As OCEANSMART Product Manager the role leads the strategy, planning, delivery and in-life optimization of the OCEANSMART product, translating business strategy into product strategy.
The Product Manager will develop a vision and roadmap for the product based on input from internal stakeholders, customers, market research and their own industry insight.
They will work closely with Business Analysis Development / Engineering and other teams to deliver products that align with this vision, meet market needs and are delivered to a consistently high-
quality standard. They will develop a forecast for the product based on input from marketing, sales, market analysts and their own experience and manage its delivery.
They will identify the key benefits and value of products. This will be used to create and maintain marketing plans and collateral (including web updates, product training materials and sales training).
While the preference is for this position may be located in Stavanger, Norway, it may also be located in Houston, Texas or the UK.
Duties & Responsibilities
Translate business strategy into product strategy
Execute product strategy
Drive action throughout the organization to get products to market
Plan and carry out product launches
Manage product profitability and commercial success own the business case
Provide insight to stakeholders on the product and market
Provide product marketing with insights on key differentiators and messages
Write high-level requirements
Manage all aspects of in-life products, including customer feedback, requirements, and issues
Understand and commit to the vision and innovation in the MIP business plan and work tirelessly to execute on the strategy
Define the product strategy and roadmap
Manage the product throughout its lifecycle from concept to end-of-life
Collect, manage and maintain traceability of requirements from all stakeholders across product releases
Write the business case for investments and gain internal approval
Write Product Requirements and Market Requirements documents
Work with internal stakeholders and third parties to assess and establish partnerships
Be the recognized expert in the business on the product, the market, relevant technology and the competition.
Develop core positioning and messaging for the product
Monitor, report and improve product performance
Run trials and MVPs, develop and deliver industry user groups
Commission market and competitor research
Promote the product to sales teams through sales training sessions,
Develop and deliver training through Customer Success
Collate feedback from sales and customers
Evangelize the product internally and externally
Be recognised as a leader in the business and build relations with business stakeholders
Contribute to the marketing required to launch products
Deliver a regular (e.g. monthly) volume, revenue and profit forecasts
Bachelor’s degree or equivalent education and experience
Excellent understanding of Bulk Maritime Supply chain including chartering, brokering, and voyage / vessel operations / management.
Extensive experience working with Maritime / trade software and outsourcing services
Masters in Business Administration
A desire to change an industry that has never desired change
Desire to be a part of working from a small team to a major operation
Must be a team player
A person whose motivation is tipped towards live to work is preferred to work to live.
Ability to quickly learn new products, interfaces, and processes
Excellent verbal and written communication skills
Ability to work in an Agile environment
Ability to work effectively in a multi team environment (in person and distributed)
This position requires significant travel which is characterized as follows.
Regular air travel
Physical Activity / Requirements
The physical demands described here are representative of those that must be met by an employee to successfully perform the essential functions of this job.
Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.
This position is considered LIGHT work.