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Senior Cloud Product Manager

Posting Country:  Italy
Date Posted:  18-Oct-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 purpose:
This role is specifically focused on developing Vodafone Business IaaS/PaaS portfolio for Italy, working in partnership with the line of business in Vodafone Group, the technology functions, external partners and the overall product management organisation. This will be achieved by bringing to market, and then managing in-life, the portfolio of Cloud products, and associated management services that meet the strategic and commercial Vodafone requirements. 
The role-holder will own and be fully accountable for all aspects of the performance of these products within Italy. He/she will have the leadership and driving force within Vodafone and with partners, to ensure these targets are met and that the requirements of the market are represented.
Success will be measured against the delivery of new products, services, revenue, profit and customer satisfaction in both SME and Corporate segments markets.


Key accountabilities and decision ownership:


  • Fully accountable for delivery of product revenue, profit and product-related customer satisfaction;
  • Own, define, document and agree, with key stakeholders, a product plan that identifies the market landscape, product scope and performance, objectives and strategy, the customer experience, growth plan and roadmap for Italy that works within the context of the global portfolio;
  • Create and own market requirements specifications and business cases for the product (s). Responsible for taking services through the Group and Italian Gating process;
  • Accountable for product lifecycle management. This includes product performance management, maintaining high calibre group product collateral and training materials, product marketing and PR activities, product innovation and rationalisation;
  • Managing key stakeholders in Vodafone Italy  (Segment Marketing and Sales, IT Technology) and Vodafone Group;
  • Accountable for product-related costs (capex and opex) and their impact on competitiveness. 


Core competencies, knowledge and experience:


  • 5 years+ relevant professional experience, with a focus on Hosting and IaaS/PaaS products and services;
  • Holding ITIL, Cisco, AWS, Microsoft Azure, GCP or VMware certifications is a plus;
  • Fluent English;
  • Proactive individual, successful leader, who has demonstrated to be able to work within virtual teams across international boundaries;
  • Deep insight into and significant experience of Hosting & IaaS products and services, product lifecycle and Product development processes;
  • Broad knowledge of enterprise requirements/challenges within domestic and international markets, infrastructure technologies, commercials and operations;
  • Ability to produce and secure buy-in and sign off to product plans and business cases & manage complex stakeholder audience (i.e.  Sales, PreSales, Segment Marketing);
  • Strong communications skills, comfortable interfacing with different audiences of varied levels of seniority.


Must have technical / professional qualifications:


  • Graduated (preferred Engineering or Computer Science)


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.