Aero Product Manager

  • Location

    Portsmouth, Hampshire

  • Sector:

    Aerospace and Defence, Aerospace Manufacturing

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  • Salary:

    £500 - £550 per day + NEGOTIABLE

  • Contact:

    Louise Wardle

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  • Published:

    6 months ago

  • Duration:

    6 Months

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Aero Product Manager required to manage the lifecycle of various Communications Products in the Airborne environment for Government and Military customers (UK/US and EMEA) within the Product Management Team of Secure Communications.
This extends from monitoring of existing products with a view to increasing the user experience, profitability, and quality of service to developing new products for the business and enhancing the portfolio. You will develop products from new ideas, using your contact with customers and prospects and especially suppliers (existing and potential). You will possess a unique blend of business and technical understanding a big-picture vision, and the drive to make that vision a reality. You will enjoy spending time in the market to understand their problems, and find innovative solutions for the broader market. This role will primarily focus on support to the Network for The Sky (NFTS) strategic initiative.
The role involves but is not limited to the following:
Capture customer requirements and needs
Specifying new services, features, products and processes
Analyse competitive offers and develop a product benchmark.
Managing the entire product lifecycle from strategic planning to tactical activities

Developing and implementing a go-to-market plan, working with Marketing, Business Intelligence & Pricing teams
Launch and roll-out product plan and schedule in close partnership with internal stakeholders.

Monitor and suggest improvements to the financial and technical performance of the Product.
Improve customer experience, quality of service, service usage and optimize activation process
Increase product penetration and usage
Manage the Product Process
Be the internal customer and conduct user trials before product commissioning
Champion the product - provide training and familiarisation to the Sales teams
Provide product updates and enhancement communications, brochures, fact sheets, white papers
Act as point of first reference for all product related enquiries and work collaboratively with colleagues to address any issues that may arise.
Promote products externally with support of sales and Marketing
Maintain the product promotion in the portfolio.
Develop a sound understanding of the product commercial aspects (pricing strategies, costs, margins)
Propose actions to increase margins (renegotiation of tariffs, improvement efficiencies, new price schemes)
Manage the product Lifecycle, creating the roadmap and alignment of R&D with R&T.
Working with the Product Engineering team developing Aero products
Interfacing closely with Procurement to develop good supplier relations

Required Skills / Experience
3+ years experience of Product Management / Marketing / Development
Understanding of financial metrics and measures

Understanding of Product Management proficiencies
Understanding of the Airborne market and requirements.
Good communications and organisational skills
Interest in continuous improvement
Understanding of airborne products, technology and their applications

Desirable Skills / Experience
3+ years of working in the Military / Government / aero related environment.
Experience of Satellite communications
Experience of working in diverse international teams