Position Title: Product Development Specialist
Role Status: Full Time – Permanent
Location: Maluafou – Samoa
Reports to: Chief Commercial
Business Unit: Commercial
Date: 17 October 2016

Position Summary:
The role is to manage an allocated product portfolio and monitor the performance of specific revenue lines. Accountable for new idea generation and the development of new products including its planning process. Significantly, the role is to contribute to the overall growth of the portfolio.

Key Accountabilities and Results Areas

Develop and implement product strategies to support portfolio and business plans
Develop product plans according to business strategy
The effective and efficient performance of product duties including reporting and management of products

Major Responsibilities

Understand customer behaviour through business intelligence.
Generate and collect new product ideas and concepts and identify opportunities for product development.
Conduct internal and external research and recommend the marketing approach, including the promotion or advertisement, pricing, distribution etc.
Tracking of product behaviour and ensuring the sustainability and growth
In conjunction with Chief Commercial Officer, work closely with Marketing, Sales, Customer Services, Finance and Technical Operations teams to:

Understand product revenue and cost.
Analyse product / market performance, issues and opportunities.
Proactively identify opportunities for revenue growth and cost reduction.
Ensure configuration of existing products to yield revenue and/or cost reduction from target customers.
Plan and execute campaigns for penetration and usage increases.

Central point of contact for new product ideas, suggestions and processing these through for decision making.
Organize product demonstrations as required.
Ensure end to end delivery of the product, from conceptualizing to execution in the market.
Provides weekly updates and feedback reports on product lines and when required by the Chief Commercial Officer or the Director.
Carry out business case and feasibility studies on new product opportunities as they […]