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Product Management & Innovation Manager

Posting Country:  Greece
Date Posted: 
Full Time / Part Time:  Full Time
Contract Type:  Permanent

Our purpose at Vodafone is to connect for a better future. As a Global Communications Technology company, we put the customer at the heart of everything we do. We are forever challenging, pushing boundaries and discovering innovative ways to connect our customers with their digital societies.

We connect people, businesses, and communities across the globe to create the future. We earn customer loyalty, experiment, learn fast and get it done, together.

Join our journey as we connect for a better future. Ready?

Role Purpose

The job holder will be responsible for overseeing the identification, development, and production of Vodafone’s product portfolio for every size business and in all areas (Mobile, Fixed, ICT, IoT, etc.), while ensuring ideas are both technically and commercially viable. He/she will also be responsible to lead innovation at scale, determine cost efficient production methods, whilst safeguarding compliance with federal regulations.

Key accountabilities and Decision Ownership

•    Leads Development for new products, new capabilities and features across all domains (ICT, IoT, Cloud, Fixed, Mobile) for business customer segments, with the aspiration to drive our evolution towards becoming a Tech Company
•    Owns  the development and maintenance of key technological propositions (i.e. Smart solutions, MPOS, VoWiFi, Vodafone Business Marketplace) as well as the take-to-market for key IaaS (i.e. Paacs) and SaaS (i.e. eFAX, Cloud, O365, DDoS) solutions. 
•    Manages partners /vendors end to end (equipment, costs, contracts, monthly payments, evolution plans and overall relations) and liaises with subsidiaries in a way to create an efficient and high performing ecosystem 
•    Is responsible for full product portfolio customization and market relevance, combining technology expertise with customer centricity. 
•    Monitors technological/commercial trends around the globe to adopt best practices in local product strategy. Conducts customer research activities to determine gaps in service and design solutions.
•    Champions new ways of working and practices (i.e. scrum), supporting the aspiration to build native inhouse digital talent and technical capability. 
•    Drive key VBU commercial and technical projects with the aim to drive radical simplification, whilst maximizing penetration of product-based platforms and converged solutions (e.g. Network evolution & 5G commercialization, Product modernization, One-Net over cloud, etc.)

Core competencies, knowledge and experience

•    Strong technology background and In-depth commercial thinking in a way to lead a technology landscape which is beneficial to the customer 
•    Business Acumen - Has clear understanding of industry trends, economic, financial KPIs (e.g. profit & loss) market and customer dynamics to drive commercial performance. 
•    Data driven decision making, in a sense to be able to evaluate options and outcomes and make informed data driven decisions. 
•    Resilience - Maintains a positive attitude using a continuous improvement approach that leverages on experimentation and learning
•    Excellent communication and negotiation skills. Ability to drive engagement with other departments (Legal, Supply Chain, Security, Regulatory). 
•    Strong project management skills

Professional and other qualifications

•    Academic background preferably in Technology. 
•    Continuing education in Commercial/Marketing  issues
•    Significant experience in Product Management roles in Technology / Telecom industry 
•    Fluency in English 

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.