Principal Product Manager for the Exact cloud hosting platforms

Senior Professional Job Netherlands, Delft Technology Netherlands
As a Principal Product Manager you play a pivotal role in defining product requirements and go-to-market strategies. You will work with a cross functional team to create a roadmap, define features, and ensure the company they are working for is delivering the best Cloud experience possible. The teams you work with, builds and maintains the core infrastructure of the different Exact cloud hosting offerings, supporting Exact’s business software worldwide, allowing our engineers to easily and frequently build and deploy features on a scalable and observable hosting platform.

This = the job you are looking for
As Principal Product Manager for our cloud hosting platforms you have the chance to shape our global cloud offerings for a plethora of mid-sized businesses across the world. You will join a high paced environment where you can use your versatile talents to help our teams to make our platform architecture scalable, performant, observable and secure. 

Your deep understanding of infrastructure and cloud solutions will help you become the linking pin between the business requirements and technical outcomes the cloud team will create based on your guidance. While your outstanding communication skills pave the way when engaging technical and non-technical audiences, they will also help you smoothing eventual discrepancies. 

Although an individual contributor, we encourage you to proactively grow the technical skills within the company and to guide and mentor the Tech Leads and Senior Engineers you will be working with. With systematic reviews you can track their learnings and will know how to strengthen our engineering culture in the best way. 

Our vision statement is to empower our cloud hosting teams to deliver great customer value on an easy-to-use platform that is reliable, secure and compliant.

Your responsibilities as a Principal Product Manager: 
•    Analyze market developments and translate them into (shared) services
•    Determine and maintain Exact’s cloud hosting portfolio
•    Maintain our service catalog and purchase pricing setup
•    Managing Proof of Concepts for new cloud services
•    Actively maintaining contact with vendors and business partners
•    Realization of cost reduction where possible
•    Business case analyses
•    Prepare cost calculations of services and translate them into commercial price plans
•    Review Cloud design and migration plans
This = what you bring
•    Bachelor / Master studies in Computer Science or related discipline
•    5+ years of experience as a product manager, architect or as a leader in a large tech organization
•    Experience and deep knowledge of data center and public cloud services
•    Deep understanding of cloud applications requirements 
•    Sound knowledge of infrastructure architecture, data centers and cloud solutions such as Azure and AWS. 
•    You keep up with the latest trends and are happy to share impulses with the rest of the engineering organization. 
•    A relentless drive for clean and sustainable architectures and a general attitude to get things done.
This = what you get
At Exact, we work hard. And there is something in return. The balance between work and relaxation is very important to us. So once everything gets back to normal, you can work up a sweat in our own gym or take a break at the coffee bar. Empty your head and then tackle your daily tasks with renewed energy. And, of course, that's not all. As a Principal Product Manager, based on 40 hours per week, you can also count on:

•    A competitive salary base on a 40-hour work week, depending on your level of education and work experience incl a performance bonus
•    A thirteenth-month bonus and of course holiday allowance of 8%;
•    A company car and company phone.
•    Travel allowance / working from home allowance
•    27 vacation days.
•    A modern pension scheme.
•    An innovative and international work environment at our headquarters in Delft with motivated colleagues.
•    Possibilities to work from home a couple of days per week
•    Unlimited access to LinkedIn Learning and other learning methods to develop yourself
This = Exact
Founded in 1984 and now operating in more than 100 countries, we are a leader in the global business and financial software market. What makes us stand out? We combine the energy of a start-up with the advantages of a multinational. Our aim is to create the best business software with the most innovative software solutions. Over 550,000 entrepreneurs and accountants trust our software and use it on a daily basis.

As an employer, we accept our social responsibility. This is important to us and we genuinely believe in it. We think green in everything we do, whether it's by reducing paper consumption, encouraging digital working and minimising travel by plane and car. We also support employees who want to contribute to the (local) community.  Exact celebrates differences and views them as a learning opportunity. We assess ideas based on merit, rather than source. It’s passion, dedication and ownership that earn you a place at the table. 
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