Product Manager - Business Systems (EMEAR)

Recruiter
Epson Europe BV
Location
Hemel Hempstead
Posted
01 Oct 2017
Closes
02 Nov 2017
Contract Type
Permanent
Hours
Full Time

Epson is a global imaging and innovation leader that operates at the cutting edge of technology development. We are dedicated to exceeding the vision of customers worldwide through the creation of ground-breaking, high-precision and energy-saving technologies. From printers and 3LCD projectors, to wearable GPS/activity monitors and augmented reality smart glasses, Epson offers an extensive array of award-winning products to customers across the world.

The Product Manager owns the product planning stage of the product life-cycle working closely with Epson's head office in Japan, this role will report into the Manager Product Management. The Product Manager builds a comprehensive knowledge of the market place and customer values for both existing and new product segments in order to drive future product planning to grow the business. This person will be an experienced engaging professional with a good mix of technical and marketing knowledge; additionally they will work well and closely with our sales, pre-sales, in country Business managers, Business Unit product launch group and service teams. The successful candidate will confidently and demonstrably be able to communicate their market knowledge to Epson's Head Office in Japan so as to contribute to good product development that enables to grow the business - maybe put this in the key skills and experience.

Responsibilities:

Technology:

  • Have a good knowledge and understanding of key Epson technologies and those of competitors. In addition the Product Manager should have an understanding of key technologies in the IT market and what are the future tendencies
  • Knowledge and skill set to technically evaluate products/competitors with popular IT environments (Different OS/Software etc) and present findings clearly

Product Planning:

  • Track the price/features/value propositions of key competitors with a segmented approach working with other stakeholders and customers as required. Use this information and technology developments as inputs to plan future product (s)
  • In conjunction with Seiko Epson Corporation, from the product's differentiation identify the Customer Value (benefits) of the product to be launched

Market:

  • Working with the Market Research team, use external and internal data sources to build the correct segmented market sizing and trend view for business and product planning

Customer:

  • Working with the Market Research team and stakeholders, gain an insight and understanding of the customer profile for the allocated product (s). The understanding will include the market segment and resulting 'customer value' to ensure a correct understanding of the customer requirements

Scenario Planning:

  • Assist the Manager Product Management in proposing future Volume/Revenue/Profit plans based on knowledge of market and group of products

Communication:

  • In conjunction with Seiko Epson Corporation, from the product's differentiation identify the Customer Value (benefits) of the product to be launched

Key Skills and Experience:

  • Graduate level education in a technology or solid product management background
  • SAAS experience will be valued
  • Good communication skills and the ability to network
  • Numerate with attention to detail
  • Analytic and questioning manner with the ability to make sense of data
  • Very good Excel knowledge and general IT knowledge (PC and Mobile OS's, Network)
  • Speaking more than one European language will be valued

Epson makes products for a wide range of customers and we are committed to having a diverse workforce. We offer a competitive salary and with an outstanding suite of benefits. Colleagues based in our offices at Westside, Hemel Hempstead work in an excellent waterside location with close proximity to Apsley train station, onsite parking and a subsidised restaurant.


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