Head of Product Management & Innovation

Raamsdonksveer, North Brabant, Netherlands · Assa Abloy · L648


Assa Abloy is the global leader in door opening solutions. It has a worldwide turnover of approx €7.3bn with the EMEA Division having sales of approx €1.8bn. The Benelux Market Region has sales of €87m and approximately 250 employees.

The Benelux Market Region is looking for a Head of Product Management & Innovation who will be fully responsible for all the Product Management, Research & Development and Service activities in the region.
Assa Abloy operates in a fast moving market and is a product driven company. By pushing innovative products in the market which truly fit the needs of customers, Assa Abloy consolidates his position as leading A-brand in the market. Assa Abloy works with several labels like Yale, LIPS, Nemef.
Assa Abloy holds several patented products and is leading in the transition from mechanical to electrical/mechanical door locks. These next generation door locks are increasingly being connected to other (digital) systems.
Please read more about the innovative solutions on the website of Assa Abloy.

The mission
The Mission of the Head of Product Management & Innovation is to push new products into the market, focusing on High Impact Products and strategically important product categories. As Head of Product Management & Innovation, the candidate will support and stimulate Product Managers and R&D to deliver new products into the market which truly fit customer needs. The Head of Product Management & Innovation will work closely together with the Commercial Director and Marketing department to develop effective marketing campaigns.

Given the context of the role, it is crucial that the candidate understands technology, feels operationally competent and truly is commercially driven. The candidate will define and own the strategy in a demanding environment.

The Head of Product Management & Innovation will lead eight Product Managers who are responsible for the entire product category. They are involved from the beginning of the process till the end product, including packing, pricing and market entry. In addition, the candidate will lead a team of three Data-Experts who track all traded goods, five Service Experts and three R&D Specialists.

The Head of Product Management & Innovation is based in Raamsdonksveer and some of the employees of the team work in Belgium (Wemmel, close to Brussel and Nieuwpoort), so it is required to visit those colleagues on a regular basis.

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