Product Manager Accessories

Chertsey, Surrey
05 Jun 2019
05 Jul 2019
Full Time
Contract Type

Samsung is an amazing place to work full of endless opportunities, exceptional people and an excellent environment.  As well as this, Samsung provides the opportunity to be a part of innovation that makes a real difference in the lives of millions of people worldwide. We are looking for exceptional people to join our journey, so we can enable you to ‘do what you can’t’.

Samsung is an open and flexible business where we are keen to find the right people for the role by supporting them in their work-life balance.  Although this is a full-time role we are open to having discussions to fit your needs.

Position Summary

Purpose of role:
Category management for the Accessories portfolio ensuring meeting the Management plan and P&L. Determining the Objectives, goals, strategies & measures for the category. Responsibility for AP2, commercial management, proposition development, sell-in activity, ranging management, go-to-market launch readiness, commercial sales support and in-life/end-of-life product life cycle management. Make decisions that impact directly on business goals whilst utilising analysis and interpretation skills to drive commercial value from data.

From launch, through optimisation by model and by account, on to end of life and transition to new models, your analysis and decisions will ultimately increase our market share. Achievements in the role, are recognised against clear KPIs, and will be visible within Samsung at the highest levels, opening up opportunities to drive the business


Role and Responsibilities

Main responsibilities:-

Commercial Management

  • Management Plan responsibility 
  • P&L (Profit & Loss) Category management for Accessories
  • AP2 Forecasting accountability
  • OGSM (Objective/Goals/Strategy/Measures) planning for products to drive commercial strategy
  • Guide, inform and motivate the sales team
  • Manage the device roadmap on a day–to–day basis for named accounts and channels
  • Analyse and understand the market, business and customer requirements to deliver the right product together with proposition
  • Work with cross functional account teams to ensure customer/channel specific requirements, insights and opportunities are addressed



Product/Portfolio Management


  • Act as a real thought leader based on strategic insight and with an eye for detail
  • Monitor performance and optimise PSI (Purchase/Sales/Loss) planning to secure availability and manage inventory risk
  • Proactively lifecycle manage the IM Accessory product portfolio
  • Analyse the market, competitors, consumers and sales performance
  • In charge of product sell-in and ranging across named accounts and channels
  • Shaping the success and the future of the products in the responsible accounts
  • Support on press events and interviews being the ambassador for launches
  • Close co-operation with internal divisions such as, UK Account teams, Marketing, Supply Chain, Technical Product Engineering team, ETO and EHQ
  • Support Head of Product Management as a Product Expert making strategic recommendations and addressing any challenges and opportunities put forward.



Promotion Management


  • Develop strong product propositions combining hardware and non-hardware
  • Strong understanding of the competitor landscape and act according to competitor movements
  • Identify any tactical business development opportunities to drive short – medium term volume objectives
  • Manage Value-Add promotion including costing, forecasting and communicating externally/internally





Ad Hoc


  • Deputise for Head of Product Management if/when required.


Skills and Qualifications


Key Relationships






UK Account teams, Technical Product Engineering, Marketing Execution, HQ teams, ETO/EHQ, Supply Chain and Marketing.






Research agencies




Promotional Agencies






To be successful in this role you ideally have:




Essential Hard Skills Required


  • Commercial Product Management Experience
  • Proposition development & execution experience
  • Product Lifecycle management experience with technical aptitude
  • Educated to degree level or equivalent
  • Good skills in Microsoft office packages
  • Strong verbal, written and presentation skills
  • Strong numeracy/commercial acumen



Essential Soft Skills Required


  • Creative thinking
  • Self-motivated and self-starter
  • Outstanding communications skills with ability to present to Key stakeholders
  • Excellent attention to detail
  • Flexible & adaptable with ability to work in cross functional teams
  • Ability to work at a face pace, with accuracy in a changing environment
  • Tenacious, passionate, creative & driven
  • Team player      
  • Ability to work on multiple projects
  • Ability to make decisions with full understanding of knock on impacts and wider business trade offs
  • • Experienced professional with full understanding on specialized areas; resolves a wide range of issues in creative ways

• Works on problems of diverse scope where analyzing data requires evaluating identifiable factors. Demonstrates good judgement in selecting methods and techniques for obtaining solutions


• Normally receives little instruction on day-to-day work and receives general instructions on new assignments




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