Product Manager Software

Richmond, UK
01 Jul 2019
26 Jul 2019
Contract Type
Full Time
My client is a leading supplier of automation systems to the Oil, Gas and Petro-chemical industries and a subsidiary of a larger group of Companies.

Main purpose of job

The role of Product Manager is to support and manage the Company's product portfolio and act as a point of contact to coordinate projects within the company.

The Product Manager is required to develop and apply knowledge of Company products, processes and procedures along with that of 3rd party providers and distributors to provide support to the sales, marketing and administrative functions within the company.

The Product Manager will be required to work closely with the parent company's Product Management Team in Germany.

Main Duties

Product Management

• Manage company product portfolio;

• Develop an excellent working knowledge of company and third-party products;

• Create product documentation for each software/hardware release;

• Review of technical documents such as Requirement Specifications, Product Manuals and Data Sheets;

• Co-ordinate product updates and product releases.

Project co-ordination

• Working with the Company's Engineers to create and maintain project plans and co-ordinate projects;

• Liaise with internal departments on project and attendance at required meetings;

• To act as a primary point of contact with parent company's Product Management team;

• Attend weekly conference calls with parent company's Product Management Team.


• Provide a multi-channel approach to product management, analysis of trends to drive forward both online and offline Marketing initiatives;

• Support with the production of newsletters, articles, case studies, post exhibition write-ups;

• Facilitate pricing reviews and price book updates;

• Working with the Data Protection Lead to uphold the required standards and maintain the Company data map for Product Management;

• Creation of presentations content for customer demonstrations, sales visits and training;

• To present product demonstrations;

• Support sales and marketing with exhibitions.


• Input to Financial Controller with annual budget preparation;

• Conform to the Companies Quality Management Standard and SHEF Policies and Procedures;

• Produce regular reporting to all stakeholders to ensure consistency and that the correct information is presented;

• Work closely with colleagues, consultants and agencies.

NOTE:This job description is not intended to be all-inclusive. Employee may perform other related duties as negotiated to meet the ongoing needs of the organisation.


• Higher education/degree qualification or the equivalent experience;

• High level of numeracy: preferably qualified in a science, mathematics or engineering discipline

Relevant experience

• Previous experience of Product Management and Project Co-ordination

• Experience of working in an engineering environment;

• Proficient in the use of Microsoft Office

• Experience of Adobe Creative Cloud and SAP Business One.

Aptitude, skills and abilities

• The ability to develop and apply knowledge of Company products, processes and procedures

• High level of understanding of deliverables and interfaces between engineering teams

• Excellent verbal and written communication skills, planning and time management

• Successfully manage stakeholders to ensure effective communication and to achieve the desired support to meet business goals

• Ability to operate creatively and effectively to motivate and lead to complete projects;

• Ability to work under minimal supervision

• Disciplined and methodical approach to work

• Ability to work autonomously and with minimal supervision from line manager.

Personal attributes

• Good questioning and listening skills;

• Proactive approach and the ability to co-ordinate with others and follow through on tasks;

• Is supportive of colleagues in working towards achieving business objectives and is willing to assist other areas of the business during busy periods;

• Probing mind and ability to think laterally,

• Good interpersonal skills combined with a problem-solving mentality;

• Must have a positive attitude to achieving high-quality service;

• Proactive in looking for opportunities for customer satisfaction.

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