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Product Manager - Enterprise Applications - TheLadders.co.uk


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TheLadders.co.uk
Salary band: Any
Salary: 70k - £90k
Location: London
Job type: Permanent
Employment Type: All
Both
Contact: Whitefield
Sector: B2C
Category: Marketing and Sales Jobs

 

Product Manager - Enterprise Applications (Innovation, Product Specialist, Legal IT)

 

The Product Manager role is with a rapidly expanding IT Services Company within the Legal / Law Firm sector. You will currently be an existing Product Manager or Senior Architect, a Head of Architecture, Head of Applications, Head of Development, Development Manager, Head of Innovation, IT Director or similar interested in innovation roles in niche markets.

The Product Manager will define and launch high quality products in terms of Enterprise Applications covering Human Resources, Finance, Customer Relationship Management, and Knowledge Management to offer to current and new clients.

You will be responsible for driving existing and new products in the marketplace and delivering product profitability in line with company objectives. You will be required to act as the voice of the Clients and the market within the business.

Position Expectations

    * Managing the entire product line life cycle from strategic planning to
       tactical activities
    * Specifying market requirements for current and future products by
       conducting market research supported by on-going visits to Clients and 
       prospects
    * Determining business-case and feasibility
    * Building product roadmaps, particularly technology roadmaps
    * Developing and implementing a company-wide go-to-market plan, working
       with all departments to execute
    * Analyzing potential partner relationships for the product
    * Delivering marketing requirements documents and product requirements
       documents with prioritized features and corresponding justification
    * Driving a solution set across development teams (primarily
       Development/Engineering, and Marketing Communications) through
       market requirements, product contract, and positioning.
    * Collaborate with Application Development/Software Engineering & Delivery
       to deliver compelling products that solve critical problems of clients
    * Collaborate with Marketing and Sales in the design and execution of
       collateral and campaigns
    * Work with Training and Customer Service & Support, develop and rollout
       client & internal training materials and documentation to enable effective
       use and support of the product
    * Championing new products within the business

Personal Success Characteristics

    * Possesses a unique blend of business and technical savvy; a big-picture
       vision, and the drive & attention to detail to make that vision a reality.
    * Enjoys spending time in the market to understand potential client
       problems, and come up with innovative solutions.
    * Able to communicate at all levels both internally and externally
    * Demonstrates ability to lead and manage multi-disciplinary teams
       business, technology, marketing, sales and support
    * Effective analytical and communication skills
    * Understanding of how to interpret customer business needs
    * Ability to work effectively in a team environment
    * Ability to meet deadlines in a fast-paced work environment
    * Proven technological knowhow and practical capability
    * Wise decision-maker

 

Previous Experience

    * Demonstrable ability to define and launch high quality products, preferably
       in the area(s) of Enterprise Applications covering Human Resources,
       Finance, Customer Relationship Management, and Knowledge 

       Management
    * Demonstrable capability within software marketing/product management
    * Able to provide a sample of an effective document upon request, or a
       document delivered successfully in a previous role
    * It is unlikely that someone without previous practical experience in a
       related Business or Technology field, will possess the required breadth
       and depth of knowledge to deliver to the exacting standards of our high
       demand clients


Professional and Educational Qualifications

    * Bachelors degree or equivalent
    * MBA desirable


Reports:

    * Technology Architecture Team



Location:

London, with occasional travel to client sites worldwide as required