Product Line Manager

Recruiter
Advantage Solutions
Location
Guildford
Salary
From £50,000 to £60,000 per annum
Posted
15 Feb 2017
Closes
15 Mar 2017
Contract Type
Permanent
Hours
Full Time

My client specialises in the definition, production and supply of products and services to support the implementation of local/national infrastructure for government, travel and communication networks. They now have an opportunity for a Product Line Manager to join their established team working in a genuinely friendly and professional environment.

THE ROLE:

·Manage product line direction

·Ongoing assessment of current products, pricing & position

·Interacting with business units to develop product requirements

·Ensure all goals & objectives are met via continuous monitoring & reporting on trends, financial changes etc.

·Develop & evaluate opportunities for new products and/or line extensions

·Identify new target markets & related strategies

·Responsible for generating new product concepts

·Participate in technology & product roadmap development

·Develop business cases for new product development, including financial evaluations, market analysis, customer needs etc.

·Initiate, manage & track products through the development cycle

·Develop product definition including performance objectives, reliability & life-cycle forecasts

·Identify sales channels to distribute products to targeted markets/customers

·Develop & launch new products

·Initiate & participate in development of marketing collateral, sales promotions & special incentive programs

·Develop & conduct product, market & application training

·Ensure successful transition to production environment

·Conduct product review meetings

THE CANDIDATE:

·Bachelor's Degree and 4-7 years of product line experience or equivalent in telecommunications or a related technical industry

·Good telecommunications industry knowledge

·Knowledge of financial components of product & marketing management

·Working knowledge of product contribution margins, P&L statements, budget processes & ROI calculations

·Experience using team collaboration software tools such as JIRA & Confluence

·Knowledge of product management tools such as Aha! would be a distinct advantage

·Analytical & problem solving skills

·Ability to deliver complex concepts both internally & externally

·Proven ability to effectively communicate at all levels in written & verbal format

·Must possess dynamic presentation skills

·Ability to work in a fast-paced, frequent varying environment

·Assertive, persuasive & creative problem-solving skills

·Demonstrate ability to lead & organise cross-functional meetings & committees

SALARY & BENEFITS 

·£50,000 - £60,000 p a DOE + £6,800 car allowance + company pension

·09:00 – 17:00 Monday - Friday

·23 Days holidays + stats

·Free Parking