Programme Manager - Telco Products - WIFI

Programme Manager - Telco Products - WIFI

Job Title: Programme Manager - Telco Products - WIFI
Contract Type: Contract
Location: London, London
Salary: €450 - €500 per day
Start Date: 3/1/16
Reference: BBBH5548
Contact Name: Mark Crorkin
Contact Email:
Job Published: December 07, 2016 10:16

Job Description

Programme Manager - Wifi / Router / Telco products

The role is required to oversee the planning and delivery of communication product roadmaps with a focus on Wifi and connectivity.

This person will ensure we have a coherent set of plans to deliver our objectives, and will manage the delivery of those plans, and manage the associated budgets.

Skills required include:

Stakeholder management
Strong stakeholder relationships is critical for this role

Product roadmaps
*Draw on your technical understanding of communications technologies both in and out of the home to inform stakeholders of opportunities and constraints as we plan our product roadmaps.
*Shape these product roadmaps to deliver solutions to the business that meet our business plans
*Agree these product roadmaps and provide delivery updates through Exec Steering Groups
*Maintain good market and competitor awareness
*Develop the capacity and capability of your delivery team in line with our product strategies and roadmaps.
*Ensure the right mix of contract/perm/consultant to give us the capacity we need, and the right training and development to ensure we have the right competencies for the work we undertake.
*Lead Project Managers in the creation of plans and budgets for product development that meet our roadmap objectives.
*Ensure lessons-learned from delivery are applied back to planning templates so that our planning becomes increasingly robust and based on our delivery experiences.

Delivery management
*Ensure test and trial strategies are effective and ensure success
*Collaborate with our supply chain colleagues to ensure we plan for the introduction of products into our operating markets taking into consideration the long lead-times of some comms components.
*Ensure acceptance criteria are clearly defined, are met by the deliveries, and that all deliveries transition smoothly and predictably from delivery into operations.
Budget management
*Ensure each comms delivery project has a clear and robust financial plan. Agree an approach to contingency for each project, for example an overall risk provision and/or agree financial contingency for specific risks.
*Bring the individual financial plans together into a coherent comms financial plan at the level of a monthly forecast.
*Track monthly actuals against this financial plan provide a clear narrative for material changes.

Key Skill Set & Experience:
Telecoms product experience - Wifi, Routers etc
Financial planning experience in excess of £5m pa
A good technical awareness of communication technology and associated trends
A proven track record of successful delivery in the comms products marketplace
The ability to work at Director and Exec level and influence key decision-makers
A track record delivering complex a portfolio of concurrent technology-based projects
An in-depth understanding of the challenges faced throughout the product development lifecycle
Effective communication skills and ability to clearly articulate complex problems and solutions
Have a demonstrated ability to effectively collaborate across multiple stakeholders, and to take a leadership role in difficult situations where clear lines of authority are not always possible
Ability to 'think outside the box' to come up with pragmatic solutions to risks and issues