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AG Product Category Manager & OE Engineering EMEA

  • Bridgestone
Zaventem, Belgium
  • Bridgestone
Zaventem, Belgium


We are looking for a AG Product Category Manager & OE Engineering to manage product categories for OEs and Replacement market in AG Business, in order to contribute directly to achieve sales targets in short-mid-long term through developing product/biz model strategy by segment approach & support Go-To-Market approach.


  • Design and align OB/MTP product plan with commercial business strategy & operation;

  • Manage CFTs for product programs development, industrialization, launch and post launch surveillance. Act as a direct window from Biz to R&D;

  • To enhance brand perception, competitiveness of AG products in quality/performance/biz value/line-up point of view;

  • Ensure relationships and alignment with ‘WEST’ synergies AG prod planning team;

  • Lead & Support actively all EMEA AG OE customers from a technical engineering point of view.


  • Formulate future AG products value propositions through:

    1. Understanding market requirements (i.e. through survey/analysis);

    2. Regulation/Legislation scenario assessment;

    3. Mapping competition;

    4. Analyzing Technologies framework;

    5. Integrating AG OE technical and innovative requirements.

  • Support EMEA AG OE business by extending the commercial relationship with a technical strong support window;

  • Translate future product value proposition to technical targets for R&D;

  • Evaluate product performance in the field to verify its value;

  • Provide mutual support for sales & marketing activities to communicate product values.

Typical Activities to be Executed in the Role

  • Establish & maintain product road map based on business strategy and market trend/environment by segment, in order to study & implement effective new product launching and discontinuation;

  • Visit EMEA AG OE customers regularly in order to obtain up-to-date customer information and in order to communicate our technical possibilities;

  • Organize joint cooperation activities with the AG OE customers;

  • Link business strategy/direction with product & technology road map;

  • Plan/Establish/Implement and Manage new product launching activities;

  • Manage conflicts and mobilize through all related functions for competitive product line up in order to define and implement adequate product offering by segment;

  • Coordinate the Gate X submission for category projects’ approval within the New Product Development (NPD) Stage – Gate process.

Key Responsabilities

  • Market & end-users’ requirements;

  • Product roadmap;

  • Product portfolio prioritization and rationalization;

  • Stage-gated new product development;

  • Target product profile;

  • Regulatory strategy (product);

  • Product concept (end-user);

  • Strategic marketing plan & launch framework;

  • Range optimization efforts;

  • Post-launch surveillance and lifecycle management;

  • Permanently seeking excellence, get involved in the tire development process, search for new techniques, benchmark against competitors and other industries;

  • Create proactively new relationship in EMEA OE customers.


  • Bachelor/Master Degree in Engineering/Marketing/Product Management/Sales;

  • Professional experience in commercial B2B goods;

  • Team Leading background;

  • Highly developed interpersonal and communication skills, used to working cross-functionally;

  • Communication clarity;

  • Planning and Organizing skills;

  • Strategic and lateral thinking;

  • Logical approach to problem solving & conflicts managemnt;

  • Fluent in English (Business Level).


All applications will be reviewed. Our Recruitment team will contact the suitable applicants for the next step of the recruitment process.

We are looking forward to hearing from you!


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