We have an excellent career opportunity for an experienced Product Manager to dedicate efforts on our Fittings product portfolio by analyzing the needs of healthcare (hospitals and care homes) washroom customers and translating this into innovative products and services. The ideal candidate is a self-motivated, tech-savvy product manager with excellent communication skills and preferably with good hygiene industry knowledge. Reporting to the Product Director for Non-Residential Fittings, you will DEVELOP AND EXECUTE THE DEDICATED PUBLIC WASHROOM FITTINGS CATEGORY STRATEGY SECURING HEALTHY GROWTH BY Gathering insights from customer discussions and developing these through our innovation process into successful concepts Leading NPI projects from category perspective through the stage gate process to launch Understanding the public washroom fittings market needs, collaborating with marketing and local markets Managing your product portfolio from a sales, profit and lifecycle/complexity point of view in close collaboration with the fittings cross functional teams Further developing the vision to attract the right talent and customers LAUNCH WITH IMPACT Work with local subsidiaries to facilitate and accelerate new product launches Support developing exciting and innovative marketing plans to help set their category apart from the rest Work with external partners, agencies and suppliers Work with local subsidiaries to facilitate and accelerate new product launches Write detailed briefings to align with design, R&D and marketing agencies (e.g. for launch/communication concepts) MANAGE PERFORMANCE & PROFITABILITY Benchmark your products against competitors, manage costs and come up with innovative ways to improve product value. Analyze and interpret data points on sell-in and sell-through to optimize effectiveness of the Category of products you manage. SUPPORT THE PRODUCT PLAN Develop the Healthcare Fittings Washroom product & services offering – as part of the cross functional team Help to gradually expand Healthcare knowledge by understanding local requirements and certifications Define use cases, steer and follow-up the implementation Develop strong insights based on data leading to new business, new features and benefits Develop the product and the solution further, bringing it into new verticals The role can be based either in Germany (Wittlich or Bonn) or in Zaventem, Belgium. Your profile Relevant degree in technical studies, business administration or similar Strong interest in technology & innovation 3+ years' experience in a similar role with above responsibilities gained in innovative FMCG / product businesses Understanding of hygiene industry & landscape is a strong asset Entrepreneurial and hands-on mentality, resilient and capable to adapt to changing situations Excellent verbal and written communication skills in English – any other language proficiency is a plus Strong analytical skills Ability to motivate and work with others in a highly collaborative environment Enthusiasm and energy (the “fun” factor) We offer Hybrid work schedule combining office & remote work A professional and stimulating international working environment An extensive network of (inter)national contacts Various opportunities to broaden your expertise and develop your career A competitive compensation package based on expertise and experience Due to volume of applications, only shortlisted candidates will be contacted. All inquiries and applications will be treated with the utmost discretion. We look forward to hearing from you! NOTE TO RECRUITMENT AGENCIES: We do NOT accept unsolicited headhunter or agency resumes/CVS. Headhunters and recruitment agencies may NOT submit resumes/CVs through LinkedIn (or any other online platform) or directly to HR, managers and staff members. Ideal Standard is not responsible for any fees related to unsolicited CVs or applications and explicitly reserve its right to contact candidates presented in such unsolicited CV or application. Ideal Standard is a leading manufacturer of bathroom products in Europe and MENA, providing a broad range of branded products for residential and non-residential end-markets in more than 20 countries. We manufacture products for all of the major product categories in the bathroom products market with an annual turnover of around 725 Mio and we believe our comprehensive offering differentiates us from our competitors. Enjoying leading market positions in many of the largest bathroom products markets in Europe and MENA, we sell our products under a series of well-known international and national brands including Ideal Standard, JADO, Porcher, Armitage Shanks, Ceramica Dolomite and Vidima. For over 100 years, our mission has been one of Innovation and Design to make life better for our customers.