Kingfisher Plc

  • Product Lead - Hardware

    Job ID
    Operating Company
    Offer & Sourcing, Supply & Logistics
    # of Openings Remaining
    Range Offer
    Position Type
    Contract Type
    Full Time
    Job Locations
    ENG-Hampshire-Southampton | FR-Longpont-sur-Orge
    End Date
  • Overview

    This position can be based in Southampton (UK) or Lille or Paris (France)





    About Kingfisher


    We’re Kingfisher. You might know us as B&Q, Screwfix, Castorama, Brico Depot or Koçtaş. We’re made up of 79,000 passionate people, call 1,302 stores home and operate in 10 countries. That’s right, we’re big, but we have ambitions to become even bigger and even better. We want to become the leading home improvement company and grow the largest community of home improvers in the world. And that’s where you come in.


    About Kingfisher Offer and Supply


    At Kingfisher, we’re revolutionising the way our renowned brands – B&Q, Screwfix, Castorama, Brico Depot and Koçtaş – operate. Offer and Supply is working globally across all our brands so that our 6 million customers recognise the same unified product ranges at the same prices, wherever they are in the world. Here, collaborating with colleagues is essential – whether you’re creating and deciding what we’ll sell globally or delivering new and exciting products to our customers, you’ll push boundaries and make your mark. There’s no doubt that this new way of working is challenging, but it’s also very rewarding – and with that comes opportunity. Opportunity that’s yours for the taking.


    What are we looking for?


    We are on the lookout for a Product Lead to join us and our exciting transformation! As a Product Lead within the Hardware Category you will be responsible for building a unique and competitive offer range aligned with Kingfisher business strategy. You will lead the product development and commercialisation process up to store for the approved product/system/programme concepts. You will identify and manage justified local needs with the local category managers in our markets and predefined perimeter.


    How will I be able to do this?


    You will have previous experience of working within a Product Category Management or Buying role, preferably with specialist Hardware knowledge.


    You will need to demonstrate your capbability to work and understand your customer needs and the markets that you have operated in by literature search, market research, competitor visits etc. You will need to have strong organisational management and effective project management skills; with the influencing ability to navigate among all stakeholders up to Director level.


    This is an exciting opportunity to join our global business. In return, we provide an inspirational working environment, a competitive benefits package and opportunities to stretch and grow your career. Interested? Great, we can’t wait to hear from you.