Launch new products and services successfully on the marketProduct ManagementMuch is expected of a Product Manager. For whom?You need to successfully position and introduce new • You are responsible for launching new products andproducts and services; maintain a balance between Sales services on the market.and R&D; manage the product lines of existing products • You are working in Product Management, Brandand innovations; and turn new products into a competitive Management, Marketing or Strategic Planning.advantage. You don’t have any training in marketing yet? If so,Product Managers must be real product champions, capable we suggest you attend ‘Introduction to Marketingof wooing customers, and the internal organisation, with Management’.their enthusiasm. Need-for-speed product life cycles,online communication, innovative distribution options, Added value for you and your companyglobalisation and cut-throat competition, all this forces youto constantly review your strategy. • You will acquire the latest concepts and practices in product management.While educating the market, you must stimulate demand • Not only will you predict the market, you will alsoif you want your product to break through. For every conquer it with the help of strategic positioninginnovator, in fact, that market breakthrough remains the techniques, product line management and a sophisticatedultimate challenge. communication mix. • You will pitch innovations in a sublime yet subtle way. Your expert technique is based on what you learnt through your own project work, coaching and the other participants’ feedback.Enriching" This programme gave me a frame of reference allowingme to market our innovation with more confidence andvision. The interaction with the fellow participants wasenriching, which was another bonus! “Jean Vermeersch - Sales & Marketing Coordinator, NUBY.COM
Programme design Meet your facultyYou will be amazed by our keenness for practice. Departing from theoretical • Prof Marion Debruyne, specialises inconcepts and insights as regards the launch of new products and services, we market strategy and innovation.convert these into concrete examples, using an interactive approach. • Reggy Mortier is Head of Market Directors at Barco.The lecturers involved in this programme are top level, a mix of professors • Prof Kurt Verweire is an expert inand expert practitioners. We offer a valuable practical dimension with real-life competitive market strategies.examples and case discussions of local and international companies. With theaid of the tools, checklists and templates provided in this module, you’ll sharpen PRACTICAL INFOand further develop your product management competencies. Furthermore,during work groups and interactive sessions, you’ll develop the necessary Dates and venuesinsights to fully apply your knowledge to your competitive advantage in the 4 daysmarket. Ghent Campus: 4, 14, 21, 28 May 2013Module 1: Strategic Product Management Language Dutch• How to discover and meet real consumer needs. Creating a balance between All Dutch programmes are available consumer needs and expectations of product development and R&D. as a customised programme. More• Discover the opportunities of co-creation information on page 16.• Mapping your own context: be prepared when you launch new products and services. Fee• Product life cycle and portfolio management. € 3,095 (excl. 21% VAT)Module 2: Creating a Successful Value Proposition• 7 key questions when developing a value proposition.• How should you implement your value proposition?• Developing the right message.Module 3: Speed to Market or Speed up the Market?• What is driving market acceptance in the case of new products and services?• Predicting the market: when does the big breakthrough happen?• The emergence of new categories and obstacles to customer adoption.• Is it important to be first? Or better?• Is the first on the market also the first to fail?• How do you determine when is the right time to market a new product?Module 4: Product line management• Strategic timing and pricing of your product launch• ‘Eat or be eaten’: the role of cannibalisation• The strategic role of market segmentation• The influence of pricing as a marketing toolModule 5: The Product Manager as an Interface• How can you become a real project/product champion?• The product manager as a link between R&D and sales during product development.• How do you win the internal organisation over?Module 6: The Big Picture: Competitive Market Strategies• The product manager as a strategist: positions new products strategically on the market.• Fully leveraging your competitive advantage in the market. Apply now! Please see Practical Info on the following page, or visit: www.vlerick.com/productmanagement
PRACTICAL INFORegistration Online registration: quick & easy!Action! Register online.Questions? Please contact:Ghita GreefGroup Product ManagerT: + 32 9 210 98 94F: + 32 9 210 97 firstname.lastname@example.orgReep 19000 Ghent, BelgiumYour certificateIf you take part in one of our programmes, you are Register online via:entitled to a certificate from Vlerick Business School. www.vlerick.com/If you successfully complete an Executive Master Class, marketingprogrammesyou can join the Vlerick Alumni Network, a worldwidenetwork of over 16,000 alumni in 100 countries.Cancellation Financial benefits for you?Consult our cancellation conditions at: • 10% discount for paying members of Vlerick Alumniwww.vlerick.com/conditions • SME portfolio: subsidies for Flemish SMEs. • Vlerick Social Profit Grants for organisations active inOur team is here for you the social profit sector. You’ll find more info at: www.vlerick.com/benefits Ghita Greef Group Product Manager T: + 32 9 210 98 94 Further improve your retail expertise: email@example.com • Vlerick Retail Platform 4 afternoons for and by retailers Rian De Bruycker www.vlerick.be/retailplatform Programme Advisor T: + 32 9 210 98 84 • Vlerick Conversation Management Platform firstname.lastname@example.org Become a successful Conversation Manager: 4 afternoons filled with interesting conceptual frameworks and practice-based examples. www.vlerick.com/conversationplatform
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