Product Manager | English and Dutch B2/C1

Utrecht, reference 2024-00365

Job description

Our client is seeking a highly motivated and organized Product Manager to join their Product Management department. In this role you will be responsible for driving the successful introduction of new products and redesigns, whether initiated by clients or internally within the organization. Your mission will encompass overseeing the entire project lifecycle, from initiation to the first production run.
Your responsibilities include:
  • Leading new product and redesign projects across the organization.
  • Tracking planning and communication with the project team.
  • Filling customer portals with details on recipe, packaging, logistics, and all necessary information for product development.
  • Checking artwork designs for legal requirements and technical standards, liaising with suppliers if necessary.
  • Coordinating marketability and palatability testing, arranging samples, and aligning on follow-up actions.
  • Coordinating tenders and advising customers on the best fitting product range, in collaboration with sales and production locations.
  • Handling GS1 contact.
  • Checking and aligning with the customer on all included master data, tray stickers, pallet labels, etc.
  • Ensuring all steps from the New Product Development (NPD) and redesign processes are followed as described in the quality manual.
  • Serving as the first point of entry into the Project Management (PM) team for specific customers and products as determined.
  • Initiating and managing process improvement projects, both specific to Project Management and organization-wide.
  • Proposing amendments, in collaboration with Trade Marketing (TM) and Sales, to optimize the performance of both customers and the organization's product portfolio.

Requirements

  • Bachelor's degree in a relevant field (e.g., Business, Project Management, etc).
  • Proven experience in project management, particularly in product development or related areas within an FMCG company.
  • Strong interpersonal and communication skills.
  • Proficiency in project management software and tools.
  • Demonstrated ability to adapt to changing priorities and manage multiple projects simultaneously.
  • Understanding of product development processes and quality standards.
  • Strong communication skills in Dutch and English (German and/ or French is a plus)

Working conditions

• Laptop and company phone• 8% holiday money• 6% gratification money• A very good Pension contribution defined benefit (75% employer and 25% employee)• Home office opportunity (2 days office in Utrecht– 3 days home office)• Pet-friendly newly decorated office in Utrecht

Salary from: €3000,-
Salary to: €5240,-

Work location

Utrecht

Company description

Our client is a pioneering producer of high-quality pet food catering to the European market. With a vast network comprising over 470 clients, including prominent European retailers, supermarket chains, specialized pet shops, and veterinarians, our client stands as the second-largest producer of private label pet food in Europe. With a commitment to excellence and innovation, our client continues to lead the industry with its premium products and unparalleled customer service.

Good to know

If you are interested in this vacancy, you can apply by clicking on the button above. Your application will be sent directly to the recruiter in charge. IMPORTANT: if you are not yet registered with Undutchables we kindly ask you to do so. Your information will be handled in the strictest confidence and your CV will not be sent to a company unless you have given prior permission.We will invite you for an extensive interview, as soon as any potential job opportunities arise. We will advise you on issues regarding employment in the Netherlands. Then, if possible, we will introduce you to a prospective company and provide support during the selection procedure.

Recruiter contact

Rama Shehata, Eindhoven
[email protected]
+31(0)6-18093399
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Rama Shehata
Eindhoven
E: [email protected]
T: +31(0)6-18093399
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