Global Product Manager (m/f/d) Plant Based

Date: Jun 11, 2024

Location: Darmstadt, DE

Company: Döhler Group

Reference ID: 41210


Are you interested in high-quality, natural, and tasty nutrition? We are! It’s our ambition to shape the future of nutrition.


Döhler is a leading global producer of natural ingredients and solutions for the food, beverage, lifestyle and nutrition industries. We use innovative technology to process plant-based raw materials and enrich products such as lifestyle drinks, cereals, dairy, and confectionery goods for almost every well-known brand. Close to 10.000 dedicated employees in more than 70 countries share one common goal - to ensure that millions of people around the world enjoy the products created by us.


We strive to inspire and empower our employees in everything we do, and we invite you to join our team – together WE BRING IDEAS TO LIFE.


Your Role

  • Develop and deploy the product line and product portfolio of "Cereal, nuts and pulses" incl. the business development, supply chain, pricing, innovation and the overall growth initiatives
  • Manage the global assortment with the product organization and the respective internal stakeholders within our global matrix organization
  • Define a roadmap to drive the business (and revenue growth) in close alignment with the Team Leader Product Management
  • Attend regular meetings with the R&D, Marketing, Pricing and Sales team to agree on the pricing strategy, product portfolio and supply chain topics with the respective teams
  • Actively monitor competitors to benchmark our portfolio and prepare a competitive analysis
  • Support the sales team by actively engaging in customer visits, projects and briefings to share specific product and market knowhow
  • Define success metrics and analyze customer feedback and product usage in order to feed that back into the product roadmap
  • Communicate up-to-date and aligned portfolio updates on all media incl. product portfolio displays within and outside of the organization
  • Ensure in-house trainings to foster a deeper understanding of the product portfolio and positioning

Your Profile

  • Successful track record as a product manager in the food and beverages industry, ideally in a B2B business environment
  • Degree in food technology, general business administration, biotechnology or a similar qualification
  • Proven track record creating and executing product roadmaps incrementally and sustainably
  • Strong customer mind set with demonstrated ability to engage directly and honestly with customers and deliver positive experience by creating a partnership mentality
  • Excellent organizational and project management skills with the ability to meet deadlines
  • Hands-on mentality and entrepreneurial thinking skills, capable of working well as part of a team as well as independently
  • Ability to deal with ambiguity, manage change and multiple priorities in a dynamic work environment
  • Willingness to travel globally approx. 20% of the working time
  • Fluent English and German will be required. Other additional languages highly beneficial


Your Benefits

  • Culture: Friendly and informal atmosphere, family-owned company, flat hierarchies, short communication channels, and helpful colleagues
  • Impact: You are an integral part of our business success and make an important contribution to the future of nutrition
  • Empowerment: You can fully unleash your potential and have the opportunity to take on responsibilities
  • Digitalization: We maintain excellent partnerships with market-leading innovators, allowing you to access and work with state-of-the-art technologies
  • Anniversary and special payments
  • Employee referral bonuses
  • Additional benefits: Christmas parties, events, financial benefits, and online shop discounts (e.g., IT leasing, mobile phone contracts, shopping, and travel discounts, etc.)
  • Welcome@Döhler: Onboarding event for all new colleagues, as well as several weeks of individual training 
  • Döhler Academy: You have the opportunity to continuously develop your education further through internal and external training programs
  • Food is taken care of: On-site cafeteria with regional and varied cuisine and complimentary drinks 
  • Stay fit: Take advantage of local sports offerings at reduced price
  • Mobility: Subsidized Germany ticket or JobRad 
  • Insurance benefits such as company pension plans and accident insurance 
  • Global growth trajectory: Challenging and internationally oriented work at our headquarters in Darmstadt 
  • Attractive location in Darmstadt: Easily accessible by train, bus, on foot, or by car (free parking) 


Equal opportunities for all

We welcome applicants, who are just as diverse as we are - regardless of age, ancestry, disability, ethnic origin, gender, nationality, religion, sexual orientation, social background or any other characteristic protected by applicable laws, regulations and ordinances.

Become a part of our team and apply online trough our career portal. Please note that we are unable to consider or return application documents sent by mail.