Product Manager

Product Manager

The Product Manager is responsible for managing company’s European product portfolio and leading regional market research efforts.

Market research results will drive strategic plans, industry segmentation, new product development projects, pricing policies, and promotional efforts. The Product Manager will be actively involved in all phases of the New Product Commercialisation (NPCP) by defining performance requirements, creating business plans, modeling economic value, defining pricing strategies, and ensuring targets are met during development and post- commercialisation.

This individual will spend significant time improving the company’s product lifecycle management process and target industry analysis methods.

 

POSITION

  • Utilise the company’s Phase/Gate  process to provide product design and New Product  Commercialisation Process (NPCP) input in order to  optimize our product portfolio.
  • Manage the regional product portfolio in collaboration  with the USA Located Global Portfolio Director. Perform all  aspects of product development, product changes,  and product promotions including development  procedures, specifying components, packaging  design, product positioning, pricing, catalog, and  training materials.
  • Conduct market research and analyze results to  improve product development process and marketing  initiatives.
  • Regularly perform pricing and competitive analysis by  customer channel and recommend strategies to  manage and improve margins, market position,  quality, or reduce costs.
  • Manage all regional Special Pricing Agreements  (SPAs) and contracts; and prepare, recommend and  coordinate price changes in the region.
  • Develop and maintain regional product database with  product specifications in collaboration with the Global  Portfolio Manager.
  • Assist in the applications training of distributors,  District Sales Managers, and other personnel.
  • Assist Training department in developing training  programs and materials to educate internal and  external customers in product selection and use.
  • Coordinate training material on product applications  for Field Sales as needed.
  • Participate as requested in the administration and  design of Distributor Policies and Strategies.
  • Work with the lab to develop a Competitive  Intelligence file with emphasis on applications.
  • Coordinate, with regional and global Marketing and  Mar-Com Functions, artwork and catalogue  copy for dealer co-op advertising and catalogue programs.
  •  Represent Product Management topics in Sales,  Marketing and cross-functional meetings.
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JOB DETAILS

Industry: MWF
Location: Dusseldorf, Germany
Base Salary: 100k EUR

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