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8 Jan 2021

Full-Time Product Manager – Access Technologies

Colt Technology Services – Posted by Colt Technology Services London, England, United Kingdom

Job Description

Colt is the New Standard in high bandwidth network and voice services for enterprises and wholesale customers in Europe, Asia and North America’s largest business hubs. With a global reach but a deep local presence, Colt is big enough to deliver and small enough to care.

Role Purpose:

Reporting to the Product Line Director; this is a Product Management role with a broad responsibility for lifecycle management Colt’s portfolio of Access Technologies.  With the unprecedented growth and build-out of fibre networks globally – this role will be instrumental in leveraging these builds to deliver seamless, pan-European capabilities to support Colt’s entire product portfolio.

This will include:

  • Access technology specifications and requirements development
  • Introduction of new access platforms and technologies where appropriate
  • Driving the on-boarding of Access partners, with a particular focus on dark-fibre / metro fibre providers
  • Supporting Colt’s fast-growing SD-WAN portfolio by delivering wide-ranging 3rd party ISP coverage options, providing the IP underlay for Colt’s product
  • Management of end-of-life programmes (on behalf of Product Management) for legacy technologies, including DSL and SDH
  • Support sales and pre-sales with an access portfolio to facilitate sales of Colt’s core networking products, including Optical, Packet, and IP-based services

Key Tasks and Responsibilities

  • Manage and maintain the portfolio of Access products, ensuring that cross-portfolio product requirements are delivered
  • Define and document the Access roadmap and Strategy – and engage key stakeholders in the business to facilitate the necessary agreements
  • Standardise access offerings to ensure they align with existing core product SLA requirements
  • Define Colt’s Interconnect / NNI Strategy – set out what new access technologies are required to support the portfolio; taking into account the requirements of all product lines
  • Be the expert for 3rd party access services, both technically and commercially. Understand the wider market context for fibre-based services in order to maximise Colt’s commercial success
  • Maintain relevant documentation detailing access product capabilities and availability matrices
  • Work closely with IT teams to automate quoting and procurement / establish APIs as required
  • Evaluate and select the correct access technology to support portfolios such as SD-WAN.  Drive a programme to connect multiple additional ISPs to enhance the appeal of Colt’s SD-WAN product line


5 years relevant experience in Product Management in a telecommunications environment.  This may include product or portfolio management, with a specific focus on fibre networks and access technologies.

Preferred Background:

  • Technical and commercial knowledge of fibre networks, telecommunications infrastructure, ISP services, and the relevant marketplace (Competition, customer profiles, suppliers etc.).  A telecoms Product Management background would be advantageous, as would a knowledge of mobile/wireless technologies.


  • Excellent Project Management and Influencing skills – you will need to drive key stakeholders in the business to help create the Access portfolio
  • Strong data-driven decision making capabilities
  • Good articulation skills (verbal and in writing) and experience in presentation skills – being able to present and position complex topics
  • Excellent English language skills (writing and verbal). Additional language skills are favourable


  • Recent, relevant experience in working in a fibre or networking-related (including wireless) discipline.
  • Professional Qualification is preferable
  • Degree or equivalent in a related business field


In addition to offering competitive salaries and incentive plans, a range of benefits and local rewards packages are offered to staff. Colt recognises the importance of a work life balance.

Some benefit examples are:

  • Flexible working and relaxed dress code
  • Two days annually to spend on volunteering opportunities
  • Flexible benefits scheme
  • Access to a virtual business school for on-going learning
  • Business mentoring
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How to Apply

Please send a copy of your CV to Shweta Shweta.Fourcault@colt.net. Please state on the email that you saw the job ad on pinkjobs.

Job Types: Full-Time. Job Tags: manager, product, Tech, Technology, and telecoms.

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