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Assistant Product Manager

 

The Assistant Product Manager works side by side with the Product Manager. The role may be responsible for a number of product categories across the Loving Earth product suite. The role focuses on the successful design, build and delivery of projects as well as general product management related tasks. Projects include New Product Development, Packaging, Certification and Export.

  

Key accountabilities include:

Project Management

  • Report on and actively manage project timelines and key milestones
  • Manage communication of concepts as well as the ongoing working relationship with key internal and external stakeholders for each project
  • Control, manage and report issues, risks, dependencies and changes in scope
  • Track & report project progress
  • Chair WIP meetings

General Product Management

  • Maintain all product specification documents
  • Sales analysis, reporting on competitor analysis and market research
  • Ensuring each product meets various standards such as but not limited to FSANZ, ACO/EU Organic Certification, GS1 requirements
  • Assists with continuous improvement of product and brand management area
  • Manage barcode range and ensure barcodes suit functionality and specifications
  • Packaging QA and ongoing review of existing products
  • Maintain and establish accurate product information i.e. FSANZ compliant, copy, NIP
  • Document and respond to suggestions/complaints/feedback/enquires related to product and/or packaging
  • Maintain product information in accounting software
  • Update pricelists
  • Provide Customer Service and the Digital department information regarding product changes and additions
  • Provide printers and graphic designers with packaging and label mandatories
  • Artwork Proofing
  • Input into the process of sourcing new suppliers related to ingredients and packaging

  

Skills & attitude that we are looking for:

Essential

  • Minimum 2 years of experience in Project Management
  • Plus 1-2 years of experience in a Product or Brand management role within the FMCG industry
  • Degree qualified in a relevant tertiary qualification such as Marketing or similar
  • Strong stakeholder management
  • Ability to manage concurrent projects of different sizes
  • Ability to plan and self-organise, ensuring work is completed on time and efficiently
  • Attention to detail, high focus on quality
  • Good interpersonal skills, written and verbal communication skills
  • Highly motivated and energised
  • Personal values in line with company values
  • Adaptability to a dynamic work environment
  • Proficient Microsoft Excel skills

Desirable

  • Interest in / passionate about the health, organic industry and sustainability
  • Packaging & Design

  

This role is full time, reports to the Product Manager, and works from our head office in Scoresby (VIC) and from our office in Campbellfield. Own vehicle is required as travel to our Campbellfield (1-2 a fortnight) and on occasion to suppliers.

 

Our offer:

  • Remuneration commensurate with experience - approx. $60K - $63K + super
  • A highly engaging and motivating work environment with great people, who are passionate about what they do

 

Please send your resume and cover letter which clearly outlines how your education, skills and experience matches the position requirements to our HR Manager, Sarah Edwards: sarah.edwards@lovingearth.net

 

Closing date is Sunday 14 February 2016.

 

 

 

 

 

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