Senior Product Manager

Have an appetite for more?

Join a leading global bakery group powered by ambitious people that are truly passionate about delivering the best in everything they do.

With business in mind and people at heart we always work together to influence our road ahead. We want you to be part of our growth journey and of a great, global family.

Within the BeNeFrItEs-cluster (Belgium, the Netherlands, France, Italy and Spain), 500 people are giving their best to provide pleasure through food, resulting in millions of smiling tummies. We are an ambitious organization in full expansion that has accomplished a growth of 11% last year. Today we are making the shift towards a market driven organisation where innovation and customer centricity are key elements. The Marketing team has been assigned to drive this business orientation through our different channels.

In order to build products and brands that people love we are hiring a Senior Product Manager.

This is what you will do

As Senior Product Leader you will manage the product portfolio for the categories French Pastry & Fast Food. You will drive the innovation process for both Market- as Customer-driven innovation projects and will perform activities to achieve a balanced and profitable product portfolio. You’ll steer the process from idea stage to market introduction, thereby working closely on key stakeholder management within marketing, sales, operations & finance.

Primary areas of responsibility:

  • Manage the innovation-process for NPD-Projects
    • Guide new products from ideation through every stage of the commercialization funnel
    • Organize and lead these GATE-meetings
    • Manage the critical path of the active NPD- and PED-projects.
  • Product Portfolio Management of the categories French Pastry & Fast Food
    • Tracking in-market product performance versus business case
    • Identifying risks and opportunities
    • Prioritizing high-value products
    • Optimizing resource allocation across the portfolio
    • Balancing the portfolio’s product mix to maximize return on investment
  • Work in duo with the Category Business Leader by
    • preparing the Product Review meetings
    • driving and implementing category initiatives
  • Coach and inspire the Junior Product Manager to support their personal development
  • Share best practices from Marketing, Supply and Innovation.

This is what you need to succeed:

You have:

  • In addition to your Master degree, you have minimum 5 years of product/portfolio management experience in the sector of (fast moving) consumer goods in combination with
    • A thoroughly understanding of S&OP and/or Commercial Planning processes
    • Proven experience in innovation processes is key
    • Broad experience in effective stakeholder management is a must
  • Excellent English language skills, whilst knowledge of French or Dutch are a clear asset.

Your “power skills”

  • Profound analytical skills that enable you to evaluate product’s performances and to improve business processes;
  • Your organization & project management skills are on point and you demonstrate a flexible mindset that enables you to adapt to changing requirements and to plan/organize and manage multiple priorities;
  • You have strong communication and interpersonal skills which allow you to develop your internal network across the different departments and to influence stakeholders appropriately;
  • You are highly service- and quality driven and are determined to deliver results;
  • As a self-starter you take initiatives and have a “can do mentality”

What we offer to you

  • The opportunity to build your network across our organization and gain exposure to C-level;
  • Being a key member of a dynamic marketing team – consisting of 25 motivated professionals – that steers our organization to a market & innovation driven company;
  • Being part of an international organization that is in full expansion where you get the opportunity to grow personally and evolve professionally within our cluster or at Group HQ;

Place of work: Londerzeel

Sounds interesting?

We will interview ongoing so please don’t hesitate to send your application by submitting your resume.

If you have any questions about the position or recruitment process you are welcome to contact Els Magerman (Talent Acquisition Specialist). If you have any questions about the position, please reach out to Erwin Segers (Marketing Director).

All applications must be completed in English and will be treated confidentially.