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Senior Product Manager

  • Applications are considered on a rolling basis
  • Londerzeel
  • Applications are considered on a rolling basis
  • Londerzeel

Have an appetite for more?

Join a leading global bakery group powered by ambitious people that are truly passionate about delivering the best in everything they do.

With business in mind and people at heart we always work together to influence our road ahead. We want you to be part of our growth journey and of a great, global family.

Within the BeNeFrItEs-cluster (Belgium, the Netherlands, France, Italy and Spain), 500 people are giving their best to provide pleasure through food, resulting in millions of smiling tummies. We are an ambitious organization in full expansion that has accomplished a growth of 11% last year. Today we are making the shift towards a market driven organisation where innovation and customer centricity are key elements. The Marketing team has been assigned to drive this business orientation through our different channels.

In order to build products and brands that people love we are hiring a Senior Product Manager.

This is what you will do

As Senior Product Leader you will manage the product portfolio for the categories French Pastry & Fast Food. You will drive the innovation process for both Market- as Customer-driven innovation projects and will perform activities to achieve a balanced and profitable product portfolio. You’ll steer the process from idea stage to market introduction, thereby working closely on key stakeholder management within marketing, sales, operations & finance.

Primary areas of responsibility:

  • Manage the innovation-process for NPD-Projects
    • Guide new products from ideation through every stage of the commercialization funnel
    • Organize and lead these GATE-meetings
    • Manage the critical path of the active NPD- and PED-projects.
  • Product Portfolio Management of the categories French Pastry & Fast Food
    • Tracking in-market product performance versus business case
    • Identifying risks and opportunities
    • Prioritizing high-value products
    • Optimizing resource allocation across the portfolio
    • Balancing the portfolio’s product mix to maximize return on investment
  • Work in duo with the Category Business Leader by
    • preparing the Product Review meetings
    • driving and implementing category initiatives
  • Coach and inspire the Junior Product Manager to support their personal development
  • Share best practices from Marketing, Supply and Innovation.

Work with great people

Petra Görman
Project Manager
"I truly appreciate the help I received from Lantmännen Unibake and my contact person during the relocation."
Yang Wang
Business Intelligence Developer
"There is a large diversity of nationalities in Lantmännen Unibake, and it is quite interesting to observe so many different people walking in and out the office everyday."
Carlo Rampini
Global Innovation Manager
"Before applying, I didn’t know Lantmännen Unibake, but I found that the company fits my personal values and interests."
Andreas von Bülow
Supply Chain Global Graduate
"People are working towards the same goals with a clear focus - also having the long-term development of the business in mind."
Henriette Penter
HR administrator
"Det, jeg er vild med, er frihed under ansvar og de mange forskellige kollegaer, jeg har. Her hilser vi altid på hinanden, og vi har rigtig fine værdier, som jeg meget nemt kan relatere mig til. "
Muhammed Iseni
Teamkoordinator i produktionen
"Jeg har været ansat i mange år og skal snart i gang med en uddannelse, så jeg går fra at være ufaglært til at være faglært. Schulstad belønner loyalitet og arbejdsindsats med gode udviklingsmuligheder"
Tina Lindeløv
Innovations- og senior kategorichef
"I 20 år har jeg været på en spændende rejse gennem Schulstad. Jeg arbejder med en perfekt kombination af forretningsfokus og kreativitet. "
Beston Ali Bekas
"Mine opgaver holder mig i bevægelse og giver en masse variation. Jeg har kendt både mine chefer og kollegaer længe, og jeg møder gode mennesker fra alverdens lande og kulturer hver dag. "

Skills & Requirements

This is what you need to succeed:

You have:

  • In addition to your Master degree, you have minimum 5 years of product/portfolio management experience in the sector of (fast moving) consumer goods in combination with
    • A thoroughly understanding of S&OP and/or Commercial Planning processes
    • Proven experience in innovation processes is key
    • Broad experience in effective stakeholder management is a must
  • Excellent English language skills, whilst knowledge of French or Dutch are a clear asset.

Your “power skills”

  • Profound analytical skills that enable you to evaluate product’s performances and to improve business processes;
  • Your organization & project management skills are on point and you demonstrate a flexible mindset that enables you to adapt to changing requirements and to plan/organize and manage multiple priorities;
  • You have strong communication and interpersonal skills which allow you to develop your internal network across the different departments and to influence stakeholders appropriately;
  • You are highly service- and quality driven and are determined to deliver results;
  • As a self-starter you take initiatives and have a “can do mentality”

What we offer to you

  • The opportunity to build your network across our organization and gain exposure to C-level;
  • Being a key member of a dynamic marketing team – consisting of 25 motivated professionals – that steers our organization to a market & innovation driven company;
  • Being part of an international organization that is in full expansion where you get the opportunity to grow personally and evolve professionally within our cluster or at Group HQ;

Place of work: Londerzeel

Sounds interesting?

We will interview ongoing so please don’t hesitate to send your application by submitting your resume.

If you have any questions about the position or recruitment process you are welcome to contact Els Magerman (Talent Acquisition Specialist). If you have any questions about the position, please reach out to Erwin Segers (Marketing Director).

All applications must be completed in English and will be treated confidentially.

About the company

Lantmännen Unibake is a leading global bakery company within the Lantmännen Group. With expertise in bakery products for food service and retail, we serve consumers around the clock and across the world every day. The aim is to make bread and pastry a profitable business for our customers through tasty, high-quality products and innovative solutions and based on a sustainable mind-set and excellent food safety standards. Headquartered in Copenhagen, Denmark, Lantmännen Unibake operates modern bakeries around the world and has sales in more than 60 countries. The brand portfolio comprises a range of well-established B2B and BtC brands e.g. Schulstad Bakery Solutions, Schulstad, Bonjour, Vaasan, Pastridor and Hatting. Lantmännen Unibake has a turnover of EUR 1.1 billion and employs more than 6,000 people in 20+ countries.

Appetite for more? Visit us at www.lantmannen-unibake.com

plupp5 reasons you'll be glad you chose us

#1It goes right. Right from the start. New people start at Lantmännen Unibake every day. We’re used to creating the right beginning, right from day one. We’re ready for you.

#2Baking is a people business. Lantmännen Unibake has flour on its hands and people at its heart. The whole process of making everyday products takes team work, open-ness and mutual respect.

#3It's a group thing. Working for a global business is different. You feel connected to something bigger. Your team has a higher purpose. Ripples turn into waves.

#4It's about baking the future. We are taking baking further. Not just geographically but in terms of innovation. We have a proud heritage but we want to explore new products, markets and opportunities.

#5Diversity is a reality. Not an ambition. Not only are we global, we hire a multitude of nationalities. At the moment, your future colleagues come from more than 40 countries.

Erwin Segers | Hiring Manager

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