Share this Job

Senior Global Product Manager - Building

Posting Country:  Germany
Date Posted:  26-Dec-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.


Senior Global Product Manager - Building


Role purpose: 

Be the single person responsible for the vision of the vertical portfolio, and the contact point of all stakeholders. Translates markets/customer needs into clear requirements to scout and select existing solutions from the market. Manages and coordinates the tasks related to the vertical strategy (1,5-3Y) horizon, following a clear and prioritized roadmap of activities. Carries end-to-end (full solutions lifecycle) responsibility for the vertical results and outcomes (owns vertical P&L).


With us you will:

  • Knows and understands the vertical business and its target customers/markets, in order to be able to anticipate the customers’ needs and how they can be mapped in the E2E IoT Solutions Catalogue.
  • Engage with Operating Companies, Vodafone Global Enterprise and Partner Markets to understand their demand for specific type of solutions, market opportunity and revenue potential 
  • Engage with the Centres of Competence to explain the solutions and their desired characteristics
  • Continuously plans and approves the release of solutions in the vertical domain of the IoT E2E solutions Catalogue and communicate this to stakeholders in the business
  • Owns the global solutions commercial playbook (propositions, pricing strategy (not price), channels, etc.)

Job Responsibility

Apply if you have:

  • Experience of portfolio planning, product management/product marketing, sales or business development of products/solutions that consist of hardware, connectivity, software and service components
  • Experience of Internet of Things solutions in terms of the market, major suppliers, marketplaces, distribution and sales channels
  • Experience of managing products targeted at SME and/or SoHo customers 
  • Understanding of both technical and business related product characteristics and the ability to communicate with persons from both disciplines
  • Experience working in a multi-cultural, virtual work environments
  • Excellent communication skills including verbal, presentation, email and social interaction. Ability to communicate in a clear way to commercial, service, sales and product marketing, technology teams and customers
  • Excellent negotiation skills with ability to interact comfortably at department head level
  • Strong decision-making skills – ability to balance conflicting interests
  • Show a drive towards results accomplishment, guiding the team in the same direction
  • Knowledge of the theory of agile methodologies and ability to implement them on an operational level


Our commitment

Vodafone is committed to attracting, developing and retaining the best people by offering a flexible, motivating and inclusive workplace in which talent is truly recognised, developed and rewarded. We believe that diversity plays an important role in the success of our business and we are committed to creating an inclusive work environment which respects, values, celebrates and makes the most of people’s individual differences - we are not only multinational but multicultural too.

The future is exciting. Ready? 


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.