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Global Category Manager - Smart Home & IoT


Corby, ENG, GB, NN17 9FH Göteborg, Västra Götaland, SE, 412 50 Copenhagen NV, Capital Region of Denmark, DK, 2400

Brand:  OKDo
Function:  Product & Supplier Management


Global Category Management is responsible for developing a product category strategy/business plan aligned with the wider OKdo strategy and key stakeholders enabling continued diversification of the OKdo product range, profitable growth, customer acquisition and ROI in addition to effective supplier management through delivery of the best in class global offer for our customers.

The Smart Home & IoT product category strategy and business plan are developed collaboratively with key stakeholders across the OKdo business. Most importantly this incorporates focus on specific industry verticals and brands. It defines and details the global supplier portfolio, product range and growth initiatives. It is also the foundation for plans and execution of other related functions such as supply chain investments and planning.

We’ve been on an incredible journey, but the best is yet to come; are you ready to join us?


What You will need to be successful in this role

  • Successful track record in product/category management or related functional discipline
  • Business planning and execution capability across Smart Home or IoT product category
  • Ability to function effectively across cultures, to think and act appropriately, and to communicate and work with people from different cultural backgrounds
  • Business planning and execution capability across a product category
  • Detailed knowledge around product certification and compliance
  • Detailed knowledge around the microcontroller and processor market and products.
  • Experience in end to end management of design cycle from product design, prototype, production to Go to market.
  • Experience in RMA procedures and returns/failure analysis
  • A collaborative team player across a business with fast moving, customer driven markets
  • High change agility with a growth mindset
  • Successful supplier relationship management
  • Demonstrates an excellent understanding of, and the ability to articulate, the OKdo Value Proposition
  • Coaching and motivational skillset
  • Change Management
  • Positive can do attitude, takes ownership and very results oriented
  • Good influencing skills
  • Marketing, purchasing and inventory control knowledge
  • Technology experience
  • Operational problem solver and good process management capability


What’s Great About The Role

The role is responsible for the following processes:

  • SBC & IoT Product category strategy planning, governance and execution.
  • Responsible for the development and execution of supplier strategies and business plans
  • Execution and governance of supplier business plans and value extraction as part of product category strategy.
  • Coordinate and optimise commercial performance across all relevant functions (e.g. inventory, pricing, digital, content and marketing).
  • Successful NPI delivery for products within category strategy.
  • Communication and collaboration across relevant OKdo and group stakeholders.


Preferred Qualifications

  • Detailed knowledge on the product requirements of SBC ecosystem products
  • Experience in product development and manufacturing setup
  • Experience electrical design; IoT; ML; AI
  • Expected B.EE with 15+ years of experience or Ms.EE 10+ years of experience.
  • Experience of working in a matrix environment
  • Understands the needs of engineers and buyers (our target customers)
  • Experience of living and working globally
  • Ability to operate in a second language


What We Offer

Innovators and pioneers. Rebels and creators. A global organization of optimists and specialists with big ambitions for the future. You can take control of your future here at OKdo. We offer all the good stuff you’d expect like:

  • Private medical cover for those unexpected moments
  • On top of your 26 days holiday, you can buy up to 5 extra days to enjoy how you wish
  • Annual bonus to pay for those extra holidays!
  • Generous, market-leading pension; it’s never too early to start planning for your future

Grow in our high-performance culture and be rewarded for your success. Whoever you are, whatever you do and wherever you are; it all starts here. Are you ready to explore the possibilities?

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