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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, Wave

Colt Band:



Network Services Portfolio Management, Strategy & Transformation

Role Location:


Role Purpose:

Reporting to the Product Line Director; this is a Product Management role within the Optical product line, responsibility for Colt's Wavelength services.

This role, within a key growth area of Colt's networking portfolio, will include:

  • Product Management responsibility for Colt Wave (metro and long-haul wavelength services), plus Private Wave (Colt's private, dedicated optical solutions business)
  • Definition and ownership of the overall proposition and product specifications - including pricing strategy, market positioning and customer experience
  • Definition of product specifications to drive product developments and roadmap
  • Full product P&L ownership of the product line by tracking costs and revenue performance and pricing strategy.
  • Execution of product / feature launches
  • Support for Colt's sales and pre-sales teams to drive the commercial success of the product
  • Evangelize the Colt proposition externally

Key Tasks and Responsibilities
  • Manage and maintain the Wave portfolio, ensuring that product capabilities meet current market requirements
  • Define and document product roadmap developments and enhancements, and initiate / sponsor respective product developments.
  • Further standardise product offerings where required in order to facilitate sales.
  • Mobile Backhaul: Support development of Colt's mobile front/backhaul propositions, leveraging optical services as necessary
  • Be the product expert for the services, both technically and commercially. Understand the wider market context for wavelength services in order to maximise Colt's commercial success in the market
  • Support major customer opportunities and act as a trusted advisor to key sales stakeholders. Participate in sales approval process for major bids as required.
  • Maintain (and create, where necessary) product collateral to a high standard, including commercial terms and conditions
  • Own pricing strategy, and provide pricing guidance to deal pricing and sales teams as required. Gather competitor pricing intelligence in order to advise on appropriate list pricing.
  • Be the product evangelist both internally and externally (for example, taking speaking opportunities at appropriate product forums and customer events) for the respective product lines
  • Monitor and report on the commercial performance of the respective products, and actively implement initiatives designed to drive sales
  • Track and report regularly on the product business performance and create dashboards, executive reports and initiative business actions to enhance product performance


Ideally, 5 years' experience in a Product Management (or similar) role in a telecommunications or IT environment. This may also include Product or Portfolio Management, Technical Pre-sales, Product Marketing, or Telecommunications Engineering.

Preferred background:
  • Knowledge of DWDM networking technologies, fibre, telecommunications infrastructure, transport networking services, and the relevant marketplace (Competition, customer profiles, key vendors / suppliers)
  • Familiar with the global wholesale telecommunications marketplace, with specific knowledge of Global Content Networks (GCN) and/or Carrier backbone networking requirements being advantageous

  • Excellent English language and articulation skills (verbal and written), plus some experience in delivering presentations will be advantageous
  • Being able to clearly present and position complex topics from a customer perspective
  • Comfortable with P&L analysis and financial modelling


  • Recent, relevant experience working within the optical and transport networking industry, or a closely related discipline
  • Degree or equivalent in a related business or technical field
  • A Professional Qualification in a related discipline is preferable

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

We strongly encourage candidates of all different backgrounds and identities to apply. We are committed to making Colt an inclusive and supportive workplace
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