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Product Manager (m/w/d)

Department:  Retail Marketing
Location: 

Germany

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The Lavazza coffee experience is not just the Italian version of regular coffee. Instead, Lavazza, the master of Italian espresso, celebrates every aspect of coffee preparation and enjoyment. Wherever and however you enjoy your coffee, you will always find the coffee created for your personal coffee moment with Lavazza.

 

Are you interested in working for the world market leader in espresso, want to help shape the future, and can't say no to a good coffee? If so, we are looking for a

 

 

Product Manager (m/w/d)

 

 

This is a permanent, full-time position in Frankfurt am Main to be filled as soon as possible.

 

 

Your main responsibilities

 

  • Responsible for Lavazza's portfolio strategy and products, including P&L management, in Germany & Austria
  • Support in the definition and implementation of online and offline media plans
  • Responsible for all BTL activations Germany for own portfolio
  • Generation of consumer / market insights, including:
    • Knowledge of market development and competition based on market data (Nielsen, GFK)
    • Identification of white spots / business opportunities
    • Determine knowledge gaps and and make recommendations for market research
  • (New) product launches:
    • Implementation strategy
    • Consumer activation BTL
    • Adaptation / development of communication campaigns
  • Collaborate and communicate regularly with HQ to influence and ensure alignment
  • Coordinate with partner agencies
  • Create and deliver presentations to leadership team
  • Manage SAP invoicing and reporting, responsible for portfolio budgets

 

 

Deliverables

 

  • Develop a winning midterm portfolio strategy and develop strong BTL activation plans in order to reach new consumers
  • Strong advocate for 'Insights into Action' mindset across entire organization
  • Strong team engagement and cross department collaboration

 

 

Professional experience

 

  • Approximately 2-3 years of professional experience in FMCG with a focus on marketing / brand marketing, providing the complete marketing toolkit for a company that not only follows a global strategy, but also creates one locally
  • Good trade marketing skills and knowledge of the FMCG trade in the off- and on-trade is desirable
  • Expertise in the German FMCG market, ideally with an existing network, is a must
  • Knowledge in brand introduction and product development
  • Strong analytical capabilities, creativity and ability to continuously improve processes
  • Experience working effectively in a diverse matrix organization
  • University degree in business administration or a related field, fluent in German and English

 

 

Personality and cultural fit

 

  • An open mind with a passion to create change
  • Self-starter, self-reliant and open-minded with high energy and a commitment to results
  • A solution-oriented and "out-of-the-box" thinker with the ability to challenge traditional approaches and techniques, striving to implement new approaches
  • Able to effectively build relationships across all levels and departments
  • Teamwork, motivation and enthusiasm
  • Brand affinity and receptiveness to new perspectives
  • Readiness to travel
  • A true brand ambassador for the Lavazza brand

 

 

Benefits

 

  • Attractive benefits package (e.g. Job Ticket, Sodexo cheques, Barista training, Corporate Benefits, provision of drinks and fruit)
  • A dynamic working environment with numerous opportunities for creative work and development in a fast-growing company
  • Varying tasks with plenty of room for ideas
  • A dedicated team

 

Interested? Then please click on the button below to directly apply with your complete application packet (cover letter, CV, certificates), noting your earliest possible start date and salary expectations.