Product Manager Europe

De functie

Your responsibilities:

  • Monitor and manage the product & project portfolio within the product groups Home Protection & Sliding Platforms:
    • Maintain the overview of the integration of the specific product group within the overall group strategy
    • Manage the product life cycle
    • Manage IP strategy within the product group
  • Analyze and translate input into new product applications or new product development projects:
    • Collect and analyze feedback from customers and stakeholders to shape requirements, features and end products, this in close collaboration with the Sales departments and the local product teams
    • Asses market needs/competitive landscape versus product offering/portfolio
    • Monitor and analyze market trends
    • Gather market intelligence via local organizations, customers and other market sources
  • Seek consensus to manage the existing product range, roll out the product road map and manage new product development projects:
    • Translate ideas into concrete project proposals in agreement with local/regional stakeholders
    • Define and agree the product/project specifications with all the stakeholders
    • Make a feasibility study and/or business case for the approved projects
    • Define proposals for the product roadmap in line with the assigned new tool budget
  • Take the project lead and support, up to the market launch of the product:
    • Execute the roll-out of the agreed road map through NPD projects in accordance with the stage gate process, this in close collaboration with Sales, R&D, Operations, Supply, Marketing and the management.
    • Support product launches and marketing activities in cooperation with the local product teams, Sales and Marketing
    • You support & advise large customer accounts and manage custom projects with the clients in order to deliver the best products & services.
    • Monitor the SKU lifecycle management and portfolio optimization.
    • You participate in national and international trade fairs, customer's events and market and competition observations.

In this role you report to the Product Director Europe.

Het Profiel

You have/you are:

  • You have a Master’s degree or equivalent by experience.
  • Minimum 5 years of experience in a Product Management related function.
  • Good communication skills and a strong team player.
  • Good analytical skills and creative minded.
  • Result oriented and pragmatically.
  • You work in a structured way.
  • Strategic thinker, always able to maintain the helicopter view.
  • Proper knowledge of MS Office programs. Knowledge of SAP is an advantage.
  • Fluent in Dutch, French and English. A good knowledge of German is a strong advantage.


  • Being part of an international and listed company, where you work with a professional team that you can build on in a pleasant collaboration across team boundaries.
  • A challenging function with ample space for autonomy and personal development.
  • An attractive, competitive salary.