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Senior Product Manager / IT Project Coordinator - Networking

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Recruiter: BluetownOnline Ltd
Listed on: 13th August 2019
Location: Newark
Salary/Rate: £50000 - £70000
Type: Permanent
Start Date: ASAP

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Job Title: Senior Product Manager - Connectivity & SecurityLocation: NewarkSalary: Competitive, depending on experienceJob type: Full time, PermanentThe RoleThis role owns the Connectivity & Security practice, comprising of connectivity, networking equipment and network security product categories. It will develop strategic, innovative connectivity and security solutions, as well implement day-to-day tactics that drive efficiency, effectiveness and value.The role will develop roadmaps, manage both the commercial and technical requirements and work with and manage Service Partners to bring the offerings to market and ensure the success of the categories by managing the full product lifecycle.As a Senior Product Manager, this role will also provide support and coaching to the other Product Managers within the team and will play an active part in both reviewing and defining product management processes and in representing Product Management across the business to ensure the role of Product Management is fully understood.Key Objectives:Maintain RoadmapAligned with the company strategy, updated monthly and approved by the businessEngage with Sales / Pre-Sales / Marketing to ensure timescales are aligned with customer opportunitiesEnable / deliver monthly briefings to the businessSuccessful DeliveryDeliver releases on-time and within budgetPractice StrategyOwn and manage long-term strategy, consulting with all business stakeholders and managing this upwards and promoting discussion to reach an agreed business product strategyMaintain relevant competitor knowledgeProduct StandardisationReview, standardise and evolve products within practice to ensure a consistent quality standard for all released products across the entire product lifecyclePartner ManagementOwn the relationship with assigned partners, ensuring regular business reviews are carried outKey Responsibilities:Vision and StrategyDevelop short-and long-term vision and strategic plans based on, vision, objectives, plans, and operating requirementsProduct PortfolioDeliver a market leading, managed service oriented, proposition and roadmap. Maintain product collateral as required.Build the businessAct as the Subject Matter Expert, aiding Sales and Solutions Architecture with solution design, Support and Customer Services with issue resolutionCultureBuild a customer focused, results oriented toneSupport all members of the Product Management team through coaching and continual improvement activitiesGovernanceProvide effective management of the practice, ensuring adherence to their standard Product Management processes, systems and toolsCollaborationEstablish good working relationships and partnerships with all business functions and strategic customersProvide product briefing and training to all required partiesReportingMaintain product KPIs and take action to achieve commercial targets, quality standards and customer satisfaction goalsProduce monthly forecasts, activity and management reportsBudgetingMonitor performance against the budget, and act to ensure budget compliancePartner ManagementCreate effective partnerships and negotiate advantageous agreements with service providers and hardware/software vendorsManage the attainment of any required vendor certifications and accreditationsThe Candidate:Minimum three years' experience in Product ManagementMinimum three years' technical experience with connectivity, networking and security solutions, specifically Routing & switchingFirewalls, Ethernet (EoFTTC, EFM, Fibre Leased Line, SDWAN, PWAN)Broadband (ADSL, FTTC, FTTP, G.Fast)Mobile DataSoftware Defined Networking (SDN)Software Defined WAN (SD-WAN)Networking security (DDoS Mitigation, SIEM, IPS/IDS)Network monitoringDegree level education, ideally in a business or IT disciplineProven and demonstrable knowledge of bringing new offerings to marketHighly developed communication skills, presentation skills and meeting management as this role will require a customer-facing professional who can work well in virtual teamsGood analytical ability to understand product performance data and market opportunity dataPlease click on the APPLY button to send your CV and Cover Letter for this role.Candidates with the relevant experience or job titles of; IT Manager, IT Team Leader, Technical Manager, Technical Team Leader, Technical Team Manager, ICT Shared Services Manager, Technical Team Leader, Technical Project Lead, ICT Manager, IT Project, Implementation Manager, Transformation Manager, IT Project Manager, Project Manager may also be considered for this role.