Knauf is an international market leader in the building materials industry. More than 40,000 employees at over 300 locations worldwide generate a turnover of over 12,5 billion euros. The foundation of our success as family business are our corporate values of humanity, partnership, commitment, and entrepreneurial spirit.

The brand AQUAPANEL® from Knauf stands worldwide for “certainty” in lightweight exterior wall and ceiling constructions, in dry construction in wet and damp rooms and in the modernization of floors. The AQUAPANEL® technology offers architects and processors innovative and safe solutions.

At our location in Dortmund we are offering the following exciting career opportunity:

Commercial Product Lead (f/m/x) – Exteriors

Your responsibilities

  • Initiation and execution of market research
  • Analysis of the positioning of the allocated product groups (Knauf Exterior Wall including accessories)
  • Analysis of customer satisfaction and customer needs
  • Analysis of competitive activities and products
  • Strategic planning of products, services and tools
  • Innovation management and market launch/roll-out of new products and services (including idea generation and concept definition, evaluation and selection)
  • Marketing planning for Product and Communication, and coordination with the planning of other departments (especially Technical) and with international sales partners
  • Budgeting and budget allocation
  • Content creation for communication activities
  • Implementation of planned marketing activities for the EMEA region
  • Monitoring the achievement of objectives related to potential and market success
  • Monitoring the effectiveness and efficiency of the marketing activities (marketing controlling)
  • International travel: up to 20%

Your profile

  • University degree in business administration, economics or industrial engineering
  • At least 3-5 years of professional experience in marketing or product management of an international medium-sized or large manufacturer of industrial goods (B2B)
  • Advanced working knowledge of English and German; other languages desirable
  • Familiarity with innovation management or the market launch of new products and services and with the management of established products, services and tools
  • Knowledge of marketing communications, market research and data analysis
  • Assertiveness, ability to work well in a team and strong creative skills
  • Ability to build personal networks
  • Ability to quickly acquire good product and customer knowledge
  • Analytical and conceptual skills
  • Strategic way of thinking and a performance-driven, meticulous approach
  • Good verbal and communication skills

We offer you versatile and demanding role in a highly successful international family business. Flat hierarchies, long-term planning and growing challenges in a friendly and professional environment create space for creativity and innovation.

You are responsible for the strategic/operational handling of the product management (commercial aspects) and product marketing for Knauf Exterior Wall (including AQUAPANEL Cement Board Outdoor and accessories). Please note that this vacancy is not a position with managerial responsibility but with professional responsibility.

We look forward to receiving your application in English via our career portal stating your earliest possible starting date and salary requirements. Your contact person is Mrs. Lara Willenbrink, Phone.: +49 9323 31-6219.

Knauf Aquapanel GmbH & Co. KG
Postfach 10 / D-97343 Iphofen