Lead Product Manager - Hardware

Job type
Tauranga City, Bay of Plenty
NZD140000 - NZD190000 per annum, Benefits: Flexibility & bonus
The opportunity:

Rarely do you see a blend of edgy tech, a team bound by purpose to help people in an industry ripe for change. Yet here it is. There has been a seachange in the business provided by the shift from web-enabled, integrated standalone devices to full IoT and harnessing of data to build benchmarking, predictive yields and enhanced decision making for their customers. The role of Product is a powerful one for this product portfolio. The opportunity for an effective, contemporary product mindset and approach to be introduced is strong, especially given that this is currently worth $50M in revenue for the business and growing given the audience that is begging for it. Strong technical thinking is required to bolster the NPD and look for opportunities to marry market with tech advancements rapidly growing data requirements and increasing community of customers. This role will be able to understand the technology whilst catering to the demands for the product suite. Working with the founders, engineering and design, you'll have the chance to grow your career like no other time and be part of one of New Zealand's established technology stars.

Company profile:

International growth. A self-organizing community that advocates its services. A growing number of businesses switching on to the power of the community with independent growers collaborating around the outputs of their crops to make each other better. This homegrown product vendor is the newest business empowering growers to create higher-value products and yields providing traceability, provenance and ideal growing conditions. The product suite includes a number of components: devices, sensors, apps, web portals, platforms, soon to build a Data product. This product portfolio offers intuitive and smart devices that product data outputs and integration for visualizations, tracking and enabling all sorts of capability to its customers. At its heart, it is an offering to rebalance power from the buyers to the growers.

Product management:

The journey of growth and change this business has been on has been radical. And it's not slowing down. A leadership role has emerged to lead and manage the hardware product suite within the business.

The role breaks down into four core components:
  • Product vision and roadmap build and run
  • Technical product management
  • Customer and market data and knowledge build
  • Commercial & strategy development
The fit:

To be able to fulfill this role you will be driven by the opportunity to influence the direction of the product's growth in the business. You’ll celebrate the opportunity to win the hearts and minds of those customers who will be better off with this product, igniting a sense of passion for the company’s vision. Emerging from a technical business or background in a technology vendor, you will have rolled out successful, scalable product management systems and owned the whole hardware product sphere. You’ll be confident channeling rich data into the roadmap and vision development, contributing to strategy. Reporting directly to the Chief Product & Innovation Officer you'll marry product and technology and commercial in the fast-paced world of contemporary product management.

For more information please contact Julian to discuss this opportunity on julian@potentia.co.nz or apply now.

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