b-t-b consumer products • +5 years product/data/marketing & e-commerce • Bachelor Business Management, etc • Schiphol • Fulltime
As a Launch Manager, you play a crucial and central role in our product launch processes. You are the one who ensures that all processes and functions leading up to new products or collection launches run smoothly. Working closely with the Product Management and Marketing Team, you develop and execute winning go-to-market plans
As a Launch Manager, you play a crucial and central role in our product launch processes. You are the one who ensures that all processes and functions leading up to new products or collection launches run smoothly. Working closely with the Product Management and Marketing Team, you develop and execute winning go-to-market plans. And you continuously keep an overview by entering and tracking the deliverables, milestones, risks and dependencies of the cross-functional launch team into our company systems. Experience with Agile product development, and a quick mastery of all our systems and solutions are therefore highly desirable. With you as Launch Manager, we can count on developing, capturing and sharing the best practices to facilitate high-quality product releases.
Advocating for all stakeholders throughout the release cycle is what you will do. You will provide them with all the support and information they need to succeed in their work. From product inception to market readiness you work closely with many different stakeholders. This includes your colleagues from Product Marketing, Product Management, Marketing Communications, Product Support & Service, Pricing, IT, our Decoration Team in Poland and of course external partners. Because of this cross-functional orientation, you must be able to operate effectively as a so-called matrix manager and build consensus with leadership. Moreover, thanks to your strong technical knowledge, you are also perfectly capable of explaining things to technical people.
In addition to your role as Launch Manager you are managing a small team of category assistants, supporting the category managers with a wide range of administrative and hand-on tasks like arranging samples for photography and sales events.
All in all, your strong communication, presentation and writing skills will be extremely valuable for this position. The same goes up for your independent and self-starting mindset, data and project management skills, and organisation capabilities. You like to investigate contingencies, and when you spot any bottlenecks, you know how to resolve them in no time. And since you don't stress easily, you're perfectly capable of handling multiple tasks simultaneously and juggling multiple priorities.
Our Product Management department is very international with 7 nationalities from all corners of the world, this means that all communication in our department is in English.
The Launch Manager will be part of the Product Management & Sustainability Team at our head office near Schiphol and will report to the Vice President of Product Management & Sustainability. Thanks to our flat organisational structure, the lines of communication are very short, and you reach the desks of your numerous internal stakeholders within seconds. Since we are traditionally a trading organisation with high growth ambitions, you will be able to flourish in an international, dynamic and sales-oriented environment with an open and informal company culture. And when you show initiative, we will reveal a whole new world to you.
We are the European market leader in developing, selling and delivering promotional products. Think of giveaways such as pens, (company) clothing or sports bottles with, for example, the logo of your employer or customer on them. As part of the global market leader, our complete portfolio now amounts to about 12,000 articles. These products are stored in our 45.000m² warehouse or our printing facility and are decorated with our high-tech equipment to suit one’s needs. We operate B2B2B, so finished products find their way to end customers via one of our 10,000 resellers in over 100 countries.