Job title: International Product Manager (m/f/d) Coffee Machines
Job type: Permanent
Emp type: Full-time
Location: Vienna
Job published: 21-11-2021
Job ID: 32130

Job Description

Our client is a well-established manufacturer and retailer of premium coffee. The family-owned company relies on their tradition as well as their continuous innovations and is therefore known across the entire globe for their high-quality products and their state-of-the-art equipment. Our client offers a multicultural working environment, combined with growth for personal development to lead the company to further success. 

About Departer – The German Headhunter:

As an internationally oriented German HR consultancy for the recruitment of multinational professionals, Departer possesses a long-standing expertise in the core markets Germany, Middle East and Australia. Through our regionally established offices in Dubai, Sydney and Hamburg, we are valued as a reliable recruitment partner by numerous companies.


Your duties and responsibilities will include:

  • Strategic category management over the coffee and tea machine and equipment portfolio 
  • Plan and implement long-term development strategies for the equipment category
  • Lead technical projects on a global level and contribute to various project developments including the conceptual phase ensuring product availability
  • Ensure competence and in-depth understanding of products, functions, features and their benefits in order to take decisions on market placements
  • Introduce new products to the market by analyzing proposed product requirements and product development programs, prepare return-on-investment analyzes and establish time schedules
  • Define exit strategies for unsuccessful products and stay on top of market trends and legal issues 
  • Participate in the equipment category-budget process
  • Leverage existing business model and seek continuous improvement as well as sustainable category achievements
  • Interpret business strategy and determine innovative solutions for product and services (including apps/software/concepts)
  • Design, develop and suggest new product and service concepts in collaboration with producers or third parties
  • Ensure to exercise fast decision-making and independent judgment while being aligned with business direction and management
  • Analyze data and insights to determine industry and consumer trends


To be successful in this role you should have the following skills and experiences:

  • University degree in business, marketing or a technical related field
  • Professional product and category management experience in technical coffee equipment, preferably within large-scale and global organizations
  • Knowledge in innovative selling concepts and experience in building relationships internally and externally
  • Analytical skills, be able to structure and process qualitative or quantitative data and draw insightful conclusions
  • Good cultural understanding of an international company with strong ethical values
  • Proactive approach and strive to come up with new ideas to the portfolio
  • Ability to proficiently understand and absorb new information
  • Excellent organizational skills
  • Strong communication skills in written and verbal formats with the ability to moderate based on the audience
  • Fluent English language skills are mandatory 
  • Team player mentality, collaborate with people across various functions and levels