Marketing solution manager/Product Manager

office-manager_900px_02Are you a high calibre, dedicated and enthusiastic software Marketing Solution Manager / Product Manager?
If so, this could be the role for you!

Selerant is a leading provider of project lifecycle management (PLM) software and works with some of the world’s largest manufacturers and best-known brands, including Nestlé, Lindt, Barilla, Intercos, Shiseido and Mapei.
Our software supports hundreds of companies around the globe in the Food & Beverage, Cosmetics and Chemical industries, manages their new product development process, regulatory compliance and quality management needs.

Due to strong business growth we are looking to expand our international team.
We are now seeking to hire a Marketing Solution Manager / Product Manager to join our dynamic Product & Solutions Management team.
The successful applicant will ideally (but not mandatory) be based in our head offices in Milan and should be prepared to make regular business trips to other Company offices as required to fulfil the duties of the role. 

Role Summary
Located in Selerant’s Product & Solutions Management Group (PSM), the Marketing Solution Manager (MSM) will effectively own, manage and represent their designated product / solution offering(s)   to achieve best-in-market products and solutions that delight our internal and external customers and stakeholders.
Overall, the MSM is accountable for the market and commercial success of the complete {product/solution}, covering the holistic product, (core product, all supporting services and add-ons etc.) necessary to achieve this success.

Key Responsibilities
The key responsibilities of a Selerant MSM include, but not limited to, the following:

  • Be the Subject Matter Expert for allocated reference market(s) and provide expertise and leadership for relevant product/ solution(s), representing the “voice of the customer” for in-market usage by our clients
  • Define and implement the Product Vision, Product Strategy and Roadmap for his/her specific Product / Solution(s), utilizing best practice Product Management methodologies. This defines a holistic approach including all market, commercialization and technical aspects of the in-scope Product / Solution(s).  
  • Collaborate with the Selerant Board, Sales and Marketing to define product financial plans and the most appropriate commercialization strategies and go-to-market processes to achieve these plans.
  • Collaborate with Sales, Marketing and relevant technical functions to develop business cases to support new innovation proposals, feature extensions etc., related to their product / solutions(s)
  • Working in conjunction with Sales & Marketing teams, assist in the development of all product-related Sales & Marketing collateral
  • Undertake comprehensive market and competitor analyses from a market and technical perspective to understand the strengths and weaknesses of competitive product offerings and identify commercial opportunities for Selerant
  • Prepare, maintain, and evangelize specific product roadmap(s) which defines enhancements for short- and long-term MVP-based releases
  • Represent the market/business perspective within the product innovation life cycle from strategic planning from ideation, through definition, build and testing to the release process
  • Set priorities and manage the specific product backlog within the context of the overall strategic roadmap, aligned to Company objectives.
  • Accountable for the approval of all business and functional requirements documentation, based on robust market needs and use cases, created by the Product Delivery team(s), collaborating in particular with Product Owners and Business Analysts .
  • Provide leadership and co-ordination for the processes and activities of cross-functional teams working on the innovation and/or industry solution to help assure on-time delivery of products to high standards of quality.
  • Monitor and analyse new technologies and collaborate with Engineering to assess their potential applications to Selerant’s product portfolio
  • Provide appropriate Pre-Sales support for global Selerant Sales and PS teams, defining appropriate product / solution(s) that will contribute to the successful conversion of prospects to clients. 

 

Requirements
The successful candidate will have extensive knowledge and experience gained from working within a fast-paced agile environment, working either as a Marketing Solution or Product Manager.
Key to the success of this role, candidates must be able to demonstrate the following skills, experience and competencies:

Technical

  • 5+ years’ experience in managing enterprise and/or SaaS software products, ideally PLM and/or ERP or similar systems.
  • Strong knowledge CPG and related industries, in particular Food & Beverage, Cosmetics and Personal Care Specialty Chemicals. Knowledge of Life Sciences / Pharmaceuticals would be an advantage.
  • Proven experience using a range of industry standard product management tools and methods
  • Strong project and process management skills and experience, able to prioritise and work on multiple activities
  • Excellent analytical, problem-solving and prioritization skills

Competencies & Interpersonal Skills

  • Proven team player with ability to work cross functionally and collaboratively at all levels of the organization
  • Excellent communication and presentation skills, written and verbal
  • Strong interpersonal skills and able to interact at all levels with internal and external stakeholders.
  • A highly proactive self-starter who can work both independently and within a team, demonstrating commitment and a positive “can-do” attitude and proactive self-starter
  • Proven ability to impart knowledge to and mentor less experienced staff.
  • Fluency in English, competent in a second European language (esp. Italian) would be advantageous but not mandatory
  • Ability and willingness to travel to and work in other Company offices - principally in Europe, but potentially Asia and USA – to collaborate in person with colleagues in these locations.

Reporting & Collaboration Lines

Reporting
This role reports to Global Director, Product & Solutions Management

Cross-functional Collaboration Matrix

  • Board level (CEO, CTO etc)
  • Marketing Solution Managers
  • Product Owners
  • Program/Technical Project Managers
  • Project Delivery teams – BAs, DEV/UI/UX engineers, QA, technical writers
  • Resource Managers
  • Sales & Marketing teams
  • Professional Services teams

Selerant is a family-orientated company which offers a rewarding and collaborative working culture where every team member has the opportunity to contribute in a thriving environment were continuous improvement and innovation is highly valued.

Employees enjoy favourable conditions including a competitive salary and flexi-working (work-from-home).

How to apply:
Please send your application, CV and cover letter to 

recruiting@selerant.com.

Applications may also be submitted via LinkedIn (please include your CV).

Applications close on 30/10/2021.

A competitive market salary will be offered to the successful candidate.

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Location: Milan