Job DescriptionResponsible for providing the direction and managing the creative process of a specialist team.
Establishment, alignment and management of target and budget goals whilst ensuring effective control of costs for a range of functional areas to increase cost efficiency
Deliver exceptional service that exceeds customers’ expectations through proactive, innovative and appropriate solutions
Cultivate and manage objective working relationships with a variety of stakeholders, including end-users, SME’s, project managers and senior staff members
Maintenance of expert knowledge on relevant legislative amendments industry best practices and provision of proactive advice and solutions to relevant stakeholders
Develop a product strategy aligned to business strategy to ensure business growth and sustainability
Translate strategies into actionable goals and execute relevant projects / initiatives aligned to strategic objectives with specific performance measures and control systems to track progress
Implement and maintain sound business processes that minimise risk and deliver quality requirements specifications. Findings that area as a result of internal or external audit and client management and risk.
Manage designated product development projects from inception to final execution, including post implementation evaluation.
Initiate and manage market research, data mining and quantitative analysis to ensure sustainability and future competitive growth
Explore local and international markets for new products and trademarks in order to expand and strengthen the business' market position
Facilitate the conversion of knowledge and ideas into new or improved products, processes and services
Manage own development to increase own competencies
Develop and implement a strategy and roadmap across all products
Research, identify and determine the viability of product concepts.
Engage with and manage various stakeholders during product development process.
Produce clear product documentation required by technical, marketing, legal and sales teams.
Take new products from final commercial concept, through development, to launch.
Collaborate with stakeholders to launch products.
Report, analyse and communicate product progress and performance.