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Product Manager Pumps and Drives - Falmouth, UK

Reporting to the Product Portfolio Manager you will have the opportunity to significantly impact the growth and overall success of a specific product range

At Watson-Marlow you are more than just a job title in a global organisation. We are one of the most successful engineering companies in our sector.

Watson-Marlow Fluid Technology Group is part of Spirax-Sarco Engineering plc, a FTSE 100 company. We are an award-winning leader in fluid management technology. For over 60 years we have engineered components and systems for customers in a wide range of markets from the pharmaceutical to the environmental industries.

Work alongside inspiring business leaders and colleagues. Have the opportunity to see the impact that your work has. From internships and apprenticeships to senior executive positions we do everything we can to make sure we attract, support and develop the best talent.

Do you want to help create the products and experiences of the future?

Our Core Values are very important to us at Watson-Marlow and guide everything we do. As such we are committed to inclusion, embracing differences, and creating environments where everybody can thrive. You will be working with a fantastic team of committed individuals and receive a competitive remuneration package.

Ideal opportunity to make an impact and influence change in a global company

Competitive salary and excellent benefits

This role presents a fantastic opportunity to join our Product Management team at Watson-Marlow Fluid Technology Group.

Reporting to the Product Portfolio Manager you will have the opportunity to significantly impact the growth and overall success of a specific product range. From a clear understanding of your market and customer needs, you will sell your vision to the business through your product strategy. As the owner of product life cycle, you will follow these concepts through the product development process including establishing the requirements, negotiating the engineering response, managing the product launch, and ensuring its fit to the market for the life of the product.

This position is expected to require global travel in the post COVID-19 world and so the successful candidate must have a driving license and current passport to be able to travel internationally. 

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The role will focus on: 

  • To operate continuously within the Strategy, Values and Sustainability framework of the business
  • To manage a range of product offerings aligned to specific market segments and be responsible for the planning and strategy of its life cycle with the aim of maximising its long term growth and group gross contribution.
  • To develop, prioritise and communicate a vision and roadmap for the product in the form of a product strategy, based on input from internal stakeholders, customers, market research and personal industry insight.
  • To collaborate closely with Engineering Authorities to deliver products that align with the product strategy and the business goals.
  • To collaborate with Global Marketing and Business Development teams to define and communicate the Customer and Product Value Propositions.
  • Be the principle owner of the plan for commercialisation of new products and transition ownership to Global Business Development at an agreed point.
  • If product development is unlikely to deliver the product strategy, then seek to identify attractive products outside of the company portfolio that may add to growth and profitability through acquisition.
  • To manage the product life cycle to maximise overall gross contribution.
  • Follow all the relevant policies and processes required to deliver on the purpose of the job


To be successful in this role, you will need:

  • A degree in Engineering or a Science subject, or equivalent experience in an Engineering/Manufacturing background
  • A strong track record of Product Management Experience with experience of taking products to market and achieving profitable growth.
  • Demonstrable leadership skills with an ability to engage with senior stakeholders across Engineering, Sales, Marketing, Operations and Company General Managers.
  • Excellent customer relationship management skills and the ability to build good business relationships across a wide variety of cultures and languages.
  • Knowledge of Pumps and Drive technologies and products is desirable.
  • Experience in taking complex data or information and clearly communicating this information simply for stakeholders
  • A can-do attitude with a focus on delivery and the ability to meet tight deadlines
  • Curiosity, problem solving skills and a desire to learn
  • To be able to live our Core Values in every activity and interaction.


Internal applicants must inform their manager of their intention to apply. For an informal discussion about this role, please contact Sandeep Raja – Head of Sector Management: Sandeep.Raja@wmftg.com

To apply, please provide your CV, along with a covering letter to Julie Smith: julie.smith@wmftg.com

Closing Date for Applications: 30th July 2021 

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