Vice President, Product, Netherlands

Posted by Paul French
October 2022

  • Ownership of Global Product Strategy
  • General Management Responsibility
  • Global Smart TV Technology Leader
  • International Team Leadership
  • Embedded Software Vendor
  • Rapid Growth Scale Up
  • Relocation Opportunity
  • Clients Are Global Brands
  • Highly Entrepreneurial

The Opportunity

An exceptional career opportunity for a talented and proven product leader to take ownership and drive the global product roadmap for a market leading north american embedded software company within the smart TV software market. The company have constantly developed their proposition such that they are the software provider of choice for numerous global TV OEM manufacturers and brands.

The company is experiencing exponential growth globally and this role will lead an international team to focus on driving innovation and product excellence. This is a critical and significant leadership role, forming part of the senior management team,  the head of product will be instrumental in developing the proposition to be the defacto global market leader within the smart TV and content platform sector as well as being the General Manager for the newly established Netherlands operation.

The position will be based in the Netherlands and we are interested to hear from applicants that are either based in the Netherlands or are open to relocation.

The Role

  • Define the entire product experience roadmap with General Management responsibility
  • Work closely with the commercial, design and technology teams to deliver a vision for the proposition and the customer experience (CX)
  • Support prototype delivery and reviews to enhance CX
  • Build the long term product strategy whilst working with design, engineering and portfolio teams 
  • Track voice of the customer (VOC) on existing products to understand specific areas of UX enhancements and with the UX team, develop new concepts and validate them
  • lead the end to end product planning process
  • Seek to drive new ideas, concepts and product versions for advancing the proposition by working with the product, UX, UI, design and engineering teams for the development of prototypes and new solutions
  • Working across multiple times zones and with a multicultural and geographically dispersed team
  • Act as the coach and mentor for all team members, supporting colleagues in your team with their career progression
  • Being constantly aware of industry innovations and trends and applying them to the product management function and roadmap

The Person

  • A senior level product leadership executive that has the ability to drive value quickly and effectively
  • Prior experience of leading a product management function within the Smart TV and Video Streaming services
  • Thorough understanding of product life cycles, UX principles, engineering constraints plus design appreciation & thinking
  • Extensive experience in research with quantitative and qualitative user insights
  • Previously will ideally have driven the product strategy for products that are user multiculturally and multiple user groups
  • Proven product vision capability and the ability to define and measure UX metrics and KPIs needed to achieve goals
  • Expertise on modern processes for product planning, customer & product discovery and the product development process and will have proven expertise in agile / lean methodologies
  • Prior experience in a entrepreneurial and fast moving international business working across timezones and with different business cultures. 
  • A highly creative and curious individual with the desire to develop people to be the best that they can be plus a keen ability to hire effectively

Paul French
Director, Intrinsic Executive Search

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