Senior Director, Product Strategy Ref# DB 123

  • London
  • £120000 - £155000 per annum
  • Permanent
  • DB 123

Holt Executive are currently partnered with a global leading communication which is going through a significant change period within their Commercial and Product Management function.

Our partner is looking for a Senior Director, Product Strategy to define and deliver the overall product strategy globally across all key verticals supporting a 5 year long range business plan. Also a primary focus will be to build close, influential and mutually beneficial partnerships with Senior Stakeholders across the business, adding value by providing strategic guidance and leadership.

Key Responsibilities for the Senior Director, Product Strategy:

  • Define a strategic plan to win in order to deliver targeted opportunities
  • Build a Product Strategy that marries the individual product roadmaps with the current and future competitive context to deliver an all-encompassing product strategy that drives future investments and decisions.
  • Provide a framework for the strategic product roadmaps which supports the prioritisation identified through BU Business case reviews
  • Develop and proactively own a robust product strategy meeting our partners commercial ambitions and driving alignment of the business around a simplified modular offering, underpinned by a common platform architecture
  • Deploying significant influence through trusted partnerships with senior stakeholders, drive the business units to adopt and adhere to the new product strategy and ways of working
  • Translate the product strategy into a roadmap for delivery – working closely alongside technical, business unit and operational teams
  • Ensure the product strategies support simplification, in support of reducing cost to serve and driving up profitability
  • Establish the forum across Inmarsat to drive and align the overall strategic plan
  • Own the governance of, and be accountable for, the strategic direction through the forum
  • Establish strong connections with the Business Units to build a comprehensive understanding of the value propositions across all our products and in turn build the most profitable product strategy across Inmarsat

Essential Knowledge and Skills the Senior Director, Product Strategy:

  • Extensive experience and expertise in developing and delivering a product strategy – adept at translating corporate and go to market strategy into product strategy and cascading it through the product organisation so that it can inform their plans
  • A strong track record in driving a cultural shift in organisations towards customer centricity and simplicity
  • Satcom/IT managed Services or Telecommunication industry background and experience
  • Strong commercial background
  • Pragmatic and results focussed – a ‘self-starter’ who can take a ‘blank sheet of paper’ and rapidly deliver an approach and tangible outputs
  • Highly numerate and analytical
  • Experienced with work alongside and managing third party consultants
  • A strong track record in building, leading and influencing multi-disciplinary teams across technology, sales, operations, finance & commercial
  • Ability to operate and present at both a conceptual level and at a detailed assessment level
  • A strong communicator with excellent influencing skills and stakeholder management at a senior management and executive level

Desirable Knowledge and Experience

  • Ideally an MBA, accounting qualification or equivalent
  • Experience with a management consultancy, major Telco or technology business