Network Function Virtualization (NFV) is a disruptive technology that is reshaping the IP and Managed Services portfolio. As the NFV Product Manager, you will hold the coveted leadership position and will be a key member of the iconectiv NFV product team reporting into Information Solutions Business - Products and Services Business Unit. The candidate will help to drive the direction and strategy for our new product offering to support service providers in the onboarding and ongoing management of virtualized network functions (VNFs) in their networks. As such, you will drive the direction for product development, enablement and complete the iconectiv NFV go-to-market strategy. The core focus is also to drive rapid innovation, deliver products to multiple global markets with scale and efficiency, while improving customer experience processes for our offerings supporting virtual networks. The ideal candidate will have a solid background in technical product management/development, finance and hardware/software infrastructure. You will need to understand current trends in NFV and have a good grasp of technologies (including, but not limited to managed services, cloud, NFV and OpenStack) associated with virtualization in the NFV space today. 

Responsibilities:
As the NFV Product Manager you will:
•Develop a business cases and manage the associated P&L
•Develop and manage the NFV product roadmap, as changes in the market take place
•Assist in the development of Go-To-Market plans
•Assist in the development of the required collateral and target event attendance
•Manage the product development and enhancements working closely with the development organization, making decisions on investment and technology, writing requirements and being able to communicate the product strategy and corporate vision
•Develop strategic partnerships, where and when needed
•Identify potential M&A targets
•Attend customer meetings and work with Sales and program teams to help develop strategies to bring new features to market
•Attend Industry meetings, as applicable to product
•Develop clear and concise value propositions for the products
•Develop pricing model evaluations
•Understand and track the financial performance of the product line
•Work with a wide range of organizations in all aspects of bringing new and existing products into market and actively monitor/track the success of these plans
•Display a collaborative, positive attitude with desire to work in a demanding, fast paced, exciting and dynamic environment
•Exercise the Agile development process to create epics, features and user stories with a cross-organizational team.
•Demonstrate exceptional problem solving skills with unrelenting focus on practical business implications.

Requirements:
•5+ year’s industry experience as a Product Manager with NFV and Telecommunications experience as a requirement that had a networking and/or virtualization component.
•Experience with NFV/SDN standards bodies such as ONAP and ETSI and technical certifications is very desirable
•Have a thorough understanding of current communication network technology and it’s evolution
•Knowledge of IP technology and the industry transition plans
•Ability to work with various stakeholders and able to build consensus within cross-functional teams
•Demonstrated track record of launching new products and executing successful GTM plans.
•Must possess excellent written communication and presentation skills and business acumen
•Up to 50% travel as required by business needs.

Relocation Benefits: This position is not eligible for relocation assistance. 

Full Time Employee benefits:
•Health care benefits
•401(k) with company match
•Holiday pay
•Paid time off (inclusive of a volunteer day)
•Tuition Reimbursement upon approval
•On-site Gym

View full description Apply Bridgewater, NJ Information Solutions 2434 Network Function Virtualization (NFV) is a disruptive technology that is reshaping the IP and Managed Services portfolio. As the NFV Product Manager, you will hold the coveted leadership position and will be a key member of the iconectiv NFV product team reporting into Information Solutions Business - Products and Services Business Unit. The candidate will help to drive the direction and strategy for our new product offering to support service providers in the onboarding and ongoing management of virtualized network functions (VNFs) in their networks. As such, you will drive the direction for product development, enablement and complete the iconectiv NFV go-to-market strategy. The core focus is also to drive rapid innovation, deliver products to multiple global markets with scale and efficiency, while improving customer experience processes for our offerings supporting virtual networks. The ideal candidate will have a solid background in technical product management/development, finance and hardware/software infrastructure. You will need to understand current trends in NFV and have a good grasp of technologies (including, but not limited to managed services, cloud, NFV and OpenStack) associated with virtualization in the NFV space today.

Responsibilities:
As the NFV Product Manager you will:
Develop a business cases and manage the associated P&L
Develop and manage the NFV product roadmap, as changes in the market take place
Assist in the development of Go-To-Market plans
Assist in the development of the required collateral and target event attendance
Manage the product development and enhancements working closely with the development organization, making decisions on investment and technology, writing requirements and being able to communicate the product strategy and corporate vision
Develop strategic partnerships, where and when needed
Identify potential M&A targets
Attend customer meetings and work with Sales and program teams to help develop strategies to bring new features to market
Attend Industry meetings, as applicable to product
Develop clear and concise value propositions for the products
Develop pricing model evaluations
Understand and track the financial performance of the product line
Work with a wide range of organizations in all aspects of bringing new and existing products into market and actively monitor/track the success of these plans
Display a collaborative, positive attitude with desire to work in a demanding, fast paced, exciting and dynamic environment
Exercise the Agile development process to create epics, features and user stories with a cross-organizational team.
Demonstrate exceptional problem solving skills with unrelenting focus on practical business implications.

Requirements:
5+ year’s industry experience as a Product Manager with NFV and Telecommunications experience as a requirement that had a networking and/or virtualization component.
Experience with NFV/SDN standards bodies such as ONAP and ETSI and technical certifications is very desirable
Have a thorough understanding of current communication network technology and it’s evolution
Knowledge of IP technology and the industry transition plans
Ability to work with various stakeholders and able to build consensus within cross-functional teams
Demonstrated track record of launching new products and executing successful GTM plans.
Must possess excellent written communication and presentation skills and business acumen
Up to 50% travel as required by business needs.

Relocation Benefits: This position is not eligible for relocation assistance.

Full Time Employee benefits:
Health care benefits
401(k) with company match
Holiday pay
Paid time off (inclusive of a volunteer day)
Tuition Reimbursement upon approval
On-site Gym

DISCLAIMER: The above statements are intended to describe the general nature and level of work being performed by employees assigned to this classification. They are not intended to be construed as an exhaustive list of all responsibilities, duties and skills required of employees assigned to this position. Therefore, employees assigned may be required to perform additional job tasks required by the manager.