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Head of Product Management a.i. - Durable Goods

Marketing / PR
Amsterdam

As the Head of Product Management a.i. you will provide focused leadership in building the company's product management capability. You will specifically focus on establishing clear communication principles, initiate product management capability, development areas and drive towards establishing go-to-market product management capability framework, process and workflow.

In addition you will also lead product management as the interim head of categories and the sample strategic product management initiatives within the categories. The workloads are expected to be balanced as 80 percent management and 20 percent product management.

Main Responsibilities:

  • Apply best in class knowledge in product management and continuously work on establishing PM capabilities
  • Specifically provide leadership and key inputs in defining GTM playbook
  • Establish framework on how product managers should perform project management functions as product manager for the projects that product managers will be leading
  • Provide leadership in product management principles, processes, policies and communication
  • Represent the product management and own the key communication on behalf of entire product management to key stake holders
  • Manage performance of PMs, set goals and guide the PMs, provide feedback and areas to improve
  • Build tight product management community across all product categories, including new categories and accessories by providing stakeholder with coaching and secondary performance feedback
  • Manage junior product managers (7) and resource plan the junior product managers to product managers in need of support across all categories

Requirements:

  • Educational background in Economics, Business Administration, Industrial Design or Engineering
  • Min. 10 years of Product Management experience
  • Proven knowledge in global go to market principles for durable goods within product management
  • Proven experience in product management with best-in-class companies or with strong experience leading to develop
  • keen point of view in how to improve product management
  • Commercial understanding (financial/business)
  • Analytical skills
  • Leadership skills
  • Strong verbal and written presentation skills
  • Strategic thinking
  • Proficient in the English language, both written and verbal

Salary Benefits:

4-6 month assignment

About the company:

International Retail Company - Durable Goods