Job area
Human care
Lille, France
Contract type
Permanent Contract
+10 years

Job description

Following the integration of vitamin K2 from NattoPharma, Gnosis by Lesaffre is willing to reinforce and consolidate its leadership position, to address a strong ambition. In a more competitive market, vitamin K2 requires specific and appropriate management to reach the strategy’s ambition.

The Global Product Line Director works with relevant functions to design the roadmap of the strategy implementations, so Gnosis by Lesaffre meets its ambition, innovate, and grow its business in the most profitable and sustainable way.

The Role / Key mission of the Global Product Line Director is to
–          Ensure the strategy of the product line meet overall BU’s strategy
–          Develop a strong knowledge of the competition
–          Implement the vitamin K2 strategy across the BU
–          Maximize the value generated by assets, participate to industrial strategic choices
–          Manage product portfolio
–          Develop and promote Brands’ positioning
–          Build a strong pricing strategy for the portfolio
–          Coordinate transversal projects

To achieve this, he/she will work in close relation with Market Managers, Supply Chain, R&A, Controlling, Operations …


Key competencies:
–          Operational: Build, Plan & Implement the marketing plan in coordination with the validated Strategy (developed at BU level)
–          Managerial: Ability to mobilize BU colleagues both through direct management & indirect coordination
–          Leadership: Contribute to innovate and create a strong value generation

Other key skills and experiences:
–          Objective oriented, understand and interact well with different business environment
–          Business & product acumen
–          Proven working experience in Product Line Management & Marketing
–          Strong leadership skills and data-driven thinking
–          Driven by results (ability to manipulate figures), make it happen
–          Experience and a big passion for product management activities
–          Agile, creative, open-minded, and capable of working in a multi-cultural environment
–          Excellent interpersonal skills at all levels and with technical and non-technical audiences
–          Ability to embark people in Operations and Functions towards commercial objectives
–          Ability to understand industrial constraints
–          Capacity to analyze and develop/implement solutions
–          Excellent project management skills
–          Ability to exchange / communicate clearly with a range of people from diverse backgrounds & culture
–          English language fluency is mandatory
–          Minimum 15 years of experience

Other attributes
–          Ability to multi-task in a complex and demanding environment
–          Ability to build and maintain highly effective working relationships with a range of people
–          A commitment to teamwork
–          Enthusiastic, diplomatic & calm under pressure
–          Ability to develop creative ideas and transform them into practical reality

Company description

For over 30 years, Lesaffre has been involved in Human Health & Nutrition as part of its ambition to Better Nourish and Protect the Planet. In November 2018, Lesaffre acquired Gnosis Advanced Biotech and officially combined it with Lesaffre Human Care to form a new Business Unit named Gnosis by Lesaffre. In May 2021, Lesaffre acquired NattoPharma to continue to strengthen its Human Health & Nutrition business

At Gnosis by Lesaffre, we are committed to cultivating and to delivering nutritional actives, probiotics, and nutritional and functional yeasts that benefit human health and wellbeing, thanks to the power of microorganisms and biotransformation processes like fermentation. Put differently, we explore life to improve living.

Our vision: At Gnosis by Lesaffre, we strive for a world that moves better, digests better, ages better, feels better, and, ultimately, lives better thanks to microorganisms and biotransformation.