Product Manager

Recruiter
16 West Street
Location
Basingstoke
Salary
£37500.00 pa
Posted
14 Apr 2017
Closes
14 May 2017
Contract Type
Permanent
Hours
Full Time
Product Manager

Job title: Product Manager
Location: Basingstoke
Sector: Telecommunications / IT / Data
Benefits: Salary c£37,500

Our client is a UK communications development and manufacturing company serving the critical communications market around the world. The company is a market leader, well established and growing. There is now a requirement for a Product Manager to join the team.

This key position reports into the Technical Director. The Product Manager will be responsible for successfully managing current and future company product lines identifying market and feature requirements, determining specifications, development cycles, pricing, launch plans and product roadmap.

The successful candidate will have an Electronics or Computer Science degree or similar technical qualification, Product Management experience within a technical environment including software and experience of managing product life cycles. You will be commercially astute and have strong communication skills.

KEY FUNCTIONS INCLUDE:

1. To become thoroughly familiar with designated business areas to enable the following to be quantified:-

i) The ability of company products to meet current and future market requirements
ii) The nature and scope of competitive and technological threats and opportunities
iii) The market potential for existing and new products and services

2. To work with sales subsidiaries/distributors to define and thereafter to develop product strategies and plans which maximise the profitable growth of group business for current and new products.

3. Establish requirement specifications and business plans for the company's products and services to meet current and future market needs.

4. Conduct market surveys for future applications and propose solutions, using SWOT analysis, to meet those applications.

5 Create and produce annual and longer term (3 years) product business plans which outline turnover, margin, application and market area. Complete this in conjunction with the relevant sales managers for submission to management for approval.

6. Develop product roadmaps and frequently review them to ensure alignment of market requirements and product life cycles.