Head of Products

Amsterdam Permanent

Added 19/05/2022

  • Setting up new business unit in Netherlands
  • Setting up E-commerce / Digital Product

About Our Client

Our client's development has been based on its historical industrial activity, high precision machining.

With a proven track record with tier one automotive suppliers, worldwide locations and renowned brands, Our client initiated its industrial pole diversification phase, to meet with the necessary industry changes, mostly linked with Carbon neutrality and Paris' Agreements.

Job Description

Based on the product vision that you will build, you will hire the team you need and structure the activities of this new entity. You will report directly to the CEO and CFO of the Group. You will ensure the growth of this new entity through product development - from vision to operational launch until scalability.

Your first challenge will be the development and launch of an e-commerce platform. In this venture you will be able to count on the support of an innovation studio based in Paris while you are hiring and onboarding your team.

Your role as Head of Product revolves around three main focal points:

Product Management

In order to facilitate your onboarding and while you are hiring your team you will be able to rely on external resources with key competencies from an innovation studio based in Paris.

  • Vision: define the e-commerce product vision (followed by defining the product vision for future new businesses), structure and prioritize the development and launch roadmap
  • Product Discovery: structure and conduct user research, analyze user needs, test and prioritize developments, with the support of Product Designer (freelancers or hired)
  • Product Delivery: hire, structure and manage technical teams for the development and launch of products
  • Product Marketing: define the products' value propositions and associated claims, draw and implement acquisition strategies for each product
  • Strategic watch: benchmark existing solutions, stay connected with market intelligence to identify opportunities and best practices

Strategy and Management

  • Build the team: hire, train and onboard your team, define the culture and processes
  • Manage activity and strategy of the new business entity, iterate on its business models
  • Define and track qualitative objectives, financial performance and associated KPIs in collaboration with CFO
  • Create and follow-up on a monthly and quarterly reporting for the Group stakeholders


  • Contribute actively to the Group innovation comity as one of its members
  • Identify new development opportunities for the Group (new markets, new business models, new distribution channels, new products, etc.)

The Successful Applicant

With a strong entrepreneurial mindset, you thrive when you build and develop digital products. You are enthusiastic about building new products in link with industrial activities in full autonomy.

  • You have between 5 and 10 years of experience in digital (consulting, product management, marketing, entrepreneurship)
  • You are fluent in English and French is a plus.
  • You are internationally mobile (Netherlands, France).
  • You have a good understanding of Product Management and/or an experience of digital products development and launch. Knowledge of e-commerce would be a plus.
  • You have some basis of product design and a good understanding of tech, you master pro tools to efficiently organize and communicate within a product team
  • You understand different business models and are able to track and manage the performance of launching activities
  • You have a proven track record in team management
  • You ideally have a knowledge of industry disruptive innovation process

What's on Offer

The main office of the Head of Product Entity will be in the Netherlands, with trips to France as part of the implementation of specifications and design workshops for the product(s).

The client is committed to the welfare of its employees and provides them with a flexible and smart working environment, particularly with regard to geographical constraints.

In the context of a cross-border position, the Head of Product Entity will be able to allocate time and define location according to the requirements of their missions.

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