Product Assistant

Solent Group
Christchurch, Dorset, or Bury, Greater Manchester (Flexibility to work from home)
Up to £25,000 per annum + benefits
Closing date
8 Mar 2024

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Business Sector
Non Food & Drink
Contract Type
Full Time
Marketing, National Accounts

The successful candidate will thrive in a fast-paced environment and be passionate about product. We are looking for an individual who can build lasting relationships, have a problem-solving mindset, is not shy of multi-tasking, knows how to prioritise, learn quickly, and be open to a challenge.

Duties and Responsibilities Include:

  • Assist in all functions of the product development process including brand development, design, and buying/supplier relations
  • Support Senior product manager of management of project critical path’s (CPA)
  • Day to day administration and assisting the smooth running of health & beauty, household, pet & gift categories
  • Responsible for sending out courier packages and sample management
  • Work and follow up with internal and external stakeholders to ensure all areas of the account are being run effectively and projects are within timeline against the CPA.
  • Prepare and write copy for product, sales & marketing materials
  • Support and manage product and design briefs. Working closely with the design team to produce and adjust designs to fit customer/brand requirements
  • Manage cross functional relationships with our overseas office, always maintaining our One Team culture.
  • Be able to work with a diverse workload across a variety of product areas
  • Send regular updates regarding the business and product development
  • Support regular market washouts and comp shopping to ensure market awareness
  • Support on raising product and design briefs and managing system uploads



  • Previous experience in a similar role desired or a graduate with a buying, product, creative or marketing degree.
  • Creative experience desired

Key competencies and skills

  • Excellent attention to detail
  • Ability to multi-task on multiple projects
  • Confident in communicating and developing relationships with internal and external sources
  • Strong time management and a proactive work ethic
  • Highly organised
  • Fluent use of Microsoft Office – in particular Outlook, Excel and PowerPoint

Personal Profile

  • Self-motivated
  • Passion for product and an interest in retail
  • A willingness to learn and improve and have a ‘hands-on’ approach.
  • Can show examples of cross-functional working
  • Appetite to learn new categories and explore new product ranges
  • Be reliable and committed
  • Have a valid UK licence and a reliable mode of transport

Other information

In turn we offer

  • Competitive salary with annual salary reviews
  • 25 days holiday per annum, increasing to 27 days after 3 years’ service and 30 days after 5 years’ service
  • Extensive benefits programme including buying additional holiday, medical cash plan, access to mental health support and many other benefits
  • Flexible hours and work from home available to all staff
  • Great learning and development and progression opportunities · Yearly bonus structure (based on company targets)
  • Enhanced Maternity and Paternity Leave
  • Pension Scheme Contribution
  • Solent social events run by our inhouse Social Team
  • Cycle to Work scheme 

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