Cloud Product Manager

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Permanent
Technology
South East
10 office locations or work from home
Negotiable
MSAC_PM_1018

@mecscomms is currently recruiting for a Public Cloud & Microsoft Azure Product Manager to work for a major managed IT, technology, cloud & network services provider. The Product Manager will develop & deliver a suite of managed Public, Private & Hybrid Cloud solutions, to encompass IasS, SaaS & PaaS products across the Microsoft Azure & MS Azure Stack of virtualised computing & service orientated architecture solutions. If you’re an experienced Cloud Product Manager able to combine commercial skills with technical acumen, I’m keen to hear from you. This role can be based from any of 10 office locations or on a remote work from home basis. More details can be found below….

 

Key Activity:

 

# Business analysis to identify market opportunities

 

# Commercial & strategic product development

 

# Technical product development & operational management

 

# In-life product management

 

# Market penetration & promotion

 

# Support for sales & marketing activity

 

# Analysis of product performance

 

Environment:

 

Product Manager, Senior Product Manager, Product Development Manager, Category Manager, Product Marketing, Product Development, Product Owner, Commercial, Pricing, Product Launch, Market Analysis, Business Analysis, Research, Product Propositioning, Go to Market, Full Product Lifecycle, Product Development, Technical Consulting, Pre Sales, Solution Architect, Subject Matter Expert, IT, Technology, Cloud Computing, Hosted Services, Managed IT Services, ISP, Unified Comms, Network, Infrastructure, WAN, Internet, Security, Storage, Mobility, Datacentre, Microsoft Azure Cloud, Microsoft Azure Stack, Azure DevOps Server, Azure Automation, Office 365, Citrix, IaaS, SaaS, PaaS, Enterprise Cloud, Public Cloud, Private Cloud, Hybrid Cloud, Virtual Machines, Virtualised Computing, Enterprise Mobility, Security, Storage, Artificial Intelligence AI, Internet of Things IOT, Automation, Architecture, Operations.

 

Overview: 


This Public Cloud & Microsoft Azure Product Manager position will be involved in the full 360 degrees of the product development lifecycle, from market analysis & product propositioning through to technical development, product marketing & solution deployment. 


The Public Cloud & Microsoft Azure product manager will combine commercial & technical acumen in order to create a compelling & comprehensive suite of IasS, SaaS & PaaS products. These products must deliver exceptional functionality & value to the end customer whilst allowing significant market penetration & the development of sales & profit generation opportunities. 


The Product Manager will provide thought leadership & champion the development & deployment of a technically & commercially robust suite of Public, Private & Hybrid Cloud solutions, encompassing high availability, virtual machines & automation services to complement the existing service portfolio. 

 

The successful position holder will help to drive customer adoption through the creation & delivery of exciting, robust & innovative product solutions which are highly desirable to an end customer audience of large enterprise, mid – tier, SME & public sector organisations. 


The Public Cloud & Microsoft Azure product manager will take ownership for identifying, researching, designing, developing, evaluating & delivering products which contribute to the overall business strategy & which provide the maximise benefit to the end user customers. 

 

Working for this highly successful technology business as part of the Group Product Development team, this role is offered on a permanent basis & can be based anywhere in the UK on a work from home contract. 

 

Company Profile:


This managed IT & cloud services provider is a leader in the converged ICT space. They utilise cutting edge technology combined with systems & network integrator capabilities, to deliver digital business transformation through their virtualisation & managed service portfolio. With over 20 years’ experience in the market, they have developed a comprehensive product suite comprising Networks, Infrastructure, Cloud, Hosting, Unified Comms, Collaboration, Cyber Security, Enterprise Mobility Security & Managed IT services. You’ll be joining a collaborative team of circa 700 colleagues throughout the UK, dedicated to delivering managed outsource technology services to a wide range of customers including; large enterprise, mid-tier, SME’s & the public sector.

 

Responsibilities: 

 

The Product Manager will take ownership for the strategic, technical & operational management of the products & the creation of technical roadmaps to monitor & measure success. The product manager can expect to have involvement with:


# Market research & assessment to identify opportunities for new product development 

# Innovation & idea generation for the development of new & exciting cloud solutions


# Development of new product features, functionality & design

 

# Production of requirements, integration, product needs & product lifecycle plans  

# Business plan, product road map, technical specifications, go to market & project plan development 

# Technical requirement specification for the product suite

 

# Technology solution assessment, reviewing vendor equipment, technical partners & suppliers etc.

 

# Keeping abreast of new technology developments across the market

# Technical solution design, creation, specification & management of the product development cycle 

# Project & resource management, project planning, product roll out etc. 

# Product delivery & project management to ensure the timely delivery of new products


# Commercialise the product set through the definition of contractual, operational & SLA terms 

# Product profitability, produce & manage a full P&L account for the product 

# Product evangelism & promotion

 

# Pre-sales consultancy & sales support in conjunction with sales, marketing, bid & pricing teams 

# End customer community engagement to aid product improvement, take up & drive user adoption 

# Assisting with product marketing initiatives & promotional activity 

# Documentation including; business case, feasibility reports, product requirements, functional requirements, service description, technical specifications, sales & marketing literature etc. 

 

Candidate Profile:

 

You should possess previous Product Management experience with a good balance of technical, commercial & business skills.

 

Ideally you will have gained your experience within a an ISP, Network Service Provider, Managed Hosting, Cloud, Systems / Network Integrator or similar type of technology managed services provider environment & have experience with as much of the following as possible:

 

# Delivery of Public, Private & Hybrid Cloud products 

 

# Delivery of Virtualisation, IaaS, SaaS, PaaS & High Availability product solutions

 

# Microsoft Azure, MS Azure Stack & Azure DevOps Server knowledge

 

# Microsoft 365, Enterprise Mobility & Security knowledge


# Full 360 degree management of technical product solutions 

# Technical skills across Infrastructure, Datacentre, WAN & Service Orientated Architectures


# Commercial experience across Product Development, Product Marketing, Product propositioning

 

# Experience of Commercial Pricing & Category Management

# Effectively communicating with internal & external stakeholders 

# Confident consensus & team builder 

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