Product Manager




8.30am to 5.15pm
Monday – Thursday
8.30am to 4.45p.m on Friday


Full Time

Start date


Job summary

The prime responsibility is to manage the workflow from design stage through to pre-production sign-off for all new / amended Locks 4 Vans products, ensuring that design, cost, timing, quality, and installation objectives are met.

Duties to include:

  • Using Inputs from Sales, Marketing and Technical, establish a future product plan based on market opportunity and product viability
  • Lead and monitor delivery of team workload and maintain reporting mechanism to optimise efficiency and produce on-time, quality pre-production products as per the agreed product plan, delivering all accountabilities and targets.
  • Manage the end-to-end Pre-Production process and the co-ordination of multiple team’s activities
  • To develop and manage the testing program for all new products
  • To manage the production drawings process to ensure that the handover to production is accurate and on time
  • To manage the Technical Hotline to ensure customer queries are handled efficiently and professionally
  • Oversee the Installation Instructions and ensure that current products and installation methods are accurately reflected
  • Manage team resource and training needs to ensure optimum delivery of the product plan
  • Manage performance of team, monitor against agreed objectives, and implement corrective actions as required
  • Present pre-production prototypes for Director sign-off
  • Support design and implementation of production design process and control system aligned to the requirements of ISO9001:2015

Required skills

  • Knowledge of workflow software to manage the end-to-end pre-production process
  • Outlook, Word and Excel skills
  • Automotive product experience
  • Professional team leader able to motivate a multi-skilled team to optimise performance output
  • Lead by example with Role Model Values
  • Have ability to teach and be taught

This role will be based in Gravesend, Kent.

How to apply

Please send a copy of your CV and covering letter to

Closing date

Thursday 20th January 2022.

CALL 01474 560077 OR EMAIL

Why Choose Locks 4 vans?

"Locks4vans products and staff keep my customers' vans secure and do everything they can to keep my business sustainable for years to come"

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