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Global Commercial Product Manager - Bakery - Antwerp

Organization

AAK is developing and providing value-adding vegetable oil solutions in close collaboration with customers. Close collaboration with customers enables them to achieve long-lasting business results.

Function

Main purpose:

  • Managing and optimising the product portfolio to drive competitive and profitable business growth
  • Developing new business through executing and implementing a well defined industry strategy in the regions

Role:

  • Managing and optimising prioritised product segments in relation to product range (including first choice list), value propositions and marketing material
  • Managing regional or global product launches
  • Participating in the global GTM industry team and supporting global industry strategy deployment
  • Supporting the new product development pipeline with clearly identified market/application needs and supporting market data

Key responsibilities:

  • Owner of the global product portfolio including product names and trademarks in cooperation with the BDM Director
  • Manage analysis of product profitability in the regions, suggests thresholds for new products and product exits
  • Actively working to find new business opportunities in the market (with BDM, CI and sales)
  • Support sales with price guidelines on request
  • Working with sales and CI to identify and develop growth accounts
  • Monitoring of competitors compiling a strong knowledge base for sharing
  • Managing the content and level of industry specific customer activities (Innovation day, Seminars etc.) and collateral materials
  • Monitoring the industry opportunity pipeline and guide sales and CI
  • Facilitating together with the global CI the internal training programs
  • Managing the industry web content in cooperation with BDM Director
  • Leading and executing BDM projects prioritised by the BDM leadership team

Accountable for:

  • That the global product portfolio is managed according to the product management procedures
  • Measuring the industry product portfolio performance and conducting the yearly portfolio review
  • The new customer specific product development and first choice product development
  • The regional and global launch of new products

Requirements

  • Five or more years product management experience within a B2B food environment
  • Bachelor in food science or similar field
  • Proven track record in project management within cross functional teams
  • Highly ambitious and willingness to learn
  • Business level English, both verbal and written
  • Available and willingness to travel internationally

Information

In case you are interested in this job, or would like to know more, feel free to contact me directly.

Application

Wiebe Teeuwen
Senior Consultant

+31(0)23-75 48 660
+31(0)6 40 84 09 29
w.teeuwen@qtcrecruitment.com

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