Lifestyle Recruitment

Product Manager Lifestyle

For an international Lifestyle company in the south of Holland we are looking for a:

Product Manager Lifestyle 

The Product Manager drives the project to a successful implementation of new developments or modifications within the required time slots. To be able to do so, this requires a strategy, and the product manager is the one who leads this transformation in close coordination with our sales lead.

Responsible for establishing a vision for the product and following that up with a strategy to fulfill it-always keeping customer and channels in mind.  All this should lead to the product roadmap, understanding our customers, capabilities and our engineers in China; who will be building the product.

Key tasks and responsibilities:

  • Determines customers’ needs and desires by specifying the research needed to obtain market information;
  • Recommends the nature and scope of present and future product lines by reviewing product specifications and requirements; appraising new product ideas and/or product or packaging changes. Drives the new product development;
  • Is commercially strong;
  • Your D.N.A should have organizational sensitivity but also persistence if you needs to convince other departments about the NPD needs;
  • Our colleague is a self-starter; building a new process and can communicate with several departments and cultures;
  • Is used to work with time-related projects in teams;
  • The product manager can prioritize the tasks he / she gets;
  • Has knowledge about seasonal business, preferable outdoor business;
  • Contributes to team effort by accomplishing related results as needed;
  • Assesses market competition by comparing the company’s product to competitors’ products;
  • Provides source data for product line communications by defining product marketing communication objective;
  • btains product market share by working with sales director to develop product sales strategies;
  • Assesses product market data by calling on customers with field salespeople and evaluating sales call results;
  • Provides information for management by preparing short-term and long-term product sales forecasts and special reports and analyses; answering questions and requests;
  • Brings new products to market by analyzing proposed product requirements and product development programs; is in close contact with our sales force in Europe and R&D in China in regards return-on-investment analyses; establishing time schedules with engineering and manufacturing;
  • Introduces and markets new products by developing time-integrated plans with sales, advertising, and production;
  • Gives advice to sales about product pricing and channels by utilizing market research data; reviewing production and sales costs; anticipating on potential volume & costing;
  • Maintains professional and technical knowledge by attending educational workshops; reviewing professional publications; establishing personal networks; participating in professional societies.

The requirements for this role are:

  • You have at least a completed higher professional education;
  • Experience with B2C and B2B and knowledge of the processes associated with the development of new products are a must;
  • Excellent knowledge of the Dutch and English language, spoken and written. A good knowledge of German and / or French is an advantage.
  • Experience with MS Office (Word, Excel, Outlook & PowerPoint);
  • Creative / Innovative, Inspiring, Working together, Result-oriented, Analyzing.
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