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Head of Product Management

Head of Product Management, Natural Colors Division

Would you like to join a true global leader in the food ingredients business, with a strong track record of growth, deep technical and commercial understanding and a passionate and engaged global organization? Are you the leader we are looking for to strengthen our global product management team and help accelerate our business growth further for Chr. Hansen Natural Colors? Then come join a winning global team and help shape the future success for Chr. Hansen.

We are seeking a new experienced Head of Product Management to lead our team of five experienced and motivated product managers for the Natural Colors Division. The full-time position is based in Hørsholm, Denmark and is a member of the Commercial Development Leadership team, reporting to the Vice President Commercial Development. The Natural Colors Division of Chr. Hansen is ideally positioned to continue to capture strong growth across all relevant industries and regions as our customers pursue cleaner and more natural solutions to color their products. This is a fascinating space to be in as we work closely with our all our partners to meet the demands of ever changing consumer requirements in the food and beverage industry globally. We have a long track record of providing natural color solutions to the food & beverage industry and we continue to develop our portfolio and offerings to meet the demands of tomorrow.

Main responsibilities of role:

As Head of Product Management, you will provide overall direction and leadership for the portfolio pigment plans & strategies and ensure optimized business impact of the portfolio in terms of top line growth and profitability globally. Core responsibilities include:

  • Lead pigment product strategies and subsequent annual pigment plans for the division
  • Manage optimally the entire product range and identify opportunities to improve
  • Own pricing management execution for the division and work closely with all functions
  • Manage pigment forecasts and ensure optimal follow-up across value chain
  • Drive commercial focus and acumen for the product management team
  • Act as overall product mgmt. liaison with other functions and represent the Natural Colors Division in key portfolio developments and forums.

What we are looking for:

The ideal candidate has a MBA or equivilant educational background combined with minumum 10 years commercial/product management experience in relevant B2B industry (food ingredients preferred) and proven leadership and change management capabilities. Further, you have:

  • Commercial drive and experience in pricing management
  • Strong acumen of cost drivers and value chain understanding for related industry
  • Analytical & business development skills from previous roles
  • Excellent communication skills coupled with your decisivness and intuition
  • Experience working in a global matrix organization
  • Strong collaborative mind-set and a passion to create success across boundaries
  • Great written and spoken communicative skills in English (another language beneficial).

What we offer

If you are the person we are looking for, then we offer the chance to join our exciting and ambitious journey of continued growth for Chr. Hansen Natural Colors.

Furthermore, you will join a dynamic division and help bring the product management team to the next level and leave your mark as we work towards meeting our global growth ambitions.

Ability and desire to travel is a must (approx. 25%) working with both internal as well as external stakeholders.

For more information

For further questions, feel free to contact Jakob Dalmose Rasmussen Vice President Commercial Development via email:

Deadline for applications is August 26th 2018: Please submit your cover letter and CV as soon as possible since we will be processing incoming applications continually.

Do you dream of a global work horizon where you can be part of setting the agenda?

At Chr. Hansen, we work to improve food and health, and our natural ingredients are consumed by more than 1 billion people every day. As a global market leader in bioscience, we have the opportunity to address important global challenges such as food waste, healthy living, sustainable agriculture – and we need the brightest and most passionate people on board to succeed. Want to join us?

A career with Chr. Hansen 

Joining Chr. Hansen is your opportunity to make a meaningful difference while unfolding your career in a truly global setting. Our founder, Christian D. A. Hansen, was an entrepreneur and that mentality is still very present and valued today as we look for new talent to strengthen our team.

We believe that engagement matters. Every one of our 32 global offices offer an agile organization  proud to promote an inspiring work environment and a collaborative culture with the passion to make a difference.

Chr. Hansen is a global bioscience company that develops natural ingredient solutions for the food, nutritional, pharmaceutical and agricultural industries. The products include cultures, enzymes, probiotics and natural colors, and all solutions are based on strong research and development competencies coupled with significant technology investments. Revenue in the 2015/16 financial year was EUR 949 million. The company has more than 2,800 dedicated employees in 30 countries and main production facilities in Denmark, France, USA and Germany. Chr. Hansen was founded in 1874 and is listed on Nasdaq Copenhagen. For further information, please visit
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