Product Executive

  • Location: Farnham
  • Employment Type:
  • Job Code: TBC

Posted: May 27, 2021

JOB PURPOSE

Based in our Central Office in Farnham, the successful candidate will assist in the delivery of department strategy across

three categories: Optical frames, Sunglasses and Accessories. Reporting to the Product Manager, you

will work with all Leightons Opticians & Hearing Care branches and the Central Office team to ensure

that the estate is stocked with the right product to maximise sales, key information is shared and the

product department is running efficiently and effectively day to day.


PRINCIPLE DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES:

Data Analysis and Stock Replenishment

 Produce and digitally publish product KPI reporting and analysis

 Produce product performance reporting and analysis for supplier reviews

 Analyse Stock levels across the group

 Assist in Stock replenishment and inter-group transfers

Product

 Assist in selecting and delivering product across the optical, sunglass and accessories categories

 Regularly communicate with suppliers, sourcing product and requesting/sharing information as

required

 Keep an eye on emerging eyewear and accessories trends

Marketing

 Work with Product manager and Marketing team to deliver product marketing strategy (both in-

branch and on digital platforms)

 Work with the Digital marketing team to maintain the Leightons website product and branded

content

 Source product information, photography and SM/Digital content from suppliers

Leightons own-branded product

Work with Product Manager on sourcing, development, analysis and delivery of:

 Leightons own-branded Frames and Sunglasses

 Leightons own-branded Cases, Cloths and Accessories

Product Training, working with our Learning & Development Team

 Assist in the development, delivery and maintenance of the product training calendar

 Source required content, through suppliers and research

 Liaise with branch teams on training requirements

Branch Visits

 Both with the Product manager and alone, carry out branch visits across the group, to maintain

positive communication between the Product Department and branches, monitor displays and

identify potential opportunities and issues

Branch Development

 Join with multiple departments to plan and deliver successful refits, new location openings and

other company initiatives.


Requirements

Key Skills/ Knowledge

 Experienced in reporting, analysing and delivering data

 Skilled in Microsoft Excel, mid/advanced level including formulas and charts

 Skilled in Microsoft Powerpoint and Adobe PDF

 Experience in Google Workspace beneficial

 Experience in retail merchandising beneficial

 Optical industry experience not essential


Key Attributes:

 Organised, with excellent time

management skills

 Great communicator

 Aptitude for data analysis and assessing

need

 Adaptable

 Creative thinker, happy to share ideas

 Thrives as part of a team

 Motivated and eager to learn

 Keen interest in

fashion/eyewear/accessories trend

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