31 Aug
Job category
Product Management

Global Product Manager for Appliance Materials

Are you an entrepreneurial, business minded professional with passion for driving success? If you are thrilled by the challenge of managing the entire product life cycle of your own portfolio of products, in a truly global setup, you might be the one we're looking for.

Together with us, you have a great opportunity of directing the next phase of this portfolio into segments in line with global megatrends such as electrification and sustainability.

This position have a flexible placement within Europe, preferably Sweden, Germany, UK, Switzerland, Spain, Italy or France.

Kanthal is part of Alleima, and a world-leading brand for products and services in the areas of industrial heating technology and resistance material. We develop innovative solutions in creative partnerships with our customers, and with a strong commitment to reduce the environmental impact. With skilled people and pioneering technology, we support some of the world's most exciting and biggest projects.
Your mission
In this position, you will be an integral part of the Kanthal Heating Materials organization and will support the business unit teams on research, new product development, business development, product life cycle management, product launches, and sales opportunities. It is an exciting and strategically essential opportunity to direct and develop the portfolio into new growing segments on a global level. This will require an entrepreneurial mindset, business acumen, strategic approach and a drive to follow through.

Close cross-functional collaboration within the overall Heating Materials group and Research and Development is required. You will be responsible for the development of the global product plans, marketing strategy, price strategy, market positioning, and other related activities. You will be one of three Global Product Managers in the BU and work closely together with team members in the global sales organization
This position will report directly to the Global Sales Director, Business Unit Heating Materials. International travel is required, around 25%
Your profile
We are looking for someone with a master's or bachelor's degree in Product Management/Marketing or Engineering combined 4-7 years of relevant experience in a technical commercial product management role, sales management or strategy function.

You should have a strong technical background as well as good insight in commercial processes and industrial manufacturing. Experience in Industrial heat processing or electrical engineering is advantageous. Customer and business-related network are advantageous. This role requires strong communication skills in English, both written and verbal.

Your personality truly makes the difference! You are focused, innovative and have a self-motivated mindset with the drive to perform and achieve results. Your working style is based on creating trust through communication and strong interpersonal skills with the ability to influence & interact effectively with all levels of organization. You have excellent Project Management and Analytical skills with a strong attention to details. You should have the ability to work through cross-functional teams without formal reporting line.

At Kanthal, we believe that diversity of experience, perspective, and background leads to a better environment for our employees, our business, and our customers. We are looking forward to meeting you!
Send your application no later than 30th of August 2024. If you wish to attach a cover letter to your application, please make sure to attach the file when uploading your resume.
Contact information
For further information about this position, please contact:
Marcus Andersson, Hiring Manager: +46 70 566 33 06