Global Product Category Manager

Your mission

ASKO is part of the multinational company Hisense Group and develops premium kitchen & laundry appliances which are sold under the ASKO and ATAG brand.

We are a growing premium brand with a distinctive premium philosophy, and in order to facilitate our further growth in the global kitchen and laundry industry, we are looking for a Global Category Manager Kitchen Appliances.

In this role you will be responsible for the development of the product ranges within one or several product groups. As category manager and product specialist you are a key figure within the business processes. You have a keen knowledge of market and technological developments for certain product groups. As project coordinator and gatekeeper you are responsible for the realization and timely delivery of the different projects. You have a lively interest in global developments and technical aspects of kitchen appliances. Together with the complete Premium team, you work towards the best results and the best products.

You will report directly to the Head Global Product Manager Kitchen who is based in Duiven, The Netherlands.

 

Responsibilities

The Global Product Category Manager has a broad range of responsibilities. Within product development projects you have the role of project leader during the specification phase. During the execution phase R&D take the lead, as your role shifts to project owner. During these product development projects you lead an international and cross-functional team.  

The requests from the Global Product Managers concerning the global product portfolio are translated into actual products. Also the coordination of all the related processes and documentation is part of this job.

As Global Product Category Manager, you will be responsible for:

  • Interacting with Global Product Managers to understand customer & commercial requirements and incorporate these into pre-development projects.
  • Together with R&D investigate technical feasibility of projects and features.
  • Coordinator of projects and requirements between Global Product Management, R&D, Production and Quality in order to complete the business cases.
  • Engaging frequently with Global Product Management as well as R&D/Production teams; facilitate discussions, provide clarification, push for progress & results.
  • Working with Global Product Managers to translate the vision and roadmap into actual products.
  • Ensuring that implementation and development of products, meets quality standards, functional and non-functional requirements and guidelines.
  • Coordination and creation of product documentation and technical specifications in the applicable software programs.
  • Demonstrating awareness and domain expertise of industries and trends.
  • Enable decision making and lead problem solving across projects, programs and teams.

 

Qualifications

You have at least a Bachelor degree and a few years of work experience in a similar position. You have a technical background or high interest in technical product detail, you are commercially driven and you have a business as well as a commercial sense.

Your English language skills are excellent both orally and in writing. Dutch knowledge is preferred.

You understand that this international position demands frequent traveling (25%). (travel restrictions aside)

We are looking for an enthusiastic and motivated candidate with great communication skills. You are a passionate team player who focuses on results. An entrepreneur and planner who is pro-active and well organized. You are comfortable with working on several projects at the same time in a dynamic international environment.

 

Interested

Are you interested in this position and do you feel at home in a working environment in which responsibility, teamwork and a pleasant atmosphere are key principles? Please send your application letter and CV to ATAG Nederland, attn. HRM department.

If you have questions about this position, please contact Frank Snelders (Director Product Management and Design) on telephone number +31 (0)6-28376796 or Vincent Maarse (Head of Global Product Management Kitchen) on +31 (0)6 46837584.

 

 

 

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