Product Manager - Manchester

Location
Manchester, Manchester
Salary
£35,000 - £45,000 per annum
Posted
07 Feb 2018
Closes
08 Apr 2018
Ref
1485196
Sector
IT
Contract Type
Permanent
Hours
Full Time
Position: Product Manager
Location: Manchester,
Salary: £35,000 to £45,000 per annum
Job type: Permanent

To develop and manage the product portfolio and the end to end product lifecycle by identifying potential new products and enhancing the existing product base. The Product Manager will be responsible for the strategy, Roadmap and feature definition, forecasting and Profit and Loss responsibilities of the product lines.
Determine customers' needs by specifying the research needed to obtain market information.
Recommend the nature and scope of present and future product lines by reviewing product specifications and requirements; appraising new product ideas and/or product changes.
Assess market competition by comparing products to the competition.
Obtain product market share by working with the wider business to develop product sales strategies.
Provide information for management by preparing short-term and long-term product sales forecasts and special reports and analysis.
Bring new products to market by analysing proposed product requirements and product development programs; preparing return-on-investment analysis; establishing time schedules with key stakeholders.
Maintain professional and technical knowledge through attending educational/industry events; reviewing professional publications; establishing personal networks and participating in professional societies.
Meet with third-parties and suppliers to create strategic partnerships.
Identify and support internal and external training requirements with key stakeholders to maximize sales potential based on new and existing products.

Key Skills:
Ethernet and ISP experience essential.
Awareness of Voice, Hosting and Networking solutions.
Experience of both the Enterprise and Channel markets.
Proven success in managing the full end-to-end Product Lifecycle with demonstrated results.
Decisive, visionary and able to support decisions with research.
Flexible and adaptable to work in-depth with different business functions.
Organised and able to work to deadlines, making fair and objective decisions.
A strong and clear communicator to a variety of stakeholders at different levels of seniority and
knowledge.
Able to analyse complex data and look for trends in the market and users' opinions and behaviour.
Educated to degree level ideally within Product Marketing or a similar business-related subject.

ADDITIONAL INFORMATION:
Non-negotiable skills:
Experience of Client product portfolio is essential (Ethernet and ISP, Voice, Hosting and Networking solutions)
Experience of both the Enterprise and Channel markets.
Experience of full product lifecycles
Relevant degree

Extra pointers:
Ideally someone from an SME, or a similar sized organisation. Focus on sales and marketing of the products, but technical understanding is essential
Moe of a mid weight position, perhaps someone looking to move into a role with more responsibility

KEY SKILLS:
ethernet and ISP experience essential


If you have further inquiries about this role, please don’t hesitate to contact our office at: 02033-71-7671

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