Exact has a mission, which is to empower small and medium enterprises (SME’s) to be the driving force of the global economy. To do so, they develop leading financial management software and ERP solutions. It’s a rapidly developing industry. Exact stays ahead by using data and insights to drive innovation and product development. They currently have a vacancy for a Senior Product Strategy Manager.
Exact specializes in cloud-based business software. From low-cost online software for SMEs to integrated ERP, financial, CRM, HRM and BPM software for larger or more complex businesses. In total, their solutions facilitate 2,4 billion financial transactions a month. Their clients are mostly active in accountancy, manufacturing, professional services, wholesale and distribution. They have a highly international client base of over 375,000 SMEs, located in over 100 countries, but their core market is situated in the Benelux. Exact is headquartered in Delft, the tech capital of the Netherlands, and employs over 1,450 people.
Careers at Exact
Exact combines the energy and welcoming culture of a start-up with the benefits of a multinational. They don’t just say actions speak louder than words, they act like it too. Innovation is the cornerstone of their culture. Day in, day out, they challenge one another to make things better. Ideas are valued by their merit, not by their source. To encourage employees to further develop their skills and fulfill their professional potential, Exact facilitates training sessions through their online learning and development center as well as events such as the Global Exact Hackathon and Exact Tech Talks.
Leadership at Exact
The Executive Leadership team consists of CEO Phill Robinson, COO Paul Ramakers, CMO John Dillon and Director Product Strategy Alex Myers. Myers is an ex-McKinsey Engagement Manager and a second-time private equity portfolio business executive. In Myers’ team, there is a vacancy for a Senior Product Strategy Manager.
About the vacancy: Senior Product Strategy Manager
The Senior Product Strategy Manager will work with the CEO and Executive Leadership team to define the company’s organic strategy and identify their short, medium, and long-term growth horizons. The Senior Product Strategy Manager will help the company articulate ‘where to play’ and ‘how to win’ from a product perspective.
The Senior Product Strategy Manager will lead high-priority value creation initiatives such as pricing, customer retention and cross-sell and upsell programs. This role will focus on three areas:
- Giving Direction – communicating the statement of direction and product plans as well as creating the market strategy and innovation roadmaps.
- Getting Insights – analyzing market and technology trends, identifying business opportunities and benchmarking product performance.
- Analyses and planning – product lifecycle management; developing business cases for make/buy/partner decisions; packaging & pricing.
“We’re committed to ongoing professional development, with a real emphasis on mentoring and coaching. We aim to hire someone who will immediately create impact in this role, whilst building a foundation for future leadership positions.” – Alex Myers, Director Product Strategy
- Senior Associate or Manager at top-tier consultancy
- MBA from a leading business school
- Preferably familiar with a software or R&D environment
- Analytical problem solver
- Able to collaborate across cultures and time-zones
- Results driven challenger
- Comfortable in a high-pressure environment