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Product Manager

Company: PAREXEL
Location: Nottingham
Reference: 39990BR
Closing Date: 12 Mar 18
Type: Permanent
Salary (£): Competitive
Benefits: Competitive Corporate Benefits including holiday, pension, life assurance and more

Job Summary:

Product Manager / Product Launch / Nottingham / SaaS / Managed services / software product management /


PAREXEL Informatics is one of the industry’s leading solution providers and we help customers accelerate the drug development process through innovation. Our product portfolio is built on leading-edge technology and is combined with extensive medical and clinical expertise. As the technology business unit of PAREXEL International Corporation, we're able to leverage our massive investment in technology with our parent company's wealth of hands-on clinical expertise.

This role is based in our new modern state of the art office in Nottingham city centre which has excellent transport links and has a great working environment and the feel of an innovative technology company.

As the Product Manager you will provide support to the Product Management group in helping to drive the company’s growth as part of a high profile team managing the product portfolio life cycle. Evaluating new business opportunities, facilitate and consolidate market research and value proposition research activities providing data to management to help determine which opportunities to pursue, which features to prioritize; keeping track of competitors and working with marketing to keep an updated view of the competitive and marketing landscape. You will also keep in touch with prospects, clients, key opinion leaders and internal customers to identify new feature and new product needs,

Key Accountabilities:
- Undertake the full range of duties relevant to supporting the leadership and development of the product management organization to ensure its performance meets and or exceeds both the business and staff own personal goals/objectives, as appropriate:
+ Participate in setting the vision and mission of Product Management
+ Participate in setting the strategic and tactical goals of Product Management and participate in the review of these goals on an on-going basis to ensure that they are being met.
- Market Problems: Discover market problems by interviewing customers, recent evaluators, and potential customers in new niches.
- Win/Loss Analysis: Oversee win/loss interviews for recent opportunities.
- Distinctive Competence: Articulate company’s unique abilities to deliver value in assigned markets.
- Competitive Intelligence: Work with Senior Management in Client Operations to keep competitive intelligence up to date, including database of company/feature comparisons and focused information sheets for Sales on how to sell against competitors in assigned markets.
- Focus: help deliver new product and feature opportunities, with focus on those with the greatest potential for PAREXEL, ensuring alignment with portfolio strategic themes.
- Roadmap: help feedback into the development and communication of product vision and to the preparation of 12-month roadmap and more detailed 3 month work plan, both with delivery date estimates.
- Business Plan: Help deliver products business plans, ensuring they include a market problem statements, value proposition statement, market size assessment and a financial model of revenue and profits (ROI), risks assessment, communication and education plan, advertising, social media, KPIs, post-launch strategy, etc
- Buyer and User Personas: Help deliver the preparation and maintenance of user and buyer personas for all products in the Logistics Solutions portfolio.
- Requirements: Ensure a prioritized backlog of features for all product is maintained, and that that requirements, prototypes, designs and developed products meet customers’ needs.
- Product Positioning: Help deliver the preparation and maintenance of a Product Offering Document for all products. Oversee overall product life cycle management.
- Launch: Help deliver an organizational readiness plan for product releases, and all items are completed to launch releases externally.

- Excellent leadership skills
- Detailed orientated
- Sense of enthusiasm and light touch in working with teammates across the organization
- Excellent formal and informal interpersonal, verbal and written communication skills
- Ability to diplomatically communicate priorities across the organization and externally
- Client focused approach to work
- Ability to remain calm in times of stress
- Ability to effectively interface with clients
- Ability to manage multiple and varied tasks with enthusiasm and prioritize
- Ability to work effectively in a matrix environment and to demonstrate and foster teamwork within the group as well as across the organization
- A flexible attitude with respect to work assignments and new learning
- This position requires travel to customer and non-customer sites and industry conferences regionally and globally (up to 30%)
- Domain knowledge of Randomisation and Trial Supply Management (aka Interactive Response Technology or Interactive Web Response) is a benefit.

- Bachelor or Masters degree in Marketing, Technology or Life Science preferable.

Language Skills
- Fluent spoken and written English communication skills

Ideal Work Experience
- Software product management experience
- Provision of Software as a Service (SaaS) or Managed Services with strong technology aspects.
- Exposure to or experience of evaluating new business opportunities and new entries into markets
- Exposure to or experience of preparing business plans for new opportunities
- Exposure to or experience of launching new products

In return we will be able to offer you a structured career pathway and development within the role including awareness and understanding of the industry. Your hard work will be rewarded with a competitive salary, bonus and a benefits package including 25 days holiday per year, pension scheme, life assurance, long term disability insurance, a health cash plan and other leading edge benefits that you would expect with a company of this type.

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Contact Information:

Address:  PAREXEL International
The Quays
101-105 Oxford Road
Tel:  +44 1895 238000
Fax:  +44 1895 238494
Website:  Visit Our Web Site

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