Product Lifecycle Analyst

Job Introduction

We currently have an excellent opportunity for a Product Lifecycle Analyst to join our wonderful team in Bellshill, to manage, maintain, and report on the product lifecycle management processes to ensure effective and efficient use of systems to minimise obsolescence and unnecessary costs to the business.

Main Responsibility

  • Coordinate a cross functional PSC team, driving adherence to the end-to-end Product Lifecycle Management (PLM) process, ensuring accountability for actions and master data alignment
  • Communicate and progress agreed actions with key stakeholders within PSC and chair the weekly obsolescence review, developing and maintaining a PLM dashboard and integrating business rules for minimum volumes
  • Manage the obsolescence & end of life processes in line with agreed projects & SLAs
  • Analyse finished goods & raw material obsolescence, ensuring cost is minimised and correctly allocated
  • Identify improvements to streamline the PLM processes, to reduce turnaround times improve scenario planning to reduce obsolescence
  • Produce timely and accurate monthly reports on all products, identifying trends and supporting improvement initiatives.
  • Drive the continuous clean-up of master data in IFS, and reduction of the SKU portfolio in line with PLM analysis
  • Participate and contribute to team performance by engaging in team meetings and taking an active part in problem solving activities
  • Work collaboratively with peers and colleagues and apply learnings from identified training and development activities required to perform in role.
  • Follow and comply with all WGW processes, standards, and guidelines in the performance of your role, reporting any non-conformances in a timely manner.

Our Ideal Candidate


  • Educated to degree level, preferably mathematical or finance based
  • Understanding of end to end global supply chain processes and procedures
  • Proven ability to analyse and interpret data and related cost implications across multiple systems
  • Proven track record of managing data related projects within a global FMCG environment.
  • Experience of influencing and engaging with all levels of a business, globally
  • Competency in Microsoft applications (Excel, Word, Visio and SharePoint)


Personal Characteristics:

  • Ability to maintain effective working relationships to achieve results
  • Pragmatic problem solver with the ability to contend with and deliver conflicting priorities
  • Self-starter with great communication skills and the ability to work alone or part of a wider team
  • Ability to work in a fast paced environment with a passion and commitment to deliver continuous improvement

What we can offer you

  • We offer a competitive salary and benefits which are designed to promote our employees financial wellbeing. Employees are also eligible to participate in a bonus plan.
  • Our employees enjoy a generous holiday entitlement and an opportunity to ‘buy’ or ‘sell’ some holiday entitlement.
  • Private Healthcare and Doctor@Hand (remote GP service).
  • Our employees can join a defined contribution pension plan. Employees contribute either 4% or 5% of salary, the company contributes 8% or 10% depending on the employee contribution. Employee contributions can be made through salary sacrifice.
  • Our Employee Assistance Programme offers practical, impartial support on everyday matters ranging from medical, financial and legal to home and family issues. 
  • Our Life Assurance cover is a multiple of eight times your annual basic salary.
  • Product allocation so that you can enjoy our fantastic portfolio of brands.
  • Our Cycle to Work scheme allows you to hire a bike for an agreed length of time, and then snap it up for a fraction of its original value. All while making savings (at least 25%) and spreading the cost.
  • Every employee has the opportunity to claim up to £1,000 per year for a charity or charities for which they have raised money, volunteered their time or personally donated.
  • Learning resources to help you be your best self.

About William Grant & Sons


William Grant & Sons: a home where Rare Characters thrive.

We value every employee for their rare character, distinctive skills, experience and perspectives. Every one of our colleagues has a role to play in helping us to achieve our growth ambitions.

At William Grant & Sons, our vision is to be A home where rare characters thrive. We value all colleagues for their rare character, distinctive skills, experience and perspectives. Diversity & Inclusion is at the heart of how we do things at William Grant & Sons, fully aligned to our purpose and our company values. We strive to create an environment where we can all be our best and bring our whole selves to work.


Our agile working philosophy is to “Have your best work day everyday”.
Built on trust, we empower our rare characters to have their best work day every day. Where flexibility and positive working experiences help employees to feel connected and release potential across our teams.
We are open to discussing possible agile/flexible working options as part of the recruitment process.


Diversity & Inclusion is at the heart of how we do things at William Grant & Sons, fully aligned to our purpose and our company values. We want to ensure that our recruitment process is inclusive. If you have any questions or need some support with your application we’d love to hear from you. So please get in touch with our HR team at

William Grant & Sons


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