Product Manager

Job Title: Product Manager

Department: Product

Reporting to: Head of Product

Location: Autino, Reading

Type (Full/Part time): Full Time

Job Context:

Work as a Product Manager in a product management team within a company producing software solutions for the automotive industry.


Product Strategy  

  • Set the strategic context for the Autino products and develop new product ideas based on your industry experience and your contact with our customers and representatives from relevant market sectors 
  • Create internal buy-in for the product vision and implement product strategies for the Autino products aligned to the company objectives  
  • Own the product roadmap for the designated Autino products with a focus on customer expectation as well as market research, competitive analysis and benchmarking to help define new functions and features  
  • Identify and qualify new markets and new market opportunities and develop new product roadmaps to address their needs  
  • Identify and cultivate appropriate potential new partners that can best complement Autino’s business and ensure future growth  
  • Act as a product evangelist to build awareness and understanding 

Product Development  

  • Validate product requirements and specifications in collaboration with colleagues, customers and other partners  
  • Define and manage vehicles for collecting customer feedback 
  • Gather data on new product ideas and evaluate them for strategic, financial and market potential 
  • Work with product development on new products and current product enhancements ensuring achievement of business objectives 
  • Translate product strategy into detailed requirements using high-level wireframes, flow diagrams and clear and consistent product requirements 
  • Play a lead role in the product lifecycle by prioritising requirements, participating in product and development meetings and taking the product/project/features to market launch 
  • Support product development in resolving functional questions throughout the development effort 

Product Launch  

  • Lead introduction of products into new and existing markets 
  • In conjunction with Sales and Marketing, develop and implement pricing strategies, core product messaging and positioning, and programs supporting the global customer base  
  • Work with and train the Marketing and Sales teams to drive the development of product collateral, demos and training courses for product launches/product line enhancements.  

Product Operation  

  • Provide product life-cycle management for the product portfolio, to deliver the successful management of products against approved business plans  
  • Measure product performance against agreed metrics 
  • Analyse and report on the performance of features in production, reflecting on successes and identifying areas for continuous improvement.  

Product Leadership  

  • Lead the cross-functional product team – consisting of Software Development, Projects, Marketing, Pre-Sales, Sales and ensure whole-product readiness.  
  • Provide best practice leadership in Product Management helping to promote and engender good product development and disciplines. 

Essential Skills:

  • Strong problem-solving skills and willingness to roll up sleeves to get the job done 
  • Proven strategic and commercial experience in a product management / product development role with a forward-thinking technology company  
  • Proven track record of successful new product development using formal methodologies working with an Agile Technology Team, preferably using Scrum 
  • Experience of developing and implementing go to market strategies for software products 
  • Experience of strongly influencing product strategy 
  • Ability to continuously prioritise development based on business value  
  • Ability to create and foster consensus from the whole business for a coherent product vision that helps align sales, development, delivery and service teams

Desirable Skills:

  • Experience of the Automotive industry and the use of technology and processes  
  • Sound understanding of the principles of modern technology stacks, application development methodologies and hosting  
  • Experience of SaaS and web based  technology solutions and their benefits  
  • Software product internationalisation


  • Excellent English written and verbal communication skills 
  • MS/BS degree in Computer Science, Engineering or equivalent preferred


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