Product Manager Aftermarket EMEA Lights (m/f/d), Allegion, Münster, Germany


MAZE –International (Headhunters / Executive Search) is looking for Candidates for this position:
Product Manager Aftermarket EMEA Lights

Allegion, Münster, Germany
About Allegion.
Allegion has more than 30 brands sold across the globe and they are specialized in Safety and Security.
Allegion, helps to keep people safe and secure where they live, work and visit. With more than 30 brands sold in almost 130 countries across the globe, they are specialized in security around the doorway and beyond: everything from residential and commercial locks, door closer and exit devices, steel doors and frames to access control and workforce productivity systems. At the core of their $3 billion business is the knowledge and experience of the 9,000 dedicated employees behind their brands.
Allegion is also listed on the NYSE.
They help their customers navigate their toughest security challenges, and they help builders and property owners differentiate themselves by providing innovative and secure solutions. Enterprise excellence is a key part of what they do for their customers and is a focus for their employees. Their trained specification writers and experts not only help their customers adhere to codes and standards – they help advocate for and raise those security standards in the first place, in markets around the world.
Since the creation of the business unit Global Portable Security in 2016, they combined the strengths of the 3 renowned and strong bicycle security brands AXA, Trelock and Kryptonite.
About Global Portable Security (GPS).
GPS is a business unit within Allegion that was created to bring together the expertise and strenghts of the 3 brands to maximize the potential of these three leading bicycle lock and light brands around the world. In addition to mobile security, the AXA brand also provides security for homes and buildings in the form of hinges, window releases, window locks, door hardware and access control systems.
The Veenendaal site (in the Netherlands) has a long and rich history, dating back to 1902. The basis for one of the two current successful core businesses is already established in the twenties, the forerunner of the present company started production and sales of hardware. Twenty years later, a ring lock for bicycles was introduced. This marks the start of a range of bike components, the second core activity as it is now. The product range of Bike Security contains bicycle locks, lighting products, IoT smart solutions and chainguards. Product development is done in-house by their own product and engineering team.
A part of their products is produced in their own factories which are located in Veenendaal (NL), Clamecy (F) and Zawiercie (PL).
Consumers and businesses are increasingly looking for a healthy, green and environmentally sustainable way to move around cities all across Europe. The result is a growing, dynamic and innovative bicycle industry that is constantly on the move.
The Lights:
Allegion offers a wide range of lighting products, from very powerful ''to see'' lights, to widely visible and safe ''to be seen'' lights. Besides conventional dynamo lights, they also offer lighting products that can be directly connected to an E-bike battery, or lights that are equipped with batteries. New to the range are the rechargeable lighting products, so you never have to change the batteries.
For the bicycle industrie in the EMEA market we are looking for a Product Manager Lights for the aftermarket (AM); the retailers, wholesalers and consumers.

The role:
The Product Manager AM EMEA Lights is responsible for driving the success of the AM Product Portfolios and Roadmap with focus on EMEA markets for the brands Axa, Trelock and Kryptonite, through New Product Development Projects within the bicycle Light categories. He will lead multi-locational and cross functional teams to launch new products using a structured development process (PDP).
Project lead involves working with 3rd parties (suppliers, design agencies etc.) on projects to be launched for AM EMEA.
The Product Manager AM EMEA Lights is also responsible for coordinating product / project related requests linked to customized business.
He gives support to Sales and Marketing activities, contributing to reach the Revenue and Profit targets of the product group Lights GPS.
Essential Skills / knowledge:
·      Experience in new product development programs from concept to production using a structured process.
·      Proven problem-solving skills, techniques.
·      Excellent leadership and communication skills at all levels within the organization.
·      Tenacity in coordination of project team members to achieve program timelines and outcomes.
·      Self-starter with a desire to make a significant impact on the project execution, processes, and tools.
·      Courage to raise issues to upper management when a program is at risk.
·      Good understanding of consumer products and their development, ideally experienced in AM Portfolio segmentation by type of bike, sales channel, and consumer / buyer.
·      Experience with Microsoft Office tools.
·      Affinity to bicycle / outdoor sport industry appreciated, ideally experienced as a PM within the bike industry.
·      German and English language skills.
Education / work experience:
·      Bachelor's Degree in Engineering or Business
·      Ideally 5 years’ experience in New Product/Project Management, with a minimum of 3 years’ experience leading cross-functional teams
·      Experience in Product Development Processes (ex. PDP).
Core job responsibilities:
·      Works on updating AM Portfolios/Roadmap (all 3 brands) for all EMEA markets Lights.
This includes AM Portfolio segmentation by type of bike, sales channel, consumer / buyer.
·      Analyzes sales, profitability, and life cycles of existing products GPS, does market research (incl. competitor analyzes) and identifies trends in the market.
·      Makes proposals in a timely manner for adjustment, replacement, or deletion of existing products GPS, as well as their financial rehabilitation if needed, in collaboration with the Global Portfolio Manager Lights.
·      Works closely with Product Managers, Global Portfolio Manager and Sales Managers/Customers (incl. Decathlon) to capture product/project requirements, scope, and success metrics.
·      Takes overall project leadership for NPD projects, incl. responsibility for the PDP process. Leads a cross-functional team - Engineering, Design, Test, Finance, Operations, and other functions to establish project development strategy, schedule, product costs, budget, and resource needs.
·      Continuously tracks project activities, risks, and issues to ensure programs progress on schedule and within budget while meeting established customer requirements. Schedules and leads timely status review meetings, and formal project Reviews with Senior Management.
·      Works with other product/project managers on interdependencies with other simultaneous projects.
·      Is responsible for AOP growth for all AM Light Portfolios EMEA Lights.
·      Works with other Product Managers to contribute to improve internal product/project process.
·      Gives technical and commercial support to sales staff for existing lighting products GPS (ex. education, presentations, product information).
·      Provides support to Brand Management for Marketing activities.
·      Validates and supervises AM requests for modifications and variations of existing products Light.
·      Ability to travel up to 20%.
Allegion offers:
·      Permanent Employment
·      interesting job in an internationally operating group of companies
·      performance-related remuneration
·      great development opportunities
·      Company Bike Leasing
More Information:
Frau Kirstie de Bruyn, Msc.
MAZE – International executive search
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