CIOT & Wearables Portfolio Manager
Johannesburg, Gauteng, South Africa
11d ago

Vodacom is a Leading African Mobile communication company providing wider range of communication services including mobile voice, messaging, data and converged services to over 70 million customers.

From our roots in South Africa, we have grown our mobile network business to include operations in Tanzania, DRC, Mozambique and Lesotho.

The mobile networks cover a total population of approximately 200 million people. Through Vodacom Business Africa (VBA) we also offer business managed services to enterprises in over 40 countries across the continent.

Vodafone is the majority shareholder of Vodacom and has a 65% share.

We’re at our best when we lead and over the past 20 years, as the Company that pioneered mobile in South Africa, Vodacom has achieved a remarkable list of firsts.

We’re immensely proud to be a leader in our field and are 100% committed to continue trailblazing.

  • We employ individuals who are as passionate about customers as we are. We are truly Customer Obsessed which means that we are passionate about exceeding customer expectations;
  • work relentlessly to really understand the customer; look at decisions through the customer’s eyes and take personal accountability for the customer experience.

    We have the below vacancy available in our Organisation.

    The G Band CIOT & Wearables Portfolio Manager role is based within Commercial Operations Business Unit.The incumbent will develop the CIOT and wearables portfolio ensuring the proper selection of specific devices into Vodacom in order to drive profitable business growth and generate demand for new services.

    The role holder must balance commercial considerations with technical understanding in order to identify innovative product opportunity.

    The role holder will collaborate closely with the global and local teams to deliver a differentiated, segment-based CIOT and wearables portfolio.

    Responsibilities :

    Responsible for developing a best in class Consumer Internet of Things (CIOT) product and wearables portfolio to support business CIOT strategy and requirements.

    Monitor and report on CIOT innovation, product development activity and analyse benchmark reports.

    Preparing an updated quarterly roadmap t to ensure compliance and support of the business strategy and CIOT focus and roadmap and to ensure that all business unit CIOT requirements are met.

    Planning and aligning with local and global stakeholders

    Key accountabilities and decision ownership :

    Aligning CIOT portfolio with global and local market best practice and platform

    Leading vendor ranging, portfolio selection sessions and related commercial negotiations to ensure.

    Coordinating product testing and compliance

    Responsible for supporting negotiating commercials related to all CIOT product

    Vendor on boarding and relevant commercial agreements

    The ideal Candidate should have technical / professional qualifications :

  • Matric is essential
  • Relevant Technical degree / diploma

    Strong knowledge of Mobile and wider IT industry (>

    7 years experience)

    Quick comprehension to identify differentiating business opportunities and related professional / academic education

    Strong communication skills in English (verbal & written)

    The base location for this role is Commercial Park, Midrand.

    The Company’s approved Employment Equity Plan and Targets will be considered as part of the recruitment process. As an Equal Opportunities employer, we actively encourage and welcome people with various disabilities to apply.

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