Director Global Product Management, De Lier

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POSITION: Global product management has a key role in the company initiating and (co-)leading all aspects of portfolio management, including chairing the product teams in which multidisciplinary teams (Sales, R&D, SC, finance, marketing) optimise the performance of our crop portfolios towards our customers while ensuring also profitable growth as well in market share as marketgrowth..A wide spectrum of tasks is included in the role:

  • Analysis and reporting on market (trends)
  • Translation of market trends into tangible actions with product team
  • Developing of breeding strategy
  • Global trial plan & data collection
  • Go to market plan per crop and product proposition
  • Adherence to regulations (incl PBRs etc)
  • Manage product life cycle
  • Manage portfolio
  • Lead pricing together with sales
  • S&OP: validate long term forecast and contribute to sourcing and infrastructure decision
  • Licensing in and out negotiations

The Director Global Product Management leads the ~10 GPM across different crops to ensure:

  • Optimal performance of product teams
  • Challenging analytics for optimising portfolio performance (incl. clear profitable growth targets)
  • Further professionalising the GPM function
  • People and team development 

EXPECTED OUTCOME  Driving of profitable growth short and long term of the specific crop/categories  by GPMs in co-operation with the product teams

Optimised product teams driving profitable growth per category/crop

Crop Business Strategies and inherent clear action plans incl. follow up

Top position in market, profitable growth (incl. margin improvements), increase of market share and creating market growth

ORGANISATION World market leader in horticulture with HQ near Rotterdam/ The Hague

REQUIRED Leadership.  Master’s degree in horticulture , plant/life Science, business or equivalent. At least ten years commercial experience in Horticulture, Vegetables or Pharmacy

OFFER Ambitious company with a professional and person orientated culture. Excellent rewarding