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Product Manager

Apply Job ID REF8384I Date posted 10/24/2022 Address Summit Avenue, Farnborough, England Job Type Full-time

Want to work for a company who protect the consumer whilst also having a highly    commercial focus? ‘We Keep Food Safe’ from physical contaminants, saving lives and reducing waste. 

LOMA SYSTEMS is a premium worldwide manufacturer of inspection equipment, used to identify contaminants and product defects in the food and pharmaceutical industries. LOMA Systems has over 50 years of experience developing and installing Designed to Survive ™ equipment, that delivers on our company purpose to ensure when products leave the factory they are contamination free, to the quality intended and safe for you as the consumer. We pride ourselves in delivering on our commitments, providing high quality technical service and trusted advice to our customers 

 

Our culture is hands-on

At Loma Systems every individual is encouraged to take the initiative to get things done, and you will have the opportunity to make a real impact. LOMA Systems’ parent company is Illinois Tool Works (ITW), a fortune 250 diversified industrial manufacturer of value added consumables and speciality equipment. ITW live by a philosophy of autonomy and a decentralised culture. This unique relationship means Loma systems can offer a personalised experienced to each and every employee, whilst offering the career progression and stability that comes from working for a larger organisation. 

At Loma and ITW we leverage the 80:20 principle in everything we do. We are serious and focused on improving food and pharmaceutical safety, but know that they best way to achieve this is through employing a positive mindset and have a one team culture. If you have a proactive approach and want to make an impact, we want to hear from you. 


The Product Manager is a key marketing leadership position that supports a profitable growth strategy for Loma’s product lines. The position will help drive development activities and decisions and is part of the team that delivers new products to market. The role leverages a first-hand understanding of market & technology insights, customer needs & the related value propositions, expertise in the relevant product line, and leadership instincts to achieve technological and commercial advantage for Loma. 

 

Responsibilities:

  • Works with the Innovation Director to set the vision and strategy for Loma’s products and takes on responsibility for the success of them
  • Analyses and translates market, business and competitive intelligence, and end user insights, pain points and interview data into business cases for opportunities
  • Develops and maintains a product roadmap aligned with strategic priorities, and produces the high-level product requirements, iterating as necessary
  • Collaborates with the development teams to deliver a stream of customer-backed innovations to market
  • Creates and champions the go to market strategy for assigned products, including positioning, pricing, and value proposition materials
  • Understands, develops, and communicates Loma’s value propositions, to both internal and external stakeholders, ensuring everyone has the best possible understanding
  • Acts as a product evangelist, drives product launch and training, and works with the marketing team to create and implement marketing programs throughout the entire life cycle of the product
  • Collaborates with all R&D functions, Engineering Teams, Sales, Marketing, Management, Product Support, Stakeholders and other departments to ensure the successful realisation of all new products
  • Advocates ITW 80/20 and other toolbox standards / initiatives into everything we do
  • In addition to the duties listed above, the position holder must carry out tasks assigned by their supervisor that are essentially related to their duties

Qualifications:

Essential: 

  • Undergraduate degree in a technical or scientific discipline
  • Have demonstrable similar marketing/commercial experience within a comparable environment (food equipment, capital equipment, instrumentation, machinery, etc.)
  • Experience in primary and secondary research methods, including voice of the customer and/or opportunity evaluation
  • A track record of developing value proposition materials and experience working closely with marketing and sales to deliver messages to end users
  • A well-developed Hands-on approach, with strong communication, people and influencing skills to get things done
  • A disciplined and methodical work ethic coupled with good analytical skills
  • Excellent verbal, written, interpersonal, communication and presentation skills with the ability to present at all levels of the organization
  • Exceptionally self-motivated and directed. Results oriented
  • A global mindset. Must be culturally aware and be able to build constructive and effective relationships across the organization
  • A developed technical proficiency in Microsoft Office and other modern software tools
  • Ability and willingness to travel domestically and internationally on trips as/when required

 

Desirable: 

 

  • Understanding of the market requirements for equipment intended for the Food Industry
  • Masters degree preferred

 What you can expect:

  • Competitive Salary
  • Generous Company Pension
  • Discount Platform saving employees £000s per year.
  • 25 Days Holiday per year
  • 1 Paid Charity Volunteering Day per year
  • Cycle to Work Scheme
  • Work Place Nursery Benefit
  • Gym Discounts
  • Phone Discounts
  • Technology Savings
  • Eye Care Vouchers
  • Flu Jabs
  • Death in Service Benefit
  • Long Term Disability Benefit
  • Enhanced Sick Leave
  • Enhance Parental Leave
  • Training & Development
  • Great Company Culture
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