(ON HOLD) Product Manager Exterior Applications | Northern Europe

Job Description

For the Business Area Northern Europe (BeNeLux, UK & IE, and the Nordics), we are seeking a Product Manager Exterior Applications (Sensors and Controls, Awnings, Commercial Closures and Roller Shutters). This role involves overseeing product development, marketing strategies and comprehensive support initiatives. Responsibilities include analyzing and adapting to market dynamics, acting as a crucial liaison between R&D and market demands, and ensuring precise product positioning in line with current market conditions. Furthermore, take the lead in crafting and implementing strategic business plans, delivering precise forecasts, and spearheading efforts to uphold product quality and ensure successful launches. Serving as a pivotal liaison, provide invaluable support to both the market and the organization, oversee crucial product-related affairs, and meticulously monitor performance through comprehensive reporting.


Product Development (support):

  • Analyse & react to changes in the (local) market;
  • Act as spokesperson to R&D functions on product requirements and specifications based on (local) market situations;

Product Marketing:

  • Feedback & anticipate customer acceptance, needs & preferences;
  • Define the optimal product positioning by taking into account the market conditions (competitors, price levels, product mix, route to market, and product placement) and the internal relative product positioning;
  • Create, advocate and support execution of realistic business plans and propositions;
  • Issue price recommendations;
  • Provide accurate forecast information for timely product availability;
  • Keep track of competitive activity and translate in to actions;
  • Ensure compliance with the Somfy quality product standards and drive a successful product launch;

Product Support:

  • Support the market & organization with product knowledge & information;
  • Keep the organization informed of all product related developments and be the main point of contact for all product related issues and actions to be taken (2nd line complaint handling);
  • Acts as the main contact to HQ in case of structural quality issues. Has responsibility in taking the decision on how to deal with the Quality issue.
  • Ensure highest quality collection and distribution of product information;
  • Be the product champion within the organization, including training the trainers, conducting field visits & provide assistance where needed and is involved in fairs & events;

Product Reporting:

  • Monitor performance against business plan, react to deviations, identify and suggest corrective actions where needed;
  • Enable product performance transparency down to the product level;
  • Keep track and communicate product sales-in and sales-out performance;
  • Support Channel Marketing Managers with Marketing Tracking Process input (1 x per year).


  • > Bachelor in Marketing;
  • A sense of technical understanding and affinity with technology is a strong requirement;
  • Proven expertise in Product Management within both B2B and B2C settings, coupled with a strong inclination or experience in marketing A-brand products in a dynamic multibrand, matrix organizational structure;
  • Fluent in Dutch and English. French is considered as an advantage;
  • Digital savvy; knowledge of DTP-, MS Office, CRM-systems and social media platforms;
  • Knowledge of Salesforce Marketing Cloud is a significant advantage (CRM);
  • > 10 years of experience in a Product Manager role (senior level);
  • Demonstrates a high level of ambition, coupled with a genuine desire to lead and inspire;
  • Proven ownership from R&D to End-Of-Life. Strong track record in driving promotions and cross-selling efforts;
  • Strong in managing deadlines from a hands-on mentality;
  • Ability to build strong relationships with key stakeholders – influence with a commercial drive and 'can-do' mentality;
  • Proactive and assertive with a strong, structured and analytical approach to tasks;
  • Demonstrates influential and persuasive abilities, coupled with a confident and authentic communication style;
  • Possesses an entrepreneurial mindset, complemented by a keen commercial sense and the capacity to work autonomously.

About Somfy

As the preferred partner for window and door automation, Somfy is committed to inspiring new and better ways of living for all. Better ways of producing, consuming, and housing that we must imagine together around the world in order to inhabit our planet in a more virtuous and permanent way. Acting for better ways of living means fostering the alliance of a sustainable economic model with environmental protection and self-fulfillment for everyone.

As a French, family-owned, and independent group, in continuous growth since our creation, we have been world leaders for 50 years and pioneers in home automation. innovation continuously guides our work and guarantees the excellence of our solutions. We are present in 59 countries, with eight production sites and 18 R&D centers. We are pursuing an ambitious industrial strategy based on “Smart Living” and the value we bring to our customers.

We are committed to reducing our environmental footprint every day. Today, more than 60% of our products are eco-designed, and all will be by 2030. At the same time, we have implemented a responsible purchasing policy that prioritizes local suppliers. We are deeply committed to the well-being of our 6,880 employees, we promote their sustainable employability by promoting internal mobility and developing their skills. We foster diversity and inclusion by building on our strong corporate culture.


What do we offer?

  • Competitive compensation plus year-end bonus based on performance;
  • Working in an international team of professionals;
  • A dynamic and innovative culture;
  • An autonomous role in which you get ownership and will fulfill your responsibilities from a commercial driven mentality;
  • Somfy is an Equal Opportunity Employer that values and respects the importance of a diverse and inclusive workforce.

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Jasper Touw | jasper@voltys.nl | +316 5120 5817
Niels Uljee | niels@voltys.nl | +316 2311 9090

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