The DOVISTA Group is a group of leading companies and brands on the European market for vertical windows and doors. The group consists of a number of independent brands, and its more than 7,000 employees manufacture and market windows and doors in Denmark, Norway, Sweden, the UK, Germany, Ireland, Poland and Lithuania. DOVISTA is on an exciting growth journey, and has recently bought two other major European manufacturers, and is now the leading European façade windows and doors supplier in Europe.
The DOVISTA Group is owned by the Danish company DOVISTA A/S. DOVISTA A/S is owned 100% by the Danish company VKR Holding A/S – one of Denmark’s most highly regarded companies with a staff of about 16.000 employees and activities in more than 40 countries. This position is located at our office in Herning or Horsens.
Commercial Product Manager
Do you have a keen interest in identifying market demands and needs, and can you together with the commercial part of the organisation, transform market needs into strong commercial business cases? And do you thrive working in a fast moving and commercial matrix environment, where you know what the DOVISTA customers are looking for across borders and brands – then this role could be your next career move.
We are looking for an experienced and dedicated commercial product manager, who can identify potential new product opportunities, be a valuable part of the product development streams and make effective go-to market plans. This is the rare opportunity to join a team who are under constant development, and strives to work closely and effectively with stakeholders ensuring the strategic goals and objectives of product management.
You will be global commercial product manager for all of the product categories, brands and markets and the voice of the costumers and markets into the product development projects. You will secure that market demands are reflected into the prioritized project pipeline, and make strong and convincing business cases aligned with the different markets. The team is newly established and you will play an integral role in establishing best practice and work routines to raise the bar for commercial product management. You will work closely with local sales/marketing, product category leads and the project managers in the product development projects.
Further tasks will be:
- Create in-depth market insight across brands and segments (DK, UK, S, N and IRE) understanding the value proposition
- You will communicate and engage with all the markets to ensure the necessary support to carry out the agreed and prioritized project portfolio, and anchor the commitment in concordance with relevant expectations and opportunities
- Make competitor analysis, costumer segmentation and commercial driven idea management
- Initiate, coordinate and evaluate product launches and phase out initiatives
You will succeed in this role when you have established clear processes and guidelines for the cooperation between the markets and product management – securing a transparent and trustworthy relationship.
Who are you?
You bring to the position a relevant bachelor or master’s degree in Economics or Engineering, and you combine your theoretical background with at least 5-10 years of relevant work experience in larger organizations. Besides being a highly skilled commercial product manager, your skill-set also includes working with go-to market plans, roadmaps, segmentation and life cycle management. You have experience with creating in-depth market insights making a strong base for new product ideas. You will typically have experience from a similar position as product manager or innovation manager working in a technical environment. It will be an advantage if you have experience from the construction industry. You have excellent communication skills and a high proficiency in PowerPoint and other relevant market management tools. The role also requires you to be fully proficient in English.
On a more personal level, you organize and manage your tasks with considerable initiative and structure. Competencies such as strong communication and collaboration skills are ‘a must’. You enjoy working with lots of different types of people and you always look at projects from a commercial perspective. It is important that you can navigate within a matrix organisation with many stakeholders, and that you can drive results in this type of environment.
Your strong points are your drive, that you are business-oriented, have an analytical approach and an ability to deliver quality solutions on time. You can translate product technical information to non-subject matter experts in a clear and understandable way. You have a desire to move things forward, getting your energy from achieving goals and being a self-starter with a ‘can do’ attitude.
In this role you will meet highly dedicated colleagues and become part of a dynamic team in which effort and quality matter, and where you can help to set the agenda with your strong results and your positive and pro-active approach. Daily life is fast paced and at times quite pressurized, however communication is relaxed and informal with a focus on learning, improvement and support