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Product Specialist At Vodacom Nigeria

Date Posted: 12/May/2018
Deadline: 17/May/2018

At Vodacom Business Nigeria, we are constantly uncovering new and creative tactics to innovate the way we communicate and differentiate our brand whilst maintain global standards and leading our strategic performance. By joining Vodacom Business Nigeria, you will be part of a global brand as well as join in the team evolving our digital world of total communications. Now is the time to get on board.

Job Title: Product Specialist

Department: Commercial  

Reporting to:

Senior Manager: Product Portfolio

Job type: (Full-time)

Employment Type: Permanent

Location: Lagos

Closing Date: May 17 2018

Key roles / Qualification

  • The Job holder is responsible for the design, architecture and implementation of products from conceptual stage to product launch. He/she will also assist in the commercial life cycle management of products.
  • The preferred candidate must have a bachelor’s degree, preferably in an Engineering discipline with a minimum of 10 years’ experience in Telecommunications or ICT environment of which the last 3-5 years’ experience must be in Product development and management. A Prior experience in work group activities is desirable.

Key Responsibilities

  • Testing of concept with potential target markets
  • Market testing to access the responsiveness and acceptance of the market to new product
  • Full commercial launch of new products into market for early adopters
  • Manage complete life cycles of the product line
  • Realization of product
  • Business Plan and Business
  • Case objectives
  • Competitive landscape and market potential continuous scanning
  • Serve as the primary resource centre for all product related information
  • Market testing to continually access the responsiveness and acceptance of the market to products
  • Assist to drive the new product development process and manage the evolution of products through their life cycles
  • Development and execution of product launch plans and forecasting
  • Define and execute the acceptance criteria for Proof of Concepts
  • Work with Core Engineering to identify and drive the adoption of new technologies for optimizing existing products/services
  • Development and update of sales tools such as product pricing, product presentations, service order forms, customer contracts
  • Generate monthly and periodic reports that track the product operational and commercial performance at various stages of the life cycle as against the business plan
  • Identify and fill product gaps and generate new ideas that grow market share, improve customer experience and drive growth
  • Develop product pricing and positioning strategies and translate these strategies into detailed requirements and prototypes.
  • Analyzing partner relationships for products and provide input into periodic products roadmap and overall marketing plans
  • Liaise with Product Marketing to help revise marketing collateral such as brochures, website, product descriptions, new press releases and assist in coordinating public marketing campaigns
  • Provide pre-sales product support to Solutions Architects in the development of customer proposals, bespoke solutions, bids and major tenders
  • Provide product support to the sales team pre and post launch via training, target customer meetings
  • Conduct research on current trends and monitor related developments in the telecommunications industry
  • Provide an updated documentation library of all product materials for archiving
  • Perform other job related duties as required

Competency

Knowledge

  • Multitasking abilities, being able to take on several projects across several work streams
  • Effective communications and writing skills
  • Effective presentation skills
  • Ability to take ownership by influencing superiors
  • Working and relating with peers excellently

Skills

  • Meticulous attention to detail, with high degree of accuracy
  • Ability to work efficiently to deadlines, handling a number of complex projects simultaneously and able to prioritise work, yet be flexible under pressure
  • Confidence in dealing with a range of people, individually and in groups, positively and effectively at all levels.

Do you qualify for this role?  Then send a copy of your CV to [email protected] and you will be contacted. Thank you.

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