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Product Marketing Manager

  • Application Deadline: Oct. 24, 2021
  • Espoo +5 more
  • Application Deadline: Oct. 24, 2021
  • Espoo +5 more

The Product Marketing Manager will have responsibility for supporting Basware’s Procurement Services offerings within the Global Product Marketing Team. The role will also be responsible for communicating and positioning Basware’s best-of-breed ecosystem approach to source-to-pay automation. Your responsibility is to understand your buying audiences, competitive and market landscape, and create global messaging and positioning of your services portfolio to address the challenges of your audience. You manage buyer and market insights, value proposition and messaging, as well as sales and marketing materials for your services portfolios.

You will strive to become an expert in the audience-centric marketing approach, ensuring that messaging, content and campaign strategies are centered around customers’ buying needs. You will communicate latest product innovations and service capabilities to the customer base, as well as lead the marketing launch of new services. You will also become a subject-matter expert of your solution areas for the rest of the marketing teams. As part of the role you will evangelize solutions in your portfolio and their key differentiators to prospects, customers, partners and Basware employees.

You will work closely with various members from the Marketing teams including Content Marketing, Partner Marketing, Field Marketing, Analyst Relations, Sales and Marketing Operations. You are a close colleague and market advisor to Product Management as they continuously develop new services and improve existing services. The role requires you to be dynamic and agile in your creative thinking as well as be able to provide commercial insight to product and service development as it happens.

The Product Marketing Manager will report to the VP, Product & Partner Marketing and work in a global team consisting of Product Marketing, Content Strategy and Partner Marketing. You will work day-to-day and take direction on projects and workload from your manager, but also be expected to manage and prioritize your own schedule based on the team and business’ needs.

Your responsibilities will include:

Insights and messaging

  • Develop insights and value propositions – Develop buyer personas, value propositions, messaging and positioning for the procurement and sourcing portfolio
  • Know competitive landscape – understand the competitive landscape and how to succeed in the marketplace against key competitors

Go-to-Marketing portfolio innovations

  • Advocate innovations – communicate about new capabilities delivered by Basware in its product portfolio to improve Basware’s share of voice and share of wallet
  • Launch services – plan the Go-to-Market activities around functional enhancements and new services and execute the launch through marketing

Enablement

  • Enable marketing - create high quality marketing content together with the content team and external agencies
  • Enable sales – communicate the value proposition of products to the sales team and develop sales tools that support the selling process for your services

Thought leadership

  • Leverage expertise you gain from market, competitive and buyer insights to influence Basware’s product strategy and roadmap in your area of expertise
  • Strive to become a thought-leader and act as a subject-matter expert for various stakeholder groups: industry analysts, prospects, customers and general financial audiences

Work with great people

Hanna Ikonen
Team Leader, Customer Services
"I feel that I can make a difference, drive improvements & take controlled risks, and all this is supported by the company."
Sam Bradner
Senior Content Designer
"Best part of my job is flexibility and variability. I don´t really have a typical day, and I like that!"
Kevin Kamau
Product Manager
"Basware is a global company that values people as a crucial driver for success."
Trang Pham
Communications Specialist
"I know I can make an impact in hundreds of different ways. Basware is really unique to me – we have the best people and we are the leader in our industry."
Mika Peurala
Solution Architect
"Absolutely the best colleagues and line managers in the world!"
Jaakko Jutila
Director, Customer Service
"At Basware you have the freedom to identify and start different development activities across the organization without getting approvals from above."

Skills & Requirements

We would enjoy working with a professional who is/has:

  • Bachelor, Master's degree or MBA
  • Excellent communication and writing skills to native English standard

  • 5+ years of experience in a Marketing role, preferably with specialist skills and knowledge of financial and / or Procurement applications

  • Experience in procure-to-pay or in finance related technology/services, preferably SaaS, is preferred

  • Customer orientated mindset

  • Be an innovative and creative thinker

  • Recognized subject matter expert in product marketing, with ability to develop it further

  • Demonstrable skills in developing product positioning and tailoring messages to specific buyer audiences that helps sales to win against the competition in the market

  • Demonstrable skills in developing customer-driven buyer journey using information gathered from buying audiences and industry reports

  • Financial / Procurement industry experience is a major advantage. Understanding or willingness to master Procurement processes is needed

  • Ability to understand the nuances of a global organization and product portfolio and customize the message for various geographies, as appropriate

  • Analyst or consulting background a plus

Key Attributes:

  • Able to prioritize, manage multiple projects at once and meet deadlines
  • Ability to thrive in a fast-paced, matrixed environment

  • Take complex technology and dumb it down / simplify message to customers & prospects

  • Cross functional and cross border collaboration

  • Analytical and strategic thinking

  • Comfortable presenting and speaking publicly

  • Passionate about being a change agent, educator and evangelist

  • Adaptable to a changing environment and priorities

Great Place to Work

  • Continuous learning and development

  • Great colleagues and teamwork

  • Flexibility and autonomy

  • Innovation and cutting edge technologies

  • Making the world greener

  • Global & diverse culture with a Nordic twist

About the company

Basware is the global leader in providing networked purchase-to-pay solutions and innovative financing services. Basware’s commerce and financing network connects businesses in over 100 countries and territories around the globe. As the largest open business network in the world, Basware provides scale and reach for organizations of all sizes, enabling them to grow their business and unlock value across their operations by simplifying and streamlining financial processes. Small and large companies around the world achieve significant cost savings, more flexible payment terms, greater efficiencies and closer relationships with their suppliers.

Joining Basware means you’ll join a team filled with innovators, passionate about their work and enthusiastic about the purchase-to-pay industry we’ve pioneered. You’ll work alongside highly motivated, capable, and friendly individuals who collaborate to deliver world class solutions and services to hundreds of companies worldwide. A critical part of our culture is the high amount of trust we put into our employees—we want you to make a difference. So, we offer flexibility in how you work, giving you the freedom and support to deliver your best results. We truly live our values where our employees strive for excellence, put our customers first, lead the way, and inspire one another to build a winning team.


2020Recognized market leader with global operations, 20+ offices worldwide.

2019Gartner Magic Quadrant Leader for Procure-to-Pay Suites for fourth time

2014-2019Several industry recognitions and product launches

2012-2016Several acquisitions in the fields of e-invoicing, e-procurement and purchase-to-pay solutions

2012Launch of cloud-based B2B platform for transaction collaboration on Basware's Network

2006-2009Several acquisitions in the fields of invoice automation, data capture expertise and payment software

2005Launch of fully integrated Purchase-to-Pay solution suite

2000Basware listed on Helsinki Nasdaq, launch of purchase management software & e-invoicing service

1992Launch of first financial management software

1985Basware founded in Finland

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