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Category Manager- Mechanical Door Hardware

Type: Permanent

Location: Wolverhampton

Salary: Negotiable

Category Manager- Mechanical Door Hardware


Here at Tyman UK and Ireland, our purpose is to transform the security, comfort, and sustainability of living and working spaces through our expert touch. Tyman UK and Ireland are one of three divisions within the Tyman Group which has over 4000 employees globally and facilities in 17 countries.


Based in the heart of the West Midlands ERA is a key part of the Tyman UK and Ireland Group. Our job is simple - develop window and door hardware that stands out from the rest while giving the fabricator, installer, and homeowner clear benefits.


We are seeking a Category Manager to take full ownership of our Mechanical Door Hardware portfolio. As Category Manager, you will deliver continued commercial success by managing the product range and promoting new product ideas to generate business growth.


What you’ll be doing:


  • Coordinate market, market trends, and customer research into new product roadmaps and new product category ideas.
  • Stay up to date on connected home industry dynamics & trends.
  • Keep abreast of product developments within the sector and also competitors.
  • Be fully briefed on the latest legislation policies including GDPR, Privacy, CE/CA, Performance criteria’s, ensuring a category of compliant products
  • Use the inputs above to crystallize opportunities into project proposals to be considered for entry into the product development process.
  • Formalise market & product opportunities into strategic priorities to drive & support business initiatives.
  • Work closely with the sales, marketing, design, quality, and operations teams to utilise cross-functional expertise.
  • Work closely with Design & Technical to ensure stringent validation approvals against the product design where necessary.
  • Listen closely to the evolving needs of customers and the sales teams to ensure that projects are being treated with the right level of priority at any given time.
  • Conduct a ground-up review of the product portfolio, taking the opportunity to closely understand the detail and intricacies of the range including current product positioning, VAVE & supercession opportunities and end of life plans.
  • Take full cradle to grave ownership of your category with P&L responsibility & an understanding of the profitability of SKU’s/ranges



What we’re looking for:

  • 3+ years of product management experience within a relevant industry.
  • Proven successful record with delivering consumer-facing hardware products from start to finish.
  • An active and passionate participant in hardware products.
  • Strong strategic aptitude; ability to define and measure the success of a product or feature based on user behavior analysis on data.
  • Entrepreneurial drive and passion for innovations.



We believe the employment relationship is two-way, so from us you can expect a professional and safe working environment where teamwork is paramount. We are really looking for someone who is currently operating at this level in a similar role, however, linked to our value of ‘never stop growing’ we are open to individuals who may be looking for their next career opportunity.

Apply today

If you have a question or would you simply like some more information? You can contact us on +44 (0) 1922 490 049 between 9am to 5pm every weekday or use our enquiry form.


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