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Software Product Manager

Basingstoke Viables
Product - Product Marketing
Purpose of the Job

Software Product Manager (Authentication)

Remote Working (Home Based) Occasional visits to the office in Basingstoke, Hampshire.

Are you a Software Product Owner who is experienced in understanding and owning software propositions?  Can you present roadmaps to leadership groups to promote the product proposition? 

We are currently recruiting for a Software Product Manager to work within our Authentication business.  You will be responsible for planning, directing and implementing product management activities for one or more product lines.  This will include life cycle of products (product development, ongoing product support and end-of-life strategy).

Communicating across the functions in the business you will work closely with the software development team to ensure software solutions are defined and meet customer needs.  Evaluating and proposing in-house vs partnering solutions.


What you will be doing:

  • Build Digital product roadmap for Authentication applications: Plan and execute, done with support/coordination of Software Development and Project Management

  • Manages the development backlog, prioritising and defining features to deliver the greatest business value, and in a timely manner for increment planning.

  • Monitors complaint/quality reporting, etc. of existing software services, drives process improvement targets through sales, marketing, and operating teams.  Highlights gaps and works with appropriate groups to resolve

  • Market analysis of Authentication software security products, Track & Trace systems, end consumers engagement web-platform

  • Support the development of the product strategy (markets, product roadmap and technology, channels and partners). Developing and delivering strategic partnering relationships to enhance the market offerings of the portfolio working closely with key stakeholders in Customer & Commercial and Delivery.

  • Provide subject matter expertise to support effective decision making provide input as required to the annual strategic planning cycle.


What we are looking for:

  • You will be an experienced Software Product manager who has knowledge of managing the full product life-cycle (new software product development, in-life management and end of life)
  • You will demonstrate leadership capabilities and history of delivering results through teams

  • Experienced in new product development and successful commercialisation of new products/technologies

  • Experience working with Agile software development methodologies, in the role of Product Owner

  • Demonstrated ability and desire to handle multiple projects and responsibilities at one time

  • Adept at influencing management across a variety of functional processes including manufacturing, supply chain, technology, product stewardship, finance, etc

  • Excellent oral and written communication skills including customer contact experience

  • Demonstrated command of basic financial metrics and ability to manage outlook process

  • Strong ability to gather and analyze information and develop logical implementation/ communication plans

  • It would be highly desirable if you have knowledge of a track and trace or worked within a logistics/distribution environment where software is used to track products.




About The Company


Our purpose is to enable everycitizen to participate in the global economy – a pretty exciting thing to bepart of!

So what exactly do we do?

In our Currency division weare a market leader in designing, manufacturing and delivering banknotes toover 100 countries globally. We spend our time developing exciting andinnovative security features, designs and banknotes - produced to the highest standards- that people are proud to use and know they can rely on, today and in thefuture.

We make around 7.5 billionbanknotes every year! And one third of all the banknotes in circulation weredesigned by De La Rue!

The Authentication part of ourbusiness helps to stop illicit trade. This is where physical meets digital;delivering labels and track and trace solutions to help governments andbusinesses ensure the integrity of their products. This means people can besure they are buying authentic goods – from luxury brands to bottled water –and helps our customers – rather than those who shouldn’t – protect the revenuethey’re entitled to as well as the health and safety of consumers. 

We sell around 1.8 billionauthentication labels every year – and it’s growing all the time.

With over 200 years’experience and an exciting future ahead of us, we want to employ people thathave an entrepreneurial spirit and a winning mindset. We want to work withpeople like you from all backgrounds and experiences, to give us the broadestoutlook we can.  We are looking for people that deliver that extra mile,bringing with them their unique characteristics and abilities.   Showus you have what it takes and we’ll reward you with a great place to work sideby side with other great people.