Product Manager CE South & West China

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Date: Sep 19, 2022

Location: Dongguan, CN

Company: AkzoNobel

We’ve been pioneering a world of possibilities to bring surfaces to life for well over 200 years. As experts in making coatings, there’s a good chance you’re only ever a few meters away from one of our products. Our world class portfolio of brands – including Dulux, International, Sikkens and Interpon – is trusted by customers around the globe. We’re active in more than 150 countries and have set our sights on becoming the global industry leader. It’s what you’d expect from the most sustainable paints company, which has been inventing the future for more than two centuries.

Key Accountabilities

·       Creates relevant value propositions for customer  segments in accordance with the segment plans. 
    ·       Actively manages products as a portfolio, bringing in  new products and regularly eliminating obsolete products 
    ·       Identifies new product customer/market needs and creates specification for new products in  liaison with R&D 
    ·       Ensures effective planning, communication and progress  of both new product development and NPL activities both internal and external  with needs where have.
    ·       Assures the timely launch of new products into the  market and follows approval processes 
    ·       Implements segment strategies to ensure optimal  product positioning and value creation. 
    ·       Maintains and manages the specified product ranges by  customer to ensure compliance to specification set by each manufacturer. 
    ·        Creates sales arguments for products including  competitive comparisons 
    ·       Ensures that relevant product information are  provided to the sales team. 
    ·       Provides ideas for product positioning to broader  product management community. 
    ·       Contributes to the creation of best practices in  product management 
    ·        Follow close loop iteration with tracking  and understanding afterwards of NPL process.
              Be familiar with all the applicable corporate as well as site  policies/procedures with regard to personal conduct and HSE standards and  acting in compliance

Experience

  • Must be located in China – preferably Dongguan 
  • Fluent in Chinese and English 
  • Has demonstrated strong cross functional and communication skills in previous jobs 
  • Experience of 10+ years in either R&D, Manufacturing, Marketing with additional experience as a Product Manager for at least 5 years. 
  • University qualification in engineering or chemistry; business; marketing. 
  • Sound understanding of Project Management & Program Management and Customer and Supplier relationships 
  • Excellent written and verbal communication in Chinese and English 
  • SAP / FOCUS / Excel Advanced Skills 
  • Proven ability to develop product and marketing strategies and effectively communicate recommendations to executive management 
  • Developed business acumen and strong analytical and problem-solving skills  
  • Skilled at working effectively with cross functional teams in a matrix organization 
  • Comfortable executing product plans and in engaging key internal and external customers  
  • Commercially astute and technically strong with excellent business analysis skills too.  
  • Results focused, excellent communicator and good team work who enjoys a collaborative working style. 

 

All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, age or disability.

Requisition ID: 21975