Product Manager Detectors

Function

Job description

You will join our PM Team with two highly skilled and dedicated Product Managers. In close cooperation with you colleagues, you will be responsible for maintaining the product life cycle of our detectors for lighting control. You will identify the needs of the targeted customer segments in close cooperation with Niko’s sales organizations in the three regions, Nordic, Central and West. Based on market input, you will be responsible for describing and specifying the technical requirements of products and services towards our R&D team for further development of our product portfolio. In addition, your key responsibilities will be to:

  • Develop customer centric use cases prioritizing the right products and services providing the most rewarding customer experience
  • Develop launch strategies for products and services and closely cooperate with Sales and Marketing regarding the execution
  • Manage the life cycle of the product portfolio
  • Monitor competitors and market trends
  • Closely cooperate with colleagues in R&D, Sales and Marketing

Your working base will be in Sønderborg where you will work closely together your colleagues in PM, Marketing Communication and R&D. Moreover, you will collaborate with colleagues internally in the Niko Group and various people externally. You will refer to Niko’s VP Marketing at the HQ in Belgium. You must be willing to do short business trips in Europe (5-7 days per month).

Profile

For this position, you ideally hold a combined technical and commercial education at a bachelor’s or master’s level. Alternatively, a technical education as electronics engineer or electronic technician combined with extensive commercial work experience. Furthermore, we expect you to have +5 years of experience working with product marketing in a similar position, preferably within the electronic business. In addition, you possess the following competencies:

  • In-depth commercial understanding
  • Strong understanding of the marketing mix in the B2B and B2C markets
  • Demonstrate and communicate clear product ownership in order to ensure proper execution
  • Navigate in a large complex organization and establish relationships with stakeholders in R&D, Production, Marketing, Sales and Service and other relevant departments in order to effectively deliver products and services to the market
  • Customer-oriented mindset with flair for the technical and functional design
  • Technical experience – preferably from the detection and/or lighting markets, and knowledge about lighting control platforms such as DMX, DALI, KNX and wireless communication protocols as Zigbee, zWave, Bluetooth will be a real advantage
  • Experience with specifying technical requirements
  • Excellent written and verbal communication skills in English and Danish. Skills in German is an advantage

On personal level, you have a strong personal drive that enforces you to fight for a successful product portfolio. Your passion for product management and data-driven decisions will ensure the right products to satisfy the needs of the targeted markets. You are an excellent problem-solver with great presentation and communication skills. You have a structured way of working, the ability to work independently, but at the same time strong collaboration skills.

Company

We make buildings work better for you!

Niko is a family owned company based in Sint-Niklaas, Belgium. Niko designs and produces switching material, lighting control and home automation. Our solutions minimize energy consumption and improve user comfort. Niko Group employs more than 600 people in 10 countries. Niko Nordic in Sønderborg, Denmark, is competence centre for detectors and handles sales and distribution of Nikos product range in Denmark, Sweden and Norway.

A good place to work

At Niko you get the opportunity to unfold and stimulate your skills in a highly technological and innovative environment. We aim at having a good and inspiring work environment where you can both use and develop your knowledge and talents. We do believe that dedicated employees are the fundament for the continued growth and development of Niko.

Location

Denmark - S√łnderborg - short business trips in Europe (5-7 days per month)
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