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Strategic Product Marketing Manager


Strategic Product Marketing Manager


Strategic Product Marketing Manager

Cambridge, England, United Kingdom · Marketing


DESCRIPTION

Often companies describe themselves as leaders in their market and able to offer features and capability that differentiate themselves from their competitors. But how often is this really the case? At Speechmatics we are no different with one major exception - it's true. But don’t just take my word for it. This is reflected by our customers, what they say about us and our product, and how we constantly beat some of the world's largest and most well-known technology providers when it comes to accuracy, deployability and feature capability. As a product marketing manager I’m challenged, encouraged and motivated every day to do my part to maintain our position at the bleeding edge of automatic speech recognition. At Speechmatics, I am given all the tools to not only succeed in my role but to take real ownership and responsibility to generate new ideas, implement them and see the results supported by amazing people throughout our organisation. Clear articulate messaging from leadership on vision and strategy, decisive action plans and the ability to contribute and be recognised for that contribution is motivating and drives a real team mentality. This solidifies Speechmatics as not only a great place to work but as a leader in technology, the speech industry and is just a great place to be. 

  • Alex Fleming, Product Marketing Manager

Background

Speech technology is one of the most popular discussion items right now, yet speech interaction is limited to “Alexa, turn on the light”, or “Siri, where is the nearest coffee shop?” We are taking speech technology to the next level using our expertise in Machine Learning and speech-to-text technology to enable our partners and customers to use conversational speech recognition. Our solutions power subtitling on TV, content discovery for videos, compliance solutions in banks, improve efficiency of meetings, and many other uses. Our mission is to improve human communication with a global speech engine that works and put speech back at the heart of communication.

At Speechmatics you’ll be working with some of the smartest minds in the industry. You’ll work in an ambitious team who care about driving growth for the business while providing an outstanding experience for our customers. We’re standing alongside some of the biggest players in the world of speech and you’ll get to bring ideas to the table that will help push the boundaries of our capability.

You can enjoy benefits and perks including, share options, healthcare, life assurance, Bike Doctor, massages, Brew Dogs in the fridge, and much more. We’re building a company that truly strives to be world-leading and we’re looking for people who wholeheartedly believe they can be additive to our culture and get stuff done. If that’s you, carry on reading.

The Opportunity

The marketing team is a busy, growing team looking to expand our capability. As a strategic product marketer, you’ll understand Speechmatics’ positioning and know the technology (we’ll give you training) and the market inside and out. Using your market analysis skills, you’ll conduct market sizing and forecasts and identify addressable markets for now and in the future. As owner of the go-to-market strategy and plans, you’ll understand applicability across sectors and, with research and insight, you’ll be able to prioritise new sectors with relevant applications. You’ll be an expert in understanding competitors and competitive dynamics, consider competition when making recommendations and have the foresight to always know where we’re going next in terms of both geographies and sectors.

You’ll work with product managers to share insights and influence the product roadmap. You’ll also liaise with other product marketers to take Speechmatics into the markets you’re prioritising. The information you provide will be used for identifying potential partners and defining go-to-market on a geography, sector, use case and partner basis.

Because you’ll be joining an expanding team and Speechmatics is rapidly changing, you’ll need to be a team player, work collaboratively and take change in your stride. You’ll be the type of person to ask lots of questions, bring ideas to the table and be prepared to learn and get stuck into whatever is needed. Key to success in this role will be your balance of technical and commercial skills, not being afraid of data, and a willingness to get stuck in to get stuff done.

You should have an enthusiasm for technology and will benefit from having worked in a similar product marketing role in a software or technology company in the past.

Key Responsibilities

  • Market research and analysis
  • Market sizing
  • Market segmentation
  • Competitor analysis
  • Communicate findings internally and externally
  • Engaging and working with external analysts and market researchers
  • Work with and influence Product Managers with specific recommendations from competitor, sector and geographic analysis
  • Identify and prioritise target markets and defining go-to-market strategy
  • Identify potential strategic partners for Speechmatics
  • Identify external influencers for Speechmatics
  • Work with internal product/technology evangelists to ensure elevated position for Speechmatics in market
  • Work with the content, digital marketing and marketing communications team to influence and improve their output and make as market-relevant as possible
  • Write market reports and whitepapers, for example, for use across marketing and sales

 


REQUIREMENTS

Essential

  • Demonstrable skills as a market analyst
  • Qualitative and quantitative research capability
  • Experience defining product positioning for technical products/technology/concepts
  • Ability to derive insight from data and research efforts
  • Effective management of market research projects with external analysts/researchers
  • Articulate with proven ability to write about technical subject matter
  • Comfortable working across functions and with both technical and commercial people
  • High quality written and verbal communication skills so that ideas and recommendations can be effectively shared with others

 

Desirable

  • Background in technical marketing and/or experience as a market analyst
  • Experience leading a product marketing function


 

 

Who are we?

 

Innovation is what we do. We build, we iterate, we develop the next thing that delivers that wow moment. We see value in building long-term, authentic relationships that last and are based on trust and honesty. With our customers, our colleagues, our leaders, our suppliers or within our local community. Our journey should be fun and exciting. We will celebrate our successes and learn from our mistakes together along the way. We embrace learning and change to grow naturally and organically as a company and individuals. We trust, we’re honest, kind and respectful.