CenturyLink Lead Product Manager in London, United Kingdom

CenturyLink (NYSE: CTL) at http://www.centurylink.com is a global communications and IT services company focused on connecting its customers to the power of the digital world. CenturyLink offers network and data systems management, big data analytics, managed security services, hosting, cloud, and IT consulting services. The company provides broadband, voice, video, advanced data and managed network services over a robust 265,000-route-mile U.S. fiber network and a 360,000-route-mile international transport network. Visit CenturyLink at http://www.centurylink.com/ for more information.

Job Summary

Regional Senior Product Manager – Managed Network Services

Requirement :

We are looking for an experienced candidate to work within the European regional Product Management team to represent the global product owners for CenturyLink’s portfolio of VPN services including MPLS/IP VPN, Internet WANs, Hybrid WANs and SD-WAN. As these services extend their demarcation boundaries into the LAN, the role may grow to include LAN/Wi-Fi services. The ability to work cross-functionally to build bundled solutions with Security & UCC is important. This candidate must have a proven track record for being able to build a GTM plan that determines enterprise and partner customer requirements and trends, understand/appraise technical designs and be able to articulate the value of such network services.

They must demonstrate passion and collaboration along with experience in Product Management for Managed Network Services.

Job Description

  • Responsibilities:

  • Drive and manage the financial growth of our next generation WAN solutions into European customers

  • Support deals with any required special requirements to increase our win rates and drive short term growth

  • Determine and own key initiatives that will improve customer experience and build longer term growth

  • Drive repeatability into any strategies, processes and documentation that help make us successful

  • Participating in workshops and presentations with customers to support Sales and determine requirements first-hand

  • Track the market and key trends and feed it back to your Product Management stakeholders

  • Collaborate with key Product, Sales, Engineering, Access and Operational stakeholders to drive key initiatives and developments

  • Be a trusted advisor on the products and market that this person represents

  • Qualify bids for bid/no-bid decisions

  • Planning and execution of go-to-market and launch activities

  • Evangelize our services and thought leadership internally and externally

  • Skills and Experience:

  • Experience working in a dynamic and complex environment

  • Technical and working knowledge of MPLS/IP VPNs and Internet/Hybrid WANs

  • Understanding of the VPN, SD-WAN, Cloud, SDN and NFV market

  • Broad high-level understanding of the wider network, security and UCC market to work with the Product SMEs to determine joined-up value propositions

  • Working knowledge of New Product Introduction / Development processes

  • Strong presentation skills to get ideas across that are targeted to the audience and delivered with conviction

  • Understand the trends associated with enterprise IT transformation and Cloud

  • Financial budgeting and reporting of Sales and P&L performance

  • Clear communicator in English

  • Stakeholder management

  • Qualifications:

  • Degree qualified in a relevant technical or business subject is highly preferable

Qualifications

Education

Bachelors or Equivalent

Masters or Equivalent

Alternate Location: UK-Basingstoke-Redwood; UK-Berkshire-Winnersh; UK-London-Fleet Place

Requisition #: 199809

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