Digital Project And Development Manager

Get the world. Sanoma helps people access and understand the world. We believe in a world full of opportunities, feelings, reactions and inspiration. A world that you can reach, influence, explore and share. We want to make it yours. Sanoma is a front ru

In Finland and the Netherlands we are the market leading media company with a broad presence across multiple platforms. Our main markets in learning are Belgium, Finland, the Netherlands, Poland and Sweden. In 2013, Sanoma’s net sales totalled EUR 2.1 billion. Sanoma is listed on the NASDAQ OMX Helsinki stock exchange.

Sanoma Media Belgium is a leading multimedia company, with well-known magazines like Flair, Libelle, Gael, Feeling, Feeling Wonen, Gael Maison, Vitaya, Femmes d'aujourd'hui, TeVeBlad, Moustique, Marie Claire, Story. Sanoma Media Belgium also stands for custom publishing, niche publishing, internet business, radio and TV.


Sanoma Digital Expertise Team Belgium is looking for a



Sanoma Digital Expertise Team 

Within Digital Expertise we work in an innovative way to learn and build future proof products and services for our strong brands (Flair, Libelle & Femmes d'aujourdhui, Feeling & Gael, Story, Moustique).

Our Project and Development Managers are responsible for managing digital product development projects in sensing/exploration phase (with focus on strategy, value proposition, concept and business modelling) and in build/launch and testing phases (with overall quality testing, UX and business implementation).

Our projects run in close collaboration with key persons in the business departments (segments, communities, sales, marketing, CRM, IT), thus requiring excellent communicative and mature leadership skills.



  •  Manage digital and mobile product development projects.

o   Lead simultaneously one or more projects (depending on size and complexity). 

o   Some tracks of the project are the responsibility of specialist team members, but being the product and development manager you need to have a good overall understanding. Example: understand and challenge the building blocks of the technical architecture especially when issues occur, although the technical part will be the responsibility of a technical project leader.

o   When internal specific knowledge is lacking, you need to identify the gap and advice on external expertise and/or a solution.

o   Plan budget and resources 

  •  Communicate and report clearly and often about the project progress, taking into account different internal audiences
  • Create and decide upon the product development roadmap and prioritize together with the business.
  • Constantly improve our product development methodology
  • Participate in the Expertise team by sparring and providing trends and best practices related to running projects or opportunities for Sanoma



  • A strong passion for AND a solid track record in digital products (web, mobile, social, apps, e-commerce) & digital consumer behaviour.
  • Minimum 5 years of experience as a digital project leader / digital product development manager
  • Mature digital product development methodology skills and familiar  with functional analysis, wireframes, MVP and consumer testing and design.
  • Experience in media, entertainment and/or lifestyle business (not a must, but definite a huge advantage)



  • An excellent communicator (clear, proactive, being able to explain complex matters in a simple way)
  • A trusted coach (you motivate and enthuse others to work with you on the project)
  • A smart leader (always passionate but calm in turbulent conditions)
  •  A good listener (high EQ)
  • A flexible person
  • Someone who loves working with creative people
  • A great teamplayer
  • Multilingual (EN/NL/FR)



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