Monisha Saldanha

Basic

Employee, Executive Product Manager, Deutsche Telekom AG

Bonn, Germany

Skills

New Product Development
Technical Product Management
Stakeholder Management
IT-Roadmaps
product roadmap
Product Development
product management
User Experience Design
User-Centered-Design
User Research
Business Development
Strategic Business Development
International Business Development
Contract Negotiation
product vision
UX/UI Design
Product Marketing
Recruiting
Team Building
Team Management
Team leadership
Design Thinking
Agile Software Development
Agile Methods
Agile Development
Digital Innovation
innovation
Strategic Planning
Information Architecture
Wireframe
Functional Design
Online conception
Interface Design
Usability
Prototyping
Customer marketing
E-Commerce
E-Commerce Marketing
E-Commerce Applications
E-commerce software
JIRA
Confluence
Trello
Slack
Scrum (software development)
Microsoft Powerpoint
Microsoft Excel
Digital Transformation
Brand

Timeline

Professional experience for Monisha Saldanha

  • Current 2 years and 10 months, since Jan 2019

    Executive Product Manager

    Deutsche Telekom AG

    Working on new product development

  • 6 months, Sep 2017 - Feb 2018

    Product Owner, Requirements Management

    Galeria Kaufhof GmbH

    Gather requirements from business owners and prioritise the product roadmap for 12 development teams across our European brands: Galeria Kaufhof (Germany), Inno (Belgium) and Hudson's Bay (Netherlands)

  • 7 months, Jan 2017 - Jul 2017

    Director of Product Management

    NHS Digital

    Led a team of 15 experienced product leads to transform the NHS website into a user-centric, interactive service that decreases costs for the NHS and improves health outcomes for the UK population.

  • 9 months, May 2016 - Jan 2017

    SVP Product Management

    Big Bus Tours Ltd

    Led a cross-functional team (product, mobile, brand marketing, and PR) to deliver an inspiring customer experience across digital and physical touch points. Global remit (20 cities in 14 countries). Company is owned by a private equity firm.

  • 2 years and 3 months, Mar 2014 - May 2016

    Product Director

    Findmypast

    Devised the product portfolio strategy for the 5 brands in our digital subscription business. Conducted quantitative and qualitative customer research to identify customer needs and shape propositions. Led a team of 7 product managers and worked with 45 engineers utilising Agile and Lean methodology. Introduced a marketing promotions platform and new features that resulted in subscriber and revenue growth for the first time in 4 years.

  • 2 years and 5 months, Nov 2011 - Mar 2014

    Head of Brand Extensions

    Guardian News & Media

    Formed the strategic plan for new business lines that deliver substantial new revenue streams and enhance the brand. Launched ecommerce print-on-demand of the Guardian image archive and a witty stationery range designed by illustrator Noma Bar and sold by Paperchase. Built the business case for a Guardian members space.

  • 3 years and 9 months, Mar 2008 - Nov 2011

    Head of Online

    Jamie Oliver Limited

    Led Jamie's digital activities during a period of tremendous growth to achieve revenue, social campaign, and brand goals. Developed and marketed innovative and successful websites, apps, and social media properties. Built a highly effective team of 8 full time employees including marketing, product, design, engineering and content professionals. Reported directly to the group CEO and worked across 10 business units (retail, TV, books, restaurants, catering, cooking school, charity).

  • 9 months, Jul 2007 - Mar 2008

    Senior Community Manager

    eBay Inc.

    Developed and executed a strategy that improved eBay's relationship with top business sellers with a programme of digital and physical events. eBay was then able to broaden its seller base to include major retailers, thus achieving a key strategic priority. Led the community team of 3 and a cross-functional team of 30.

  • 1 year and 7 months, Jan 2006 - Jul 2007

    Internet Marketing Manager

    eBay Inc.

    Negotiated deals and managed partnerships with major websites, ad networks, map sites, shopping comparison sites, and hardware manufacturers to achieve revenue and brand goals. Pioneered “Conquering the Desktop” with a 4 year, 8 EU country deal to pre-load the eBay icon on all PCs shipped by Packard Bell. Managed creative and software agencies to deliver innovative advertising for eBay.

  • 3 years and 10 months, Apr 2002 - Jan 2006

    Senior Business Development Manager

    QS Quacquarelli Symonds Ltd.

    Designed and executed a strategy that brought the start-up online recruitment platform Global Workplace to profitability. Redefined the target customer based on customer insight, created new customer propositions and worked with the engineering team on delivery. Generated all marketing collateral for digital and offline channels. Started as Marketing Manager and promoted to Senior Business Development Manager.

  • 1 year and 2 months, Jan 2002 - Feb 2003

    Associate Consultant

    Booz Allen Hamilton

    Delivered strategy projects with a focus on media convergence and digital innovation.

Educational background for Monisha Saldanha

  • 1 year and 10 months, Sep 1999 - Jun 2001

    Management

    Harvard Business School

    Strategy, Human Relations, Finance, Marketing, International Business. Monitor Group, Strategy Consultancy Internship (June to August 2000). Domini Social Investments, Strategy Consultant to Managing Principal (March to August 2000)

  • 3 years and 10 months, Sep 1993 - Jun 1997

    International Economics

    Georgetown University

    International Trade, Foreign Affairs, Microeconomics, Macroeconomics. Academic awards: Phi Beta Kappa, Cum Laude, Peter Krogh Scholar, Asian Studies Certificate. Read Politics, Philosophy, and Economics at St. Anne’s College, Oxford University, as a Visiting Student 1995-6.

Languages

  • English

    First language

  • German

    Intermediate

  • Chinese

    Basic

Wants

product roadmap
Product Development
Technical Product Management
Stakeholder Management
New Product Development
Strategic Planning

Interests

Co-founded Momaya Press to promote the reading and writing of short stories around the globe.
Ashtanga vinyasa yoga
Running
Cycling
Reading fiction
Cooking
Piano
Learning how to code

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