Project Manager

Position title Product Manager: Hardware
Department Marketing
Responsible to Marketing Manager
Responsibility for staff None
Grade D3

 

Position purpose
 

The position exists to drive hardware product initiatives from inception through launch and iterations.

Functional relationships (relating to others)
External Internal
 

·       Customers

·       Suppliers and service providers

 

 

·       Company management

·       Company employees

·       Research & Development employees

Key result areas
 

The position encompasses the following major functions or key result areas:

·       Business planning

·       Administration

·       Corporate contribution

 

The requirements in the above key result areas are broadly identified below:

 

Key accountabilities
Business planning
 

·       Product strategy and innovation roadmap

·       Product Lifecycle management

·       Marketing & Brand awareness plan

·       Market research, new market analysis and intelligence

·       Competitor analysis

·       Product benchmarking

·       Design of Business Plan for current and new markets

·       Management of partner program

·       Pricing management

·       Responsible for the entire product value change from strategic planning to tactical activities

·       Specify market requirements for current and future products through market research and visiting customers

·       Drive a solution set across development teams

·       Work collaboratively with other departments to make the product a business success

·       Prepare budget proposals and business cases

·       Set and manage budgets and expenditure

·       Ensure that the product has a sustainable development roadmap

·       Increase lead generation

·       Develop and implement a company-wide go-to-market plan

·       Analyse potential partner relationships for the product

Administration
 

·       Prepare white papers

·       Prepare monthly and other reports

·       Coordinate, articulate and deliver in-depth, intelligent reports on projects, plans and strategies

Corporate contribution
 

·       Constructively participate as a member of the wider business team

·       Undertake any other tasks or one-off projects which may be assigned from time to time

·       Ensure protection of the company’s commercial interests always and in all circumstances

·       Take all practicable steps to ensure personal safety and the safety of others as a matter of priority

·       Demonstrate professional skill and a high standard of fairness and integrity

Person specification
Qualifications and experience
 

·       Bachelor’s Degree in Marketing and/or Electrical Engineering

·       5 years’ experience in technical product management

·       5 years’ experience in managing or developing hardware products

·       5 years’ experience in managing and influencing people

·       MS Office (Excel, Word, Powerpoint)

·       Drivers’ license (code 8)

Key skills/attributes/position specific competencies
The following indicates what would typically be expected for this role at a competent level:
 

·       Knowledge of prepayment and revenue management products

·       Knowledge of technical platforms for business applications

·       Knowledge of common project management principles

·       Excellent written and verbal communication skills

·       Able to translate business problems into product features

·       Able to present formal and informal business cases to management

·       Financial management skills

·       Strong business acumen

·       Excellent Microsoft Office and design skills

·       Negotiation and networking skills

·       Professional approach

·       Commitment to customer service

·       High level of integrity and confidentiality

·       Able to work under pressure

Core competencies
·       Accountability

·       Analytical thinking

·       Client focus

·       Decision-making

·       Flexibility

·       Information-seeking

·       Initiative

·       Personal development

·       Planning and organising

·       Problem-solving

·       Teamwork

Other requirements
 

·       Working hours are 08h00 to 16h30

·       30-minute lunch break

·       Available to work overtime when required

·       Probation concludes after 3 months

·       Willingness to travel

·       Subscribes to ethical business practices and the requirements of the Employment Equity and Occupational Health

and Safety Acts

Please email your cv to joanne@abantusa.co.za with the subject line:  PM – Hardware

Due to the high volumes of CV’s, should you not hear from us within 1 week, your application was unsuccessful.