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Job description

Colt is the New Standard in high bandwidth network and voice services for enterprises and wholesale customers in Europe, Asia and North America's largest business hubs. With a global reach but a deep local presence, Colt is big enough to deliver and small enough to care.

Role Title:

Product Manager, Access Technologies

Colt Band:

S2

Department:

Strategy and Transformation - Product Management

Role Location:

UK

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Role Purpose:

Reporting to the Product Line Director; this is a Product Management role with a broad responsibility for lifecycle management Colt's portfolio of Access Technologies. With the unprecedented growth and build-out of fibre networks globally - this role will be instrumental in leveraging these builds to deliver seamless, pan-European capabilities to support Colt's entire product portfolio.

This will include:

  • Access technology specifications and requirements development
  • Introduction of new access platforms and technologies where appropriate
  • Driving the on-boarding of Access partners, with a particular focus on dark-fibre / metro fibre providers
  • Supporting Colt's fast-growing SD-WAN portfolio by delivering wide-ranging 3rd party ISP coverage options, providing the IP underlay for Colt's product
  • Management of end-of-life programmes (on behalf of Product Management) for legacy technologies, including DSL and SDH
  • Support sales and pre-sales with an access portfolio to facilitate sales of Colt's core networking products, including Optical, Packet, and IP-based services

Key Tasks and Responsibilities
  • Manage and maintain the portfolio of Access products, ensuring that cross-portfolio product requirements are delivered
  • Define and document the Access roadmap and Strategy - and engage key stakeholders in the business to facilitate the necessary agreements
  • Standardise access offerings to ensure they align with existing core product SLA requirements
  • Define Colt's Interconnect / NNI Strategy - set out what new access technologies are required to support the portfolio; taking into account the requirements of all product lines
  • Be the expert for 3rd party access services, both technically and commercially. Understand the wider market context for fibre-based services in order to maximise Colt's commercial success
  • Maintain relevant documentation detailing access product capabilities and availability matrices
  • Work closely with IT teams to automate quoting and procurement / establish APIs as required
  • Evaluate and select the correct access technology to support portfolios such as SD-WAN. Drive a programme to connect multiple additional ISPs to enhance the appeal of Colt's SD-WAN product line

Experience:

5 years relevant experience in Product Management in a telecommunications environment. This may include product or portfolio management, with a specific focus on fibre networks and access technologies.

Preferred Background:
  • Technical and commercial knowledge of fibre networks, telecommunications infrastructure, ISP services, and the relevant marketplace (Competition, customer profiles, suppliers etc.). A telecoms Product Management background would be advantageous, as would a knowledge of mobile/wireless technologies.

Required:
  • Excellent Project Management and Influencing skills - you will need to drive key stakeholders in the business to help create the Access portfolio
  • Strong data-driven decision making capabilities
  • Good articulation skills (verbal and in writing) and experience in presentation skills - being able to present and position complex topics
  • Excellent English language skills (writing and verbal). Additional language skills are favourable

Skills/Qualifications:

  • Recent, relevant experience in working in a fibre or networking-related (including wireless) discipline.
  • Professional Qualification is preferable
  • Degree or equivalent in a related business field


In addition to offering competitive salaries and incentive plans, a range of benefits and local rewards packages are offered to staff. Colt recognises the importance of a work life balance.

Some benefit examples are:
  • Flexible working and relaxed dress code
  • Two days annually to spend on volunteering opportunities
  • Flexible benefits scheme
  • Access to a virtual business school for on-going learning
  • Business mentoring
Job Sector
Management
Job Position
Product Manager
City/Town
London
Address
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Post date
Closing date

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