For over 10 years our client has been an innovative provider of street lighting controls, committed to energy reduction through photocell technology, electronic ballasts and control management systems. Their provision of bespoke design and environmental credentials have made it a top choice for many local council street lighting services as well as more bespoke projects such as the London Olympic Velodrome.
As the Junior Product Manager, you will work with the Sales teams as well as the Project/Product Engineers in order to produce well-written recommendations, preferably in narrative form and supported by statistics. Working with the Product & Marketing Manager, the Junior Product Manager develops an intimate understanding of the customer base and what is important to them. This knowledge is used to identify opportunities for the business’s product.
Develop compelling market briefs and present the business case to the board, for business buy-in and investment allocation.
Operate as the product champion, creating intimate relationships with both internal and external stakeholders.
Accountable for meeting product objectives within agreed timescales and budgets.
Understand market segments, drivers and opportunities in order to develop segmented strategies, including competitor benchmarking / analysis
Understand market trends and dynamics to formulate strategic responses to maintain/develop market leadership.
Product Analysis: The junior Product Manager is responsible for analyzing market trends and sales performance in order to avail informed recommendations for the product.
The Junior Product Manager also analyses competitor activity in order to provide the business’s product with a competitive edge over competition.
Creation of product/feature briefs that can be converted into technical requirements for the project engineers (including SaaS / Data as required).
Strategic Roadmap Contribution: The Junior Product Manager works to define product enhancements and strategies (including Form68 with the Engineering Manager).
Collaboration: The Junior Product Manager also has an obligation to collaborate with the Product & Marketing Manager in maintaining plan integration and ensuring the overall achievement of product objectives. The Junior Product Manager works within the product management team as well as other product teams in determining product vision, positioning, and direction.
Product Lifecycle Management: The Junior Product Manager is responsible for the identification of new opportunities, service improvements, and cost reductions. In addition, the Junior Product Manager contributes to the determination of pricing and profitability of the product, inclusive of the approval of special pricing where necessary. (Pricing needs to be in conjunction with the Commercial Manager and Head of Product Management & Marketing)
Supports Sales and Marketing Activities: The Junior Product Manager aligns product launch activities with marketing activities. This is achieved through the furnishing of the sales team with competitor analysis, market analysis, business performance analysis, and other research information. In this capacity, he/she also ensures that the product literature is accurate and relevant.
We welcome applications from candidates with a personable nature, self-motivators, who are capable of multi-tasking with a strong customer focus. Able to work unsupervised, plan well with a structured approach; need to be a problem solver, reliable and dependable, proficient using IT
Qualifications, Experience & Skills
Ideally 1+ years of relevant experience in product management
Required Knowledge, Skills & Abilities:
Technical ability and understanding from enabling hardware to customer user interface. Demonstrated ability to manage multiple projects to completion and within deadlines (Project Management) Excellent interpersonal and business communication skills. Ability to analyse data and present requirements into the business (including design skills) High level of initiative with the ability to self-motivate. Demonstrated ability to effectively prioritise & support with documentation Able to work effectively with people from different cultures / backgrounds Strong computer skills with high level of proficiency in Microsoft Office (Word, Excel, Outlook and PowerPoint).
You will be able to demonstrate your ability to work under pressure & to challenging deadlines, as well as confidently motivate and provide direction to a cross functional team.
You will have a can-do attitude, and maintain a high level of self-motivation and independence