Senior Product Manager Milking & Cooling
  • International colleagues
  • Responsible job
  • Largest robot producer
  • Maassluis
  • 40 hours
  • HBO opleiding
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What is your role?

Are you an experienced Product Manager, are you known in the agricultural sector and do you have good people skills? Are you the person who can help our Product Management team take the next step? Then read on!

What are you going to do?

The Product Management department is responsible for tailoring the product portfolio to the needs of the market. In this it fulfills a key role between sales, the distribution channel, the support departments, production and the development department. As a Senior Product Manager M&C you are together with Product Development (PD) responsible for product life cycle management and together with Sales you are responsible for the development of (new) markets and you provide input for the Sales & Operations Planning. Product Management ensures good cooperation between the various disciplines within Lely, including the sales network, professional preparation for a new product introduction and proper coordination between market supply and demand.

Beside that:

  • Are you responsible for the Milking & Cooling portfolio;
  • Are you jointly responsible for the medium to long term strategy / roadmap;
  • Make sure that your stakeholders support the vision and strategy (FMS, TSS, PD, DCD, Sales);
  • Are you a sparring partner for innovations related to product development;
  • You are jointly responsible for the cost price strategy and you work closely with Sales on various topics;
  • Are you responsible for the development and coaching of your team;
  • Are you responsible for the organization of activities and tasks within your team and you ensure good cooperation and consultation structure;
  • Are you part of the NPI (New Product Introduction) process, you help determine the planning and phasing of this and ensure that this is supported by various departments;
  • You are responsible for managing, together with the account manager, the external suppliers who supplement the product proposition within your portfolio.

What is your experience?

  • You have at least 5 years of experience in a similar role, preferably in an innovative organization;
  • You have knowledge of the agricultural sector, preferably of dairy farming;
  • You have experience in (further) developing the vision and strategy associated with the product portfolio;
  • You have experience in managing and coaching a small team;
  • You are strong in stakeholder management, both within and outside Lely.

What do we offer you?

A great position at an international family business, where you will make an important contribution to the vision and strategy of Product Management in your product portfolio. You have a lot of contact with the various departments at the head office in Maassluis and with the worldwide Lely organizations. There is still a lot to develop, so a lot of challenge. Furthermore:

  • Working in an international environment at one of the most innovative organizations in the Netherlands;
  • Working at the hypermodern Lely Campus in Maassluis;
  • Excellent employment conditions, including 27 vacation days & 13 scheduled days off;
  • Salary up to a maximum of € 6796 gross per month, where we would like to see that there is still room for growth;
  • An open working environment with, among other things, flexible working hours and possibilities to work remotely;
  • Freedom in organizing your own work;
  • Good environment for personal development & growth;
  • Our Lely Academy with a range of different courses;
  • #FitatLely program with (online) sports lessons, master classes on working from home and other activities in the field of Body, Mind or Food.

... and our own barista on the Lely Campus who makes the best cappuccinos from fresh milk, direct from the farmer.

In order to be able to answer the food challenge for 2050, it is very important to continue to deal responsibly with people, animals and the environment. For us it means that we want to be a reliable long-term partner for our customers. And we also want to pass the world on to the next generation by developing our products sustainably. You can contribute to the realization of this dream.

In addition, Family Business of the Year 2019, Great Place to Work certified and much more...

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Milou van Ruijven

Call or WhatsApp +31 (0) 683 027 414.

About Lely

At Lely, we believe in achieving a sustainable, profitable and agreeable future for dairy farmers by combining robotisation, engineering and farming expertise.

It all started with a dream cherished by two brothers in Maassluis 70 years ago, and ever since, we have worked to become innovative market leaders in automated systems for dairy farmers across the globe. With a team of 1,600 professional specialists, we work constantly to bring about revolutionary solutions for the agro industry. We are based at our Maassluis Campus, a building which features the highest sustainability performance possible, not just in the Netherlands, but on a global scale. Our overall objective: making dairy farming interesting, also for the coming generations.

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