Portfolio Manager

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Posted On:
Closing On:
Thursday, 14th September 2017
Thursday, 30th November 2017
Category: Information Technology
Department: Wholesale & Carrier Services Products
Location: Johannesburg
Job Type:
Full Time
Education: Graduate Degree

Job Description:


Management of a balanced portfolio of Fixed and Mobile Wholesale Products and Services for the Carrier Services department

Role purpose:

Innovating a well balanced portfolio of class leading Fixed, Mobile products and services, through various end-to-end product development and management lifecycle phases, towards positioning us as Africa’s preferred enterprise wholesale carrier of choice.

Key accountabilities and decision ownership

Creation of a complementary set of Unique and Superior products/services that positions the division within a differentiated Unique Competing Space in the market.

Screening, Selection and Prioritization of high value demand initiatives based on portfolio resource constraints.

Responsible for opportunity sensing, ideation, concept definition, development and commercialization of new innovative products/services and propositions.

Responsible for product definition, market needs analysis, financial feasibility, cost and price modelling, operating model process alignment, training, and development of go-to-market product plans to ensure the division achieves the objectives of profitable growth and market share expansion for the accountable products and services.

Enhancement of existing Products and Services based on changing customer preferences and market conditions.

Manage the post-introduction in-life cycle of the product(s) through the growth, maturity, decline and retirement stages to ensure benefit realization.

Key performance indicators:

Successful commercialization of new propositions from ideation to launch.

Successful evolution and enhancements of individual products (in-life) as per marketing objective based on lifecycle adoption stage.

Creation of a balanced and diversified portfolio of products/services in line with division’s profitability objectives.

Preferred Skills:

Job Knowledge:

A minimum of 3-5 years proven experience in Product Portfolio Life Cycle management using waterfall and/or agile type methodologies.

Thorough understanding of Fixed, Mobile and Converged Communications technologies and solutions.

Thorough Understanding of Wholesale & Carrier Services offerings such as Network Capacity Leases, IPLC, IRU’s, International Voice, SMS, Roaming and Signalling services. 

Thorough understanding of wholesale Pricing methodologies, investment appraisal techniques and financial feasibility assessments.

Understanding of International industry regulatory requirements and standards such as defined by the ITU-T, GSMA, MEF.

Job Related Skills:

Good communication skills (written, verbal and presentation).

Strong interpersonal skills with the ability to form, and manage stakeholder (colleagues, customers and industry) relationships at all levels both internally and externally.

Must have technical /professional qualifications:

A 3 year Degree/Diploma in a technical or business discipline is essential.

3-5 years Wholesale & Carrier Products and Services experience (preferred).

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