Global Product Manager

Nederland en Internationaal
Hoek van Holland
Agribusiness (Glas) Tuinbouw
Marketing & Sales & Inkoop
Bachelor/ Master

Do you like to be responsible for strategic portfolio and product life cycle management? Are you a proactive and innovative thinker and an enthusiastic connector with persuasive skills and a  growing media vision? Please contact us to join Jiffy International as,

Global Product Manager
Analytical, result orientated, innovative, decisive

Office : Hoek van Holland, The Netherlands (possibility to work partly from home office)

Jiffy International is a leading supplier of high-quality growing systems, media, and growing containers to the professional growing industry. Through our continuous innovation of product range and the development of unique growing technologies, Jiffy provides enhanced solutions for any propagation or cultivation process. Our focus on high standards of quality and environmental awareness ultimately lead to major benefits for our customers and product offerings. Our passion for sustainable propagation components and concepts is one of the main reasons why we are currently looking for an ambitious and innovative Global Product Manager.

Your role
You act as the lead in and will be responsible for strategic portfolio management of the Preforma product line in a transforming market. You will identify customer needs and the larger business objectives of the Preforma product line. You are accountable for optimizing business critical interfaces across the entire product life cycle within the company and customers. You work closely together with the other Product Managers as well with the Sales teams, Production, Supply Chain and the Product Innovation department. You report directly to the Global Solution Support Manager.
A good understanding of the horticultural sector is important to be successful.

Tasks and key responsibilities:

  • Align lifecycle portfolio management with the market needs; meeting customer demands with successful product introductions. Identify new market segments;
  • Develop and maintain market competitive databases with regards to products, customers, and pricing to identify; opportunities for product innovation, new market penetration and market share growth;
  • Conduct comprehensive market price analysis to define a value-based and order volume tariff structure for margin improvement;
  • Improve efficiency by streamlining the portfolio focusing on Customer Service and proactive communication with colleagues;
  • Ensuring sustainability is for Jiffy top of mind in all product offerings;
  • Provide accurate forecasting and product availability information to the salesteam aligned with supply chain and production;  
  • Participate in negotiations with major key accounts and support Sales team ensuring a high level of customer satisfaction;
  • Deliver relevant product information proactively and upon request for timely delivery of reliable product marketing information; Facilitate product knowledge trainings;
  • Identify and share market trends that support increased production efficiency and quality;
  • Analyze and evaluate projects regarding new production methods, materials, packaging and additives;
  • Participate in relevant trade shows and (demonstration) trials.

What do we expect from you

Education and Experience:

  • BSc / Msc in Horticulture or in a related Plant Science degree;
  • Experience in commercial horticulture and specialty agriculture markets and willingness to learn global markets related to the Jiffy product portfolio;
  • Experience with product introduction and life cycle management methods is preferred combined with strong marketing skills;
  • Experience with planning and cross functional workflow tools;
  • Willingness to travel (25%) and being fluent in English.

Knowledge and Skills:

  • Excellent project management skills with the desire to produce the highest quality products and introduce successfully into the horticultural and agricultural market;
  • Ability to think strategically but with hands on style and strong emphasis on day-to-day work and tactical implementation;
  • Strong team building skills and ability to draw on internal and external resources for success;
  • Good communication, interpersonal and negotiating skills, including the ability to build effective working relationships, to facilitate cross functional collaboration, to influence internal stakeholders to action and to collaborate efficiently with key customers;
  • Determined to achieve results and a passion to succeed;
  • Financial, analytical and strong problem solving skills.

Offer Jiffy Group

An excellent opportunity for an experienced and proactive implementor within a growing, international oriented company, driven by quality, innovation, and sustainability.
Jiffy provides a dynamic, enthusiastic, open, and committed culture, and the company offers an attractive remuneration package. The position will be executed (if not travelling) from a virtual home office.


Are you the potential Global Product Manager with strong ideas to further growth of Preforma Productline?
This is an exciting opportunity to join a successful business. So, if you are an experienced Portfolio or Product Specialist or you are ready to take the next step in your career, then apply confidentially to or get in contact with Green Career Consult, via Mr. Johan Grootscholten, senior consultant, mobile: +31 (0)6 38976049.
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