Changed to Partquip Group) Position Product Manager Develops products by identifying potential products; conducting market research; generating product requirements; determining specifications, production timetables, pricing, and time-integrated plans for product introduction; developing marketing strategies.
Duties - Checking technical drawings Monitoring price increases\decreases and communicating changes as necessary.
Managing the entire product line life cycle from strategic planning to tactical activities Specifying market requirements for current and future products by conducting market research supported by on-going visits to customers and non-customers.
Driving a solution set across development teams (primarily Development/Engineering, and Marketing Communications) through market requirements, product contract, and positioning.
Analyzing potential partner relationships for the product line Product training with staff and customers Liaising with suppliers to resolve any faults with the product line.
Product range development.
Visiting customers in order to find market related information and assisting customers with technical support if required.
Reducing excess and obsolete stock.
Investigating and determining what/how/ why parts came in incorrectly or damaged (for non conformances).
Attend trade shows and events.
Maintain an up to date product range that meets the current vehicle parts or market needs.
Senior Buyer February 2001 to January 2013Autoquip Group
Responsible for the timely placement of purchase orders and delivery of materials to meet customer order requirements and maintain stock inventory levels within approved guidelines.
Duties - Prepare and process purchase orders using projections Control and maintain stock Determine and develop appropriate sources of supply and maintain cooperative working relationships with suppliers Resolve problems and issues arising from purchase of parts, such as factory faults and incorrect supply Investigating and determining what/how/ why parts came in incorrectly or damaged (for non conformances).
Purchasing parts for inventory and non-stock items for branches and customer orders.
Managing the procurement department in absence of management Liaising with overseas and local suppliers Liaising with Customers when required Working out procurement budgets Data Capturing Stock adjustments Following up on delivery Working closely with warehouse and Sales staff Sourcing best prices, quality on existing parts.
Assisting with stock take General purchasing related tasks Reviewing reports for stock outs Assisting with stock rotations as needed.
Supervise and train student assistants and short-term, non-continuing employees.
August 1999 to January 2001Autoquip Group
Working to targets to achieve qualified sales Review and follow up of existing sales quotations Maintaining records, filing systems and computer files Selling a range of products and services existing customers.
Making outbound telesales calls.
Conveying technical information to customers.
Closing sales and making plans to gain repeat business.
Attending tradeshows & industry events.
Performing administrative duties.
Booking appointments for sales representatives to visit potential customers.
Using Word & Excel to write reports.
Maximising every sales enquiry.
Customer complaints Processing order.
Having a professional and direct telephone manner.
Assisting with stock rotations as needed.
Education and Professional Training
Certification - Executive Secretarial CourseDinwiddie High SchoolMatric - Mathematics, Biology, Science, Geography, English and Afrikaans Collage - Le Chic Business College Subject - Typing Short Hand Word, Excel, PowerPoint Basic Public Relations, Time Management Business Etiquette, Business Communications and Office Procedures. Collage - Corporate, Business and Management Training
Professional Purchasing Skills and Techniques College - Damlin Course - Procurement and Supply Chain Management College - Options in Training Course - Microsoft Excel 2003 "Advanced"
Age 37 Date of Birth 7 January 1978 Identity Number 7801070079086 Sex Female Nationality South African Marital Status Married with two dependents Driving Licence Code 08 Health Excellent, non-smoker
I am a dedicated and results-driven product manager with a successful background in the motor industry.
I am hard working and always up for a challenge, work well with others as well as on my own.
I am reliable and work well under pressure.
Personal Details Age 37 Date of Birth 7 January 1978 Identity Number 7801070079086 Sex Female Nationality South African Marital Status Married with two dependents Driving Licence Code 08 Health Excellent, non-smoker
Certification - Executive Secretarial Course Professional Purchasing Skills and Techniques College - Damlin Course - Procurement and Supply Chain Management College - Options in Training Course - Microsoft Excel 2003 "Advanced"
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