Product Line Manager

Full time    Oosterhout

Bostik is looking for a fulltime Product Line Manager 

What will you be doing as a Product Line Manager?

As a Product Line Manager for Bostik your primary goal is to manage a product line strategy and category roadmap for silicones, acrylics and technical sprays, in close alignment with both global and regional business strategies. You report to the Industrial Director Benelux but also work closely together with Research & Development, Purchasing departments and Managing Directors in several countries (also outside the Benelux). 

You are responsible for the analyzing and reviewing of the different product lines. Furthermore you will work on product  positioning, initiate and manage new product development ideas and deal with new product development requests. 

In this role you will lead critical projects to ensure that the product line is effectively translated through our operations, through the use of the most appropriate packaging, raw materials and labelling. You will also identify and lead the implementation of cost saving opportunities across the product line in collaboration with our strategic sourcing organization.

What do we have to offer? 

First of all we offer a very challenging job in a dynamic, fast paced and international environment. Also you will be working in a modern and professional working environment, with proud and enthusiastic colleagues and a competitive remuneration package. At Bostik we believe in investing in our employees, which means we offer a lot development opportunities. Personal development will be fully stimulated by trainings opportunities by the local Smart Learning Center or the international Bostik University and Arkema Academy. 

What are we looking for? 

  • A minimum of a Master degree, preferably technical and/or business administration.
  • A technical background in either the adhesive or a chemical industry.
  • Previous experience in either a product line management or marketing role.
  • Excellent leadership, organization, planning, project management and communication skills.
  • The ability to work under pressure and handle multiple and complex projects with often short deadlines. 
  • The ability to effectively motivate and influence various people across the organization without direct authority.
  • The ability to build good, collaborative networks.
  • Strong computer skills (MS Office, CRM, SAP).
  • Fluent in English and Dutch, French is preferred. 

Who are we? 

Today, Bostik is worldwide operation in the industrial, consumer and construction markets spans 40 countries across three continents and in 2014 we posted sales of €1.5bn. We now employ over 4,900 people, with around 500 working as chemists and technicians in our R&D operations, continuing our long heritage of history-shaping innovation. In February 2015, Arkema finalized the acquisition of Bostik. With this acquisition, the Group reached a new milestone in its development, confirming its ambition to become a world leader in specialty chemicals and advanced materials.

Bostik’s growth prospects have been greatly increased by the opportunities found in the two firms’ complimentary innovation strategies, ideals, and technologies, setting the stage for the success of this high-value venture.

Bostik Benelux is represented by 400 employees which are divided over four different locations. The location is ‘s-Hertogenbosch is an office location with a warehouse. In Oosterhout we are specialized in production of high quality ISO certified sealants and adhesives and also are departments like management and staff functions located in Oosterhout. The production location in Giessen is producing hybrid products. And the final location is a sales office in Gent. 

At Bostik we are proud at values like customer satisfaction, team spirit, reliability and sustainability. These values are actively managed by the organization so that we remain a pleasant working environment in which employees can develop well.

Apply for this job? 

Are you interested in our Product Line Manager vacancy? We look forward to receiving your application. Please send your CV  and motivation letter to If you would like to know more about this position or if  you have questions, don’t hesitate to contact Anne Kuijpers (Human Resources) at 0162 – 491000. Please visit our website  or for more information and our other vacancies. 

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