We offer a competitive remuneration package, with a lot of benefits together with interesting international career opportunities in a highly advanced technological and innovative environment.
The Smart Gateways product manager function resides in the Solution Strategy and Portfolio Management Group (SSPM) of the Connected Home Division. Within SSPM there are different product categories : Smart Gateways, Core Gateways, Set Top Boxes, Tablet, Solutions and Professional Services. The program manager will be part of the Smart Gateways.
The SSPM group is responsible for defining the strategy and solutions of the connected home as well as ensuring a proper management of the portfolio of products.
The product managers within the SSPM group decide within the portfolio to develop new products either based on market evolutions (generic products) or specific customer requests. When the product has been fully defined and decision to start development has been granted the program manager takes over to initiate the developments and bring the product to mass production.
The portfolio overed covers the Smart Cable Gateways and Boost Box portfolio on a WW basis.
As a product manager you will be responsible for the definition of new products your portfolio until the concept phase is over.
You lead the concept team during that phase.
You will be responsible for running market studies, defining the product roadmap and strategy, deciding and recommending to the management which products to put on the market in its segment.
You will use customer visits, market and technology trends, strategy and input from regions to determine the generic products.
For this you will be conducting quarterly strategy reviews to assess the profitability of your portfolio and the strategy to be followed and decisions to be taken for your portfolio
The function will be responsible determining product features in cooperation with the regions, customers and partners, and supporting the sales team in its pre-sales effort.
You will define the general pricing guidelines and customization framework for the regions
You will be responsible for the Gross Margin Contribution of your portfolio as well as the cost of your products.
You ensure proper alignment with the regions to maintain a positive business plan for your product and find champions to introduce your product to customers.
You will be supporting the Americas region for its key accounts where needed.
You will produce necessary sales trainings and documentations associated with your product (datasheets, roadmaps, launch kits, commercial and marketing pitches).
You need to promote your product to the internal and external stakeholders.
You will contribute to differentiating the Connected Home product portfolio by defining new innovative products and features as well as writing white papers, pitches etc.
The function will also be responsible of key technology areas across the complete Connected Home portfolio in order to define technology roadmaps towards R&D together with architects.
You represent the vision of the connected home and its customers towards the organization.
The job entails frequent interaction with R&D , business unit and business division management team based in France, Belgium, the United Stated and China.
The job is based in United States, with frequent international travel and customer visits.
You are a team player who interacts easily with the different layers of the company’s management.
You are able to bond quickly and are capable of managing conflicting priorities successfully to reach the company goals.
You will be part of the SSPM team as and report to the Director of Smart Gateways product management.
Qualifications / Qualifications:
Master degree in Civil Engineering or Industrial Engineering in IT/Electronics or equivalent
MBA is an added-value
Proven background in product management
Proven experience in marketing functions or similar
Experience in the telecommunications sector is an added value
Proven experience in complex technological projects
Solid background in HW and SW development
You are familiar with Agile development techniques
Proven experience in Customer Management / Interactions
Main drive is to deliver working solutions to the customer
Must have the necessary presentation skills
Must be able to give a compelling presentation to customers both in oral and written form (ppt or alike)
The ideal candidate is an experienced business developer
He/She must be able to make the customer dream about the Technicolor Connected Home Solutions and persuade them to buy our smart gateways in the portfolio today
Has good negotiation skills
Each customer problem needs to be solved and is an opportunity to do better
Must be able to present and defend vision to Sales and Customer
Must have a SW background
Must have a HW background
Linux, Android, OSGi, Java, Web technologies, SDKs
Must have knowledge on Embedded Linux and open source
Must have knowledge on Home Automation and its market
Must have knowledge about the Cable GW market
Must have a detailed view on networking SW stacks, Driver development etc.
Affinity with latest technological developments
Affinity with /interest in evolution towards the Digital Home
Experience with DSL/Fibre is an asset
Experience in chipset and hardware architecture is a plus
Broad view on Telecommunications technologies is required
DOCSIS, DSL, Fiber, LAN, TCP/IP, Network architectures…
Knowledge of Embedded SW architectures and business models is a must
Experience in Agile development methodologies is a plus
Must be able to motivate and guide/steer a virtual multidisciplinary team
Inspiring : must be able to inspire the teams
Marketing experience in a Technological Environment is a must
Teamplayer but being able to work independently
Able to cope with short deadlines
Helicopter view but willing and able to go into the details
Fluent English is mandatory
Technology Telecom experience
Project and Program Management
Networking: Experience in design of protocol layers with regard to Internet, TCP/IP, ATM, Ethernet, NAT, VLAN
The above are minimum requirements. Resumes from more experienced candidates are welcome. Compensation and responsibilities will depend on experience/qualifications.
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