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CenturyLink Lead Product Manager (Internet, CDN, Peering) in SINGAPORE, Singapore

CenturyLink (NYSE: CTL) at http://www.centurylink.com/ is a global communications and IT services company focused on connecting its customers to the power of the digital world. CenturyLink offers network and data systems management, big data analytics, managed security services, hosting, cloud, and IT consulting services. The company provides broadband, voice, video, advanced data and managed network services over a robust 265,000-route-mile U.S. fiber network and a 360,000-route-mile international transport network. Visit CenturyLink at http://www.centurylink.com/ for more information

Job Summary

Location (Country):

City/Work Location : Singapore / Hong Kong/ Australia (Sydney / Melbourne)

Reporting to : Director, Product Management (Network), APAC

Position Summary:

The Lead Product Manager will be a key member of the Network Product Management team and will play a critical role in defining and delivering the BU’s Managed Services, SDN / NFV, and CPE product strategy in APAC region. The incumbent will be responsible for building and maintaining the product line roadmap, product strategy, and new product creation for Managed Services, SDN / NFV products, and CPE to maintain and deliver profitable growth and a growing recurring maintenance revenue stream.

  • This role will lead the Managed Services, SDN / NFV, and CPE product management for the APAC region aligning closely with the global Network Product Management organization

  • Establishing and solidifying CenturyLink’s short, mid, and long-term SDN / NFV product vision and Managed Services roadmap

  • Represent the Global Network Product Management Organization for the APAC region covering

  • Slutions Engagement for Managed Services and SDN / NFV opportunities

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  • Prduct Lifecycle Management for network products covering technologies such as Hybrid WAN (Internet, MPLS, IP VPN, SD-WAN), Ethernet, Wave and CDN

  • This role will closely collaborate with the Sales and Marketing Organization, aligning Managed Services and SDN / NFV products with the go to market strategy in the APAC region while also working closely with Operations, Delivery, and Access Management organizations to ensure smooth customer experience.

  • Determining SDN / NFV product investment areas and drive revenue growth through strategic investments

Job Description


  • Customer Experience: Collaboratively create and execute a global customer experience vision and strategy. Institutionalize end-to-end customer experience oversight as it relates to Managed Services and SDN / NFV service deployment and lifecycle performance.

  • Collaborating to build and present customer facing roadmap to create customer rapport and confidence in CenturyLink’s SDN / NFV product direction

  • Maintain strategic knowledge of Managed Services, MPLS, Ethernet, Internet, and other Network technologies.

  • Identify and establish relationships with key industry partners and alliances to drive growth and expand delivery capabilities.

  • Oversee product lifecycle management for all CenturyLink SDN / NFV products including SD WAN.

  • Develop business cases to invest capital in the growth of existing network or to support the launch of new SDN / NFV products and services.

  • Responsible for identifying opportunities that lead to the growth of the product through innovation while still maintaining the fundamental business goals/priorities.

  • Effectively communicating and building consensus within the BU regarding the product vision and roadmap.

  • Partner with Sales to execute on regional growth strategy for the network products with focus on Managed Services and SDN / NFV products.

  • Manage routine reviews of pipeline with resulting sales support actions and strategy.

  • Strong business acumen is required to understand contracts, complex SLAs, financial results and corresponding action plans to identify and maintain focus on key success factors. Anticipates and prepares response to key marketplace trends, opportunities, and vulnerabilities. Recommends ways to position the organization for long-term competitiveness.

  • Oversee the creation and management of finance cost models and pricing models for SDN / NFV network products


Minimum Requirements:

  • Over 10 years of proven experience in technical management, product management, operations excellence and solutioning

  • Excellent planning and collaborative skills and demonstrates ability to be agile and think outside the box

  • Ability to work effectively at all organizational levels internally and externally, and provide superior customer service

  • Ability to think strategically, develop tactics and execute

  • Ability to ideate, socialize, and influence new product solutions

  • Ability to utilize economic, financial, and organizational data to build business cases for major initiatives, analyze business performance or trends, and understand how marketing and product management efforts impact results

  • Experience of operating in an international and complex environment

  • Excellent communication skills (oral, written and presentation)

  • Bachelor’s Degree or equivalent experience

  • Exhibits positive and creative approach with demonstrated skill in persuasion and negotiation of critical issues

Preferred Requirements:

  • Commercially astute and driven by delivering results

  • Technologically experienced and ability to adapt to changes in market trends

  • Highly organized and able to change focus and reassess priorities quickly

  • Able to collaborate and build relationships with Sales and Marketing teams


Bachelors or Equivalent in Computer Science or Information Systems

Masters or Equivalent in Computer Science or Information Systems

Requisition #: 212870

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