Product Manager

Netherlands
22 June 2019
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Our purpose is simple and compelling: To release the natural power of stone to enrich modern living.

ROCKWOOL products save energy and water and reduce CO2 emissions, protect buildings from the spread of fire; reduce waste; improve acoustic comfort, building performance and aesthetics; and enhance Precision Growing, thereby improving the efficiency of fresh food production.

While the stone we use may be millions of years old, what we do with it is cutting-edge. Every day, ROCKWOOL colleagues are developing and applying new technologies to release yet more potential of stone wool to enrich modern life.

Would you also be proud to enrich society like we do? Apply now to join us as we improve modern living conditions for millions of people worldwide.

Are you looking for a job where you can manage and develop a sustainable product portfolio in a challenging, international business environment? Do you have the unique combination of strong commercial awareness, technical affinity and project management skills?

Rockpanel offers you a great opportunity to join this global market leader and play a key role in their global strategy!

This is who we are

Rockpanel is part of the ROCKWOOL Group and is offering advanced stone wool based cladding material, providing freedom in the design of facades, as well as detailing and applications around the roof. 
 

This is the role
We are looking for a Product Manager who will combine an excellent (façade) business understanding and technical expertise with strong project management skills. He or she needs to bridge gaps and build bridges, both internal and external, with respect to development, marketing, supply chain and sales as well as from an external perspective, towards matching product performances with customer needs.

Our ideal Product Manager is able to combine technical and commercial conversations with the ability to draw conclusions from these and steer related projects accordingly.

The main tasks and responsibilities of the Product Manager are:

  • Ensure balanced offering of products across our segments by active Product Life Cycle Management (i.e. fade in and fade out proposals);
  • Bring new product developments to successful implementation;
  • Ensure proper positioning through USP and supporting argumentation (TCI, TCO, competitive analysis / benchmarks);
  • Scan the market for opportunities that enables Rockpanel to grow and capture new market opportunities. Translate these into segment- or product line extensions, that cover market-needs and -demands;
  • Maintain an antenna for external developments potentially impacting Rockpanel business. Cooperate with Public Affairs Officer, Development manager and Business Managers for eachof our markets;
  • Support Sales and Marketing colleagues with market-, application- and product know-how through well underpinned (technical) benchmarks and competitor assessments;
  • Manage Rockpanel  projects according to the ROCKWOOL project management guidelines;
  • Responsible for managing the project budgets and resources;
  • Act in compliance with policies on business ethics, the ROCKWOOL way and other relevant policies and guidelines.

This is what you offer

  • Education in building engineering or business engineering at Bachelor / Master degree level
  • Proven track record in the field of product management (façade cladding branch preferred)
  • Good understanding of technical, financial and commercial interaction
  • Strong project manager, with strong analytical skills
  • Excellent verbal and written communication skills in English. Additional excellent verbal and written communication skills in Dutch and/or French is always a plus.

Interested?
For more detailed information about this position please contact Thomas Fabrie (Recruiter) at +31 (0)6 52 63 20 18 or at thomas.fabrie@rockwool.com

If you recognize yourself in this profile and in this challenge, please apply via the website and send in your English resume and cover letter.

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