|Job Title:||Product Manager|
|Job Published:||July 03, 2017 11:47|
An exciting opportunity exists for a dynamic individual to manage the entire product life cycle from strategic planning to tactical activities, within (business unit).
Vacancy Type Internal and External
Job Title: PRODUCT MANAGER (Prepayment) Business Unit Networks
Location: Cape Town
Reporting: To General Manager
Job Description: The Product Manager (PM) is responsible for the creation and communication of the product vision and charting of its road map in collaboration with executive management. He/She owns the product development activities throughout its lifecycle. This extends from increasing the profitability of existing products to developing new products for the company.
KEY RESULT AREAS:
Manage the Revenue Product Lifecycle, i.e (POS,Transaction Product Switch and S3/W3 Vending Products)
Manage vending system implementation’s, at a project management, technical and operational level.
Oversee the IT and Service & Maintenance teams responsible for payCity product and solutions.
Writing and enhancing product specification, as well as partner connection document.
Bid Management, Tender Submissions and Contract Negotiation
Conduct customer, market and technology research to identify trends, customer pain points and opportunities.
Work collaboratively with development and contracts/marketing teams to identify new tender requirements that necessitate system changes.
Collaborate with software development team(s) to rapidly work on product concepts and deliver high quality software solutions.
Engage with internal and external clients to determine customer needs, market requirements, and for product feedback.
Work with cross functional teams to establish product roadmaps and timelines, communicate the product (and company’s) vision, and guide them through the product development lifecycle.
Work with development teams to execute projects and oversee acceptance testing to ensure quality standards are achieved and new features meet expectations.
Demonstrate software products to clients.
Manage the development of prototypes illustrating specific product enhancements and development initiatives.
Assume ownership of all product deliverables throughout all phases of the Product life cycle.
Designs the product support and logistics framework where necessary
Designs product marketing material and provides support to technical proposals and tenders
Provides Business Development support where required
Regularly interact with industry leaders and target users to stay abreast of industry changes.
Maintain the product backlog, prioritise according to business needs and value, create development orders and set release schedule.
Manage interactions with systems dependent on the Product to ensure proper change control and inclusion of all role players.
Deliver customer presentations and product training both locally and overseas, as well as prepare and present technical papers at conferences
Possess a unique blend of business and technical understanding
Strategic thinking ability
Must be able to analyse and solve complex problems
Must be able to apply astute business sense
Must have excellent organisational and planning skills
Must have the ability to take proactive action
Ability to communicate on all levels
Must be flexible, innovative and creative
Tertiary Education in the appropriate field (IT Degree)
Strong technical background and a thorough understanding of current technologies including virtualisation ( 5 -10yr’s experience)
Strong team leading skills.
Ability to effectively prioritise and execute tasks in a high-pressure environment.
Well experienced in managing vending system implementation’s