JOB DETAILS

Job Title: Product Manager

Department: Commercial
Location: Lagos
Number to Hire: 1
Job Type: Permanent
Years of Experience: 10-12 year

Responsibilities

The Product Manager will provide strategic leadership for Product management and guidance to assigned Product specialists. He/She will take ownership of the transference of necessary product expertise through product specialists, to enable attainment of successful go-to-market, sales and revenue targets. He/She will also hold the total product portfolio target and ensure positive contribution to new and existing products.

Other responsibilities include:

  • Lead product management activities for existing product portfolio.
  • Guide new product development in conjunction with stakeholders across the organization.
  • Recommend value added services and combined offers to drive customer retention.
  • Intermediate to Expert level product knowledge across total product portfolio.
  • Supervise identification and qualification of opportunities for new business, products and services.
  • Supervise market research and competitive intelligence activities for new and existing product offerings.
  • Coordinate marketing support and/or assistance to Marketing communications on product content and communications.
  • Define and direct marketing programs for demand creation, lead generation and interface for lead tracking and management.
  • Act as subject matter expert for product management company-wide and work collaboratively with colleagues in Sales, Marketing, Communications and Technical Solutions to address any issues that may arise.
  • Supervise the development of Go-To-Market plans and provide content for advertising, promotion and sales aids in accordance with the annual marketing plan.

Qualifications, Skills & Competencies

Qualification

  • Bachelor’s Degree in Engineering or Information and Communication Technology.
  • Postgraduate/relevant professional qualification (MBA or MSc).
  • At least ten (10) years’ experience in the Engineering or Telecommunications industry.
  • All round business and commercial exposure.
  • 3 – 5 years’ experience in product development/marketing/ new business development.

Competencies

  • Possess a unique blend of business and technical savvy; able to identify trends and engage with a solution driven mindset.
  • Passion to understand the market needs and find innovative solutions to them.
  • Well-informed of the market competitive structure, industry practices and regulation.
  • Demonstrate good attention to detail and results oriented; demonstrated track record of proactively establishing and following through on commitments.
  • Exposure to design thinking, ability to chart and /follow a prescriptive design process and to work within the allotted project time limits.
  • Strong research, writing, presentation and communication skills.
  • Possess the ability to translate technical concepts to field sales teams, technical and non-technical customers, and C-level.
  • Strong project, self-management skills and ability to multi-task
  • Intermediate to Expert relationship management skills including negotiation
  • Excellent leadership and Organisational skills
  • Strong analytical and problem-solving skills; ability to identify root cause and develop solutions

Demand on the Job

  • Flexibility to travel at least 10% of the time.
  • Ability to work with minimal supervision.
  • Ability and willingness to work long hours and meet tight deadlines.