SPEEDCARGO is a new and exciting venture that will commercialize the world's first AI-powered robotic solution for air cargo logistics. The design of real-world robotic systems is a multi-disciplinary effort. This involves the development of mechanical elements like sensors and actuators, electronic components for connecting and controlling the mechanical elements and software for higher-level planning and process control.
A Business Manager is someone who will work with the technical experts and provide the business analyses necessary for decision making to senior management. This person will work hand in hand with the technical team from initial business case to roadmap delivery, launch, and ongoing support operations. We want someone with an entrepreneurial drive and demonstrated experience across product strategy, marketing, finance, engineering and support. This is an exciting opportunity to jump into a promising start-up position early.
TUMCREATE is a leading Research Institute set up by the Technical University of Munich (TUM) in collaboration with the National Research Foundation in Singapore. TUMCREATE is commercializing an automation solution that will transform the Air Freight Logistics sector. The SPEEDCARGO system will be the world's first AI-powered robotic solution for automatic build-up and break down of aviation cargo pallets and will help Singapore lead the transformation of the logistics industry globally. The project is seeking professionals with an entrepreneurial passion, and a willingness to work in a fast paced, quality obsessed, multi-cultural global environment. On successful completion, the project will be spun off as a start-up with members of the project team.
Undergraduate degree with high academic achievement required, advanced degree preferred
2-5 years of relevant product management experience, business development for software or subscription-based data product highly desirable
Experience in pricing strategy, software development or deployment highly desirable
Consulting or other professional service experience preferred
Keen understanding and experience of product development and launch process
The ability to adapt communication style to multiple stakeholders and cultures
Entrepreneurial drive and working at a fast pace
Conversant with relevant technologies combined with an awareness of technology trends and their potential influence
Job Responsibilities What will I do?
Business Requirements Gathering:
Work closely with technology experts to develop a product business case according to set standards
Make recommendations for operating models based on use cases, the competitive landscape, and technology trends
Prioritize requirements and align the team around SPEEDCARGO products through primary user research
Capture client feedback though multiple channels and methods to inform multi-year product roadmaps
Collaborate with the product sponsors and third-party vendors to find best solutions that can be delivered in time and cost sensitive manner
Product Marketing and Communication:
Commercialize plans and support internal business development
Evangelize and build awareness of the product internally and externally through events, trainings, publications, and client proposals
Drive marketing collateral creation needed for product promotion and business development
Provide input, trainings, and support cross-functional initiatives (product marketing and sales, technical field enablement, support, etc.)
Collaborate with the engineering team on requirements, scope definition, and statement of work
Evaluate new technology and systems to fulfil business needs, make build/buy trade-offs, etc.
Instruct and direct the development team on functional and technical requirements, formulating, and defining system scope, integration requirements, and objectives
Vendor management for development and marketing of products
Manage stakeholders' expectations while building credibility with senior stakeholders through a strong business sense
Ongoing Delivery and Support Management:
Develop and implement product launch plans from rollout to technical and nontechnical service delivery teams
Own quality and ongoing management of product support materials – e.g. technical "how-to's", digital properties, marketing content, etc.
Train service desk, client service teams and/or knowledge team owners as appropriate
Prioritize ideas and opportunities to enhance products and maintain product roadmaps/investment cases
Making recommendations for innovative execution and support models as well as technological improvements
Dr Suraj Nair (email@example.com)
How To Apply
Applications must be submitted together with a motivation letter (1 A4 page), a CV, and a portfolio. You should send your full applications via email, including a resume, academic transcripts and a cover letter to Dr Suraj Nair (firstname.lastname@example.org).