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Team Lead Global Product Management - Fruity Taste (m/f/d)

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Date: Jan 25, 2023

Location: Darmstadt, Hesse, DE, 64295

Company: Döhler Group

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

The successful candidate will be responsible for the full product lifecycle of the global Fruity Taste business. They will manage the business development, innovation, product development, supply chain and pricing, while providing strategic guidance to the senior business leadership team. As a Subject Matter Expert in taste and/or flavors they will refine the strategic direction of the business, while enabling the development of future products for our customers.


  • Develop and deploy the business strategy for the global Fruity Taste B2B business including the product portfolio, business development, supply chain, pricing, innovation and the overall growth initiatives
  • Define a sustainable roadmap to drive the business (and revenue growth) in line with the customer requirements, while ensuring it is in line with the Doehler business values
  • Drive innovation projects and pipelines through to the commercialization stage
  • Attend regular meetings to agree on the pricing strategy, product portfolio and supply chain topics with the respective teams
  • Build a strong working relationship with the product organization and the respective internal stakeholders within our global matrix organization
  • Develop and maintain strong working relationships with our customers to build a deeper understanding of their needs, workflows and business challenges
  • Support customer visits with the sales team and  take over public appearances
  • Define success metrics and analyse 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 the positioning


Your Profile

  • Successful track record in a similar international product management and/or product owner role
  • Experience working in a taste or flavour environment will be required, ideally focused on B2B markets
  • 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
  • Must be a strategic thinker with the ability to influence and drive business objectives while maintaining our company and people values
  • Very good understanding of current talent management practices with a great passion for people development
  • Excellent organizational and project management skills and 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 and ever-changing surrounding
  • Willingness to travel globally between 20%-30% of the working time
  • Fluent English will be required. German or other additional languages highly beneficial


What we have to offer

  • Competitive salary
  • International work environment
  • Opportunity to develop global projects
  • Hybrid working opportunities
  • Modern shared workspaces and equipment