The Product Development Manager, facilitates the development of identified new and developing product opportunities, by collaborating with key account management, technology, marketing, sales, and operational departments to deliver in line with the strategic product roadmap and the EV Cargo vision ‘to transform logistics into a technology industry’.

 

Closing Date: January 31st 2022

Job Title: Product Development Manager
Division: EV Cargo Global Forwarding
Location: Southampton
Employment Type: Full Time
Salary: Competitive
Closing Date: 31/01/2022

Description of Role

EV Cargo Global Forwarding have grown to become a predominate international supply chain partner to many of the world’s leading brands. We enable customer success through market leading air, ocean, surface freight, logistics, supply chain and technology solutions. Our growth is accelerating around the world.

It’s therefore an exciting time to join our team and be part of our journey.

The role:

The Product Development Manager, facilitates the development of identified new and developing product opportunities, by collaborating with key account management, technology, marketing, sales, and operational departments to deliver in line with the strategic product roadmap and the EV Cargo vision ‘to transform logistics into a technology industry’.

In addition to this, the Product Development Manager will be an advocate for product, with the ability to articulate the depth and breadth of the product and service offering, providing guidance and the development of product knowledge and education across the business and externally to the market working with EV Cargo marketing, all sales teams and other internal stakeholders.

As a member of the Commercial team the Product Development Manager will also support direct sales opportunities, principally key accounts. This will include providing relevant and compelling collateral towards tender bid proposals, participating in tender bid pitches and demonstrations as a designated Product Expert.

Where will you be working?
You will be based at our office in Gerrards Cross.

What you can expect from us:
We are committed to providing a supportive and inclusive culture and we believe our employees should receive a competitive and flexible offer.  We have great flexible policies to suit the different lifestyles of our colleagues, we recognise and reward our colleagues in many different ways  to demonstrate our commitment to our core values of growth, innovation and sustainability and we provide training, mentoring and apprenticeship programmes through our learning academy.

The company is committed to providing equality of opportunity for all of its people and of demonstrating valuing diversity and inclusivity, in all aspects of our business relationships, both in the workplace and in our business communities.

EV Cargo Global Forwarding reserves the right to close the vacancy before the stated closing date if a high volume of applications received.

Due to the volume of applications we receive, we regret that we are not able to provide detailed feedback to applicants that were not shortlisted.

Key Responsibilities

What will be your key responsibilities?

  •  Facilitate the delivery of the product solution in line with the product roadmap together with internal business stakeholders forming part of a steerco.
  • Liaise with identified subject matter experts of the different products to capture the USP’s and build into compelling collateral and propositions.
  • Act as the critical functional link between the commercial, operational and the technology delivery pillars.
  • Work with Sales & Marketing teams to gain customer insight into their needs and build that back into the development of our products and services.
  • Create, develop and maintain BRD (Business Requirements Documents) to articulate developments.
  • For technology developments, work in partnership with the relevant technology Product Delivery Manager to ensure that PDD (Product Development Documents) are signed-off meeting the business requirements set out
  •  Work within defined development processes including, road mapping, product enhancements, product planning, prioritisation and delivery.
  • Support the Product Development team to ensure all stakeholders are engaged and updated on product process and progress.
  • Own the functional sign-off of the end product, validating that it meets the identified functional requirements.
  • Works closely with the marketing and sales teams to feed into marketing strategies, lead generation strategies, and sales strategies using Go-To Marketing Briefs and product knowledge.
  • Conduct relevant product research; establishing competitive intelligence and various market analysis.
  • Support the creation and maintenance of product collateral to educate internal stakeholders’ and ensure product knowledge transfer.
  • Represent the business and promote the products by advocating for their value and benefits at executive briefings, marketing events and other channels such as online consumer platforms.
  • Deployed into significant tenders alongside sales teams to assist with building winning propositions, retenders and cross selling products to existing customers.

Essential Criteria

What we’re looking for:

  • Level 2 English and Maths or equivalent; educated to a degree level is desirable but not essential
  • Proven experience in similar role
  • Proven experience in building, managing and motivating a diverse team
  • Experience of developing winning proposals in a variety of formats and create customised, profitable pricing structures in response to the customer’s requirements.
  • Strong influencing & negotiation skills with the ability to influence others through the results of data analysis and interpretation
  • Ability to operate effectively in a rapidly growing and dynamic changing environment.
  • Demonstrates a strong sense of commercial acumen through knowledge of industry best practice
  • Proven ability to articulate the distinct aspects of products and services.
  • Excellent written & verbal communication skills with the ability to communicate, present and influence all levels of the organisation, including executive and C-level.

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