Product Lead – Industry Development Jobs at IFS in Colombo, Sri Lanka.

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Product Lead – Industry Development


UNIDO Industrial Development Report (IDR) 2018 Launch Event on 18 April,  2018 | United Nations Industrial Development Organization


Company Description

IFS is a billion-dollar revenue company with 5000+ employees on all continents. We deliver award winning enterprise software solutions through the use of embedded digital innovation and a single cloud-based platform to help businesses be their best when it really matters–at the Moment of Service™.

At IFS, we’re flexible, we’re innovative, and we’re focused not only on how we can engage with our customers, but on how we can make a real change and have a worldwide impact. We help solve some of society’s greatest challenges, fostering a better future through our agility, collaboration, and trust.

We celebrate diversity and accept that there are so many different perspectives in this world. As a truly international company serving people from around the globe, we realize that our success is tantamount to the respect we have for those different points of view.

By joining our team, you will have the opportunity to be part of a global, diverse environment; you will be joining a winning team with a commitment to sustainability; and a company where we get things done so that you can make a positive impact on the world.

We’re looking for innovative and original thinkers to work in an environment where you can #MakeYourMoment so that we can help others make theirs.

If you want to change the status quo, we’ll help you make your moment. Join Team Purple. Join IFS.

Job Description

The Industry Development Team sits at the heart of how IFS develops software and develops it’s Go-To-Market. Their mission is to deliver high value features that work across our functional areas into IFS Cloud that help solve unique industry challenges or cross functional gaps. The team focuses on capabilities that help drive the unique proposition of IFS Cloud being the only leading Service Management solution, leading Enterprise Asset Management solution and leading ERP solution based on a single platform.

The Product Lead for this team is responsible for driving innovative cross-functional and industry specific use cases from cradle to grave. You have the responsibility to identify investment cases, lead the investment planning as per current planning cadence, create and maintain product roadmaps, strategy, and vision statements in line with IFS’ overall vision and strategy.

You’re not necessarily an expert in a single domain, but you have strong capabilities to understand many. You are able to rally experts from across our business from Ideation through Product Design. You’re quick to understand challenges and turn those into solution. You need to have strong communication skills as the team is dependent on many different stakeholders both on the requirements gathering side, as well as the actual delivery of features.

Part of your job is being the product manager for this team. As such you collect and categorize market requirements, do competitive- and market analysis and collaborate with regions and partners. You turn market requirements into investment proposals that balance effort with value and identify the best possible investment cases to propose as enhancements to our product offering.

You build crisp and differentiated value propositions, creating the foundation upon which your team will realize the intended value resulting in great customer adoption and high customer satisfaction. The value proposition is also used as the foundation for external marketing messaging that captures the attention of the market and results in positive impressions.

You will need to interact with and inspire employees and senior management, customers, partners, journalists and analysts. You are a proficient presenter with experience from addressing large and diverse audiences. Providing thought leadership and evangelizing product vision, strategies, roadmap and value proposition internally and externally is an integral part of the job.

Interacting and collaborating effectively across all parts of R&D and the wider organization is a must to succeed!

Key areas of responsibility

  • Participate in and manage cross-functional improvement initiatives and projects
  • Manage and develop the product portfolio in collaboration with internal and external stakeholders.
  • Assist in the planning and prioritization of product portfolio changes.
  • Conduct analysis and validation to ensure accurate prioritization of portfolio products and projects are presented to the management team.
  • Provide consistent and accurate status reporting on the portfolio
  • Through risk analysis methods, manage the opportunities into the portfolio, and mitigate or highlight the risks to delivery.


What We Are Looking For

  • Entrepreneurial mind set with experience building and taking our product to new markets.
  • 5+ years of product management for a product company, ideally Enterprise SaaS solutions.
  • 5+ years’ experience of internationalization processes and procedures in software.
  • Strong technical abilities. You are intimately familiar with modern/agile software development practices used to build and deploy web and mobile applications.
  • Strong analytical capabilities. You excel at and enjoy building models and decomposing complex structures into useful primitives.
  • Demonstrated ability to lead multidisciplinary teams and projects.
  • Strong customer and stakeholder empathy. You must be not only the voice of the customer, but at various times the voice of marketing, sales, engineering, support, customer success, and operations. You must be able to channel many points of view.


IFS develops and delivers enterprise software for customers around the world who manufacture and distribute goods, maintain assets, and manage service-focused operations. The industry expertise of our people and solutions, together with commitment to our customers, has made us a recognized leader and the most recommended supplier in our sector. Our team of 4,000 employees supports more than 10,000 customers worldwide from a network of local offices and through our growing ecosystem of partners. For more information, visit:

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  • Offered SalaryNot Specified
  • Career LevelNot Specified
  • Experience5 Years
  • GenderBoth
  • INDUSTRYComputer and technology
  • QualificationNot Specified
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