  • Global sourcing experience is an advantage but not essential.

Key Skills and attributes

  • Demonstrated experience of project management and time management while effectively managing multiple tasks / projects simultaneously.  
  • Meticulous organisation and attention to detail – you don’t let anything slip through the cracks.
  • A sense of urgency and ability to work in a fast paced environment.
  • Good understanding of trends in product and colour.
  • Computer literacy – good keyboard skills; familiar with different on-line database packages and the Microsoft Office suite of products, especially excel.
  • An international mind-set and a willingness to travel – you will be working with colleagues from across the world.

What we will provide:

  • The opportunity for you to make a meaningful and serious contribution towards a very successful and rapidly growing business.
  • A supportive environment with fantastic opportunities to grow and develop your career.
  • A modern, fast paced and exciting company culture.

How to apply:

Goldstar-Europe:  Goldstar, part of the global National Pen Group, is Europe’s fastest growing Trade Supplier.  Goldstar is becoming famous for unbeatable value metal and full-colour writing instruments, combined with headache free all-inclusive pricing and a passionate team who will do whatever it takes to delight their customers.  Goldstar’s mission is to become the best supplier in the industry and to make all distributors love Goldstar.  

 

2016-12-07T14:22:27+00:00 December 7th, 2016|