Product Manager


Product Manager
Fulltime | Weesp

What are your tasks?
Smit & zoon is growing rapidly and in order to support its growth and bring business opportunities into actual sales, we are currently hiring a Product Manager. You will be responsible for leading projects and implement actions into each business opportunity by connecting R&D, production, purchasing, and logistics. You will report to the Global Product Manager.

Roles & Responsibilities

  • Analyzing and combining market and product information
  • Coordinating the development of new products, developing and implementing marketing activities
  • Identifying opportunities and analyzing developments in the market, in the product field, and translate these into the Smit & zoon business strategy and growth goals
  • Analyzing the profitability and the market position of both new and existing products, so that the objectives per product group can be optimized and realized.
  • Coordinating and managing the internal development of new products and new business opportunities to ensure all functions are aligned and involved
  • Able to work in multidisciplinary teams within an international environment
  • Able to link between different internal and external stakeholders involved (e.g. Sales, Customers, Agents, R&D).

Your profile

  • MSc / BSc in Chemistry or Life Science and Technology;
  • More than three years of working experience in a product development environment in the chemical industry is a plus;
  • Experience with working in an international and commercial environment;
  • Planning and organizational skills (experience with Microsoft Project is a plus);
  • Fluent in English (and preferably Dutch) both in writing and verbally; Italian and/or German is a plus;
  • Able to work under pressure;
  • Team player, able to bring people together and let them work together;
  • Strong analytical thinking;
  • Willing to travel;
  • Good communicative skills (both writing and verbally).

We offer you
A great job at a leading international operating family business. The working conditions are market conform: a good salary and attractive extras such as a 13th month and a variable bonus. Smit & zoon also offers training and personal development opportunities.

This position is located at Smit & zoon’s headquarters in Weesp, the Netherlands. We also have one of factories there as well as offices in Amersfoort (the Netherlands), Germany, Italy, China, and India. Smit & zoon is a family owned business, founded in 1821, and a leading global supplier of both wet-end and finishing leather chemicals for tanneries. Our products include wet-end auxiliaries, fatliquors, syntans, dyes, and finishing chemicals. These products are processed into leather for famous brands of cars, furniture, clothing and bags. Smit & zoon currently has over 350 employees worldwide. The chemistry of Smit & zoon is in the people who work here; professionals with a passion to deliver sustainable top performance to our customers on a daily basis.

Do you recognize yourself in this profile and are you interested in working for Smit & zoon? Send your resume and motivation letter to Daphne Gorgels, Talent Advisor, via the application button.

Acquisition for this vacancy is not appreciated.

Keywords: Product manager, Development, Business Opportunities, Chemistry, Life Science and Technology, Planning and organizational skills, R&D, Production, Weesp

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