Product Manager Car Seats

1 May 2024

About us

Does your heart beat faster for innovative and safe product design? Do you believe in the power of listening to your target audience? To understand what it means to be a modern parent. Does the topic of Product Management make your eyes sparkle? If so, then this role is perfect for you! Join our European Product team as our Product Manager Car Seats and take charge of developing child mob­il­ity and car­ing solu­tions that mul­tiply, maximize, and pro­long every joy­ful mo­ment of parent­hood!

NB: please share both your resume as well as a motivation letter when applying. 

Your mission

Your mission is to lead our new product development process in the car seat category to launch the next innovative car seat on the market. We only go for the best, of the best, of the best. So being selective in what ideas we pursue is critical. By meeting our targets, we will ensure to regain or no1 position in the European Juvenile market with brands like Maxi-Cosi, Bebeconfort and Safety 1st.

Key responsibilities

  • Lead the new product development (NPD) and new product introduction (NPI) process in collaboration with your team.
  • Define the strategy and vision for your product group.
  • Oversee product development to ensure it meets customer needs.
  • Manage the product lifecycle from development to launch and beyond.
  • Determine production, aftersales, portfolio management, pricing, and promotional strategies.
  • Collaborate with various teams, departments, and colleagues within Dorel Juvenile, including developers, marketing, sales, and operational management.
  • Serve as the point of contact from the R&D team for departments such as Supply, Fabrics, and Design, providing input based on consumer insights.
  • Actively manage and enhance your portfolio.

Your profile

  • Bachelor’s or master’s degree or equivalent work experience, preferably in product development or product marketing.
  • Minimum of five years of experience in a similar role, preferably in a commercial capacity.
  • Affinity with technical aspects is essential.
  • Excellent communication skills in English, both verbal and written. Proficiency in Dutch and/or French is a plus.
  • Solution-oriented mindset with a proactive approach to problem-solving.
  • Strong communication skills with the ability to adapt to various stakeholders.
  • Creative thinking and a willingness to innovate.

Are you ready to grow with us?

  • A salary between 3500 and 5000 a month, based on your experience and knowledge, with room to grow.
  • This is a full-time position, with a minimum of 32 hours per week also an option.
  • You will first receive an annual contract with a probation time of one month.
  • You are eligible for a 13th month every year.
  • The option to work hybrid up to 3 days, with 2 joint office days.
  • The annual leave entitlements consist of 28 vacation days in the case of full-time employment.
  • Extensive retirement plan.
  • Other terms include travel expenses, use of a laptop and telephone if required, option to purchase extra holiday hours, Bicycle Plan and collective health insurance.
  • Besides work there is time for fun such as team outings.

N.B. This position is eligible for our internal ‘Refer a Friend’ policy. Please ask your HR Manager for the terms that apply.

Joining Dorel Juvenile means being part of a dynamic environment where you have the opportunity to develop, grow and make a difference. If you're eager to learn, thrive in a fast-paced environment, and have a similar profile of experience and energy as described, we invite you to apply for this exciting role. Are you ready to grow with us?

Working at a Top Employer 

We are thrilled to have been officially certified as a 'Top Employer' for 2023 for our Dorel Juvenile Europe HQ in the Netherlands! This remarkable achievement is a testament to our collective dedication and hard work. This is a team effort, and we couldn't be prouder of the incredible team we have. For you as a soon-to-be DJE team member, this means we prioritize your well-being, development, and experience at Dorel Juvenile.  

Being recognized as a Top Employer is a clear validation of our commitment to creating an exceptional work environment. This certification highlights our dedication to enriching our workplace through proven people experiences, aligning with our ambition to become the Employer of Choice. Our People Strategy, designed with your needs in mind, prioritizes connection, clear communication, development, and learning. Please ask us about this during your interview process.  

For more information, visit the Top Employers Institute's website. 

About Dorel Juvenile

Dorel Juvenile is the world's leading juvenile products company. Our well-known products and strong brands Max-Cosi and Tiny Love are complemented by regional brands and are available in more than 100 countries.

We are proud to work with 2.700 highly driven professionals in 25 different countries. All our talented employees share the same mission: to Care for Precious Life. We help families live carefree lives by providing them with juvenile products with the highest safety and comfort standards.

Our frontrunner mentality matches our position as a global market leader. Being first means we forge our own path; we explore new ways to enhance our brands. We are continuously reinforcing our leading position and believe that team spirit, personal drive, and accountability can make a real difference in achieving sustainable growth. A vital element of our daily operations is the strong connection we maintain with our consumers. We engage with them wherever they are, so they will always benefit from our products and services, even in ways they did not expect.