Product Manager

Our product management department is the centre of our business. You know everything within your product group and are the category ambassador within the organisation.


Your team and responsibilities

As a Product Manager it is your goal to ensure continuous product availability for current and future loyalty programs worldwide. Together with your category sourcing team (Product Management, Sourcing and Quality) you are Brand Loyalty's knowledge center for the product ranges and concepts in the assigned categories. You know everything that is happening within your product groups. With the help of your category sourcing team it is your responsibility to manage these product categories including lead management, product development, and product data management. Your success will be in your ability to deal with challenges – such as changing requirements and fixed deadlines – and to keep developing and delivering the products needed, while keeping internal and external stakeholders informed.

Product knowledge center

  • You will be BL's knowledge center for all the products in the assigned categories. Together with your Category Sourcing Team you'll make sure the knowledge is built out and maintained
  • Category management of existing ranges in the portfolio including licensed products and direct buys.
  • Present product information and category plans to key internal and external teams in a comprehensive, clear and tactical manner.
  • Category analysis based on programme performance.
  • Monitoring external environment by visiting fairs/other relevant events.
  • Execute product life cycle management (phase in/phase out decisions).

Product development

  • Together with Portfolio you initiate New product development and create the briefing for your category sourcing team.
  • Act as project team leader in your category sourcing team where you cooperate with dedicated stakeholders to execute product development of new products.
  • You are in contact with Brands and License partners for product- and program approval.
  • Familiar with manufacturing process, costs and capabilities, partner with category sourcing team to ensure fast track timelines are embedded.
  • Deliver the product ready to launch including packaging, pricing, positioning, passport and brand pack (in cooperation with Marketing).

Programme preparation, planning and execution

  • Consult the Sales and Operations department in the lead management phase on product availability, product status and existing concept possibilities.
  • Set up of the framework of the loyalty program from Sourcing side, working closely together in project teams with all internal departments involved.

Requirements

What qualities do you bring?

  • HBO or University Degree
  • 3+ years’ experience within a Product or Category management position
  • Expertise with consumer/household products, such as cookware, cutlery, dinnerware, glassware, kitchen utensils and storage products.
  • Strong communication and interpersonal skills, open and proactive at all levels.
  • Willingness to travel frequently
  • Excellent English language skills, verbal and written.
  • Knowledge of SAP is a plus

What do we offer?

Are you up for the challenge? BrandLoyalty wants you to have fun in your work, contribute to our growth and share the successes with your team/company. This is just a short list of what BrandLoyalty can offer you:

  • Happy people: happy colleagues, happy customers, happy clients!
  • Personal & professional development opportunities within a multinational growth business.
  • Work a team with 50+ nationalities in over 55 countries around the world.
  • Part of a Fortune 500 company... with a young & agile attitude.
  • Exceptional terms of employment – compensation, on-site gym with personal trainers, healthy daily lunches cooked by an in-house team and spectacular team gathering. #LI-MV1

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