Product Manager- Battery Materials

Job title : Product Manager- Battery Materials
Location : Cambridge
Job-type : Permanent
Salary : Negotiable
Salary high : 0
Salary low : 0
Contact : Victoria Elliott
Call : Victoria
Email : email Victoria
Reference : pm- Anode_1652718433
An advanced battery materials client is looking for a Product Manager to Lead, manage, and advise on a new anode product development and customer validation program. You will be responsible for leading technical sales and product development processes in order to optimise product properties to meet customer requirements, to improve production processes and ensure product quality.

Responsibilities:
Lead and manage the commercialisation of Anode Line into a product in the mainstream anode market.
*Continuously improve the quality Anode Line according to customer requirements and six sigma methodology
*Lead and manage the cross functional product team and instruct production, R&D, sales and quality control personnel on Anode Line product batch programs
*Tracking and reporting on the Anode Line product development programs2
*Manage all of the technical interfaces with customers and nurture and maintain long-term relationships with customer's materials testing teams.
*Manage the external technical data for Anode Line such as technical specifications and communicate effectively the Anode lines properties to customers
*Provide technical specifications, as part of sales agreements
*Interpret customer requirements and analyse customer data
*Travel to customer locations and conferences on a regular basis and document activities e.g. call reports and meeting minutes
*Lead and cultivate new customers by developing relationships that will lead to new sales opportunities
*Identify market and business development opportunities in the global market2
*Provide information to production team on product demand
*Provide information to relevant production and R&D personnel to ensure product development programs align with customer expectations 2
*Provide information to relevant operational and support personnel to ensure that customer expectations are fully understood and that all activities are undertaken in accordance with contractual requirements.
*Provide final quality management for product distribution
*Ensure that product specifications, datasheets and other relevant information are up to date and available (both internally and externally)
*Ensure the processes for resolving customer issues and/or complaints are effectively managed by maintaining an appropriate quality system.1
*Provide technical expertise and leadership for the marketing function so that it can effectively manage its expectations and outcomes.
*Maintain an effective CRM system for recording and reporting relevant information
*Support the development of company strategy and the associated annual budget1
The tasks may vary according to the needs of the business.
Explanation powers:
1. Full freedom of action within the framework of the current budget and certification rules, without the obligation to report to or consult with a superior or other function.
2. Power to initiate and implement measures but with a duty to consult, report to a superior and, where applicable, other function.
3. Restricted freedom of action, proposals for action must be submitted to the superior.
Standards of Performance
*Takes action when others don't and has a positive effect
*Tries new things but is measured in risk taking
*Delivers on commitments to others
*Is accountable and answerable to own actions
*Looks at things in a different way
*Collaborates on ideas and grows them into concepts
*Is visible to the whole organization
*Is openly sharing information and informative about what is happening
COMPETENCE AND KNOWLEDGE REQUIREMENT: (Detail the required level for recruitment)

Basic competencies:
*Safety and Health
oRecognize that safety and health is an integral part of work and fundamental to business success.
oCarries out all work with the underlying aim of achieving an injury-free and healthy workplace.
oCommitment to identifying, reporting and rectifying health and safety hazards in the workplace.
*Environment & Community
oDemonstrate a strong and clear commitment the company's environmental and social policies. This requires adherence to procedures, statutory requirements and regulations, particularly in the areas relevant to the duties of the position.
*Customer focus
oAbove all, it is essential that all market related contacts, whether commercial or technical, be performed in a manner that is both professional and ambassadorial, in order to reflect positively and credibly on the client
oInvestigate and resolve customer complaints with the aid of relevant company personnel
oDiscuss, negotiate and exchange information and views with high level managers from foreign/customer companies with an emphasis on creating a marketing benefit for the client
*Processes (planning, admin etc.)
oCommitment to confidentiality
oDiscuss and exchange information
oAble to negotiate commercially
*Creativity and flexibility
oIdentify market and business development opportunities in the global market
oTravel to customer locations and conferences on a regular basis
oIdentify areas of improvement in the production process
oCapture innovative ideas according to the clients IP policy
*Understanding of the company's operations
oUnderstand the technical aspects (from mining to final product processing steps), that constitute production of the clients suite of products
*Teamwork
oAble to work effectively and safely with all relevant internal and external parties.
*IT skills
oPowerpoint, Word, Excel, CRM (Salesforce), SAP
*Language skills
oFluent spoken and written English
oJapanese, Mandarin, Swedish and/or German preferable

Please apply with your CV.



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