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Product Manager - Telecoms

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IQGeo
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Americas, Peru
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Added: January 24, 2024
Product Manager - Telecom

Remote, Americas

As a key member of the Product Management Group (PMG) you will be responsible for ensuring the success of the IQGeo products in the telecommunications market. You will need to create strong working relationships and influence across executive leadership, within the PMG, engineering and other functional groups to help define and execute product vision and strategy defined by the Head of Product Management, who holds ultimate responsibility for product direction and success. This is a business-facing role engaging directly with customers at all levels of management to develop efine portfolio strategy and influence customer direction. Candidates must understand the target customers domain, business, use cases, the IQGeo product functionality, and any constraints involved with making great products that customers want to buy.

The Product Manager Telecoms role touches every aspect of the IQGeo telecommunications portfolio to ensure the portfolio delivers quality and value to end users, including: gathering and prioritizing market and customer requirements, defining and executing the roadmap, working closely with engineering, sales, delivery, marketing, and customer support to ensure recurring revenue order goals and customer business goals are met. The role will also include monitoring that the product’s short/mid/long-term development aligns with overall product vision, strategy and goals.

As a domain expert in telecoms successful candidates will demonstrate depth of knowledge in the telecoms domain, ideally related to physical inventory for all media (fiber, copper, coax) and related processes such as network design, construction management, etc. with the ability to clearly articulate typical operational business processes. Candidates should also have an appropriate background in geospatial, IT echnology and cloud technology concepts as applied to the telecoms domain.

Responsibilities In This Role You Will

  • Be the Voice of the Customer, understand what customers need, will buy, and their business imperatives.
  • Champion the vision and strategy of the products set by the Head of Product Management, be able to articulate the roadmap and value propositions to all parts of the organization.
  • Maintain a deep understanding of the IQGeo telecommunications applications functionality.
  • Gather customer workflows and user stories\product requirements and clearly document them using IQGeo’s preferred tools and effectively communicate them to the Engineering teams.
  • Create a strong working relationship & exert influence across product management, engineering and other stakeholder groups to successfully execute business strategy across IQGeo, partners and customers.
  • Understand the competition and their positioning and respond to this in the product vision and roadmap.
  • Understand and monitor the telecoms and geospatial and IT\cloud industries\markets to identify emerging trends and ensure new business opportunities are reflected in the roadmap.
  • As a domain and technology subject matter expert in telecoms provide guidance and mentorship to other teams, particularly Engineering.
  • Be responsible for prioritizing feature backlogs, coordinated with the Head of Product Management and other PMG team members.
  • Regularly validate that on-going product development is delivering value and meeting the outcomes of the specific workflows\use case(s).
  • Present current state of development to internal and external stakeholders to obtain feedback and reflect this feedback in subsequent user story refinement and prioritization.
  • Present and discuss products and related roadmaps with customers and at internal events.
  • Participate in industry events to increase IQGeo’s market visibility and to influence market direction as a thought leader.
  • Work in collaboration with product marketing to generate impactful product marketing material to support product launches that demonstrate the value and benefit of the products.
  • Work with the PMG to implement and follow appropriate product management processes to ensure smooth and timely operation of all product management related processes.
  • Work with internal stakeholders and third parties to assess and establish both sales and technology partnerships.
  • Position has global responsibilities so successful candidates must be willing to undertake global travel.
  • Perform other related duties, as assigned.

Person Specification

  • Subject matter expert in telecoms domain with a working knowledge of GIS-based physical inventory for all media (fiber, copper, coax), familiarity with OSS and related processes such as network design, construction management, etc.) with the ability to clearly articulate typical operational business processes.
  • Ideal candidates will have a background in geospatial technology applied to the telecoms domain.
  • Have some knowledge\understanding of cloud-related technologies and approaches.
  • Proficient with product management software, e.g., Atlassian Suite (Jira Software, Jira Service Management, Confluence, etc.).
  • Ability to balance competing priorities of stakeholders.
  • Evangelizes concepts beyond current offerings and considers business model innovation (product, service and delivery innovations).
  • Strong business analysis, problem solving and strategy development skills.
  • Builds direct and "behind the scenes" support for ideas, and leverages chains of indirect influence.
  • Effective communication with remote/global teams.
  • Excellent verbal and written communication skills.
  • Excellent interpersonal and customer-facing skills.
  • Excellent organizational skills and attention to detail.
  • Excellent time management skills with a proven ability to meet deadlines.
  • Self-starter able to take the initiative and drive forward new ideas and change.
  • Ability to function well in a high-paced and at times stressful environment.
  • Proficient with Office 365.

Education / Experience

  • Bachelors or higher degree in Computer Science, STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics) or GIS-related subject.
  • Knowledge of telecoms physical inventory and\or construction management domain.
  • 3+ years of industry/technical experience ideally with leadership background.
  • 2+ years product management experience interacting with software development.

This is a global position with significant focus on North America. The suitable applicant must be willing to travel globally.

The pay for this position has a salary range of up to $100,000. The actual salary offer will carefully consider a wide range of factors, including your skills, qualifications, experience and location.

This role will ideally be based at our Denver office 1-2 days per week. However, we support hybrid, remote and flexible working arrangements for all employees.

Full-time employees will also receive a comprehensive benefit package including medical, dental, vision, and life insurance with fully paid premiums that includes employee and spouse/dependents included.

If you would like to join this winning team, please Apply here or alternatively submit your resume and cover letter to hr@iqgeo.com

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