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Product Manager Knitwear

  •  1
  •  Ardooie
  •  Full-time
  •  Indefinite duration

Responsible, creative and dynamic? Is clothing and more specifically knitwear your thing? Eager to become the beating heart of Sioen's knitwear brand? In an international job in a dynamic, growing and strong family business? Then this is the perfect job for you!  

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What you do

  • You are responsible for the "Knitwear" range from Sioen. In this role you are the key figure and guiding force. You analyse the market, the competition and our own range.
  • You design new products and/or manage this design.
  • You always take profitability and quality into account, in order to approach the market with an optimal product mix.
  • You are responsible for the communication of new products to the sales team.
  • You guide clients in specific projects.
  • You work smoothly with the various Product Managers, local Sales Managers and with the Sales Directors. 
  • Internally, you will work together with purchasing, marketing, product development, R&D, planning and logistics.
  • You translate questions and needs from the market into recommendations for the engineering department. 
  • You provide support to customers (B2B). You deal with their questions during customer visits to them or at our headquarters, via mail, teams and by telephone. 
  • You create the various orders in SAP and manage the order book of your customers.
  • You take care of the integral order administration from order to invoicing. 
  • You follow up on the stock of your customers. 
  • You are internationally active for this position, both on the production and sales side

Who you are

  • You have a passion for products and customers and combine this with clear management.  
  • You have at least 5 years of experience in product development or product management.
  •  You have a Bachelor or Master degree.  
  • You are fascinated by the knitwear market and by protective clothing in general. 
  • You are extremely sales-oriented and succeed in achieving maximum results with a structured project approach. 
  • Experience in product development, product management or in the production of knitwear in an international context is a big plus. 
  • You have a fluent knowledge of Dutch, English and French.  Knowledge of German is a plus.  

What to expect from us

  • A traffic jam-free workplace in Ardooie or in one of our other branches internationally.   
  • A job in a stable, growing, profitable and international family business.   
  • A more than attractive salary package with fringe benefits such as meal vouchers, 13th month, group insurance, hospitalisation insurance, possibility of bicycle lease and flexible remuneration, ...   
  • Working in an innovative company that continuously invests in new products, installations and most importantly: people!   
  • A flexible schedule in function of a good work life balance!    
  • Freely schedulable leave.  
  • Partly home-office possible.  
  • Room for your own initiative.   
  • The opportunity to learn and grow through internal and external training.   
  • A contemporary working environment and offices.   
  • Fun company events.   
  • Last but not least: fantastic “passioenate” colleagues who go for it every day.

The Passioen of

Jan Jan


A passionate family business
Dieter Dieter


Having fun at work every day
As a foreman in the weaving mill, Dieter is fully committed to his team every day. He motivates his team with a good briefing, solid training, and of course... a passioenate portion of fun! The freedom to manage his team that way improves the company and his role!
Guido Guido


Every day is different
For Guido, especially the many, daily variations in his job, as technical supervisor, is the reason why he likes to work at Sioen. "No shortage of fun challenges here! That way, we stay motivated and together we write the ambitious Sioen story."
Désirée Désirée


Fun moments with colleagues
Bettina Bettina


International and yet close
What does Passioen mean to Bettina? Being proud of more than 20 years' work in an international and ambitious company. "And the fact that Sioen is so close to my home is another big advantage. Now that's a dream job!
Tony Tony


Fun at all times
What is Passioen to Tony? No need to think about it long. "Working at Sioen is very nice: the atmosphere is always good and everyone is always ready to help each other. On top of that, I learn something new every day with such an innovative machine park. It gives me a sense of independence, which motivates me!"
Nick Nick


Hands-on with a lot of variety and interaction
"I work with both production and the office, this interaction is great! Even in a big company like Sioen, Nick and his colleagues are close enough to communicate smoothly. Sioen and Nick, that's a perfect match!
Debora Debora


I love the dynamics between the different departments
If we ask Debora what Passioen is to her, the answer is clear: Professionalism, innovation, and teamwork. "Everyone helps each other at Sioen!" This collaboration not only makes it fun to work at Sioen, but it also makes our company stronger!

Application procedure


You are applying? Well, that’s great! First, your application is confirmed and then we start working on your CV.


If the evaluation of your CV was positive, you will immediately receive an invitation for a first meeting with the HR Officer, Talent Manager or Chief HR.

First interview

In the first interview, our HR staff and/or a direct line manager determine how well you fit in at Sioen. For some positions, we do some additional tests.

Second interview

For certain positions a second interview is necessary. This interview is one with your immediate superiors, colleagues and/or CEO.

Contract proposal

Time to dot the i's and cross the t's! Our Chief HR makes you a contract proposal and together you discuss the conditions it contains.

Welcome at Sioen!

Congratulations! Now, you are one of our Sioen talents! On your first day, we will welcome you and get you ready for your first working day. Your colleagues will mentor you for the first six months.