Your unique blend of business & tech savvy is sought by a leading retail solutions provider seeking a Product Manager (Mobile Software) to join its Joburg or Cape Town branch. Your core role will be to guide products contribution to the business unit which will extend from increasing profitability of existing products to developing new products or features. You will also determine and manage the roadmap of a technical product while expanding the commercial software product portfolio. The ideal candidate requires an IT and/or Sales & Marketing Degree, at least 6 years’ experience in a similar role or in Software Marketing, be knowledgeable about technology & be able to communicate effectively to non-technical clients.
Effective Product Lifecycle Management –
Manage 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.
Drive a solution through market requirements, product contract, and positioning.
Develop and implement a go-to-market plan, working with all departments to execute this plan.
Package the features into product releases.
Develop 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 –
Build and maintain 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.
Degree in Information Technology and/or Sales and Marketing.
6-8 Years of Software Marketing/Product Management experience.
Knowledgeable in technology.
Be able to communicate with all areas of the company and non-technical clients.
Individual with a “big-picture: vision and the drive to make that vision a reality.
Enjoys spending time in the market to understand their problems and find innovative solutions for the broader market.
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