Technical Product Manager

  • Full-time

Company Description

TOMRA Food is a multinational organisation and a leading provider of sensor-based sorting, peeling and integrated post-harvest solution for the food industries. Transforming global food production to maximise food safety and minimise food loss by making sure Every Resource Counts™, has been our strength for over 50 years. 

At TOMRA, we want people to innovate, show passion in their work and be responsible. We encourage the freedom to innovate and take risks that result in breakthroughs that challenge the status quo. We value passion that focuses and commits to meeting success. We believe in a responsible and safe mindset that takes care of our customers, products, and fellow employees. 

Join the resource revolution!

Job Description

We are looking for a dynamic and results-driven Technical Product Manager to join our team and report to the Director, Head of Product. In this crucial role, you will be responsible for continuously analysing the market performance of our product portfolio and executing all lifecycle management activities. Your primary objective will be to collaborate closely with Product Managers to ensure TOMRA Food delivers competitive and future-proof products with high value to our customers.

Role and Responsibilities:

Product Lifecycle:

  • Build an understanding of the customer value chain, competitor offerings, and market trends to help identify product requirements and provide input into decision making on innovation priorities. 
  • Build relationships with internal & external customers to assess the Product Lifecycle status based on their needs.
  • Maintain a clear understanding of product strategy and vision. 
  • Analyse the product portfolio across all relevant aspects such as financial performance, quality, customer value, and competitiveness. 
  • Initiate product lifecycle activities in close collaboration and alignment with product managers for the portfolio. 
  • Execute and coordinate all aspects of Product Lifecycle activities. 
  • Help identify and resolve quality issues of the products. 

Product Go-To Market:

  • Ensure consistent product offerings throughout the customer journey.
  • Support global product launches and execute assigned aspects of a successful market launch.
  • Support the relevant teams with technical details, positioning and value propositions to integrate the product into the sales process of the regions. 
  • Ensure proper implementation into corporate tools and processes for seamless customer experience. 

Collaboration & System Implementation:

  • Work closely with globally distributed engineering teams to help define the scope and objectives for product lifecycle activities. 
  • Provide indirect cross-functional leadership for defined tasks and product lifecycle activities. 
  • Assist in developing product line messaging and content to support demand creation and sales interactions. 
  • Determine cost and price position and proposes price/cost optimisation. 
  • Maintain pricing system data and a good understanding of business processes and systems and use them efficiently. 
  • Maintain a good understanding of the industry, different market segments and customer needs to evaluate and propose product activities. 

Health & Safety:

  • Promote a “Safety first” culture throughout the company, our customers, and our industry. 
  • Ensure adherence to safety and quality across all facets of our operation and customer delivery. 
  • Ensure the team works within agreed operating models, and ensure all decisions are made within agreed authority limits. 
  • Ensure compliance with agreed processes / procedures, controls and address quality and assurance outcomes as required. 
  • Identify, implement and embed any Excellence initiatives to improve quality, performance and efficiency of the team to facilitate outstanding customer experience. 


About You:

  • Relevant Tertiary Degree (Engineering, Business or Similar) 
  • Experience in product management, project management or product development 
  • Experience in the food industry or any other industry engaged in sensor technology would be advantageous 
  • Excellent verbal and written communication 
  • Demonstrated technical skills (mechanical, electrical/electronics, software, networking and controls or similar) in at least one area 
  • Ability to build positive and effective relationships with key stakeholders 
  • Exposure to project management work and methodologies 
  • Basic analytical skills for producing information mainly from business systems 
  • Attention to detail, analytical, dedicated, flexible and able to work autonomously 
  • Willingness to travel nationally and internationally – should not exceed 10%  

Additional Information

How to apply:
If this sounds like you, we would love to hear from you! All applications will be managed in the strictest confidence.  

TOMRA is proud to be an Equal Opportunity Employer and provides equal employment opportunities to all employees and applicants regardless of race, color, religion, gender, gender identity, age, national origin, disability, parental or pregnancy status, marriage and civil partnership, sexual orientation, veteran status, or any other characteristics. Reasonable accommodations will be made and will be provided as requested by candidates taking part in all aspects of the selection process.

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