Product Management Director

Full time


Are you ready for new challenges in an international and innovation-driven environment where you can make a difference?  Apply and join our team, be curious, learn, grow, and develop your career together with us. We promise; you are in for a special ride!


The location of the role is in: Rotterdam (Vienna is also possible)


About the job

As Product Management Director you will be responsible for the portfolio of Basic Bricks of RHI Magnesita globally. You will lead a team of Product Managers from a managerial and technical standpoint, ensuring that the correct resources are allocated and that adequate processes are in place to deliver outstanding results. Your goal is to maintain a lean portfolio of basic bricks, maximizing profitability and reducing environmental impact, in accordance with the Corporate Strategy.


In addition, your tasks will include

  • Foster an optimized management of the portfolio of basic bricks products
  • Ensure, in accordance with the Corporate Strategy, that there is a match between RHIM innovation and actual market demand.
  • Act as Project Owner for selected product development and transfers, ensuring long term growth in Sales for basic bricks
  • Ensure success and resource allocation within the team of Product Managers for: Product Transfers, Product Development and Strategic Projects.
  • Partaking in the final decision on Patent Protection.


About You

You are a strong communicator with a collaborative attitude. Communication skills for this position are very important, to bridge with SCM, TE&S and R&D departments on a more strategical level to ensure product development and transfers are executed in a quick and effective manner. With your great enthusiasm and creative mindset, you bring new ideas to the table, not only as an individual but also together with your colleagues. You work well in cross-functional teams and are not afraid to take responsibility and make decisions. With your hands-on mentality, structured approach and analytical skills, you proactively seek to improve the status quo. You see change as something positive, can adapt quickly and you like to courageously help shaping the future of RHI Magnesita.


What we expect from you in terms of



  • A higher education in engineering (metallurgy, materials sciences, process engineering, chemistry or similar)
  • Master or PhD are a plus



  • English – Proficient/Fluent
  • Any other language is considered as an asset 


Work Experience

  • Several years of relevant working experience
  • Extensive knowledge of the refractory industry
  • Good understanding of the application of refractories in various industries
  • Proven experience in managing technical teams
  • Excellent skills in Microsoft Excel & PowerPoint 


Why you should work for RHI Magnesita

You will perform in a customer focused environment. We live innovation and appreciate an open and pragmatic way of working. From our leaders we expect to drive our further transformation, to engage our people and to give direction. RHI Magnesita is a company where you can be yourself and where not only your resume and experience, but also your personality counts. We aim for global consistency in compensation policies, but also consider local common practices. RHI Magnesita is committed to support its employees through various means to enable the best possible performance.


We offer

  • Attractive remuneration packages including pension and global bonus program
  • Local benefits such as NS-Business Card (1st class) and car allowance
  • Possibility of up to 50% home office (depending on position) incl. allowance


  Kindly note that external applications through agencies cannot be accepted.


Sounds like you?

Please apply online – we are looking forward to your application. Please make sure to submit your application documents in English. Due to data privacy reasons applications via e-mail or through external agencies cannot be taken into consideration. Should you have any questions about this position,

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At RHI Magnesita everyone is welcome and encouraged to apply. We evaluate applications based on required qualifications and regardless of gender identity, nationality, ethnic origin, religion, disability, age, sexual orientation, marital or partnership status. At RHI Magnesita we appreciate the value of diverse teams.


About RHI Magnesita

We are the acknowledged technology leader in the refractory industry. Our company is defined by people. We are committed to diversity and know that multiple approaches, perspectives and backgrounds fuel creativity and innovation. It is our aspiration to build a workplace culture where everyone feels valued, engages, and can enjoy a truly inclusive environment and the diverse voices of our employees are heard. We foster a collaborative culture that cherishes ideas and determination to add value for our customers. Our leadership style encourages open-mindedness, reliability, pragmatism, and innovation.


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