Job title: International Technical Product Manager (m/f/d) Coffee Machines
Job type: Permanent
Emp type: Full-time
Industry: Manufacturing and Production
Expertise: Project Management
Location: Austria, Vienna
Job published: 09-05-2022
Job ID: 32239

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 its high-quality product portfolio and the 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 of Germany, Greater China, the Middle East and Australia. Through our regionally established offices in Dubai, Brisbane and Hamburg, we are valued as a reliable recruitment partner by numerous companies.


Your duties and responsibilities will include:

  • Operative management of the Coffee & Tea Equipment Portfolio 
  • Ensure competence and in-depth understanding of products, technical functions, features and their benefits, plus their right placement in corresponding markets
  • Responsible to coordinate and negotiate with defined suppliers on multiple categories
  • Act as project lead on a global scale and contribute to various project developments
  • Technical related project responsibility from the initial conceptual phase until ensuring the final product availability 
  • Manage relationship with suppliers as well as with frequently interact with the internal subsidiaries and their service teams on behalf of new products or features
  • Develop and conduct technical workshops, seminars and training courses for internal employees with direct alignment to the Quality Manager
  • Actively support the Quality Manager in preventing and solving equipment related quality topics
  • Create an effective risk management function related to the Coffee & Tea Equipment Portfolio by evaluating risk exposures, assessing various frameworks and developing a risk management strategy
  • Contribute immediate support in troubleshooting of urgent technical issues
  • Manage commercial and logistic supplier tasks
  • Report to the Global Senior Equipment Manager


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, category or operative experience in technical coffee equipment
  • 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
  • Willing to succeed and thriving by making constant extra efforts
  • Entrepreneurial spirit and ‘can do’ attitude
  • Very good knowledge of MS office, ideally knowledge in SAP
  • Convincing, assertive & organizational attitude
  • 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