Product Manager (m/f/d)
Johns Manville is committed to delivering positive and powerful experiences, because we are successful only when our employees and customers thrive. We are passionate, we care about people, we perform at a superior level, and we protect others and our environments.
For our Johns Manville Sales GmbH we are looking for the next possible date for a
Product Manager (m/f/d)
This is a full-time position in a non-tariff employment relationship. There is the possibility for you to work in the home office.
The position provides leadership in product & market management for the Nonwovens business and more particularly for selected Building market spaces. It is a key leadership position with focus on profitable growth, development of product and market strategies as well as executing the assigned plans and strategy goals.
You will also be responsible for detailed SKU-level analysis for the Nonwovens business, will monitor our competitors‘ activities to develop new products and adapt business strategies, and will identify customer needs and align product development requirements with the Innovation and Commercialization (I&C) teams.
Develop and provide input to strategic planning in Building segments
Project management to drive solutions for the Nonwovens business in Europe
Collect and share product and market intelligence as well as macro trends and translate them into actions as appropriate
Conducting competitor analysis (strategy, capacity, investments, market and product focus)
Define product vision for Building product lines or adjacent new market areas using technology and market trends and analysis of competitor strategies
Drive joint developments with customers and identify new potential business opportunities
Define CTQ criteria for new product developments in coordination with the I&C team
Achieve product sales targets in collaboration with Technology and Commercial team.
Develop value propositions in specific market segments to accelerate the development of new commercial offers in collaboration with the commercial team
Represent the Nonwovens business through participation and branding at relevant industry association and customer trade shows and events
Education and work experience
Bachelor’s degree in an engineering or related field
Minimum five (5) years of professional experience in technical/commercial roles, preferably in product or project management
Thorough technical knowledge of product features, manufacturing processes, product technology, etc.
Fluency in English; knowledge of another European language preferred
Proficiency in Microsoft Word, Excel, PowerPoint, etc.
Experience in project management
Strong ability to perform analysis with large data sets and strategic thinking skills
Proven ability to collaborate cross-functionally
Will to win and team spirit
Role model in change management
Self-initiative and self-motivation
Strong interpersonal, verbal and written communication skills
Strong presentation skills
Ability to manage multiple priorities and projects
Proven leadership skills
Moderate travel required (20-40%)
What we offer
We offer a diverse workplace in an international company, a positive work atmosphere in a collegial environment, and an attractive compensation package.
30 days of vacation per year and our flexible working hours model allow you to balance your career and family.
Please apply with your complete documents (cover letter, resume and references), stating your salary requirements and availability.
Why Johns Manville
Johns Manville is a proud member of the Berkshire Hathaway family of companies, serving customers in more than 80 countries, supplying innovative products to the construction, aerospace, automotive, filtration and energy industries. With a more than 160-year legacy, we understand that our story continues to grow only with the right people saying, thinking and doing the right things. Make your story our story.
Johns Manville believes diversity and inclusion in our workplace is critical for the long-term success of our company. We are committed to retaining, developing and attracting a diverse workforce that fosters an inclusive work environment in which all employees are treated with dignity and respect. This is the right thing to do for our employees, our company and our communities.