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Position title: Product Management Assistant

Department: Marketing & Graphics

Location: Astro HQ - Harlow, Essex

Reports to: Product Manager

Overall function

Founded in 1997 by John Fearon and James Bassant, we are a leading British designer and producer of contemporary lighting for high end domestic and hospitality markets. As an established and dynamic company, our lights can be found as part of inspirational design schemes in over 90 countries worldwide. With newly established subsidiaries in both the US and Asia, there are exciting growth plans ahead.

Our creative ethos has remained consistent throughout - that good design demands simplicity. Our business ethos is similarly straightforward, being based on a passion for quality which goes far beyond technical excellence and demands the highest possible standards of customer service.

Due to continued expansion Astro are looking to recruit a Product Management Assistant. This role will provide essential support to the Product Management Team as they plan and deliver the product roadmap to support the future growth of the global Astro business. This varied and hands on role offers an exciting opportunity for someone interested in building a career in product management.

The Product Management Assistant must ensure that both within their work output and in their professional conduct that they fully reflect the Astro Core Values.

Responsibilities

  • Day to day support for the Product Management Team.
  • Managing various administrative changes for products through Astro Lighting’s PLM system.
  • Completing the set-up of new products within the NAV system.
  • Management of the Astro bar code database.
  • Management of box-artwork and product datasheets in the PLM system.
  • Producing analysis to a brief using the Astro Targit BI system.
  • Add and maintain product information on Astro web sites.
  • Co-ordination of samples required by the Global Sales Team.
  • Work with the Product Management Team to provide the Global Sales Team with the information and tools they need to make new product launches successful.
  • Build Astro product knowledge to be able to confidently respond to customer and sales team enquiries.
  • Attending key events and exhibitions.

Personal Attributes

Highly experienced within all areas of Microsoft Office.
Great communication skills - oral and written
Passionate about product with the ability to grasp a technically based product
Desire to build relationships with internal teams and stakeholders
Good analytical and problem-solving skills
A keen learner

Experience

The Product Management Assistant should have proven experience in an analytical role and possess a degree with either a Maths, Business or Technical background.

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