Product and Design Manager

West Flanders Permanent

Updated on 15/12/2021

  • Looking for a position between sales, marketing and R&D?
  • Passionate about new products, product life cycles, international sales, ...?

About Our Client

Our client is a very strong and international family-owned manufacturer of flooring products. In order to strengthen their future growth, they are currently hiring a Product & Design Manager.AKA Product Manager AKA Design Manager AKA R&D Manager AKA R&D Engineer AKA Product Marketeer

Job Description

For this position you can either be based in the plant in West-Flanders or in the plant in Spain (Alicante region).

In this position as Product & Design Manager you are in between sales, marketing and R&D, where you will be in charge of the following:

  • Coordinate all activities to bring a new product to market (development, marketing, sales, customer service) or to end the lifecycle of a product
  • Manage the product lifecycle by analyzing sales statistics & market trends
  • Translate requirements into technical products features (what) and product designs (how) based on briefs from internal and external partners
  • Develop and take part in new ideas, techniques, materials and development of innovation boards for product development (R&D, Production, Marketing, Sales)
  • Support the Sales Manager on the product strategy and set out a detailed product plan based on that
  • Evaluates and ensures the optimization on cost and design effectiveness of existing products and/or product lines
  • Collaborate very closely with the R&D Engineer so the technical feasibility of developments can be guaranteed
  • Regular contact/visits to key partners and events

The Successful Applicant

Ideally as the future Product & Design Manager you correspond to the following criteria:

  • You are a technical or commercial (industrial) engineer, with a strong interest for a close collaboration with sales/customers as well with a strong feeling for product development and product improvements, in order to provide technical support and ideas
  • These are the skills we are looking for: ability to prioritize, ability to execute, very communicative and organized and a metrics and data driven approach
  • You are willing to travel to Spain every 2 months for a couple of days (or Belgium if based in Spain). Also business trips abroad will be made 3 times a year together with your sales representatives
  • You are fluent in English (spoken and written)
  • Knowledge of the Dutch and Spanish language could be a plus

What's on Offer

Our client is offering a challenging opportunity in a changing and financially healthy group. As a salary package they can offer up to € 70.000 gross per year, in combination with a company car, insurances, meal vouchers and a cell phone.

Frederick D'Hauw
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Job summary

Marketing & Agency
Sub Sector
Product Manager
Industrial / Manufacturing
West Flanders
Contract Type
Consultant name
Frederick D'Hauw
Job Reference

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