Job opportunity

Function

Product Manager EMEA and Asia

Division

Product Management

Location

Nijverdal, The Netherlands

Level of experience

Senior Level

Contract type

Full time

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Does GreenFields suit you?


GreenFields, a downstream brand of TenCate Grass, is a highly certified, specialist company with years of experience in the design and build of innovative turf systems around the world. GreenFields offers a complete product portfolio of tufted, woven and hybrid turf systems and is a certified partner of FIFA, FIH and World Rugby. GreenFields is recognised worldwide as one of the market leaders in the design and build of football and hockey fields, as well as other sports such as rugby. GreenFields operates directly in its chosen markets and is represented by a strong and longstanding international partner network.


At GreenFields, based in Nijverdal the Netherlands, we are looking for a proactive, experienced and professional Product Manager. This position is part of the TenCate Downstream EMEA organisation GreenFields. You will report to the Managing Director Downstream EMEA.

 

What will be the content of your job?

  • Product Manager you will be responsible for developing the artificial turf systems’ portfolio for GreenFields in EMEA and Asia. The Product Manager is the interface between research and development, marketing and sales. In this role, you will develop a thorough market knowledge and relationships with key stakeholders from customers, contractors, sports clubs and international sports federations to identify trends and opportunities in artificial turf industry.
  • on this you will develop the portfolio roadmap and ensure focus on key innovation needs. You will manage the price strategy and product positioning and work with partners to optimise product ranges for their business areas. Besides this, you will work closely with the R&D and marketing colleagues to ensure that sales teams have the right sales and marketing tools to grow their business.

 

Your key responsibilities are:

  • Define product strategies, present product road maps and positioning
  • Translate market development strategies and plans into concrete actions for assigned products and communication management
  • Ensure portfolio meets set performance indicators
  • Drive growth in the product range
  • Accelerate innovation in the portfolio
  • Determine price strategy and how to optimize total profitability
  • Work closely with all relevant departments to ensure successful delivery of products and services, but also product evolution and new products based on analysis, results and research
  • Ensure compliance to sport association standards and other legal frameworks
  • Manage the sales documentation in collaboration with the marketing department and participate to (the organisation of) international trade shows and conferences
  • Organize product training, to increase the knowledge level of your colleagues

 

Who are we looking for?

We are looking for a proactive, enthusiastic, energetic and hands on and results driven colleague, with knowledge of and proven experience in Product Engineering or Product Management, preferably in an international sporting goods of industrial products manufacturer. As an analytical person you have the ability to think outside the box to reach a solution. You are self-sufficient, someone who is able to prioritize and work under pressure.


Besides this, you have the following profile and qualifications:

  • A Bachelor or Master’s Degree in science, engineering or similar;
  • Experienced in managing technically complex product portfolios
  • Good multi-cultural awareness
  • Strong written and verbal communication skills, fluent in English (other languages a bonus)
  • Capable of building a variety of stakeholder relationships
  • Open for travelling if required

 

Our offer

After a comprehensive training program you will quickly learn our turf-solutions. Besides this, you are challenged to work within a dynamic organization in a fast changing environment. You will be surrounded by a great team of colleagues with passion for our business. We highly encourage new ideas, out of the box thinking and ambition to be the best at what we do. You will have the opportunity to contribute to this and to be part of the future success of GreenFields. It goes without saying, that a competitive compensation package is also part of our offer.

 

Ready to join GreenFields?

Please send your application to Marlinda Timmerman via m.timmerman@tencategrass.com. Your application will be reviewed against our requirements and we will be in touch shortly to provide you with an update on the status of your application.



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