Product Manager

England, Berkshire, Reading
Salary on request
11 Oct 2016
02 Nov 2016
Oliver Astington
IT, Internet
This is an exciting opening on a globally recognised Product Management Team that has consistently won plaudits and awards for its innovation and product reliability.

The challenge

The International Product Manager is responsible for :

*The technical health of the product including on-going technology assessment within the competitive landscape.
*On-going win/loss analysis to better understand which features need to be improved for future sales success.
*The use of market driven feedback from customers , prospects and competitor and news analysis.
*The writing of clear product feature requirements.
*The ensuring that products get created, tested and shipped on schedule and meeting requirements.


The IPM will guide a team that is responsible for product line contribution as a business unit. This has a focus on profitability for existing products and the development of new products for the company and creating technical partnerships with 3rd parties for joint solutions.

You will build products from existing ideas and help develop new ones based on your industry knowledge, experience and analysis.

You will collaborate with all areas of the company from Engineering to deliver product release to marketing to define the go-to-market strategy. You'll be the key evangelist for your products , occasionally working with Sales and key customers.

Other responsibilities include managing the entire product line of web based products from strategic planning to tactical activities, analysing potential partner relationships, building simple, engaging technical communiqués, delivering webinars to customers, prospects and partners and playing a key role with your strategic vision of the company.

Skills profile- personal characteristics

*A mature and experienced profile with the gravitas and authority to handle a steady stream of conflicting and demanding requests.
*The ability to make change happen through collaboration with a small and very senior staff implementing a virtual operations model.
*Sense of urgency with a high energy level allowing you to react quickly and take necessary steps to solve problems and challenges calmly and with self-confidence.
*Resourceful and able to tackle complex sales or marketing challenges in a timely manner.
*Strong leadership abilities and the ability to forge cooperative working relationships at all levels.
*Projects a professional image of the company both internally and externally
*A results-orientated team-player.

Other requirements

*At least one long-term experience in product management or existing experience at a Technical Product Manager or Technical Pre-Sales/SE who is looking to develop the next stage of their career in product management.
*Strong knowledge of internet technologies including Web and Email content filtering.
*Sound knowledge of Web Gateways or Firewalls ( less experience required than web and email content filtering)
*Strong experience/knowledge of Linux , Windows and VMWare.
*Hands on experience with scripting i.e Perl or Python to integrate 3rd party products.
*Demonstrated ability to grasp strategic business issues
*Strong grasp of technical issues.
*Excellent written and verbal communications skills.
*Natural leadership abilities and a charismatic approach to develop strong relationships.
*Bachelors degree required or , if without, more significant experience.

This is a unique opportunity to be at the forefront of the company's strategic product delivery direction, working in a small team of experts in the Email and Web content security field your strategic and technical vision will have a significant impact on the Cyber Security landscape globally, making this a vital position within the organisation. Package and remuneration as well as benefits reflect this positioning.