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Global Product Manager Digital Retail (preferred Europe)



​Purpose of Role
  • Develop appropriate insights products to achieve closer working relationships with key online retail clients and to create revenue opportunities
  • Align existing products from relevant parts of the business to meet the needs of retailers selling online
  • Bring industry specialist knowledge into the GfK business from the online retail environment – use that knowledge to drive forward targeted product development
  • Work closely with colleagues from across GfK to develop new solutions and package existing solutions for online retailers
  • Bring in high authority to engage with our key clients and drive joint innovation and business models with them.   

Key Individual Accountabilities 

  • Highlights the need for and develops targeted products for our online retail clients
  • Creation of sales, marketing and training materials to facilitate successful client interactions by our local country Retail World colleagues
  • Be a strong player within the business matrix, working effectively and efficiently alongside colleagues from other GfK business areas 
  • Adheres to the standard expected in developing new products, ensures any new product has been evaluated and tested to ensure it meets its intended aims
  • Adapts existing products in line with retailer’s requirements and changes in the industry
  • Align with the training experts within GfK to ensure that any training material adheres to global standards and delivers a compelling and clear message
  • Ensure appropriate support and training for Retail World to successfully roll-out product innovations
  • Development of revenues and profits of related product groups

Key Shared Accountabilities 

  • Creates clear case studies that highlight the proven ability of the developed solutions to deliver clear ROI
  • Ensures there is clarity in the business of the strategic importance of maintaining and developing strong relationships with online retailers
  • Supports digital key retailer strategy through compelling products
  • Delivers clear training and agreed guidelines as to how products should be sold and projects delivered
  • Works to identify prospects from within the existing retailer base and also highlights opportunities in, currently, underdeveloped areas
  • Rollout of new and existing products to further countries in agreement with the Global Director
  • Gives guidance on operational and quality standards for related product group
  • 5-8 years experience in online retail environment (e.g. category management, pricing, analytics, processes,…) preferably at online/multichannel retailer or research agency.
  • Understanding of how to add value based on data assets (GfK’s or retailers’) to provide ROI for online retailers
  • High authority in front of worldwide leading online players
  • Relevant experience in working across functions and across business units within an organisation
  • Proven creative thinking in terms of innovative business models in the space between retailer, manufacturer and/or media agency
  • Proficiency in written and spoken English (at least level B2 in Council of Europe scale)
  • Ability to travel 

Key Leadership Behaviours
All GfK core competencies are required for this role, but the following competencies will differentiate high performance:

  • Customer Focus – Understands client needs and acts with customers in mind
  • Process Management & Priority Setting – Good at figuring out the processes necessary to get things done, is able to simplify the complexity and creates focus
  • Managing Vision and Purpose & Innovation Management – Ability to communicate a compelling sense of core purpose and brings ideas to market
  • Peer relationships – Ability to balance interests but drives own targets
  • Drive for Results – Pro-active, pushes self and others for results
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