Product Manager for the Residential sensor market

Role

The Product Manager for the Residential sensor market is responsible for the following:

Upstream marketing (insights)

  • Identify the needs of the targeted customers/segments in close cooperation with the sales organizations in Niko’s three sales regions: Central, Nordic and West.
  • Develop customer centric business cases prioritizing the right products and services providing the most rewarding customer experience.

Product sourcing

  • Specify product requirements for our sourcing partners, both internal as international.
  • Develop strategic business partnerships, ensuring Niko is first in the mind with selected OEM/ODM suppliers.

Downstream marketing (innovation)

  • Streamline and develop Niko’s “Essential” portfolio in the Residential market of indoor and outdoor sensors to gain further growth in the targeted markets.
  • Develop launch strategy of products and work closely together with Sales and Channel Marketing departments on the implementation.
  • Monitor competition and market trends to be at the forefront of the market development.
  • Manage the life cycle of the products in the portfolio – ensure a smooth phase in and phase out of products.

Incentives and objectives of the Product Manager are based on:

  • Sales growth and gross margin of the Residential sensor market.
  • Success rate of new product introductions
  • Collaboration results with strategic business partners.

Profile

As the product manager for the residential market you have a combined technical and commercial background – on the technical side ideally electrical/electronic.

In this role, you cooperate in close dialogue with external customers/partners as well as internal colleagues across departments.

At the same time, you must be able to work independently as many colleagues are located in other countries – a lot of the teamwork will be remotely. In this role, 50% of your time will be traveling to customer, supplier and internal meetings.

You have a strong personal drive to make your portfolio successful and you are passionate about bringing the right products to the market to satisfy the needs of the targeted customers. The mind-set is customer-focused (outside in).


Education and experience

Ideally, the new product manager comes from the sensor and/or lighting business, or related businesses.

We are looking for a master with at least 5 years’ experience in a similar/related role with a proven record of accomplishment: you have successfully performed product management including product launches.

Knowledge about lighting control platforms as DMX-DALI-KNX, and wireless communication protocols as Zigbee, zWave, Bluetooth is a big advantage.

Ideally, you have a combination of a technical and commercial background or a technical education with commercial work experience

Languages: Fluent in verbal and written English. Skills in German, Danish, Dutch, and French are appreciated.

Company

Niko is market leader in Belgium and produces solutions for switching material, access control, light control and home automation from its head office in Sint-Niklaas. Niko is fully committed to well-considered design, high-quality products and an environmentally friendly production process, and is investing heavily in research and development. Within his design philosophy, Niko constantly strives to bring innovative, aesthetically attractive and user-friendly products to the market. Niko is a company in full growth, has more than 630 employees and an annual turnover of more than 170 million euros. Niko currently has branches throughout Europe: Belgium, France, the Netherlands, Switzerland, Slovakia and Denmark.

Locatie

Home office and any best fit Niko location
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