Product Manager job vacancy

Confidential

Overview: Product Manager job vacancy in Oxfordshire recruiting now

Ref: 216969224
Employer: Confidential
Location: Oxfordshire, United Kingdom
Salary:
Employment Type: Permanent

Job Details:

Overview

The Senior Product Manager is responsible for researching and developing a deep understanding of current and potential new markets and/or technology to identify business opportunities to expand portfolio, in line with the Technology and Growth vision. The Senior Product Manager is then responsible for the creation and delivery of value propositions for these opportunities and the overall strategic direction of their portfolio. They will need to drive and champion this both within the company and in the marketplace.

Duties and responsibilities

Strategic Business Management

Develop, implement and manage a market led propositions strategy for their product set, including service levels and all associated accessories.

Fully understand the target market and customers current and future

Create and be responsible for reviewing value propositions and business cases for opportunities that are being brought to market

Develop go-to-market strategies with the marketing team to support new product introductions and the attainment of financial objectives.

New Product Development Projects

Delivering projects and associated products within the roadmap; involved in project teams, using tools such as agile.

Lead NPD meetings and NPD review meetings

Provide necessary documentation for NPD meetings, including product definitions, business plans etc.

Use market knowledge to develop propositions to maximise return from potential market opportunities.

Lead the development, implementation and delivery processes that steer product development and provide essential information for decision making on features/functionality, time and cost trade-offs.

Provide customer benefit level product input for other parts of the business, as needed.

Identify areas for business process improvement and lead their implementation.

Market Understanding

Develop a deep understanding of markets and/or technology that could impact new product and/or market opportunities leading to potential diversification of revenue: customers; competitors, government or country specific legislation, technology trends etc.

Engage with end customers, representatives and partners at all levels in order to improve market understanding and also to champion company propositions.

Support and attend exhibitions, trade shows and conference when relevant to gain market insight, research competitors and collect customer feedback.

Understand and explore the customer pain-points and where appropriate drive product development to address these needs

Assisting Channel Partners

Develop strong relationships with Channel Partners ensuring regular contact in conjunction with Channel Managers, to review sales, marketing opportunities.

Daily Product Management

Conduct early-life product reviews and gather customer feedback to inform iterative development opportunities.

Update and communicate the Overall Product Roadmap to the business, as well as externally to Channel Partners.

Support sales in business development, product training, strategic customer presentations and meetings.

Oversee and support development of competitor analysis by Product Managers within the team to ensure the business is equipped with resources and information to help retain customers and win new business.

Determine pricing and ensure planned contribution levels are achieved as well as coordinating pricing synergy across all product pricing.

Monitor the performance of product order intake/revenue/margin/market penetration of new market or product introductions and drive activities that will lead to positive changes in product uptake and revenue generation.

Experience& skills:

Must be able to work and communicate effectively cross functionally across technical, commercial and operational teams.

Willing to attend trade shows in order to understand the industry and its needs in detail.

Candidates should have a research background that can be applied to new technologies/markets and how they intersect.

In addition, candidates should be experienced in developing their market knowledge to maximise return on potential opportunities.

Candidates will have experience of working in a commercial environment, rather than being a typical ‘Technical Product Manager’.

Proficient in Windows and web-based applications, with a good knowledge of software user interfaces at a customer level and the impact this may have on user experience.

Candidates must be comfortable with managing and taking ownership for several commercial projects

You must be willing and able to travel overseas on an occasional basis

Please note: Only candidates with the relevant skills and experience will be contacted regarding this position. If you do not hear back from us within 5 days you have unfortunately been unsuccessful in your application for this position, however we may contact you in the future to discuss other opportunities.

Please note that no terminology in this advert is intended to discriminate on the grounds of a person’s gender, marital status, race, religion, colour, age, disability or sexual orientation. Every candidate will be assessed only in accordance with their merits, qualifications and abilities to perform the duties of the job

 

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