Senior Product Manager
Area and Site: UK-Paris Garden

Description

Senior Product Manager

Permanent

UK – Paris Garden

 

Opportunity:

As the Senior. Product Manager, Data Protection Services, you will develop and deliver next generation of Sungard AS data protection services including managed backup, vaulting and data replication services

About You:

  • You are a hardworking, competitive type that is driven to succeed.
  • Self-starter with a reputation for being an effective change agent.
  • Have a solid understanding of the data protection space and exposure to multiple backup, vaulting and data replication technologies

Responsibilities

  • You will use client input, market knowledge, and practical experience to define product requirements.  The key responsibilities are described in more detail as follows:
  • Develop, maintain and lead effort to establish industry leading Backup and data replication product strategy and roadmap
  • Define, develop product requirements and partner with engineering to deliver products to meet customers’ data protection and data recovery requirements
  • Demonstrate Subject Matter Expertise in product areas specified and drive cross functional teams to deliver agreed upon results
  • Track and maintain performance metrics for new products and service launches, and manage product line life cycle from strategic planning to tactical activities for Recovery Services.
  • Specify market requirements for current and future products by conducting market research supported by visits to prospective and existing customers.
  • Lead efforts to increase revenue and profits and reduce costs associated with product lines, and develop product forecasts, pricing, and operational models.
  • Develop and maintain value-based pricing frameworks for product offerings, and lead strategic projects for assigned lines of business.
  • Drive product solution sets across development teams (primarily Development/Engineering and Marketing Communications) through market requirements, product contract, and positioning, and work with Product Marketing to maintain and provide content for product related collateral and sales tools.
  • Work with Marketing Communications to define the go-to-market strategy, helping them understand the product positioning, key benefits, and target customers.
  • Participate in various sales support activities, including product and services training, seminar and documentation development, and pre- and post-sales customer visits.
  • Analyze potential partner relationships for product gaps, and develop and maintain channel, delivery, and technology partner relationships.

Requirements:

  • Bachelor’s or foreign equivalent degree in Computers or Engineering, plus five years of progressive experience in IT product design and development or a Master’s or foreign equivalent degree in Computers or Engineering, plus two years of experience in IT product design and development.
  • Experience with backup, restore and recovery technologies.
  • Experience developing Cloud, SaaS, or Managed Services products.
  • Experience with Product Development Life Cycle (PDLC) or New Product Development (NPD) process, Stage Gate, and concept of Design, Build, Transfer, Operate.
  • Experience developing business cases, market requirements documents, and product/service requirements documents.
  • Position requires travel to current and potential customer locations throughout the U.S. and to Sungard AS locations throughout North America and Europe.
  • Candidate must be eligible to work in the UK and complete BS7858 British standard screening prior to joining company
Other:
  • Sungard Availability Services offers a high growth environment with excellent compensation and immediate eligibility for our 401(k), health/dental insurance, educational assistance, and more.   Sungard AS is an equal opportunity employer. Minority/Female/Disability/Veteran
  • Ability to meet the physical demands of this position. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.
  • Employment is contingent upon successful completion of the background investigation and pre-employment drug screen.


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