5G PRODUCT MANAGER F/H

Looking for a new challenge in an exciting and innovative team?

VIAVI Solutions is looking for a 5G Products Manager to join our VIA Products Team!

Permanent contract

Start: ASAP

 France/UK/Germany (100% remote possible)

10 – 15 years

About VIAVI Solutions

 

VIAVI (NASDAQ: VIAV) has a 90+ year history of technical innovations that have evolved to keep pace and address our customer’s most pressing business issues. We make equipment, software, and systems that help to plan, deploy, certify, monitor, and optimize all kinds of networks – like those for mobile phones, service providers, large businesses and data centers. And, we are also at the forefront of optical security – we bend light to develop and deliver optical solutions that provide security to the world’s currencies and safety and performance applications for consumer electronics and spectrometry.

We are the people behind the products that help keep the world connected – at home, school, work, at play, and everywhere in between. VIAVI employees are fierce about supporting customer success and we welcome people who bring their best every day to the company – to question, to collaborate and to push for solutions that will delight our customers.

 

Missions

 

VIAVI Solutions is seeking qualified applicants for the position of Product Line Manager for its RAN and Core 5G assurance monitoring solutions portfolio. This role is responsible for setting the strategy, creating the roadmap, defining Go to Market strategies for new solutions, supporting sales opportunities, and bring to market world class RAN & Core Assurance, 5G NSA and SA solutions and application suite.

This PLM position reports to the Visibility, Intelligence and Analytics (VIA) Director of Market PLM with the primary responsibility of ensuring portfolio and solutions differentiation and business growth through execution of an articulated strategy, roadmap, solution, platform and feature definitions.

There is a high level of collaboration and coordination required with other VIAVI teams, such as Sales, Solution Consultants, Engineering, Marketing, Services, and Support, to ensure successful solution planning, solution execution and successful global commercialization.  As a member of the VIA Product Line Management leadership team, the Senior Product Line Manager plays a key role in determining business strategies, roadmaps and prioritized execution plans to optimize results against current and future market opportunities.

Here are a few of the responsibilities offered on this position:

  • Develop a deep understanding of the market and competitor landscape to strategically position the VIA business unit, in order to increase revenue and market share as well as strengthen its competitive position in the industry
  • The development and articulation of a solution and portfolio specific strategy that supports the business unit’s market segment objectives and company’s growth plans
  • Identify and formalize new customer Use Cases increasing customer value and differentiation
  • Own the value proposition definition
  • Own solution specific content to support the marketing team in taking solutions to market
  • Create new solutions and new capabilities training and training material for sales, solutions consultants, support and services teams
  • Provide leadership and direction to the cross functional team to enable world class execution and achievement of ambitious growth objectives
  • Build and grow strong customer relationships from engineering to executive levels with the existing customer base and new target customers through direct engagements with the sales team, industry events, consortiums and standards bodies
  • Support proposal activities to sustain installed base and win new carriers in current and new application areas
  • Conduct pricing research and create pricing strategies in support of business objectives
  • Own solution and portfolio specific financial performance for products in the market in accordance with the business plan

Required Skills

Hard Skills

  • Telecom/networking/wireless/wireline/software/IP knowledge
  • Leadership skills, product line management, business development, marketing and strategic planning capabilities
  • Expert use of 2G to 5G RAN performance, optimization and geolocation solutions
  • Knowledge of end to end telecom networks (RAN and Core), NFV, devices, SaaS, and related domains
  • Analytical skills in support of market analysis, business planning, customer/ competitor analysis and ROI models
  • Fluency in English and another foreign language
  • Knowledge of Microsoft Office, CRM, ERP, JIRA and other business computer applications
  • Ability to create ROI / TCO models and white papers for telecom carriers

 

Soft Skills

  • Natural communication and influence skills, to use in often difficult and complex situations
  • Strong interpersonal skills and deep experience with domestic and international business environments
  • Enthusiasm and passion about the work
  • Experience in setting goals, aligning teams, managing expectations, and driving the team to ultimately deliver to set business results expectations

 

Experience/Degree

  • Bachelor’s degree in engineering
  • Minimum of fifteen (15) years of related industry experience in the field of RAN/Core telecom engineering and pre-sales engineering roles
  • Proven track record in winning new business and achieving objectives within large scale, complex software systems, resulting in the sustained delivery of organic growth in a global business environment

 

Candidate must be able to travel up to 50% to domestic and international locations for customer meetings, sales engagement, training and internal meetings/workshops.

Candidate can be based anywhere in Europe as the position can be fully remote. The team is based in Scotland. We have offices in Scotland and France (Nantes).

Interested in joining the VIAVI team?

 

Send us through the form below your contact details and resume!