Global Product Manager (Health & Home) - GCO
Helen of Troy
Switzerland, Lausanne
vor 2 Tg.

Does challenge inspire your ambition? Are you excited about supporting well known and trusted brands? Are you a passionate Product marketing professional that flourishes in an innovative and fast-paced environment?

Do you want to be empowered to inspire fresh ideas at a dynamic international company?

Then, Helen of Troy wants to get to know you!

We have an immediate temporary (9 months) opening for our in Lausanne, Switzerland for a :

Global Product Manager (Health & Home) - GCO

NASDAQ : HELE) is a global designer, developer, and worldwide marketer of consumer brand-name health & home, housewares, and beauty products.

  • As a leading global consumer products company, we offer creative solutions for our customers with a strong portfolio of well recognized and widely trusted brands via 3 business segments : Health & Home that include brands such as Braun®, Vicks®, or Honeywell®;
  • Houseware with the ® family of brands or ®; and Beauty with ® or Revlon® for example.

    The Global Product Manager will be part of the multi-functional Global Category Organization (GCO), which is responsible for spearheading innovations that fuel growth for the Helen of Troy Health & Home division on a global basis.

    It is an impartial organization that provides a disciplined, global approach to the consideration of all new product and technology possibilities to drive the New Product Development Process for the division.

    The Global Product Manager - GCO will manage innovation and new product development on a global basis for the Braun & Vicks brand within the thermometer category, as well as for additional healthcare categories .

    S / He will plan, organize, direct, and provide leadership cross-functionally to achieve long-range business development objectives.

    The Global Product Manager GCO may be asked to engage in special projects from time to time. This position reports into the Global Associate Marketing Director GCO, based in Lausanne, Switzerland.

    Key Responsibilities

  • New Products : The Global Product Manager GCO will take part in New Products development for the Braun thermometer and blood pressure monitor categories as program co-leader with responsibilities to include developing product positioning, branding, required features, design direction, packaging (structure, layout, and communication points), pricing, etc.
  • S / he will work closely in conjunction with global Program Management, Industrial Design, Regulatory and R&D functions and local Regional Marketing Organizations.

  • Portfolio Management : S / he will be responsible for understanding the roles new product will play within the existing product portfolio, assuring each SKU is profitable and is properly positioned relative to other Health & Home products and competition in the marketplace.
  • Global Strategy Development : Using inputs from the Regional Marketing Organizations, s / he will support the Global Associate Marketing Director GCO to develop long-range Global Strategies, to include new product planning (rolling 3- year Roadmap), a pace of innovation, brand hierarchies, recommendations for distribution expansion, and sharing of key success drivers (Commercial Initiatives).
  • Innovation Exploration : Alongside the Global Associate Marketing Director GCO, s / he will be a key point of contact within Health & Home to collect, evaluate, and make recommendations about new technologies and / or new product ideas within the specified categories.
  • This will involve working closely with R&D, Program Management, Industrial Design, Finance and the individual Regional Marketing Organizations to understand an opportunity’s strategic relevance, financial attractiveness and technical feasibility.

  • Category Reviews & Communication : The Global Product Manager-GCO will play a key role in the periodic category reviews with the regions to keep abreast of the threats & opportunities within each RMO and across the globe and to evaluate their impact on Health & Home’s Global Strategy and New Product Roadmap, and communicate to the broader global team about GCO initiatives and activities as well as the status of global new product programs.
  • Qualifications for Consideration

  • Bachelor’s Degree, MBA in marketing and management a plus
  • 5-7 years’ marketing experience in the consumer durables / electronics / healthcare arenas, out of which minimum 2-3 years in a leading role in new product development
  • Able to manage cross-functionally and across a global organization
  • Experience managing market and consumer research projects
  • Solid understanding of costing / pricing financial analysis and P&L management
  • Ability to think strategically at a global level, and to develop creative marketing solutions
  • Strong independent champion of ideas and highly creative marketer to consumer insights
  • Experience with consumer IoT products and mobile app a plus
  • External agency management oversight experience
  • Fluent in English (spoken and written)
  • Excitement about joining a midsize yet growing company with fast-growing brands!
  • More About You

    Above all we are looking for a highly motivated, driven individual with exceptional communication and interpersonal skills.

    You have solid analytical skills with the ability to solve problems and develop creative solution. You have strong project management skills, can demonstrate strong ownership and are experienced in presenting ideas, strategy and plans to executive level teams?

    We definitely want to hear from you!


  • Competitive base salary
  • Benefits : Staff discount on products from all HoT EMEA categories, AETNA Employee Assistance Program / Counselling Line
  • Incorporated in 1968, Helen of Troy has grown into a leading global consumer products company with career opportunities in North America, South America, Europe and Asia.

    We offer creative solutions for our customers through a diversified portfolio of well-recognized and widely trusted brands, including OXO®, Hydro Flask®, Vicks®, Braun®, Honeywell®, PUR®, Hot Tools®, Drybar®.

    Most of these brands rank #1 or #2 in their respective categories.

    We boldly bring brands into our family, where we nurture what makes them great. We collaborate internally and externally, always striving to provide the consumer-centric innovation, operational excellence, scale, global reach, and stellar shared services to make them soar.

    The above statements are intended to describe the general nature and level of work performed by people assigned to this classification.

    They are not intended to be construed as an exhaustive list of all responsibilities and duties required of personnel so classified.

    Management retains the right to add or to change duties of the position at any time.

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