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Global Product Manager

Posting Country:  United Kingdom
Date Posted:  19-Sep-2021
Full Time / Part Time:  Full Time
Contract Type:  Permanent

At Vodafone, we’re working hard to build a better future. A more connected, inclusive and sustainable world. As a dynamic global community, it's our human spirit, together with technology, that empowers us to achieve this. 

We challenge and innovate in order to connect people, businesses, and communities across the world. Delighting our customers and earning their loyalty drive us, and we experiment, learn fast and get it done, together.

With us, you can be truly be yourself and belong, share inspiration, embrace new opportunities, thrive, and make a real difference.

Role Title: Global Product Manager
Location: London Paddington/Newbury


Role purpose: 


Vodafone Security is a rapidly evolving strategic function, that is putting security at the forefront of the Vodafone Business value proposition.  In joining the team you will become a founding member of this exciting function, responsible for developing both the strategic and technology vision, alongside the business model and commercial success of the emerging security portfolio.  


Vodafone Business has a vision to bring enterprise-grade cybersecurity along with access to leading cyber talent and expertise to organisations that do not have the experience, time or resources to keep up with the rapidly evolving threat landscape. Vodafone Security currently sits within Cloud & Security, a c.300 people strong organisation based across UK, Germany predominantly with emerging presence across the EU.


As a Product Manager, you will be responsible for developing, refining and executing security propositions, to support the growth of the global portfolio and the enablement of our sales channels in order to achieve the Vodafone Security strategic goals.  You will have a deep knowledge of cybersecurity products, trends and in particular customer buying behaviour.


As a member of  the team, you will have particular ownership for a product or service area, as part of  the wider security portfolio that will deliver comprehensive managed and professional security services to help businesses to assess, detect, respond and recover from a cyberattack including:

• Cyber assessment services that will start the customer journey – to include employee awareness, cyber resilience and vulnerability diagnostics.
• Managed security services include monitoring, incident management and response that will be easy to use, deploy and grow with a business – removing complexity at every stage. 
• Professional services focused on risk assessment, testing and testing employee awareness of phishing attacks. 
• Joint investment in an innovation lab focused on security solutions and intelligence for workplace, cloud, IoT and SD-WAN environments.
• A simple and seamless experience including onboarding, delivery and service management, streamlining the time it takes to deploy and protect a business.


A particular focus of the role is to engage with the local markets and enable portfolio integration and planning, including the financial planning and prioritisation.  As a product owner, you will drive the simplification and integration of propositions and products into local markets to reduce time to market.   

• Experience of Information/Cyber Security market with general understanding of customer solutions
• Good commercial understanding with ability to judge value of investments and commercial returns for Vodafone and our customers
• Ability to communicate complex information and concepts in simple, compelling ways
• Demonstrable ability to lead, co-ordinate and influence teams in a matrix organisation – direct, virtual and supplier –in delivering required tasks.
• Comfortable in presenting to a wide range of audiences, from C-level, Sales Teams through to analyst communities and technically aware teams
• Experience of working in roles requiring clear thinking under tight timelines.
• Experience of working in matrix organisations, delivering proven results.

With us you will:

• Define a differentiated and disruptive Product strategy, Lead strategic planning with a Market and Segment perspective. Own budget and resourcing planning.
• Design and align the operating model, principles and execution of the plan with target markets/segments.  Identify and implement ways to accelerate performance
• Drive GTM alignment, customer feedback, customer case studies and drive revenue growth.
• Thought Leader internally and externally for security and your portfolio/product area.  Ensures that the stakeholder map and communications plan is current and executed against


Apply if you have: 

• Demonstrable experience of successful complex projects and programmes to meet business expectations and deliver results.
• Exceptional organisational and communication skills, along with the personal tenacity and the ability to drive through to conclusion in a dynamic and challenging environment.
• Strong organisational skills and time management
• Security certification – CISSP, CISM…
• Strong cross-functional working capabilities
• Excellent reporting and analytical skills.
• Experience in a similar role within the Telco or IT industry desirable
• Understanding of security product & portfolio ownership role, and security expertise.
• Excellent communicator – clear precise written and verbal communication style.  Facilitation skills a plus.
• Experience working in a customer-facing environment, in an influential position. Build strong relationships with peers and stakeholders
• External Thought Leader
• Demonstrate ability to work without close supervision. Acts as an accessible reference point for knowledge and expertise. 
• A problem solver, ability to identify root causes and make decisions and implement

What’s in it for you?  

• 28 days holiday (with the option to buy or sell 5 days) plus public holidays 
• Flexible working 
• Pension matching scheme of up to 10% 
• 5 paid days leave for charity projects 
• MyChoices portal - cycle to work scheme, 100’s of retail discounts, shares and salary sacrifice schemes 
• Vodafone family and friends discount 
• Interest free commuter loan 
• Global parental leave policy for all new parents coming in 2020 which includes 16 weeks fully paid leave and upon returning to work, new parents can work part-time hours for 6 months whilst being paid their full-time salary.
• Access to Vodafone University and LinkedIn Learning 



Vodafone is committed to attracting, developing and retaining the very best people by offering a motivating and inclusive workplace in which talent is truly recognised and rewarded. We are committed to promoting Inclusion for All with the belief that diversity plays an important role in the success of our business. We actively encourage everyone to consider becoming a part of our journey.