LifeScience Private Label Portfolio Manager
Leuven, BEL
5 dagen geleden

Job Summary

This position can be based in the region of : Leuven, Belgium; Darmstadt, Germany; or Fontenay-sur-Bois, France.

You can work from home, and are expected to travel, both domestically and internationally up to 50% of the time.

The LifeScience Private Label Portfolio Manager is responsible for developing the VWR / Avantor branded portfolio in LifeScience.

He / she partners closely with the other LifeScience Portfolio Managers, sales, operational marketing, product management, sourcing, technical and operations functions to evaluate and launch new private label products.

The LifeScience Private Label Portfolio Manager will identify product gaps in our portfolio and launch new products to close these gaps.

Together with the other Portfolio Managers and Sourcing he / she will ensure alignment of suppliers and portfolio strategies.


  • Gap analysis of private label products from the LifeScience portfolio (reagents, kits, consumables, equipment and instruments) Develop strategies and identify opportunity through analysis of market and customer segments that are served or potentially served by private label products.
  • Key aspects as follows :

  • Identify market and technology trends, customer needs, competitive activity / positioning
  • Develop customer segmentation, value understanding and value propositions
  • Identify opportunities for innovation and new growth
  • Prepare business cases to be presented to upper management
  • Determine opportunities for value creation and innovation / new product growth Prepare RFQ’s and reach out to potential suppliers and / or own manufacturing sites to evaluate best suitable source for the products.
  • Accountability for the results and success of the LifeScience private label portfolio strategy and growth programs Partner with portfolio management and sourcing in the introduction of new products Work collaboratively with commercial, sourcing and operations functions to achieve strategic objectives Performs other duties as assigned with or without accommodation


    Education :

  • Bachelor’s Degree in a LifeScience branch (or other related sciences or specialism)
  • Experience :

  • Minimum of five (5) years of experience in commercial roles within the LifeScience field
  • Strong commercial experience in a product management, marketing or strategic marketing role required
  • Experience identifying and developing business growth opportunities towards the delivery of profitable growth required
  • Skills / Competencies :

  • Strategic thinking and mindset
  • Ability to understand industry and product economics
  • Strong analytical skills
  • Demonstrated ability to handle multiple priorities
  • Ability to work effectively both globally and cross-functionally
  • Understanding of financial impact of plans and actions
  • Ability to communicate with all levels of the organization, including executive management
  • Excellent presentation skills.
  • Other Skills :

    Proficient in Microsoft Office Suite including Excel, PowerPoint and Word


    The LifeScience Private Label Portfolio Manager reports up through the portfolio organization and partners closely with sales, product management, portfolio, sourcing, technical and operations functions.

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