Job Description

Group Product Development Manager

Procurement Corporate, Italy


Description

The Group Product Development Manager will be responsible for the product life cycle of core and no core products (included Amplifon retail branded products). Will be responsible as well of monitoring and communicating internally the manufacturers’ roadmap and coordinating the product launches together with Value Proposition Team.

Main activities and responsibilities:

 

  • Constantly in contact with manufacturers to get the information on new technologies/HA features
  • Constantly share the relevant information across the Procurement team in order to drive the discussion and negotiation with manufacturers
  • Starting from manufacturers’ roadmap, define together with Corporate Marketing & Sales the product launches @region/country
  • Provide PMs at country level with the relevant information for the preparation of the local launch
  • Lead the MDM management related to the HA SKUs defining the global guidelines and monitoring the local activities
  • Contribute together with Corporate Marketing to the development of a business case model as evaluation tool for the introduction of a new technology/feature
  • Implement into Amplifon Retail Brand the manufacturers’ launch of new products according to the portfolio definition
  • Define and coordinate a benchmarking activity on industry HAs leveraging on internal capabilities

 

 

Education and experience:

  • University degree required (B&A, marketing, management engineering, electronical engineering)
  • Significant experience in Product management (5-8 years);
  • Experience in big product launches and in multi-manufacturers approach
  • Experience in international, multicultural and multifunctional environments
  • Experience at country and corporate level

 

 

Skills:

  • Product management
  • Project and Program Management
  • Product launches
  • Change management
  • English (very fluent); second language is a preference, but not a must
  • Proactive, energetic and willing to enlarge own competence through constant learning
  • Proven technical skills combined with a strong vision and passion for business
  • Strong presentation and meetings management skills
  • Able to cope with diverse environment (different cultures; level of capabilities etc)
  • Leadership blended with focus on results, influencing and agility
  • Mobile and open to travel
  • Must have proved communication and team building skills