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Group Leader Product Management – Baggage Solutions

Group Leader Product Management – Baggage Solutions

Job area Corporate functions Location Veghel, Netherlands. Contract type Full time

The Group Leader Product Management – Baggage Solutions is responsible for the strategy and profitability of the Baggage Product Portfolio within Vanderlande. You will perform both the duties of a Senior Product Manager (you will manage your own products or functional module), while additionally managing other Product Managers in developing the overall Baggage Solution strategy and approach.

You work closely with multiple teams to make business decisions and create product strategies that ensure the company’s long-term sustainability. The Group Leader Product Management – Baggage Solutions works closely together with the other Product Managers and Technology, Sales, Marketing, Supply, Deployment and Services teams to build and enhance products/solutions from existing ideas and help develop new concepts based on industry research and the needs of customers and prospects. The Group Leader Product Management – Baggage Solutions possesses a unique blend of business and technical savvy, a big-picture vision, and the drive to make that vision a reality.

Who are we?

We are the global market leader for future-proof logistic process automation at airports – from London Heathrow to Singapore Changi – and in the parcel market, for main players such as UPS and FedEx. Furthermore, we are also a leading supplier of solutions for warehousing giants, including Amazon and Walmart, which seamlessly integrate innovative systems, intelligent software and life-cycle services.

At Vanderlande, we support our employees in developing their expertise. We provide them with the knowledge, the tools and above all we offer them our support to meet their ambitions.

Working for us also means collaborating with motivated people and developing solid relationships to jointly meet the challenges posed by international and stimulating projects.

Your tasks and responsibilities:

You are responsible from strategic planning to tactical activities and lead / further develop a team of Product Managers (4-6 people) to manage together the entire baggage portfolio:

Managing the team;

  • People Development including coaching, teambuilding and motivation

  • Competence Development

  • Increase the knowledge on new areas of expertise together with your team

  • Support the team during critical issues

Managing the product life cycle from strategic planning to tactical activities;

  • Act as liaison between Sales, Customer Services, Supply, Marketing Support, R&D Software development Team to support solutions positioning and customer demand as part of new solutions development;

  • Include interacting with the Technical Module Managers (R&D) to set priorities for development and maintain the right balance between quality, cost and time during development;

  • Develop and maintain solutions road maps;

  • Develop and maintain solutions and market requirements based on interaction with our customers, sales, service, marketing, regulators and partners etc.

Provide sales support on solution level to customer centers;

  • Develop and maintain competitive comparisons and profiles;

  • Develop and when necessary deliver concise and meaningful presentations for internal and external audiences, including education, training and presentations at symposia, trade shows, and key customer accounts;

  • Help develop and deploy key market messages and communication strategies for the solutions line (Including release notes, demonstrations, and improvement reports).

Your qualifications and skills

  • You have a relevant bachelor or master degree and + 10 years working experience in a comparable role which includes management capabilities and product management;

  • You have experience in leading a team on daily basis and demonstrated experience in strategic planning;

  • An exemplary communicator and have great people skills;

  • A self-starter who goes above and beyond the expected requirements of the role;

  • An adept at building mutually beneficial relationships that result in value, benefit, and revenue growth.

  • You work well under pressure and are able to prioritize to meet deadlines and quickly shift priorities as necessary;

  • Easily influence and lead cross-functional teams without formal authority;

  • Are a natural decision-maker, that is at the same time keen on taking in multiple views and contradicting opinions to prevent tunnel vision.

Our company

Vanderlande is the global leader for value-added logistic process automation at airports and in the parcel market, as well as a leading supplier of process automation solutions for warehouses. In this world of technology, we believe in people – especially those who are totally dedicated, customer-driven and keen to continue learning throughout their career.

This is embraced by our Vanderlande Academy and International Talent Development programs, with over 800 courses conducted every year. The focus is on freedom while being trusted to deliver, and this is one of the reasons why we received the highest rating of three stars in the Best Employer survey (The Netherlands).

If you’re ambitious and take your long-term career seriously, then please contact us to explore this global opportunity to join a company at the top of its game. For more information or to apply for this challenging position, please visit careers.vanderlande.com.

Contact

If the challenging profile of Group Leader Product Management – Baggage Solutions appeals to you, apply now by filling in the application form and uploading you CV and cover letter. For more information about this vacancy, please contact Mirre Sengers, Specialist Recruitment (+31 413 493 279)

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