Technical Product Manager

  • Location:
    Cologne, Nordrhein-Westfalen, Germany
  • Additional Location(s)
    Kassel, Hamburg
  • Area of Interest
    Engineer - Pre Sales and Product Management
  • Job Type
  • Technology Interest
    Internet of Everything
  • Job Id

What You'll Do


This Senior Product Manager role within Cisco's Internet of Things (IoT) initiative is a critical role driving new product development within the Cisco IoT Product Portfolio. The Germany based product manager will be responsible for building and driving business for the Cisco Kinetic IoT platform for the European customers. The product manager will also support Cisco partners in building and growing a strong partner eco-system in Europe.

This role includes but is not limited to the following functions: 

·         Understand customers, their business needs, and the overall ecosystem to define product requirements that will increase the ROI for our customers

·         Understand business processes in order to support the European sales, marketing , partners and consulting teams

·         Be able to make effective presentations of the Kinetic platform and its solutions to both business and technical decision makers

·         Owns the  product management of Edge & Fog Processing Module of the Kinetic Platform and act as product owner across multiple scrums ensuring customer requirements are driven and executed properly

·         Translate customer business outcomes to product requirements in the form of well written, in-depth description of customer use cases that engineering can execute on

·         Work closely with engineering teams to create and execute on a well thought out design through the entire IoT stack from edge and fog processing to cloud focusing on shared security and data policies

·         Manage the creation, communication and delivery of all product requirements and product development progress to stakeholders

·         Be the advocate for the user. Ensure regular customer visits, the communication of users' worldview and objectives through personas and user stories, and represent their interests in product decisions and cross-departmental team discussions.


Who You Are

Minimum Qualifications 

·         Bachelors in Computer Science/Engineering/Mathematics required or equivalent industry experience

·         5+ years of experience with product management  of enterprise-class platform products (understanding of enterprise-class quality metrics) required

·         Demonstrated experience of working closely with customers and/or business partners

·         Experience in defining product capabilities, collecting requirements, writing detailed functional specifications

·         Excellent communication skills including ability to persuasively deliver presentations to senior executives, partners and customers.

·         Prior work experience with IoT or enterprise-class platforms

·         A team player with integrity, passion, initiative, and leadership ability

·         Experience working across various time zones and geographies

·         The role may require domestic or international travel


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