Product manager Heat pumps – company name – Kingston upon Hull

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Aquilo recruitment are working in partnership with a marke leading manufacturing bussiness who due to growth are adding a Product manager specifically specialising in heat pumps, with hybrid working as an option for the right person, opportunities to grow and a fantastic culture.

Purpose of Role :

The role is part of the Heat Pump Product Management team at This is a growing area of the UK business with high focus and ambition. The role is responsible for:

Definition of new products (product roadmap) and continuous product improvements

Product lifecycle management of existing products

Project management of the delivery of new products against the requirements of the NPI (New Product Introduction) processes

The job holder is required to support and develop the product portfolio to meet the requirements of the market, customers and business and drive the product strategy and roadmap within the assigned area of responsibility.

Key Accountabilities:

Management of the whole life cycle of the product within the assigned area of responsibility.

Drive product strategy and product road map definition

Build understanding of customers and markets through close liaison with commercial sales, marketing, training and customer service. Hold timely voice of customer reviews develop and test product requirements.

Maintain thorough product knowledge and be recognised by all stakeholders as expert in product area of responsibility.

Provide product support and timely communication of product information to all stakeholders.

Maintain a sound knowledge of technology and identification of potential products and opportunities. Promotes innovation and advancement in technology / product solutions.

Maintain knowledge and understanding of regulations and standards and pending changes to legislation / regulatory frameworks and assess and communicate their impact on product strategy.

Management of activities in New Product Introduction process related to market and customer requirements, market launch and agreement of technical requirement specification of all products within area of responsibility.

Work closely with colleagues within the group, project management, commercial sales, marketing and customer service to coordinate product launch plans within NPI.

In conjunction with commercial sales, marketing and finance provide competitor analysis, price positioning and commercial forecasts to drive NPI capital investment submissions and support business development activity.

Develop and maintain constructive relationships with business management and colleagues.

Dimensions and Complexity:

Key internal relationships: Programme Managers, Sales, Functional heads; commercial, marketing, training, quality, procurement, customer service and spares, Senior Management, Product marketing and R&D colleagues in Groupe Atlantic

Key external relationships; Customers, suppliers, third party consultants

Influence of teams; sales and marketing, R&D, wider Groupe Atlantic colleagues


Product Specifications meet and exceed customer requirements.

Adherence to NPI process.

Market launch of new products to plan.

Ongoing Business support for product range.

Essential Criteria:

Experience in an area of heat pumps

Experience in building user-centric digital products

Strong background in product management and new product introduction in a technical/engineering discipline.

Experience of proactive interfacing and communication with marketing, training, commercial sales and customer service.

Experience collaborating with engineering and R&D teams.

Strong analytical and critical reasoning skills, with effective decision-making skills and implementation of solutions.

Team player with excellent communication, presentation and networking skills and the ability to influence and motivate.

Hold tangible relationships with key industry bodies / stakeholders (nice to have)

Candidate with a track record in driving user-centric product discovery and delivery in an interdisciplinary team.

Competencies (Qualifications, Experience, Training, Other):


Degree and or/professional qualification in relevant Technical/Engineering/Marketing discipline or substantial hands on operational experience in Technical/Engineering/Marketing environment.

Experience (years and nature)

Significant relevant post qualification/after degree experience in a wide range of product management, new product development roles or technical sales / commercial roles


Product Management training

Project Management training

NPI and CIP process training

Product training

Health & safety training

Regulation and standards training

Market and customer awareness training


Specific detailed experience of electric heating, thermostatic controls or hot water products

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