Aero Product Manager

Aero Product Manager

Job Title: Aero Product Manager
Contract Type: Contract
Location: Portsmouth
Salary: Competitive
Start Date: 2019-03-01
Reference: J140463
Contact Name: Lauren Byrne
Contact Email:
Job Published: April 16, 2019 10:17

Job Description

Our global client based in the Portsmouth area is looking for a Product Manager to join their team on a contract basis.

The purpose of the role is to manage the lifecycle of various Communications Products in the Airborne environment for Government and Military customers (UK/US and EMEA) within the Product Management Team of Secure Communications. This extends from monitoring of existing products with a view to increasing the user experience, profitability, and quality of service to developing new products for the business and enhancing the portfolio. You will develop products from new ideas, using your contact with customers and prospects and especially suppliers (existing and potential). You will possess a unique blend of business and technical understanding; a big-picture vision, and the drive to make that vision a reality. You will enjoy spending time in the market to understand their problems, and find innovative solutions for the broader market.

Duties and Responsibilities:
• Capture customer requirements and needs
• Specifying new services, features, products and processes
• Analyse competitive offers and develop a product benchmark
• Managing the entire product lifecycle from strategic planning to tactical activities
• Developing and implementing a go-to-market plan, working with Marketing, Business Intelligence & Pricing teams
• Promote products externally with support of sales and Marketing
• Maintain the product promotion in the portfolio
• Develop a sound understanding of the product commercial aspects (pricing strategies, costs, margins)
• Propose actions to increase margins (renegotiation of tariffs, improvement efficiencies, new price schemes)
• Manage the product Lifecycle, creating the roadmap and alignment of R&D with R&T

Ideal candidates should have the following experience:
• Experience of Product Management / Marketing / Development
• Understanding of financial metrics and measures
• Understanding of Product Management proficiencies
• Understanding of the Airborne market and requirements
• Good communications and organisational skills
• Interest in continuous improvement
• Understanding of airborne products, technology and their applications
• Experience of working in a Military / Government / aero related environment
• Experience of Satellite communications

Please note, you must have the right to work in the EU.