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Group Product Manager Agricultural & Industrial Tyres European region

Apollo Vredestein B.V. has an opening for:

Group Product Manager Agricultural & Industrial Tyres European region

 

in the Marketing & Product Management department, based in Amsterdam


Our profile

Apollo Vredestein B.V. is part of Apollo Tyres Ltd from India. Apollo Tyres is a multinational with offices and production locations in countries such as India and the Netherlands. With its head office in the Indian city of Gurgaon, Apollo Tyres Ltd is a young, dynamic company that takes pride in its unique identity.

Apollo Vredestein BV has its head office in Amsterdam, the Netherlands. It designs, manufactures and sells high-quality tyres under the Apollo and Vredestein brand name via an extensive network of offices in Europe and North America.

The Challenge
The Group Product Manager Agricultural & Industrial Tyres is responsible for developing and executing a winning segment strategy. He/She will capitalize on white spots in product and/or market portfolio and develop in collaboration with R&D, manufacturing and sales team strategies and action plans to drive returns in a fast and consistent matter. The Group Manager has one direct report, Product Manager, and reports to the Head of Marketing and Product Management Europe.

Responsibilities
In this role you will be responsible for:

Product Strategy
- Develop European product strategy and roadmap based on competitive benchmark, trends and financial targets that will drive ambitious innovation and growth plans
- Develop marketing story ensuring strategic brand fit
- Initiate new product development requests and size extensions plans, including related business plans
- Allocate and prioritize product capex for mould and containers - Lead GMT Europe (cross functional product team)

Product Plan Execution
- Manage product life cycle, including phase in & out, ensuring complexity reduction
- Release products for sales, request and evaluate test (field or other) where needed

Business Planning and Pricing
- Identify opportunities, set priorities and prepare 5 year business plans
- Provide guidelines for annual budget planning process, including sales target setting
- Analyze competitors’ pricing developments and define Apollo Vredestein KB price list in close collaboration with sales team

Go-to-market planning
- Develop sales argumentation, product features and benefits and product launch toolkits
- Develop in close collaboration with Marcom team, the marketing communication plan and its metrics, and support in execution
- Support OE and RM sales teams with regards to product, communication assets and promotional actions


Skills

- University, “HTS, HAS” or relevant master degree in (agricultural) engineering
- Minimum of 7-10 years’ experience, preferably in an international environment within agri business
- Affection to agriculture
- Driven professional with proven track record in product management
- Confident leader that can stand his ground
- Team player with strong project management capabilities
- Self-starter with commercial aptitude
- Excellent communication skills at all levels of the organization
- Fluency in English and German
- Willing to frequently travel international


Applications

If you have the right profile and are interested in this role, send your motivation letter and
curriculum vitae to : SollicitatieEA@apollovredestein.com


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