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3 - 5 Years
Product Category Manager
Join us on our mission to help empower parents and children to discover the world together! Bugaboo is a premium Dutch parental company that reinvented the stroller 20 years ago. We continue to bring a pioneering mindset and an obsession with quality to everything we do and we’re looking for entrepreneurial and passionate people to join us. With design and innovation led in-house, production in our own factory in Xiamen and a global footprint of offices we are proud of our creativity, diversity and cultural inclusion.
Full-time · Amsterdam, the Netherlands
The Product Category Manager is a strong conceptual and strategic co-creator within the Innovation team by driving innovation to market from exploration to industrialization. You represent the voice of consumers and define business potential throughout the new concept/product development (NCD) phase resulting in winning propositions and profitable business models. The team delivers a product roadmap consisting of profitable innovations based on true consumer insights. You are able to combine conceptual, strategic, consumer and commercial thinking in the innovation process, building on Bugaboo’s core and ensuring Bugaboo will continue to be the undisputed innovation leader.
We are looking for a mid level Product Category Manager who could grow in a senior role.
Be the competence center of the consumer and market. Actively influence new concept/product development by gaining, analyzing and sharing valuable consumer and market insights (‘inside out + outside in’) from the assigned market. Embed product feedback from the market in future product offerings;
Commercial responsibility (financial/business) in new concept/product development process: set up and validate the profitability of the business cases in the innovation roadmap;
Drive and guard continuous rhythm and balanced new concept product development roadmap for relevant product(s). In close cooperation with the design team, the Chief Creative Officer and the Segment Program Managers define and guard the global product development roadmap and strategy of relevant product(s) based on the Bugaboo design vision, market situation and business needs, and develop and guard the product(s) and product line strategies integrating lifecycle management;
Deliver winning propositions: develop and own the product propositions, build on the design concepts and translated consumer/market insights, and build the market positioning including pricing accordingly;
In close cooperation with the Segment Program Managers, develop the long-term business plan for the relevant product(s), guard, chase and contribute to continuous improvement of product performance (profitability, customer complaints, quality) and contribute to ensure a proper knowledge handover between current and new business.