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New Product Induction Executive


Corby, ENG, GB, NN17 9FH

Brand:  RS Group
Function:  Product & Supplier Management
Work Location:  Working from home

We have an exciting opportunity for a New Product Induction Executive to join our Content team.


The core purpose of the role is to manage the efficient induction of product to the business from the point of range selection through to release for sale; ensuring all new products launch to required timescales and to a fit level of quality to meet our customer needs.


This is a permanent full-time position and offers virtual working where you will be working from home and very occasionally getting together for team events.


About the role


The New Product Induction Executive will work across the Product and Supplier Management and Logistics functions and across all regions of RS Group to prepare product for global trade.


  • Support products launching in a findable state and with the information and content required to facilitate sound customer choice
  • Provide project management throughout product launches, ensuring all stakeholders are coordinated in their actions and clear on progress, timings, issues, and mitigations
  • Foresee and address blockers to smooth product launch by maintaining deep knowledge of multiple systems and processes both current and evolving.
  • Investigate and own unforeseen issues by working with IT and 3rd parties to reach remedial action and causal solutions
  • Provide first line escalation and support for our internal and external stakeholders, holding them to account for the timely completion of their new product induction related tasks
  • Support the business though being its custodian of the end-to-end product launch process
  • Uphold the customer experience by maintaining a deep awareness of their needs and the role our processes and data plays in facilitating those needs
  • Consult on the colleague tool requirements to improve the efficiency of new product induction
  • Uphold and evolve our minimum required content standards
  • Operationally accountable for scaling RS Components’ launch capabilities from 70k product p/a worth c£30m to 500k products p/a.
  • Train and coach global category teams on the NPI process



What we’re looking for


  • Data Processing
  • Workflow Management
  • Exceptional communicator and influencer across a global stakeholder network and at multiple levels
  • An accountable self-starter
  • Able to parse complicated and disparate data to identify themes between governance contradictions and process issues
  • Entrenched customer focus and understanding across all tasks and processes



  • Experience with Master Data Management (MDM) and Product Information Management systems
  • Issue triage
  • Project management
  • Data governance



What we offer:


You can take control of your future here at RS Group. We offer all the good stuff you’d expect like:

  • Competitive salary
  • On top of your holiday allowance, you can buy up to 5 extra days to enjoy how you wish
  • Annual bonus to pay for those extra holidays!
  • Generous, market-leading pension; it’s never too early to start planning for your future
  • Training and development opportunities


Grow in our high-performance culture and be rewarded for your success. Whoever you are, whatever you do and wherever you are; it all starts here.



We are RS Group


RS Group plc (formerly known as Electrocomponents plc) is a leading global omni-channel industrial product and service solutions provider to customers who are involved in designing, building, and maintaining industrial equipment and operations, safely and sustainably. We stock more than 700,000 industrial and electronic products, sourced from over 2,500 leading suppliers, and provide a wide range of product and service solutions to over 1.2 million customers. With operations in 32 countries, we trade through multiple channels and ship over 60,000 parcels a day.

Our vision is to be first choice for all our stakeholders, and we know that starts with our people. At RS we want everyone to show up to work as themselves and know that they will be supported and encouraged to develop and grow. We want work to be a place that excites and empowers, a place where you can be passionate and challenge people to think differently. 


Are you ready to explore the possibilities?


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