Corporate Product Manager

Date: Apr 22, 2024

Location: Rotterdam, NL

Company: Bolton Group

For our European headquarter in Rotterdam, we are looking for a:


Corporate Product Manager


What are your main tasks?



We are looking for a Product Manager to join our team focusing on the Professional business. Within Bolton Adhesives, the Professional business is one of the focus points for our future growth. Therefore, we want to strengthen the Corporate Marketing team with an experienced marketeer who will focus on products for the professional end-user.


Every Corporate Product Manager has their own product categories: assembly adhesives, PVC adhesives, joint sealants, coatings and fillers. Product development is your primary responsibility where you deal with all aspects of your product category (vision, strategy, new product development, activation and maintenance) across all countries, brands, channels and end-users.


To do this, you follow trends in the market, do competitive research, define end-user insights and look for possible blindspots. You create a new product concept, validate it with end-user research and develop the campaign and content. Together with the local marketing teams, you take care of the roll-out of these new concepts in all relevant markets to maximize sales potential. The countries are responsible for the local introduction and sku’s.


You work on strategical and operational task. You will work on 1 or 2 (medium-)long-term new product development projects (2-3 years) and 3 to 4 projects with a shorter lead time, e.g. maintenance, relaunches or sustainable development, keeping the innovation pipeline filled. You enjoy being the project manager by leading the coordination of the project idea, planning, development and launch, including organizing meetings and reporting progress. You act firm when it comes to presenting your plans internally to the 'project steering committee'





Due to the different roles you fulfil, you are in frequent contact with colleagues for different departments. You lead the project meetings, and also have a lot of 1-on-1 contact with colleagues from QA, R&D and Purchasing at the production location in Goes, but also with the local marketing & sales teams. Depending on your projects, you will travel to different countries several times a year to get a better connection with the local market. You will plan trade fair visits, store-visits and consult with the marketeers in the countries. Of course, a lot of this consultation also takes place digitally.


You are responsible and accountable for your product category and do everything you can to innovate. You know how to use your commercial acumen with creativity and drive to achieve growth of your category.


What do we expect from you?


Key successors in the role of the Corporate Product Manager are innovative and creative thinking, persuasiveness and working on projects with passion. In addition, you have good communication skills, show initiative and are a true entrepreneur and ambassador for your product category. We are looking for a marketing professional who has experience with new product development, strategical thinking and makes the difference on tactical level.



You have at least 3-5 years of Marketing (and additional Sales) experience at an A-brand manufacturer in the Professional (technical) business. Knowledge of marketing plans, project management and category thinking is crucial to successfully perform this role. Furthermore, you have completed a Marketing-oriented education at HBO/Academic level. Excellent command of the English language (speech and writing) is essential. It is a bonus if you like to do DIY and have an affinity for technology.



Corporate Product Manager