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Product Category Coordinator

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North Holland



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Automotive (Production)


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Product Category Coordinator

From04-07-2019 LocationSchiphol-Rijk HoursFull-time EducationHBO

For more than 60 years, Yamaha Motor has been bringing pleasure to millions of people by using ingenuity and enthusiasm to constantly surpass customer expectations, thereby enriching their lives. Founded in 1968, Yamaha Motor Europe N.V. (YME) is the regional headquarters in Europe of Yamaha Motor Co., Ltd. in Japan.

YME is responsible for coordinating the marketing and sales activities of Yamaha Motor products in the European marketplace, mainly: Yamaha motorcycles and scooters, marine outboard engines, Wave runner water vehicles, 4-wheel All-Terrain Vehicles (ATV’s), golf cars, snowmobiles and generators.

For YME, for the Division Parts and Accessories, located at Schiphol-Rijk in the Netherlands we are looking for an enthusiastic, fulltime

Product Category Coordinator

(Marine and Recreational Vehicles & Power Products)

Principle accountabilities:

  • Develop business plan for the short and medium term for the assigned category based upon gathered market and product data;
  • Define the targets for growth & profit and turnover for each category or product segment in line with the Mid Term Plan;
  • Based upon sales and fit up rates prepare and submit category performance reports based on clear KPI;
  • Category and product planning, using market performance and feedback and competitor data, in order to optimize Yamaha’s category and product offer and competitiveness;
  • Monitor the life cycle management and time to market of the products for the assigned categories and segments;
  • Define and monitor the execution of required marketing deliverables to support the category targets and performance;
  • Initiate and/or support dedicated projects and/or market studies at request of and/or collaboration with other departments;
  • Visit local & required trade shows and sales meetings as needed.

Profile of the suitable candidate:

  • Relevant higher vocational education (commercial/Business Administration);
  • Proven and successful experience, 3 to 5 years, in a commercial and international environment (preferably Motorcycle industry or Automotive);
  • Ability to professionally present information to management, distributors and/or distributor sales staff;
  • Strong market analysis, strategic planning, leadership and teambuilding skills;
  • Self-starter, well organized; able to work well with all functional levels in the organization; excellent presentation and interpersonal skills; mature level of business management skills; capability to resolve complex problems, a strong customer centric mindset;
  • Affinity with our products (Motorcycle, ATV, Marine), MC driving license (asset);
  • Excellent working skills with all Microsoft office software (Word, Excel and PowerPoint);
  • Flexible attitude towards working hours and prepared to travel abroad (20% of the time);
  • Fluency in English (verbal and written) is required, other language skills are an asset.

Yamaha offers:

  • International environment where you can learn and develop;
  • Professional A-brand organization;
  • Independent, responsible and challenging position;
  • Good terms of employment.:
    • 13th month payment
    • Travel allowance
    • Additional leave days
    • Bonus
    • Mobile & Laptop
  • First contract will be a temporary contract, with the intension to extend or offer an indefinite contract.
  • Additional benefits:
    • Staff bike program
    • License support
    • Laptop Staff discount on Yamaha products


If you are interested in this position and you would like to apply please send your CV and motivation letter to Marloes Vogelaar, HR Officer, via our online application page. The deadline to respond is 19 July 2019.

Responses from employment agencies will not be considered.

Keywords: Product Coordinator, Category Management, Business Administration, Commercial, Motorcycle, Automotive, Schiphol, Amsterdam

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