Product Manager
Hid Global
Cape Town, Western Cape
4d ago
source : findojobs-za

An Amazing Career Opportunity fora Product Manager Document and Personalisation Location : Remote Job ID : We are looking for a Product Manager to support cross functional working behaviour within CID and HID, sharing best practice and collaborating with colleagues outside of own sphere of business.

The primary objective of this role is to support the Document Product Management team in its development of Passport and ID card portfolio of solutions in Passports, ID cards, Chip Operating system and Personalization equipment.

The secondary objective of this role is to define and lead the product roadmap for Document Personalisation for CID. If this sounds like you we want to hear from you! Who are we?

HID Global powers the trusted identities of the worlds people, places, and things, allowing people to transact safely, work productively and travel freely.

We are a high-tech software company headquartered in Austin, TX, with over 4, worldwide employees. Check us out here : The Position : Contribute to the development activity and support around the CID Document roadmap items.

Define and drive the product roadmap for Document Personalisation technology and systems for passports and ID card equipment in relation to new products, product applications, processes & upgrades Align roadmap with the CID Document innovation roadmap and existing project delivery requirements ProvideSupportto Pre-Sales, Sales, Commercial & Delivery as appropriate for the CID Document portfolio of Passports, ID cards, Chip Operating system and Personalization equipment 3rd Party Supplier Management & Evaluationfor the provision of personalisation equipment products.

Maintain knowledge of Competitor & SupplierOfferings & Customer Projects. Create and own functional requirements for hardware developments and customer projects.

As our Regional Product Manager, youll support HIDs successby : 1. Roadmap Development. Manage the efficient & cost effective development of agreed new or enhanced 1 / documents and 2 / personalization hardware through close relationships with the CID product development team and / or selected 3rd parties in accordance with agreed priorities and approved business cases.

2. Product Specifications. Ensure that new and existing products and features are correctly defined through functional requirements specifications linked to approval & qualification testing.

New & enhanced products must meet the functional requirements. 3. Competitor / Supplier Product Evaluation. Evaluation of competitor and supplier for 1 / documents portfolio and 2 / hardware personalisation technologies.

Work with 3rd parties associated with the provision of hardware and material products,Maintain close supplier relationships & commercial agreements.

4. Liaise with the Technical Community. Work with R&D, technical & product marketing functions across CID and HID to optimise synergies & ensure efficient technical communications on new & implemented projects.

5. Contribute to R&D projects. By providing knowledge of software interface requirements and equipment performance in use.

5. Technical Awareness & Knowledge. By market research, supplier relationships, attendance of conferences, exhibitions & seminars, ensure that relevant technical advances are known, communicated & utilised,Maintain close knowledge of supplier offerings & of international customer projects.

6. Specialist Expertise & Support to Pre-Sales, Sales & Commercial. Support the wider functions in the provision of solution design and technical expertise to commercial & sales on bids, opportunities and development activities.

7. Technical Training & Documentation. Provide technical training & produce technical product support material for 1 / documents and 2 / agreed hardware and material products.

8. Launch of New Products & Features & Support Materials. Support the internal launch of new products & features to the business.

Support the production of samples & other associated launch materials. 9. Reviews & Reporting. Reports & reviews as agreed with line management & timely project progress status.

What we will love about your background : Demonstrates good analytical skills & evaluative judgment based on analysis of factual & qualitative information Possess a good commercial understanding Ability to work independently, unsupervised & performs well under pressure Ability to organise and prioritise effectively Deliver reports and recommendations in a timely manner as agreed with internal or external customers Comfortable working in a process driven manner utilising design led product development Flexibility to work outside normal hours & to travel to other HID sites, customers and suppliers Direct knowledge of a range of passport personalisation techniques & familiar with manufacturing processes Direct experience in implementation of HID customer projects Your Qualifications and Experience include : Graduate with at least five year experience of engineering or technical product management.

Demonstrated experience in defining and launching high-technology products An understanding of Electronic passport & smart card technologies An understanding of Personalisation Equipment technology and materials.

An understanding of Product Management stage-gate processes Experience of managing and delivering product roadmaps to specification, budget and time to achieve competitive advantage.

Experience of managing suppliers & their resources for effective product development & issue resolution. Experience in producing product support materials & of undertaking product demonstrations and briefings.

Proven ability to provide technical input to cross-functional teams & able to communicate complex technical concepts simply to non-technical colleagues and clients.

Demonstrates good analytical skills & evaluative judgment based on analysis of factual & qualitative information Possess a good commercial understanding Ability to work independently, unsupervised & performs well under pressure Ability to organise and prioritise effectively Deliver reports and recommendations in a timely manner as agreed with internal or external customers Comfortable working in a process driven manner utilising design led product development Flexibility to travel to other HID sites, customers and suppliers Why apply?

Empowerment : Youll work as part of a global team in a flexible work environment, learning and enhancing your expertise.

Innovation : You embrace challenges and want to drive ambitious change. Integrity : You are results-orientated, reliable, and straightforward and value being treated accordingly HID Global is an Equal Opportunity / Affirmative Action Employer Minority / Female / Disability / Veteran / Gender Identity / Sexual Orientation.

We make it easier for people to get where they want to go!On an average day, think of how many times you tap, twist, tag, push or swipe to get access, find information, connect with others or track something.

HID technology is behind billions of interactions, in more than countries. We help you create a verified, trusted identity that can get you where you need to go without having to think about it.

When you join our HID team, youll also be part of the ASSA ABLOY Group, the global leader in access solutions. Youll have 50, colleagues in more than 70 different countries.

We empower our people to build their career around their aspirations and our ambitions supporting them with regular feedback, training, and development opportunities.

Our colleagues think broadly about where they can make the most impact, and we encourage them to grow their role locally, regionally, or even internationally.

As we welcome new people on board, its important to us to have diverse, inclusive teams, and we value different perspectives and experiences. #LI-HIDGlobal

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