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Product Portfolio Manager (EMEA)

Company:  Ball Corporation

Gelsenkirchen, NW, DE, 45886 MH, IN, 410208 Manisa, TR, 45030 Luton, GB, LU1 3LG RS, 11070 Velim, CZ, 28101 Kettering, ENG, GB Widnau, St. Gallen, CH, 9443 Ludesch, 8, AT, 6713 6th October, EG, 12566 Bangalore, KA, IN, 560092 Fredericia, DK, 7000 Numminen, FI, 4660 Malmö, SE, 20039 Luton, GB, LU1 3LG Dammam, SA, 31483 Bellegarde sur Valserine, FR, 1201 Oss, NL, 5347 KG Nogara, VR, IT, 37054 Las Rozas de Madrid, M, ES, 28290 Lille, FR, 59000 Plzeň, CZ, 301 00 Yangon, MM Lublin, PL, 20-277 Waterford, Munster, IE, X91 V62N

Date:  May 17, 2024
Job Category:  Sales and Marketing
Req. ID:  36517

Further your career at Ball, a world leader in manufacturing sustainable aluminum packaging. Achieve extraordinary things when you join our team, and make a difference in your professional development, the community, and around the globe!

Ball is thrilled to receive Newsweek's 2023 Top 100 Global Most Loved Workplace award! As a sustainable product leader, we have over 21,000 global team members. From endlessly recyclable aluminum cans, and cups, to aerosol bottles, our goal is to contribute to a better community, society, and world.


Position overview:


The role can be based in any Ball legal entity in EMEA region.


The Portfolio Manager will have responsibility for managing products throughout their product lifecycle from planning to execution in support of organizational strategy and objectives. Working alongside key stakeholders, the Portfolio Manager will recommend the nature and scope of present and future product lines by reviewing product specifications and requirements; appraising new product ideas and/or product changes.
They will manage a Coordinator Portfolio EMEA and are accountable for the process and implementation of new product development solutions for the region.


Key responsibilities include:


  • Drives the Innovation and Product Development Stage Gate Process within EMEA
  • Acts as the core interface between region and Innovation team
  • Manages New Product Development process as part of Integrated Business Planning (IBP) process
  • Works with Sales and Marketing teams to document and report opportunities back to Innovation team
  • Develops and implements the product roadmap
  • Interfaces with development leads to make sure that product requirements are understood
  • Works with Pricing team to annually review value add product pricing offers and positioning strategies, taking into account overall marketing strategy
  • Oversight of product and/or product change initiatives 
  • Assesses market competition by comparing the company's product to competitors' products


What are we looking for?


  • Bachelor degree in relevant field or an equivalent of working experience 
  • Previous Product Management or related experience in blue chip organisations with European remit
  • Technical understanding and analytical thinking 
  • Knowledge of marketing principles and practices
  • Proven track record in managing all aspects of a successful product lifecycle
  • Project Management skills
  • Fluent English language 



Ball Corporation is an Equal Opportunity Employer. We actively encourage applications from everybody, regardless of gender, age, ethnicity, faith, ability, or orientation.


When you join Ball you belong to a team of over 21,000 members worldwide. Our products range from infinitely recyclable aluminum cans, cups to aerosol bottles that enable our customers to contribute to a better world.


Each of us has a deep commitment to diversity and inclusion which is the foundation of our culture of belonging. Everyone at Ball is making a difference by doing what we love. Because what we create may change, but what we will always make is a difference.


Please note the advertised job title might vary from the job title on the contract due to local job title structure and global HR systems.


No agencies please.



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