• Johannesburg / Durban, South Africa
  • 25th Feb 2019

Our candidate has a degree in Electronic Engineering (BSc), a Management Advancement Certificate (MAP), a Post-Graduate Diploma in General Management (PGDip), UP and a Masters in Business Administration (MBA).

He boasts 8 years of services within the telecommunications, information, communication and technology industry. He is a passionate, energetic, creative and dynamic marketing, innovative and strategic professional with proven experience in the execution and management of all elements within product lifecycle management frameworks, go-to-market efforts, product launches and product retirement. His experience, education, strong business acumen, influence, vision, attention to detail and the ability to manage cross-functional resources enables him to complete projects within shortened timelines successfully, whilst ensuring a maximum return on investment and stakeholder satisfaction. He can effectively manage performance, progress and reporting of resources as well as set clear goals, objectives and expected outcomes that support team effectiveness, well-being and relationship building. His contextual and charismatic leadership style encourages the creation of adaptive work spaces to promote agility, collaboration, empowerment, active citizenry and high employee engagement. He is able to build trusting work relationships amongst all stakeholders as well as create, coach and motivate employees to meet high performance standards and enable proactivity. He is also a team player that resolves complaints, management problems and business challenges with speed, resourcefulness and agility. He also has the ability to communicate with people across all levels of an organisation as he takes time and care to understand their environments and its association with the execution of a company strategy.

The candidate is currently seeking senior leadership roles within the innovation, strategy and marketing space within any industry, with a view to drive product profitability, absorptive capacity, digital quotients, growth in market share and shared value creation amongst stakeholders.

 

Summary of Experience

He started his career off in 2010 as a Graduate Engineer in an ICT firm in Johannesburg. After a year of rotation across different departments within the company, he took up a permanent role as a New Business Developer within the same firm. In this role, he was responsible for the research, creation and development of strategic directives centred around new product concepts and technologies that the company could adopt within their product mix. He was then approached by an industry incumbent with an opportunity to take up a Product Development role in which he was responsible for the development of new products, offerings and services via the management of multiple teams and capabilities across cross-functional disciplines, from conception through to product launch, management and product retirement or renewal. He saw this as a natural progressive opportunity as his career path moved him away from conceptual design into actual product development. After 3 and a half years, he was given the opportunity to move into the Product Management space in which his responsibility included the management of a team of Product Managers who are tasked with maintaining, growing and increasing a mix of products, in line with product lifecycle management principles. His tenacity and drive coupled with his quick thinking and superior communication skills enables him to be effective in ensuring his outputs are of the highest calibre. Within his existing role, he is also responsible for overseeing the development of new products as well as product pricing (margins and profitability), process definitions, marketing initiatives and communication, regulatory compliance and EXCO reporting.

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Racial Classification
Indian
Gender
Anton Eppel
Job Title
Product Manager / Innovation Manager with MBA
Qualifications
Master of Business Administration, Post Graduate Diploma in General Management, Management Advancement Programme, BSc Electronic Engineering (Hon), ITIL Foundation V3 Certification
Years of Experience
9
Industry Experience
Telecommunications, IT
Availability
1 June 2019
Salary bracket
R1 million pa.
Consultant Name
Jennifer Sutherland
Consultant Email
anton.eppel@gmail.com
Consultant Phone Number
0844748922

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