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Product Manager

Job Summary:

Guide a products contribution to a business unit. This extends from increasing the profitability of existing products to developing new products or features for the company. Determine and manage the roadmap of a technical product. Maintain a wish list and backlog of new features of the product for development prioritisation.
Expand commercial software product portfolio. 

Key Responsibilities and Deliverables:
Effective Product Lifecycle management
• Managing the entire product line and life cycle from strategic planning to tactical activities
• Research and define market requirements for current and future products by conducting market research supported by on-going visits to customers and non-customers
• Driving a solution through market requirements, product contract, and positioning
• Developing and implementing a go-to-market plan, working with all departments to execute this plan
• Packaging the features into product releases
• Developing strategies to meet customer demands
• Manage the product roadmap & Lifecycle

Effective Pre-Sales
• Responsible for actively driving and managing the pre sales process with direct and channel customers
• Articulate the company’s technology and product portfolio, positioning to both business and technical users
• Provide technical solutions in a professional manner and to agreed timeframes
• Create and confidently deliver technical presentations internally and externally
• Deliver training on solutions and provide product support to channel partners and internal
• Stakeholders

Effective stakeholder engagement
• Building and maintaining relationships with both internal and external stakeholders
• Close interaction with development leads, product architects, and key customers
• Inter departmental collaboration
• Interface with the development team, articulating customer requirement, to ensure smooth transition from Sale to Delivery

Effective teamwork and self-management
• Proactively develop own skills and knowledge of relevant best practice and ensure appropriate skills and knowledge transfer
• Actively and consistently maintain high standards of professionalism in all aspects of personal presentation and delivery
• Follow through to ensure that personal quality and productivity standards are consistently and accurately maintained including meeting all deadlines
• Demonstrate consistent application of internal procedures
• Plan and prioritise, demonstrating abilities to manage competing demands
• Demonstrate abilities to anticipate and manage change
• Demonstrate flexibility in balancing achievement of own objectives with abilities to understand and respond to organisational needs

Job requirements: 

Minimum Qualifications: Information technology and/or sales and marketing degree
Minimum Experience: 6-8 years of software marketing/product management experience, Knowledgeable in technology
Knowledge, Skills & Abilities: Possess a unique blend of business and technical savvy; a big-picture vision, and the drive to make that vision a reality
Enjoy spending time in the market to understand their problems, and find innovative solutions for the broader market
Be able to communicate with all areas of the company and non-technical clients

Reference Number: 

SM-763

Company: 

Smollan

City: 

Gauteng

Country: 

ZA

Salary: 

Market Related

Job Type: 

fulltime

Industry: 

Information Technology