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Product Manager Smoobees

For Puratos Headquarters, in Groot-Bijgaarden – Belgium, we are looking for a Global Product Manager Smoobees in order to achieve the ambitious business targets. The Product manager is responsible

  • to define and implement the product strategy per channel & per market,
  • to manage the product life cycle and product portfolio,
  • to drive the product related business development and
  • to lead the (product) innovation/renovation


You drive and achieve business results (growth and profitability) to reach the yearly budget and long range plan.


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 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 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 the Innovation pipeline following Stage & Gate process to create future differentiation.
  • 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:



Who are we looking for?


  • You have a Business or Marketing degree with 5 years of relevant experience in product management. Experience in an international B2C environment is a plus.
  • 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 data driven, curious, digital savvy and inspired by the understanding of local consumer culture’s diversity in food.
  • You play to win, you are fanatically customer centred and determined to continuously improve everything we do, daring to challenge boundaries to deliver superior value in products & services, and meaningful innovations.
  • 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, technical advisors and Operations.
  • You are a dynamic, proactive and creative team player.
  • 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: 


Why would you join Puratos?

You will be welcomed in a dynamic work environment where passion for innovation, team spirit and continuous improvement are key. You will actively participate in the development of innovative products. You can count on a competitive salary package with attractive benefits such as:

  • Meal vouchers (8€/day)
  • Group, dental and hospitalization insurance fully paid by Puratos
  • 13th and bonus
  • Company car
  • Minimum 5 training days per year
  • Responsibilities and the possibility to take ownership of your work


Watch our corporate movie and feel the Puratos Magic:

Are you looking for the right recipe for your career?

Puratos is a growing, international, Belgian family business with a team of more than 9500 employees worldwide. Since 1919, we have been developing, producing and distributing innovative ingredients for the bakery, patisserie and chocolate sectors and helping our customers to be successful. We are committed to the health and well-being of people and protecting the planet.

Are you looking for the right recipe for your career? Choose Puratos, a Top Employer in Belgium.