Assortment manager



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Big multinational FMCG Company (non food industry)


The Assortment Manager owns the finished goods specification of respective assortment. The role drives activities to optimize this assortment to be cost effective and have right quality according to business requirements and objectives. This will help to avoid and reduce complexity in Manufacturing and to drive cost/quality optimization.


In charge of HHT/HaFa products and packaging in Region EAST

Responsible for driving toilet paper NPD projects and stage-gate processes (incl. budget planning and tracking)

Key interface to supply chain, GHC Technical Innovation Managers and R&D, Demand Planning, Regional Logistics (PIPO)

Drive and implement commercial innovation and product evolution based on customer/consumer insights

Secure input and agreement from stakeholders in Sales & Marketing (P&L effect, brand positioning)

Drive assortment optimization based on business requirements and objectives

Facilitate and/or coordinate de-complexity and quality/cost optimization when appropriate

Ensure compliance with internal and external requirements like Product Safety, Labelling &Claims, Legal compliance and global brand framework

Follow – up KPI system (ABC) /optimize


University degree

At least 3 years of experience in Marketing, Product Management and/or Product Development, experience from other areas of the value chain are an advantage

Profound business experience

International experience and exposure is an advantage

Fluent in spoken and written English

Excellent understanding of the total value chain (from business/marketing strategy to manufacturing capabilities), especially regarding cost impact

Excellent project management skills

Proven skills in effective product and/or assortment management

Demonstrate ability to work effectively in collaborative international environment

Excellent communication skills with ability to facilitate complex discussions with conflicting interests

Proven ability to drive and take decisions in a matrix environment

Good understanding of product safety, legal compliance and auditing routines is an advantage

Ability to travel is a must