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Job Title:  VP Applications Product Management & Product Engineering (m/f/d)

Description: 

Purpose:

  • The VP of Product Management defines together with the Business Line Leader of Applications, the product strategy and roadmap to deliver new and innovative products & initiatives and leads a team of Product Managers, Product Engineers and Technical Service.
  • The role of the VP Product Management is cross-functional within the BL Applications and central interface between Management, Sales (and the customer itself), Operations and Marketing. Additionally, it is the major Applications interface to Group R&D.

 

Responsibility:

  • Responsible for shaping & developing the newly setup team of Product Management & Engineering
  • Responsible for the definition and strategic development of Product Portfolio Management
  • Analyzes new technologies and promote their introduction
  • Combines product vision and customer requirements into a technically sophisticated backlog
  • In charge of design and product naming, as well as of launching new products (responsible for end-to-end process)
  • Disciplinary leadership of a team, motivation and staff development

 

Success Criteria:

  • Agenda setter
  • Strong team player with a deep technical understanding
  • Comfortable working independently and enjoying full responsibility and ownership
  • Combining commercial and technical mindset and knowledge
  • Strong customer-centric communication skills and ability to communicate to both business and technical personnel

 

Education / Experience / Competencies:

  • Degree in science, engineering or business studies (Dipl. / MSc) with good results
  • Fundamental experience in industrial product management, ideally in the cable industry
  • Extensive knowledge of project management and management experience in the business-to-business area
  • Excellent planning, organizational and communication skills
  • Leadership experience
  • Fluent in English (written and spoken)
  • MS-Office + other standard software
  • Willingness to travel regularly to business sites within Europe
     


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