We require the services of a Product Manager
BSc Engineering (Mechanical or Electronic)
Masters in Engineering Management, or post-graduate Management courses would be advantageous.
Minimum 5 years product management or engineering experience in the Telecommunications or related industry.
Proven track record of managing all aspects of a successful product throughout its lifecycle.
Solid technical background with understanding and/or hands-on engineering experience (mechanical, electronic, software) and programme management.
Proven experience with products requiring:
Sheet metal cabinets
Security systems, e.g. IP / IoT / cameras and devices
Telecoms towers / poles
Ability to apply systems engineering principles to product development.
Strong problem-solving skills and willingness to roll up one’s sleeves to get the job done.
Skilled at working effectively with cross functional teams in a matrix organization.
Good understanding of the product economics and financial dynamics within the telecommunications industry.
Excellent written and verbal communication skills.
Understands how to communicate difficult/sensitive information tactfully.
Strong Computer skills (MS Word, Excel, PowerPoint, Outlook, Internet).
Attention to detail
Creative and forward thinking
Professional maturity & integrity
Good communicator, written and verbal
Ability to work individually and in a team.
Determines customers’ needs and desires by conducting market research.
Determines scope of present and future product lines by reviewing product specifications and requirements, and evaluating new product ideas or packaging changes.
Manage the product roadmap, detailed requirements and prototypes.
Produce and review product requirements documents (PRD).
Scope and prioritize activities based on business and customer impact.
Work closely with engineering teams to deliver with quick time-to-market and optimal resources.
Provides source data for product line communications by defining product marketing communication objectives.
Assist the sales team with product sales strategies.
Assist with preparation of short-term and long-term product sales forecasts and special reports and analyses.
Facilitates inventory turnover and product availability by reviewing and adjusting inventory levels and production schedules.
Recommends product pricing by utilizing market research data; reviewing production and sales costs; anticipating volume; costing special and customized orders.
Represent the company by visiting customers to solicit feedback on company products and services.
Maintain professional and technical knowledge by attending educational workshops; reviewing professional publications; establishing personal networks; participating in professional societies.
Reviews requirements specifications.
Advises stakeholders on what company systems can do, and the wider impact on the End to End system.
Assists Project management in defining phases.
Responsible for driving the Change Request / Enhancement request process and impact assessments.
Performs analysis of requirements including gap analysis.
Reviews list of materials (BOM) impacted by design.
Awareness of trade-offs between design sophistication, time-to-market, quality and cost.
Maximises re-use of existing solutions.
Protects the company intellectual property by contributing to patent applications.
Please note this position is opnly open to BEE applicants. Please fax your cv to 086 536 5295 or apply via our website
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