The best is not good enough for you? Excellent. And welcome to our department Product Management International. Acting on a strategic level, we are setting the framework for marketing of all Berner subsidiaries. The department Product Management International is responsible for delivering group-wide the assortment our customers need. As our responsibilities grow, so does our team in the near future, offering numerous possibilities for brave newcomers as well as experienced professionals to bring forward their own ideas. Come and shape the future together with us in Cologne or Künzelsau, shape the future together with us as

Team Lead (m/f/d) Product Management International

What you may expect

  • Develop and implement assortment strategy for related product categories
  • Define product roadmap and development needs and align with related functions
  • Track product/assortment projects of PMs on time, cost and specifications
  • Drive innovation management, resp. frequent renovation of assortment according to customer expectations and strategic guidance
  • Develop product group-specific parameters for product lifecycle management
  • Follow continuous improvement activities on process landscape
  • Monitor and report commercial success of related product categories, based on defined KPI set
  • Lead product managers (objectives, performance, competences, associate satisfaction)
  • Plan and monitor team budget and costs

What distinguishes you

  • Bachelor’s degree in Business Administration, preferably with major subject marketing, or in a technical field
  • Advanced experience in project management of international product/assortment projects
  • Assignments in product management or category management
  • Experience in marketing content processes advantageous
  • Experience in team leadership, also in an international environment (leadership of virtual/international teams)
  • Experience in marketing on technical products
  • Proficiency in SAP BW, SAP MM, MS Office and PIM systems
  • Good command of English (B1/2 level), additional languages advantageous
  • CIP, moderation and outstanding motivation skills
  • Strong analytical as well as excellent communication skills
  • Eagerness to go the extra mile, result-orientation and strategic approach

What we offer

The values and sustainability of a family enterprise. And anything but rigid routine processes. After all, the Berner Group is undergoing a strategic transformation. Customer focus and digitalization are top priorities for us. This is the perfect setting for undaunted doers who are fully committed when daring new things, who stick to their ideas – even when this is not easy – and in this way put their lasting mark on our company, on a national as well as international level. We offer you many additional advantages. For instance, short lines of communication and decision-making, introductory training that is adjusted to you personally, a competitive salary with company pension scheme and capital-forming benefits plus staff discounts on purchases of our expert products.


Who we are

We are the holding company of the Berner Group. With about 220 employees, we are managing the Europe-wide departure to the digital future and are positioning ourselves for the years to come. The Berner Group is a financially strong, owner-operated corporation in the second generation, with approximately 50 subsidiaries all over Europe.


Our core competencies are multichannel sales and the production of MRO goods, such as tools and chemical products for the automotive and industry sectors and the building trade. 8,500 people in the Berner, Caramba and BTI Business Units make a difference – they move us ahead. Again and again, every day.


Are you ready to tread new paths with us as Team Lead (m/w/d) Product Management International? Then waste no time and apply now. By using our very short online form you ensure a prompt process of your application. Please also submit your salary requirements and possible start date. We are glad to receive your application until July 7th, 2019.


Berner Trading Holding GmbH
Jasmin Fröhlich • Human Resources International
Bernerstraße 6 • 74653 Künzelsau