Product Line Manager
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