Director of Product Management, Handicare
We are looking for a Director of Product Management. This is a strategic business function concentrated on providing the best solutions to meet the needs of the market. While this position is a leadership position, there is an expectation of execution and continuous delivery of innovation and improvements.
Handicare's Director of Product Management is overall responsible for the product strategy; identifying the needs for new products and services, work with a team of product managers to create and launch them, oversee those already in the market, and manage those products and services successfully throughout the various stages of its lifecycle. This includes discontinuing solutions that no longer generate sufficient profit.
The role spans activities from strategic to tactical and operational, and provides cross-functional leadership -- bridging gaps within the company between different functions. The Director of Product Management will also lead and be responsible for the Product Management Steering Group.
You will report to VP Strategy and IT. This is a new position within the company and you will be responsible for developing the team and organizing the function and processes.
Requirements / Qualifications
To succeed you have experience in managing teams, preferably from organizations situated in different locations. Handicare is a company with high pace and dedication and therefore you thrive in working in a changing environment. Handicare is looking for a driven person with high ambitions and analytical ability. You are a prestiegeless and an analytical do:er with strategic height and a good business sense. Furthermore, you are solution-oriented and have a very high working capacity. You have a strong drive, easy to communicate and an ability to quickly get into new tasks.
- Relevant degree in economics / market or similar
- Minimum 6 years' experience in product management
- Strategic, tactical and operational experience
- Experience of leading teams
- Analysis of market trends
- Strong knowledge of product life cycle management
- Experience of working internationally or have worked in an international company
- Experience of B2B
- P&L responsibility
- Experience within product development and/or innovation
Applications and information
In this recruitment, Handicare works with Harvey Nash. To apply, please send your CV and personal letter, quoting reference number 5339, to email@example.com. For questions please contact Mirja Holmberg, firstname.lastname@example.org or Sonnica Frändberg, email@example.com
Handicare was founded in 1986 and supplies technical aids for the elderly and physically disabled. Its products include stairlifts, transfer and lifting products, automobile adaptation solutions and homecare products. Handicare's brand products are distributed through a comprehensive network of professional dealers and distributors in 30 countries around the world. Through its subsidiary Puls, the group is also a market leader in the sale of capital goods and consumables to hospitals and institutions in Norway.
Handicare has 1192 employees and its headquarters in Kista, Sweden, and has subsidiaries in Norway, Denmark, Germany, the Netherlands, England, Belgium, France, UK and the US.