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Global Product Manager

For Puratos Headquarters we are looking for a Global Product Manager in order to achieve the ambitious business targets for the Puratos Patisserie Mixes business. You are responsible for managing the product life cycle and portfolio, supporting the business development, leading the product innovation/renovation, and taking the lead in defining and implementing the product strategy per channel & per market.

 

 

Key Accountabilities:

 

  • You collect, analyze and build market intelligence from a wide range of data sources and identify possible impacts on the business.
  • You build and implement the product strategy aligned with Markets/ Channels/ Operations in line with the SBU Patisserie vision, in order to determine optimal competitive positioning to reach short and long term business objectives.
  • You manage the product portfolio (profitability optimization, pricing, SKU management, benchmarking) and all elements of the marketing mix (branding, pricing, route to market, promotions…)
  • You monitor the sales performance of the Patisserie Mixes category in terms of volume, sales, margin evolution, customer penetration, … You propose, agree and roll-out corrective actions or acceleration plans with local organizations and regional direction.
  • You manage the Innovation/Renovation pipeline following Stage & Gate process to create future differentiation.
  • You actively support business development (markets, channels, customers) by customers visits, customer presentations, training, exchange of best practices
  • You develop sales and product communication support tools in line with the Group communication strategy
  • You manage relationships and partnerships with internal and external stakeholders to share the product vision, create involvement at different organizational levels

 

Curious what to expect as a Product Manager at Puratos? Watch the journey of Charlotte De Montalembert, Product Manager for Sourdough:  https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=QAKuHOMrBy0&t=3s

 

 

 

Who are we looking for?

 

  • You have a Business or Marketing degree or equivalent in experience.
  • You have at least 5 years of experience in product management. Experience in an international environment is a plus.
  • You have a passion for food and you aim to understand  the technical issues of their creation. Therefore ready to have a common language with R&D and technical advisors.
  • You play to win, you are fanatically customer centered and determined to continuously improve everything we do, daring to challenge boundaries to deliver superior value in products & services, and meaningful innovations.
  • You show strong organizational and project management skills with the ability to work on multiple projects at one time and work under pressure and to deadlines.
  • You are a dynamic, proactive and creative team player.
  • You are data driven, curious, digital savvy and inspired by the understanding of local consumer culture’s diversity in food.
  • You are fluent in English. Other languages are a plus.
  • You are willing to travel 30% of your time.

 

“You really feel the passion for our products.” - Anneleen, PM Patisserie Mixes

 

Our own Product Managers tell you, why you should apply: https://www.puratos.com/blog/7-reasons-to-apply-as-a-product-manager-at-Puratos 

 

 

Why would you join Puratos?

 

You will join a fast-growing, stable family business that has become an international market leader with a corporate culture in which innovation and entrepreneurship are part of our main priorities. You will benefit from a great deal of freedom in your work, with plenty of room for initiative. A great work environment with lots of challenges is what you can expect:

  • Responsibilities and the possibility to take ownership of your work 
  • Training and career opportunities to build your career within our company

You can count on a competitive salary package with attractive benefits.

 

“ ‘Continue until somebody stops you’ ” is an important maxim within Puratos. This really shows that you can be very entrepreneurial in your daily job.” - Anneleen, PM Patisserie Mixes

 

 

Watch our corporate movie and feel the Puratos Magic: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=XNRsBzuRlNI

 

 

Are you looking for the right recipe for your career?

 

The secrets behind Puratos’ global success and consistent growth are taste and quality. We would like to welcome you within our enthusiastic, committed and passionate team of more than 9000 employees. We are an international player and, what is more, a Belgian family business. Our people make the difference every single day. How? By developing, producing and distributing a unique and high-quality range of ingredients for bakers, pastry-chefs and chocolatiers, since 1919.

A century later, our products and services are available in more than 100 countries around the world. Our passion for innovation, closeness to our customers, and their customers, as well as our core values form the basis of our passion to improve.
This is what makes working at Puratos so magical!

Shall we meet soon?