Product Manager

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Main purpose of the job

 The Product Manager is responsible to define and manage our products life cycle from concept through launch. This position requires a strong technical background and knowledge of the products involved. The Product manager will work closely with R&D, Sales and key customers. 

 

Scope of the job

Position will be responsible for a complete range of products on a worldwide base and reports to the Group Marketing Manager Professional.

 

Key areas of responsibilities and accountability

  • Develops strategic and tactical plans on new business and product development for the Designated Product Range
  •  Estimates market size and growth, as well as additional focus markets, through appropriate data
  •  Provides management with market value estimates, conditions and economic market forecasts
  •  Determines product requirements and works with sales and R&D toward implementation
  •  Prioritizes new product opportunities and recommends development plans
  •  Surveys present and projected needs of customer, working closely with Sales and R&D; setting plan for penetration of existing market or new markets with existing or new products
  •  Provides the direction/focus for the development and execution of sales promotion and advertising plans, including all support literature
  •  Ensures sales plans, strategies, objectives and policies have strong alignment with our broad marketing objectives
  •  Reviews markets on a regular basis and provides written analyses of market share and competitive strategies worldwide
  •  Based on field input, write marketing product specification for the most effective product solutions for each unique market
  •  Develop sales training materials for all channels
  •  Identify and target key competition, globally and geographically
  •  Will be responsible for implementing product launches globally.
  • Fosters relationships with customers and end-users; understands product requirements as well as build in-depth customer/product understanding.

 

Requirements (competencies, skills, experience)

Competencies:

  • Strong Entrepreneurial and Commercial Thinking with a ‘Hunter’ profile
  • Result-oriented and an ‘achiever’
  • Strong drive showing a lot of energy and enthusiasm who can persist
  • Strategic thinker who never loses a hands-on mentality
  • Strong analytical thinking
  • Problem solving to meet deadlines and handling pressure
  • Can work intercultural and able to manage different project teams

 

Skills:

  • Fluent in English
  • IT fluent
  • Project Management
  • SAP user knowledge

 

Education & Experience:

  • Master Degree in Sales, Business Administration/Management, Chemistry, Marketing or other marketing related field
  • (More than) 10 years of experience in Marketing, preferably in building related materials and/or FMCG
  • Experience in managing and developing people