Junior Product Manager- Software Solutions

US-IL-Lincolnshire
Job ID
37740
Function
Product Management

Overview

Manages the product definition, positioning, pricing and lifecycle management of a product line (product series) within a family of products. This Individual is responsible for leading interaction with every organization responsible for the development, production, marketing, sales and service of that product line in order to assure successful business results for that product line as a result of satisfying customer needs.

Responsibilities

  • Conducts market, customer and competitive analysis in order to understand customer needs for his/her product line.
  • Converts analysis into a coherent market requirements that defines product form, fit and function including functionality and feature prioritization, cost, sales volume and profitability expectations and expected competitive response.
  • Analyzes and interprets go to market requirements including geographical customer and market differences, channel partner needs, including end user and partner pricing requirements.
  • Articulates product positioning in terms of Zebra inter-line logic as well as competitive positioning.
  • Oversees the product launch plans to assure that his/her product is presented to the market as intended by the strategy.
  • Manages the product through the product lifecycle including analyzing product sales and profitability performance against financial plans.
  • Determines timing and need for mid-life kickers as competitive or customer needs change or technology advances warrant a change.
  • Manages the end-of-life process to gracefully transition customers to next generation products and prevent revenue gaps or excessive obsolescence charges.

Qualifications

  • Bachelor's degree required
  • Strong analytical, interpersonal, and communication (written and oral) skills
  • Comfortable presenting from pre-made content
  • Team player - Demonstrated ability to interface with all levels of Management Ability to achieve results while working alone or with a group.
  • Self-motivation, self-management and able to take the initiative
  • Proficiency in MS Word, Excel, PowerPoint, and Oracle Siebel.
  • 1+ years assisting in the management of one or more software product line or project management experience where interaction with customers was present

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