Product Category Leader

Pentair is currently seeking a Product Category Leader, located in Enschede (Netherlands).  This position is tasked with the profit and loss (P&L) management of the category business, globally, and the execution of the overall product line strategies for this category. The Product Category Leader is responsible for the product portfolio development, commercialization, and management of membrane products and services targeted to the Industrial and Municipal Water Filtration market segment. This position is the single point of contact accountable for all aspects of the product category.

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Actively manage the Profit & Loss of the global product category business with focus both on existing accounts/customers, as well as new customer acquisition. Initiate market research & competitive intelligence programs, integrating outputs into strategic recommendations that guide product and commercial decision-making & strategies. Execute strategic initiatives to successfully drive sustainable organic growth (identify, prepare, execute, and track plans to grow the business), and to achieve profit margin expectations. Develop a product portfolio strategy and leading the short and long-range planning process, in collaboration with Sales, Marketing, and Engineering. Manage product roadmap and develop business cases for new product initiatives in alignment with the 3D Growth process. Design and implement product development and commercialization plans to ensure successful execution of the platform strategy. Own “cradle to grave” product lifecycle management for the products. Work with Marketing to develop and execute product/sales support materials and conduct periodic sales training sessions. Work with Sales and Marketing to establish channel strategy, develop demand plan and participate in SIOP process. Work closely with Operations in Enschede, The Netherlands, as well as with global Finance and Supply to optimize product cost and customer pricing to maximize revenue and margin. Interact across the business, its various levels and functional groups to ensure successful project coordination.

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  • BS or BA degree required, MBA or other advanced degree a plus.
  • 4+ years of Product Management, Marketing, Strategy, Engineering, Business Development or related experience. 
  • 4+ years market, product and application knowledge in the Industrial and/or Municipal Water Filtration market segment preferred.
  • Solid experience interacting with both internal and external customers globally is required.
  • Proven ability to influence at all levels of the organization cross-functionally.

Bedrijfsprofiel Pentair

Pentair makes the most of life’s essential resources. From our residential and business solutions that help people move, improve and enjoy their water, to our sustainable innovations and applications, we deliver smart, sustainable solutions for life.

Pentair had revenue in 2020 of $3 billion, and trades under the ticker symbol PNR. With approximately 9,750 global employees serving customers in more than 150 countries, we work to help improve lives and the environment around the world. To learn more, visit


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