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FAI is a fast growing business and we are always on the look out for talented individuals to join our family. If there are no roles currently posted but you would like to be considered for future positions please email a copy of your CV to our Human Resources department.


Current Opportunities:

Job Title: Product Manager
Hours: 35 hours per week
Reporting To: Technical Director
Location: Head Office, Leighton Buzzard
Job Purpose: Developing the product ranges which are assigned to me through their product life cycle
Main Responsibilities: Recommend and develop product ranges through their product life cycle i.e. from introduction through to deletion within the framework of the company’s margin, product brand and car parc coverage strategies.
Work closely with other departments covering part number creation, brand selection, market pricing taking into account profit margin requirements, cross referencing, catalogue linking, assisting with product identification and dealing with queries.
Oversee, manage and develop my product ranges through the various stages of the product life cycle by identification and recommendation of for example:
·       New item introduction
·       Brand Selection
·       Selling Prices
·       Stocking Depth
·       Range Coverage
·       Item deletion
·       Cost pricing on quotation file (in conjunction with the purchasing department).
·       Competitor part numbers and pricing.
·       Catalogue & OE linking.
Assist in maximising the gross margin by working in conjunction with the purchasing department to resolve any pricing issues and improve the company’s overall purchasing terms whilst maintaining the quality brand / product level to meet the company’s strategy.
Assist with the development and maintenance of the company’s electronic catalogue.
Assist with enquiries from purchasing and sales departments to any product related issues including pricing, warranty, technical issues, identification, cross references etc.
Assist with the stock management and stock cleanse activity in conjunction with the purchasing department to meet the company’s requirements.
Any additional duties that are deemed necessary to achieve the targets set by the company and may involve for example:
·       Travel to customers, branches and trade fairs
·       Training courses
·       Supplier meetings
Knowledge Required: Marketing
Stock control
Automotive industry (preferred)
Skills Required: Be detailed and results oriented.
Thorough knowledge of the business or commercial market.
Be proficient in using computer applications and software.
Have strong negotiating skills.
Be able to network and develop key relationships.
Be observant and resourceful.
Be methodical.
Communicate effectively through written or verbal mediums.
Special Consideration: Be willing to attend business meetings in the UK and overseas.