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Local Product Manager

Posting Country:  United Kingdom
Date Posted:  18-Jul-2022
Full Time / Part Time:  Full Time
Contract Type:  Permanent

At Vodafone, we’re working hard to build a better future. A more connected, inclusive and sustainable world. As a dynamic global community, it's our human spirit, together with technology, that empowers us to achieve this. 

We challenge and innovate in order to connect people, businesses, and communities across the world. Delighting our customers and earning their loyalty drive us, and we experiment, learn fast and get it done, together.

With us, you can be truly be yourself and belong, share inspiration, embrace new opportunities, thrive, and make a real difference.

Salary:  Excellent Salary and Benefits 
Hours:   37.5
Safety Notice: To ensure candidate and employee safety, we are continuing with our virtual hiring and onboarding processes until further notice


The Business Wide Area Networking market is going through a major technology shift. By 2024, over 50% of traditional IP-VPN networks will have transitioned to Software Defined WAN (SD-WAN) technology driven by accelerating cloud adoption, digital transformation, security and cost efficiency initiatives.


The role of the Local Product Manager (LPM) for Software Defined Networking (SD-X) products, such as SD-WAN, SASE, SD-Cloud Connect, is to ensure the overall performance of their global product in the market. Reporting into the Senior Portfolio Lead for Global SDN products, they will act as a key interface into the Local Head of Product (or sub-team) in order to lead the overall integration, launch and ongoing management of their Global Product (s) within the UK market. They will also play a key role capturing local priorities and integration requirements to ensure the global product is relevant and functioning at a market level. They will need to balance multiple (potentially conflicting) priorities and stakeholders to ensure their product is locally relevant and successful.



What will you be doing?  


  • Working with Global Product Managers through strategy, planning and agile development to input into key global product decisions where necessary on behalf of their respective market/s
  • Ensuring necessary integration, launch and go-to-market resources and budgets are planned and ring-fenced for their respective market and product e.g local Marketing resources to ensure successful G2M support 
  • On-board global product into market through 'go-to-OpCo' phase to ensure effective landing e.g. sourcing local funding, system integration, technology integration etc.
  • Oversee launch activities within local market for global product e.g. marketing, sales enablement, local pricing etc
  • Manage in-life and end-of-life requirements for global products in market, notifying GPM of key product changes/recommendation. This could also include recommendations on sun setting legacy local products when better global alternatives are available
  • Track and then manage the local product targets for market share growth, product revenues, margin and customer service performance for their product. Drive continuous improvement in the performance of the core product across CX, profit and revenue improvement opportunities.
  • This role will report directly into Global Product Manager/Local Product chapter lead and have a dotted line into the Local Head of Products (or sub-team) to fulfil its responsibilities
  • The role might flex across different products depending on what stage they’re at in their lifecycle and or be aligned to multiple countries depending on capacity and local maturity/demand etc


Who are we looking for?


  • Close to local customer requirements and insights, able to identify and translate into global implications, working with global product manager. 
  • Particular focus on influencing local marketing and technical teams. Able to build sustainable relationships to drive local integration. 
  • Understands when to escalate risks to global product manager. 
  • Emphasis on strategy and commercials at a local level for their respective market Sufficient knowledge to interact with local tech teams for local product integration. 
  • Able to provide guidance and advice on the technology requirements, platforms, infrastructure and any other technical considerations.  
  • Emphasis on resolving conflicting requirements within an OpCo to ensure their respective product gets the focus its needs.
  • Graduate, with minimum of a bachelor’s degree.
  • Agile product development experience (e.g. SAFe, Spotify, Scrum) and qualifications (Preferred).



What’s in it for you? 

An excellent remuneration and bonus package with 28 days holiday entitlement, in addition to bank holidays and paid leave for charity projects. We offer an extensive and flexible benefits package that can be tailored to suit you and your family. We’re proud to provide a Reconnect programme with flexibility for individuals returning to work after a career break. From our market-leading parental leave policies through to employee discounts, retail vouchers, pension plan and share schemes we are committed to supporting you throughout your career with Vodafone. 


Together we can 

Vodafone UK are regulated by the Financial Conduct Authority and all offers of employment for this role are subject to background checks, including criminal (DBS) and financial checks to meet the regulators standards. 
If you require any reasonable adjustments or have an accessibility request as part of your recruitment journey, for example, extended time or breaks in between online assessments, a sign language interpreter, or assistive technology, please refer to the Accessibility section of our Careers website ( under Career Support, for guidance. 

Vodafone is committed to attracting, developing and retaining the very best people by offering a motivating and inclusive workplace in which talent is truly recognised and rewarded. We are committed to promoting Inclusion for All with the belief that diversity plays an important role in the success of our business. We actively encourage everyone to consider becoming a part of our journey.