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Assistant Product Manager

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Fixed Term Contract- until December 2020 As an Assistant Product Manager, you will be responsible for the product strategy and 3 year product pipeline for the $72m Boots vitamins & comp meds range. Youll lead the end to end product development to deliver these plans, from creating compelling, consumer-led concepts through to delivering the finished product on shelf. Youll react fast to changing product trends and consumer needs, such as expanding our vegetarian and vegan offering and supporting the Product Manager in delivering on our ambition to become the worlds greenest vitamins brand in the first instance moving our base business away from virgin plastic. Youll work closely with your colleagues in the technical & product delivery teams and your design agency partners to bring your products, and their associated claims, to life in the most compelling way. Youll build strong relationships with the brand manager, account manager and Boots UK Retail team to activate your products in a way that challenges perceptions of High Street Healthcare. Your Responsibilities You will report to the Product Manager for Vitamins & Comp Meds You will work collaboratively with the Global Brand team & local commercial teams to build 3YPs & corresponding product strategies, owning the delivery of the product pipeline with cross functional teams. You will need to be equally comfortable working within a stringently regulated medical environment (working across a range of different product classifications, from medicines, to medical devices and food supplements) as you are exploring evolving proactive health space, looking at ways to bring the wellness movement to life within your range, opening up new penetration opportunities You will take ownership of the end to end product development for your brands, from concept creation through to ensuring the on time delivery and sufficiency of the product plans Youll be responsible for mapping market & category trends and opportunities, translating macro trends into micro product attributes across packaging, formulation, fragrance & design You can demonstrate a deep understanding of manufacturing and production methods of the category. Your colleagues will look to you for your knowledge in our suppliers capabilities and assets A bit about you Are you passionate about products? Are you the they really should invent that one at the dinner table? Do you have experience distilling complexity into simple consumer messaging? In addition to the above, the following skills are strongly sought in our Product Manager: You must be able to demonstrate experience in end to end product development Ideally, youd have experience navigating a tightly regulated environment, such as healthcare, to produce compelling consumer propositions Youre articulate and write well this role is pretty copy-heavy, from pack copy writing & brand toolkit messaging to sell-in presentations Youre passionate about good design you can talk articulately about pack message hierarchies, claims wording, iconography and colour, and have ideas about what youd do differently in healthcare space You are relationship builder and have experience leading your own team or cross functional teams You spot opportunities where others dont you can demonstrate your experience in doing this and executing on it Youre passionate delivering good products quickly you challenge the status quo where necessary and thrive on fast delivery About us Here at Walgreens Boots Alliance - Global Brands we believe in being pioneering, inspirational and connecting with people. Our unique business model places the consumer at the heart of everything we do, with real-time insights that are transformed into thousands of products and brands to help consumers lead happier and healthier lives. With a portfolio of brands that includes No7, Liz Earle Beauty Co., Soap & Glory, Sleek and YourGoodSkinTM,
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