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MARKET & PRODUCT DEVELOPMENT MANAGER

Bedrijfsdetails

Beaulieu International Group is a well-respected industrial group with headquarters in Belgium. It holds an important market position both in the production of raw materials and intermediate goods, and the supply of perfectly finished floorcoverings.

Beaulieu International Group is composed of three business units. ‘Flooring Solutions’, is a worldwide leader in wall-to-wall floorcoverings (carpet, needle felt, artificial grass, cushion vinyl, vinyl planks, laminate, parquet, wall panels and mats). A second business Unit, 'Polymers', produces polypropylene granules for numerous applications. The third business unit ‘Engineered Products’, houses the activities related to ‘Fibres’, ‘Yarns’, ‘Technical Textiles’ and ‘Technical Sheets’.

Another division of Beaulieu International Group is specialized in the development and production of quality upholstery fabrics for the sofa industry.

Beaulieu International Group has more than 5,000 employees in 27 plants, 16 representative offices and distribution centres spread across 16 countries. In 2017, the turnover was close to €2 billion.

The Beaulieu International Group's entrepreneurial spirit and innovative ambitions make it the model of diversity and evolution within the sector. They allow it to create added value sustainably for customers, employees, suppliers, shareholders and for the society in which it operates.

A leading supplier of high-quality yarns, Beaulieu was the first manufacturer in the world to make synthetic yarns (almost 40 years ago). Ever since then, the company has continued to co-develop new products with customers.
Veterans maybe, but experts for sure, Beaulieu is very much in touch with today’s market trends and challenges. As a result, it continues to push the boundaries, set new standards and explore new markets.

Functie

The Market & Product Development Manager Yarns is coordinating and leading Business and products development, based upon knowledge of the market in general and the specific input from customers, prospects and OEM. All actions are focused on sustainable increase of future turnover and EBITDA.

  • Main responsibilities

  • Perform research and analysis into our strategic Markets segments to understand market specification, trends, and detect potential commercial opportunities
  • Specify market requirements by conducting market research supported by regular visits to OEM, customers, prospect, industry players, architects…
  • Develop network at Tiers1, OEM for Automotive market and major architects for Contracts segment
  • Analyze potential opportunities for new products and/or evolutions in existing product portfolio.
  • Take the lead for diversifying existing product portfolio in order to guarantee broader application possibilities (segment and region).
  • Develop contact with decision makers in the strategic market segments, with external industry experts in order to anticipate changes, new developments and trends in the sector
  • Assists Sales director in formulating the division Sales strategy.
  • Defines target segments for development of existing product portfolio and innovation.
  • Participate to the key accounts strategy
  • Assists sales through technical and development advice towards customers and prospects.
  • Actively participate to the go-to-market strategy and to help Sales team understand the product positioning, the key benefits and the target customers.
  • Helps achieving a Vitality Index of + 30% (high innovative content).

  • Ensures proper reporting through:

  • Product market matrix - P/L analysis on full product portfolio
  • Product management sheets & Roadmap

Profiel

  • At least Master’s degree or equivalent through experience.
  • At least 10 years of experience in the industry (B2B)
  • Technical, engineering or business background.
  • Experience at Yarns industry is a plus

Aanbod

We offer you a challenging job in an innovative and international environment. Moreover, you will receive a competitive salary, multiple fringe benefits, ample training opportunities and all means to allow you to work efficiently.

Taal

  • Fluent in English
  • Excellent knowledge of French and /or Dutch

  • Locatie: COMINES-WARNETON

Beaulieu International Group

Holstraat 59
8790 Waregem
België

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Voor meer informatie:
Bel KRISTIN GANSBEKE
op het nummer: 00 32 478 76.00.65
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