Job Details

Product Manager - Digital Catalog - OSS / BSS

MBR Partners Limited
Advertiser
MBR Partners Limited
Location
United Kingdom
Rate
-
My client is seeking a Product Manager who is able to take overall ownership of a product, effectively planning and maintaining the product lifecycle from concept through to delivery.

You must be able to ensure the product strategy and vision are being maintained and that the roadmap delivers value to both customers and my client's business.

DUTIES & RESPONSIBILITIES

My clients products organization consists of dynamic, experienced and highly motivated product professionals focused on delivering cutting edge and innovative product solutions for the Communications, Media and High Tech industries. The Product Manager will play a pivotal role within the Products team shaping and evolving the product portfolio.

The Product Manager is responsible for:

Market Management
Sales / Customer Support
Product Roadmap & Requirements
Release Management
Product Packaging
Products / Engineering Support


Market Management

Work with the Product Group Manager to help define the product strategy and vision
Attend, participate and present at customer / industry / user conferences (e.g., TM Forum)
Participate in industry groups and conferences to drive the company view of the market, working on detailed focus groups, action teams, committees
Produce product collateral, blogs, white papers, webinars and meet with analysts
Conduct market research and produce competitor analyses


Sales / Customer Support

Communicate product roadmaps internally and externally, where appropriate
Work with Sigma Sales to support proposal creation (RFX, SOWs, Customer Solutions)
Discuss and analyze customer requirements, attending customer meetings and owning the management of requirements back into the roadmap


Product Roadmap & Requirements

Plan and prioritize strategic product features
Scope features and requirements into appropriate product releases, while cognizant of customer and company demands / timeframes
Maintain the longer term high level roadmap (12-36 months)
Implement & manage Risk, Issues, Change Logs, escalating to the Product Group Manager any deviation to scope, time or budget as appropriate


Release Management

Actively manage the lifecycle of the product to ensure the roadmap and releases are being delivered on time, to budget and to an agreed quality standard
Manage the product program:
Create & maintain release project plans, working with the Product Owner to understand the sprint schedules
Track & report overall status
Work with the Product Group Manager to report and communicate product roadmap and release schedules to the CTO and Sigma Product Steering Committee


Product Packaging

Responsible for the overall packing of the product, including
Documentation
Release Communications
Licensing / version management


Products / Engineering Support

Participate in and drive design sessions with strategic customers
Facilitate effective knowledge transfer, training and adoption of product capabilities by Sigma delivery and sales teams
Evangelize and inspire colleagues and users of the product to ensure successful adoption


EDUCATION & EXPERIENCE

Significant experience, including time spent focusing on product development within the Communications, Media and High Tech industries
Detailed knowledge of BSS/OSS solutions with focus on the following products
Enterprise Product Catalog
Quote and Order Capture
Fulfilment (Order Management & Provisioning)
Experience using different software delivery models including Agile, Scrum, iterative, and others
Excellent problem-solving skills
Proven ability to achieve challenging goals and objectives
Ability to travel domestically and internationally
Strong communication skills
Proven collaborator, leader and diplomat
Fair and objective in decision making
Fluent English
Detailed knowledge of the TM Forum and related Frameworx (eTom, SID, TAM, Open Digital)
University degree or equivalent qualification.

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