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Product Manager Smartphones

Posted 19 May 2024
Work experience
2 to 4 years
Full-time / part-time
Job function
Degree level
Required languages
English (Fluent)
Dutch (Fluent)

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Position Summary

As our Product Manager Smartphones Netherlands, you will play a crucial role in driving our product portfolio's success. You will be responsible for planning, developing, and executing strategies that ensure the growth and profitability of our Smartphones range. Do you have what it takes to join Samsung? Build the future and apply now.

Role and Responsibilities

Your role

In this role, you will be responsible for the market growth and product strategy of Samsung Smartphones in the Netherlands market, regarding Line-up, Promotions, Analysis, Strategy, Investments and Go-To-Markets. You will eensure the optimum use of the product marketing mix (4P) in the Netherlands market within the strategy and guidelines of Samsung, to enhance brand awareness, drive profitability, turnover and market share.

Your responsibilities

As our Product Manager Smartphones, you will lead the full category including stakeholder management. Your key responsibilities include:

Product Marketing Strategy (30%):

Develops and implements strategies and tactics for the Smartphones portfolio, which includes the full portfolio (Flagship and A Series).

Oversees all aspects of the product lifecycle, including market and product research, competitor analysis, planning, positioning, pricing, channel development and Go-to-Markets.

Coordinates with relevant teams to execute marketing strategies, encompassing point-of-sale development, pricing strategies (where applicable), profit & Investment optimization, product launches, and promotions.

Go-To-Markets (30%):

A dedicated product manager responsible for managing the go-to-market strategy and process of a new product launches (several launches per year). Work with cross-functional teams to ensure smooth launch operations and secure seamless information distribution and direction on the GTM plan.

Performance Focus, Reporting & Analysis (20%):

Drives all marketing activities to enhance sales, profit, and brand recognition for Samsung Smartphones. Collaboratively establishes a clear mission and vision aligned with company guidelines, fostering positive brand awareness and market share.

Consistently generates marketing reports by analyzing sales and marketing data (from first and 3rd party sources), adhering to company regulations. Gains comprehensive insights into the product strategy and presents strategic and marketing plans to internal and external stakeholders.

Supply Chain Management (10%):

Maintains optimal stock levels and availability of the Samsung Smartphone product portfolio within Samsung's guidelines. Collaborates with logistics and service teams to ensure a robust forecast, stock-levels and supply.

Internal Communication (10%):

Efficiently collaborates and communicates with Mobile Division (Sales, Marcom, SCM, Channel) and cross-functional departments (legal, Customer Service, Corporate Marketing). You will also have reporting lines towards Senior Management, European office and HQ.

Skills and Qualifications

Your skills and qualifications

Our ideal Product Manager meets the following criteria:

  • Bachelor's degree in Business, Marketing or a related field.
  • Fluency in Dutch and English
  • (Proven) experience as a Product or Category Manager, preferably within the telecom or consumer electronics industry.
  • Strong analytical skills with the ability to interpret data and market insights to make informed decisions.
  • Exceptional communication and presentation skills to effectively collaborate with internal and external stakeholders.
  • A passion for technology, innovation, and staying up-to-date with industry trends.
  • Strong problem-solving skills and a proactive attitude.

Preferred Profile

Our ideal Product Manager recognize themselves in the following profile:

  • You are innovative (we move fast and take big risks).
  • You are passionate (we reveal in what we do).
  • You are collaborative (we recognize that we are all in this together).
  • You are strategic (think strategically and work operationally)
  • You are resilient (be personally involved but don’t take things personally)
  • You strive for excellence (premium brand with premium work and output)
  • You’re able to deal with ambiguity (with not all information available, still able to move ahead)-

What’s in it for you?

  • Joining an international company with a Netherlands family culture #OneSamsung
  • Several development programs and initiatives to upskill your career (Samsung University, young talent & leadership programs, digital & data academy, coaching, job skills trainings, …) #DoWhatYouCan’t
  • Internal mobility opportunities to advance your career (you are in a sales role, and have an interest in marketing? We support you to establish that transfer successfully)
  • Health & Wellbeing program (we have our own fitness on site in The Netherlands + Belgium and organize online and offline health initiatives because we care about your wellbeing).
  • Competitive compensation & benefits package to reward you for your work in supporting our company to grow.

About us

Our story begins in 1969, when Samsung saw the light of day with the ambition to help people achieve the impossible. After more than 50 years, we are still innovating and creating boundless technology that helps people make the impossible possible. We remain driven by our purpose, which is why we put people and what they care about at the center of everything we create.

We do this by staying true to our global values.

  • Human experiences (We put people first, at the center of everything we do).
  • Progressive Innovation (We are constantly finding new ways to improve the way people live by creating inventive products and services).
  • Rebellious Optimism (We challenge ourselves and the status quo to change the world).
  • Integrity & transparency (We always strive to do the right thing by being open and honest with our customers and partner ecosystem).
  • Social improvement (We believe that technology should benefit everyone. It should be accessible, sustainable and used for good).

Are you the Product Manager Smartphones Netherlands, we are looking for? Let’s kick-start your career!

Samsung Electronics is een inspirerend bedrijf dat de toekomst vorm geeft met vernieuwende ideeën en technologieën. Het geheim van ons succes? Een gedreven team boordevol talent en persoonlijkheid. Want onze mensen willen de wereld niet alleen veranderen, ze willen hem ook echt verbeteren. Daarom leggen we bij Samsung een sterke focus op persoonlijke- en loopbaanontwikkeling. Zo kunnen onze medewerkers in een dynamisch en uitdagend bedrijf ongelimiteerd blijven groeien… en openbloeien!

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