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Software Product Manager - Belgium  

Materialise (company)

Posted on : 22 October 2017

Project Description

Materialise is a global Belgian high-tech company, founded in 1990, with over 1,400 employees worldwide, focused on applications in 3D Printing. Our customers include a variety of industries, such as automotive, aerospace and medical but also research institutes and academia.

As a fast growing company, Materialise offers a young, international and challenging atmosphere to people that want to work in an environment full of know-how and revolutionary technologies.  We enable you to be part of a team that is passionate about innovation and inspired by our mission to work for a better and healthier world.

Are you an experienced product manager looking for a new challenge? Would you love to work in an innovative environment? Are you curious to learn more about 3D-printing? Then it’s you we are looking for to complete our team as a:

Software Product Manager

You are responsible for defining, managing and implementing the short and long-term business plan for the Materialise Streamics product, with the aim to build and maintain a profitable product. You are accountable for the long-term viability (P&L) and sustainability of your product on a commercial and technical level and oversee all operational initiatives that support the execution of your business plans.

  • Business development: you initiate study and analysis on market/customer evolutions and competitive developments that could be addressed in future versions of your product(s). You assure these are evaluated on their commercial potential, economic impact to Materialise and fit with the overall strategy. 
  • You define the product business plan and release plan by prioritizing those developments/actions that have most impact on the product’s short and long-term commercial potential. You collect input from the key stakeholders inside and outside our organization in order to come to a qualitative business- and release plan. You present and discuss this strategy and plan (including segmentation, targeting and positioning) to/with the members of the Management Team (product sponsor) in order to ensure alignment with the business unit’s and organization’s strategic direction.
  • You are the single point of contact, face and representative of your product at all levels of the organization (senior management, sales channels and other business units) and towards selected customers. In this way you personally keep in touch with market evolutions and customers’ needs
  • You stay well-informed about the evolutions and developments related to your products, keep your knowledge up-to-date within the context of the evolutions in order to strengthen your credibility by offering a service that is continuously based on updated knowledge.
  • You manage the product and development budget from a cost perspective and provide critical input for the product sales targets. You are accountable for the P&L of your product.
  • You are accountable for monitoring (commercial) performance of your product, to assure results are in line with the expectations for your business plan and initiate actions when results are not met for the product or for specific market segments.


  • Degree in engineering, product development or equivalent
  • At least 5 years of experience in product management
  • Experience in a business software environment, CAD/CAM and/or production environment is required
  • Proficient knowledge of English is essential, any other language is an asset
  • Analytical and strategic skills to define a roadmap
  • Curiosity to seek for market opportunities
  • Ability to make market positioning and value proposition tangible
  • Able to speak customer, sales and software development ‘language’
  • Driven by technology and meaningful innovations
  • Entrepreneurial mindset, outgoing and eager to build & expand a network
  • Project management skills

Materialise offers you

People are the cornerstone of Materialise and we treasure the talent, skills, and values of our employees very highly. We believe that maintaining the right environment and culture for employees is crucial for an organization’s success. Therefore, we are devoted to building a global team of specialists in an open environment that favors personal growth. Programs have been put in place to keep our fair, direct company culture alive. Moreover, we proudly invest in personal development and offer challenging careers where employees are empowered to grow professionally as well as personally. You will liaise with different people throughout the organization on a daily basis and we guarantee that no day will be the same. Your effort and energy will be rewarded with a competitive salary and with extralegal advantages. In order to have a good work-life balance, we offer you flexible working hours.