Product Group Manager Construction


To support the further development of our focus on the Construction market, and as result of ongoing international growth, we are looking for a Product Group Manager.

As a Product Group Manager, you are responsible to manage, further develop and optimize a global profitable assortment for the Product Group ’Construction’ and manage the projects within.

The assortment will consist of strong OE and A-brands, as well as Kramp private brands.

Product ranges in this market are, for example, original spare parts & accessories for Construction machinery and related universal wearing parts. (Construction machinery like wheel loaders, excavators, dumpers, lifting equipment, etc.)

What is your role?

You manage and develop the relations with your allocated suppliers and negotiate with them the most favourable purchase conditions.

The overall Management of the allocated Product Groups and Suppliers enables Kramp to be a partner for both suppliers and customers.

You give input to the overall Category Business Plan and report to the Category Manager.

Who are you?

We’re looking for an experienced Product Group Manager.


  • Bachelor+ or Master degree in a commercial or technical area
  • 10 years of experience in the Construction Machinery market and Product Groups.
  • Good Networking skills (Established Network in the Construction Market is an advantage)
  • Excellent knowledge of procurement processes, markets and Product/Market Combinations
  • Good Negotiating skills
  • Good Project Management skills
  • Fluent in written and spoken English
  • Willing to travel
  • Preferably based in Kramp headquarters (Varsseveld, The Netherlands), otherwise in Strullendorf (Germany) or Poitiers (France).

You are strong Business Oriented and have a Commercial focus. You are good in negotiating, strong Persuasiveness and in Planning and Organizing. Networking is also one of your natural habits.

What do we offer?

You will be working in an international team of Product Group Managers and other Category Specialists.

We are an ambitions, fast growing and financially sound organisation. Therefore you can expect a few important things from us. We value personal development. We don’t just say this, but we also live up to it. For example with a personal training budget and the Anjo Foundation.

  • A market-based salary
  • Profit sharing bonus
  • 37 holiday days
  • Possibility to work from home

Who are we?

Johan Kramp started in 1951 from his garage in Varsseveld. When cycling he crossed borders to Germany: the beginning of the international millions company we are nowadays. We still follow the principles of Johan Kramp, but in time of today. Thanks to our ambitions we are active throughout Europe: a leading position in the agricultural market for parts. We heavily invest in E-Business and innovations. Our aim is to make it easy for our customers to run their business.

Working at Kramp means working with over 3000 international colleagues and despite our size we have retained our strong family culture. The people at Kramp are enthusiastic, professional and involved. We speak our customers’ language, understand their challenges and earn their trust to exceed their expectations. We think and actively work alongside them  to provide a service second to none. Our promise “It’s that easy” is embedded in our culture and DNA.


Mercuri Urval is our recruitment partner for this vacancy. You can apply by sending your CV and motivation letter to Myron Hess (


Do you have a question about this vacancy? Please don’t hesitate to contact Myron Hess.

T: +31 6 50 25 3005

Varsseveld (NL)

Poitiers (FR), Strullendorf (DE)