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Product Development Manager

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Alexander Van Crombrugge



PCS Innotec International - Partner in Chemical Solutions – is a successful, dynamic and internationally oriented company that specializes in innovative chemical/technical solutions with a strong focus on the following key sectors: Automotive, Construction, Industry & Government.

PCS Innotec International tests, develops and produces products, on the request of their clients in the professional market, in accordance with the latest techniques and ahead of environmental requirements securing a qualitative, reliable and strong brand.

The company, internationally active since 1985, has been operating through their distribution network, securing 24h solution deliveries together with more than 20 distributors.

The creation of a short line between demand, innovation, development up to production and processing is prior to them.

In order to further strengthen their organization we are looking for a Product Development Manager

Description de l'emploi

You will be part of the Research and Development Department consisting out of: Purchasing, Quality, New Product Development, Graphical & Layout and EHS. You will manage, set-up and monitor (new product) development plans and formula changes, in accordance with the overall strategy of the company.

  • You will oversee the entire product development life cycle: identifying opportunities, concept development, design, prototyping, testing (verification and validation), risk management, documentation & specification, etc.
  • You will ensure that development projects are completed on time and within budget.
  • You will embody a state of the art R&D culture, with focus on customer centricity, user experience, innovation, quality, etc.
  • You will meet with vendors to search and discover for new/ alternative raw materials for improving existing products and NPD projects.
  • You will collaborate with cross-functional teams (Quality, Marketing, Sales, Labo, etc.) to ensure a flawless development, integration and launch of new products. In addition, you will manage the relations with third party suppliers and academic partners.
  • You will provide technical support to Sales & Marketing (documentation & specification, presentations to key customers, internal & external training, etc.).
  • You monitor the look & feel of the products: packaging, product description, layout, graphics, etc. For which you receive support from 3 Graphic Designers.
  • You stay up-to-date regarding new market trends and research evolutions (new raw materials, packaging, processes, etc.).
  • You will manage a team of 3 direct reports and report directly to the Chief Product Officer (CPO).


  • You have Master’s degree in Materials Science, Polymer/ Organic Chemistry, Chemical or Bio Engineering.
  • You have at least 3 years’ experience in a similar role within the Chemical, Automotive and/ or Construction Industry.
  • You are able to translate market trends and opportunities into new products and launches.
  • Strong project management experience with a solid stakeholder management skillset withing a fast-paced and innovation driven environment.
  • You are a real people manager able to empower, coach, motivate, strengthen and activate your team.
  • Able to create impact towards the “business” and challenge results.
  • Fluent in Dutch and English. German and French are considered an asset.
  • Flexible towards business travel: you will be working out of the HQ in Dessel, combined with home-office possibilities. You will travel on a regularly basis within Europe. max +/- 10 %.


PCS Innotec International offers you the chance to give direction to the overall product management strategy of the group. This role is seen as a growth position towards leading the product management team that will be built up along the way.

PCS Innotec International is a premium chemical market player with a highly transparent, open and flat company culture.

Besides this challenging opportunity they offer an interesting salary package, benefits and a solid work life balance.

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