Product (Marketing) Manager

Netherlands (NAAH.005)

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The Product Manager is responsible for Product Portfolio/Marketing Management within one or more product ranges. He/she is responsible for market targeting, product releases, launches and balances within the offerings and alignment with strategic business issues. The Product Manager analyses, listens, processes and acts in a service oriented manner. He/she makes sure all parties stay connected and aboard. 

He/she develops strong understanding of business drivers, like market context, consumer needs, competitive environment, USP and added value possibilities. The Product Manager builds strong relationships with the regions, where the sales force resides, on different disciplines and is able to interpret market developments to achieve market insights which help to build innovative, successful new products.

With great influencing and persuasion skills, he/she is able to keep the flow in developments, facilitates when needed and makes sure that steps in the process are made accurately and right. He/she is sensitive to situations with possible conflicting visions and interests and provides optimal insights for higher management. He/she has a servient attitude, is able to connect with all parties and fulfills needs in order to achieve goals.  

With deep understanding of client processes, he/she keeps an eye on developments; not only current but also upcoming phases and sensors opportunities in the form of new product applications. 

He/she is willing to share information, communicates clearly and concisely, delivers effective messages and is skillful both in listening and questioning. With full transparency he/she breaks down communication barriers. At the end of the project he/she will prepare handover to Operations in order to start mass production/commercial launch.

  • Academic degree (preferably technical) or equivalent by working experience 
  • At least five years of relevant experience:
    - Multinational experience – excellent understanding of dynamics within large corporations / organizations (understands DMU processes)
    - Product management / project management
    - Key Account Management / Strategic purchasing
  • Experience with Product Portfolio Management & Product Marketing
  • Self-starter with strong understanding of client processes (FMCG) and their buying reasons
  • Strong and open communicator - experienced in working & communicating across disciplines
  • Creative, innovative and entrepreneurial attitude in seeking solutions and driving the business
  • High energy, can-do attitude
  • Precise, accurate and structured in working
  • Influencer and team player – consensus builder / win people around common goals
  • Solid financial insights, able to read and understand business cases 
  • Fluent in English

Innovative company
Excellent remunerations