13 Sep 2013

Full-Time Senior Product Manager (m/f)

augenion Management Consultants GmbH – Posted by Marc MeierWürzburg, Bavaria, Germany

Job Description

Basic purpose:

 

To deliver measurable business results through product solutions that meet both market needs and company goals.  Manage all aspects of the product life cycle for products and services with significant company impact in a new or established product line.  Define new products and services, and drive internal teams to the successful launch of those products and services.  The Product Manager accomplishes this by:

  • Creating a shared awareness of the customer and market needs by the internal functions
  • Shaping the product solution and delivery plan
  • Facilitating and supporting cross-functional and external activities required to achieve the planned objectives

Ensuring that our company meets our financial targets for each product including those related to both revenue maximization and profitability

 

Responsibilities:

1. Business and Market Planning

  • Identify market segments and opportunities for new products and services
  • Analyze market trends, potential customers, competitors
  • Drive and capture innovative market and product ideas from throughout the company
  • Evaluate customer needs to determine suitability for our product and service opportunities
  • Initiate and develop business plans in support of new product and service strategies

2. Manage Product Programs

  • Develop an intimate knowledge of customer needs and competitive intelligence, identify global market trends and drivers, and formulate and execute strategic product portfolio planning
  • Obtain customer requirements and specify product and service features via market research, market analysis, and ongoing communication with marketing, sales, and operations as well as 3rd party sources in order to meet customer needs
  • Develop detailed marketing requirements specifications
    • Work with other functional groups (especially Product Development) to develop final product specifications for new products
    • Work with Operations to develop final service specifications for new services.
    • Work with QA/RA to determine regulatory constraints
    • Validate market requirements to ensure acceptance
    • Create critical marketing documents to enable successful product delivery efforts (i.e., Opportunity Overview, Market Requirements Documents, Product Launch Packages)
      • Lead cross functional product teams through the steps of the Product Life Cycle
      • Work with Product Development and QC/QA/RA to ensure timely delivery of validated and compliant products
      • Ensure that critical pricing, cost requirements, and ROI models are central to our product planning process
      • Work with Operations to ensure timely delivery of properly-documented services
      • Work with Operations to ensure that thorough user acceptance testing and integration is completed prior to product or service launch
      • Work with QA/RA and Purchasing to confirm OEM Suppliers
      • Work with Marketing and Sales to develop sales training materials and presentations to effectively launch new products and services to the field
      • Lead and drive all Go-to-Market efforts for product launch cross functionally
      • Define and develop positioning, pricing, channel and promotional plans for new and existing products and services and manage launch plans

3. Product Life Cycle Management

  • Coordinate priorities with the Product Review Board
  • Lead internal efforts to move any assigned products and services through the Product Life Cycle process.
  • Lead internal company communications for all product-related information

 

4. Business Management

  • Monitor ongoing product success in the market including:
  • Financial management
  • Customer satisfaction
  • Competitiveness

 

5. Business Relationships

Identify and develop third party business opportunities for software or hardware products to complement the companie’s line of product and services.

LOCATION: Würzburg

Job Categories: Manager. Job Types: Full-Time. Job expires in Endless.

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