Product Category Management Lead

Product Category Management Lead

  • Marketing
  • Industrial
  • Coevorden
  • Published on: 29 April 2024
  • Minimum of 10 years' experience
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Requirements*

  • 10 years of experience
  • As a product leader in the Heating, Ventilation, and Air Conditioning (HVAC) industry
  • Managing all aspects of a successful HVAC product roadmap
  • Change leader with strategic insight and excellent stakeholder management
  • English fluency

* Research shows that while male candidates feel confident enough to apply when they meet about 60% of the requirement

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Innovative Intergas is at the forefront of the heating energy transition with its hybrid and heating pump solutions and is a leader in The Netherlands for high-efficiency boilers and hybrid heat pumps. The Product Category Management Lead manages the end -to-end lifecycle of  its hybrid products, from development to go-to-market strategy and pricing, aligning innovation,  engineering,  and the commercial organization.

About Intergas

Intergas is a leading European manufacturer and distributor of high-efficiency heating and hot water technology, and is part of the international Rheem Group. They are the driving force behind technological innovations in the sector. And with its smart solutions, Intergas leads the way in the heating energy transition and help homeowners and installers achieve more sustainable, cost-effective heating. Intergas develops its products entirely in-house, from hardware and software to electronics and has scored best in many tests for the past decade. Nearly half of all Dutch boilers are manufactured by Intergas and its new hybrid models are considered the most compact, cost-effective, and sensible solution for existing buildings.

Since 2019, Intergas has been part of Rheem, a major international player in cooling and heating systems with annual sales of around six billion euros and operations in more than fifty countries. To support its European growth strategy, Rheem also acquired DEJONG in 2022. With the addition of this world-leading manufacturer of stainless-steel hot water tanks, and acquisition of Germany’s MHG Heiztechnik in 2023, Rheem has built a solid foundation for its leading role in Europe’s energy transition.

Ready for the future of HVAC
The HVAC industry in Europe is undergoing rapid developments. The energy transition and resulting European and national regulations pose both a challenge and an opportunity for an innovative player like Intergas. Competition is growing, and customers increasingly need sustainable, cost-effective solutions. As a European industry leader, Intergas strives to maintain its reputation for quality while setting the organization up for future success. Strategic changes have led to the creation of a new Product Category Management department to meet changing customer demands and accelerate the speed-to-market of its innovations while reducing costs.

Vacancy: Product Category Management Lead

As part of the new Product Category Management department, the Product Category Management (PCM) Lead has a dual role. First, they lead the team of Product Category Managers focused on Boilers and Digital, and the Product Delivery Managers. They help the team generate ideas, prioritize projects, and oversee the creation of innovative products. As team lead, they also develop and position the PCM discipline within Intergas. The Lead reports to the Managing Director and joins the Intergas Leadership Team.

Secondly, the PCM Lead is the end-to-end leader responsible for the lifecycle of all hybrid products within the Intergas product portfolio. As the internal and external thought leader on their product category, they lead innovation in hybrid solutions with competitive and customer insights, set the go-to-market and pricing strategy, track product success and manage resources, and ensure continuous improvement across the product cycle . This includes portfolio decisions, product launches, cost and price optimization, compliance, and meeting sustainability demands in the market.

“Our hybrid solutions like Xtend are a major force in the cost-efficient and reliable energy transition for heating. The Product Category Management Lead will be the bridge between the commercial and technical parts of the organization to bring our innovative and qualitative products to market even faster and more efficiently.” – Arno La Haye, Managing Director of Intergas

The PCM Lead works closely with the other PCMs, Innovation and Engineering, and with Product Management in local commercial organizations. They collaborate with the PCMs for Boilers and Digital on cross-category innovations and projects. Together with the Innovation Team, they steer new product ideas that align with Intergas’ brand and customer needs for their category. They also set priorities for product development and improvements in the existing portfolio in collaboration with Engineering. The PCM’s product roadmap and strategy shape the plans in the countries’ sales organizations. In return, they learn the ‘voice’ of customer data and commercial insights from local Product Managers. The PCM leads these collaborative projects with the support of their team’s Product Delivery Managers.

This is an exciting opportunity for an experienced HVAC Product Manager with leadership experience and strategic vision. An excellent stakeholder manager, they speak the language of different parts of the organization and bring them together in seamless and transparent collaboration while developing their PCM team. Their credibility and thought leadership are pivotal for Intergas’ ability to respond quickly to market changes and secure the company’s position in the industry.

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Intergas is working with Top of Minds to fill this vacancy.
To express your interest, please contact Stephanie Stuit at stephanie@topofminds.com

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