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Product Manager

Job Title Product Manager
Contract Type Permanent
Contract Duration
Location Reading
Salary £40,000 - £55,000
Job Published over 3 years ago
Contact Name Tabea
Contact Email

Job Description

For our Reading based client we are currently looking for a commercially aware Product Manager who approaches from an operational standpoint.

The role involves:

  • Complete lifecycle management of ADSL and Fibre Optic (FTTC & FTTP) broadband services plus associated CPE hardware (routers) and peripheral services
  • To develop new services within the portfolio and the need to facilitate growth of the existing portfolio
  • To take ownership of the management and development of an award winning product range
  • To produce and implement a product line plan for SSE’s Broadband portfolio including; market and competitor analysis, product roadmap, pricing & launch strategies, financial projections and recommendations and actions for improvement.
  • To lead and deliver Broadband strategy, steering the direction of the requirements for new products and services, product enhancements and service improvements. This will specifically need to consider the transition from xDSL to FTTX technologies, meeting the need for ever changing customer needs and expectations
  • To identify new business opportunities for the portfolio (range extension, new product/service offerings, new channels to market, third party alliances, etc.) and develop business proposals for address these opportunities.
  • To drive timely and effective product enhancements and developments from both an internal and external customer perspective. These will operate within a Product Lifecycle Management framework and will require extensive collaboration with other teams across SSE
  • To monitor product performance on a monthly basis and work proactively with internal stakeholders to maximise the success of products in terms of unit sales, margin contribution, operational performance, customer satisfaction and retention.
  • To undertake detailed competitor analysis and develop understanding of competitor market share and product set. Use this information to create business develop strategies which seek to draw out key benefits of SSE versus the competition within each segment
  • Developing close working relationships with internal stakeholders and third party vendors.
  • To provide strategic and financial input and direction to the company's annual business planning
  • To keep abreast of latest product, service, technology and regulatory developments within the industry

Please apply if you can fulfill the following requirements:


  • A deep understanding of Fixed line Telecoms especially technologies, operating models, processes, tools and key customer journeys.
  • Experience managing internal and 3rd party vendors
  • A background of working within fast-paced, consumer focused organisations


  • In depth knowledge of key performance metrics
  • Excellent understanding of regulatory and strategic challenges facing SSE and the residential telecoms industry as a whole

Essential Functional / Technical Skills

  • Excellent analytical and numerical skills suitable for interpreting, summarising and challenging key performance data
  • Complete self starter – able to identify the problem, evaluate solutions and then get it done
  • The gravitas and intellectual rigour to interface with external stakeholders
  • Deep knowledge of working across the service delivery chain, including internal functions and strategic partners
  • Sound knowledge and appreciation of using insight and continual improvement techniques to improve the customer experience and operational efficiency
  • Impressive written and verbal communication skills, comprehensive and succinct report writing, ability to create communications suitable for senior management
  • Comfortably uses both data and insight in decision making
  • Project Management & Planning skills
  • Advanced level PowerPoint, Excel and Word

Our client offers:

  • Competitive salary depending on your experience
  • Pension
  • Parking
  • Childcare Vouchers

Ref: RA-HH-001 | Published: 20th Feb 2018