Product Development Manager

As a key contributor to the Product Management team you will be an important part of our team that drives business growth while maintaining a technical lead and providing services with excellence. The Interface portfolio of product lines consists of secured managed broadband, video surveillance, security and life safety, digital voice, energy management and location based proximity devices. This role oversees market research, monitors competitive activity, and identifies market needs to develop and execute product line business plans. The Manager is responsible for planning and managing the priorities of their daily activities. Daily collaboration occurs with Business Development, Product Marketing, Sales, Engineering, Project Management, Field Service, Customer Service/Support, and Supply Chain functions. Interface believes in the philosophy of listening to our customers and addressing their needs. We are guided by integrity as well as an all-consuming desire to exceed expectations and foster long-term partnerships. Our goal is nothing less than complete customer satisfaction. And we strive to achieve it by providing responsive, accommodating service to each and every one of our valued clients. This position works in conjunction with other senior leaders to establish business unit objectives and strategies. Project management is a key skill set needed to be successful.  Job Requirements Responsibilities: Market Champion: Overall responsibility for making the products within a market segment successful Market Research and Collection of Customer Requirements: Collects and coordinates market requirements from internal and external customers. Product Definition & Requirements Specification: Reviews product definitions of new products and/or major product enhancements in market segment. Works with Director of Product Management to prioritize product roadmaps within the market segment and resolves priority conflicts between product lines.  Standards Participation: Influences standards, through the management of direct team members, to create a competitive advantage. Product Positioning & Competitive Analysis: Performs competitive analysis on current or potential market segments.  Product Pricing Strategy: Assists in developing pricing strategies. Responsible for assuring pricing strategy and margin objectives are consistent across the market segment. Negotiates product pricing.  Product Development: Reviews execution plans for scope, schedule, cost and quality of all Product Realization Process activities within the Market Segment. Works to guide resource and priority contentions that arise. Product Marketing & Sales Collateral Development: Provides content for sales and marketing collateral to ensure product value proposition and messages are clear. Responsible for ensuring that product messages are consistent across products in the market segment. Product Launches: Manages product launchs, working in cooperation with all stakeholders.  Sales Support & Development: Works with sales leaders to provide product coaching and bi-monthly training sessions. Minimum Qualifications: Candidates should have a minimum of five years experience in a product management and/or project management role, preferably with security and/or Internet/telco experience. Should be technically oriented and able to comprehend technology at a working level. Candidate should have previous experience working in a cooperative environment where tasks must be accomplished using resources who are not directly reporting to candidate. Ability to build relationships with peers in multiple departments. Ability to interact with executive management. Ability to learn quickly independently; self-starter. Excellent communication skills and fluency in MS Word, Excel, PowerPoint.
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Minimum Qualification
5 - 7 years

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