Product Manager Smart Cities

At Rogers, we connect Canadians to a world of possibilities and the memorable moments that matter most in their lives. Every day we wake up with one purpose in mind. To bring loved ones together from across the globe. To connect people to each other and the world around them. To help an entrepreneur realize their dream. A sports fan celebrate a special moment.


Because we believe connections unite us, possibilities fuel us, and moments define us.


This role has been posted in locations where we have a Rogers corporate site. We encourage qualified candidates from across the country to apply who can reasonably commute  to one of these locations.


As we grow our team, the well-being of our team members remains our top priority. To ensure the health and safety of our team members, including those in the recruitment process, our team members are working from home, and are equipped to do so safely and efficiently.


We are looking for a Product Manager who will be accountable for solutions within the emerging market of smart cities. The role is a hybrid one that requires a good balance of business development, partnership development and product management activities. This critical function requires an individual that deeply understands the need of keeping communities connected, smart and safe all while aligned with businesses and the solution ecosystem; can translate customer trends and requirements into long-term solutions which will enhance citizen engagement, help cities and business reduce costs, increase efficiencies and advance their sustainability efforts. Is an expert at GTM delivery, as well as commercial packaging & bundling.


Smart Solutions for cities and business of the future. The successful candidate should have a demonstrated background in innovation, IoT Smart Cities, product & partner management, business development and understand the eco lifecycles of both private and public sectors; have a passion for how technology solves customer problems and possess a deep understanding of business market dynamics. 


You have an entrepreneurial mindset capable of operating in a cross-functional environment. You are a leader, a self-starter, and a change agent. An expert collaborator and influencer; you will be responsible for engaging cross-functional teams to deliver the annual plan that will help transform the IoT solutions portfolio revenue streams. You will be part of a team that owns the strategic vision for this portfolio and will be operating in an environment rich in autonomy and ability to impact results (both long and short term). You will report to the Director, IoT Smart Cities & Smart Buildings.


Your key accountabilities will be:


Strategy: Maintain, update and improve our strategy for solutions that addresses use cases across industries and the varying customer segments. This includes customer needs analysis, market sizing, competitive assessments to identify vendor partnership opportunities that drive business outcomes for our customers. Further, you will need to stay abreast of industry trends, competitive positioning and ecosystem players to be the subject matter expert within the team and own the multi-year plan.


Product Management: You are expected to be a leader of this portfolio and drive profitable growth along side your team. Work with cross-functional stakeholders and ensure full engagement to make certain that any product and service delivered will deliver growth and exceed customer expectations through the end to end processes. You will identify solutions that leverage our world-class network and enable cross-sell, upsell opportunities with our other products.  You will also be responsible for commercial management to determine pricing strategies across regions, segments and solutions and working with cross-functional stakeholders to support sales opportunities.


Partner Management: Identify and work closely with partners to expand our solutions catalogue with industry-leading partners. Understand existing gaps within the portfolio and find partners that not only address that gap, but also work well to complement existing solutions in the smart cities portfolio. Manage the end-to-end lifecycle of partners including evaluation, onboarding, go-to-market launch, support, and exit as necessary to drive revenue and strong profitability within the IoT portfolio. 


Business Development: Implement the sales strategy and necessary initiatives to achieve annual revenue targets. Build strong relationships and work with key stakeholders within the sales, operations and marketing organization – across regions and customer segments. Be creative, own and ensure all supporting activities related to your portfolio - product training, sales collateral, funnel management, deal support and overall engagement. 


What you will be doing:

  • Maintain a comprehensive strategy to scale our Smart Cities solutions portfolio both for short and long-term opportunities
  • Continuously scan the market for industry leading partners and work closely with them to join the Rogers partner portfolio
  • Perform competitive analysis both at the domestic and global level, as well as outside the telecommunications industry
  • Build high-level execution plans including major tactics, investments, and support required to achieve strategies and revenue targets
  • Work closely with Sales and cross functional teams to bring new solutions to market
  • Equip Sales teams with the required knowledge and expertise to drive growth across the portfolio
  • Pro-actively manage and develop strong relationships within the organization
  • Deepen industry relationships and maintain industry expertise through investment in customer relationships, industry associations, and industry conferences/events
  • Take on ad-hoc high priority tasks where requested by management 


What you bring:

  • Experience in the IoT Smart Cities, Public Sector and government industries or in using IoT products and solutions within these industries
  • Experience in developing programs/solutions for B2G and B2C Smart Cities and Intelligent Solutions
  • Energetic self-starter who thrives in a fast paced environment and within cross functional teams
  • Passionate about community, citizen engagement & sustainable environments
  • Strong interpersonal skills - someone who works well with others and is able to work effectively with all levels of cross-functional teams
  • Excellent understanding of business and technology, commercial agreements and negotiations, channel sales and enablement
  • Senior level of work experience managing products, managing partners/channel, consulting or business development
  • Bilingual in English and French (preferable)


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Schedule: Full time
Shift: Day
Length of Contract: Not Applicable (Regular Position)
Work Location: 333 Bloor Street East (012), Toronto, ON
Travel Requirements: Up to 10%
Posting Category/Function: Marketing & Product Management
Requisition ID: 251795
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