Product Manager - Situational Awareness

"My favourite part of working at Forsberg is the dynamic, fast-paced nature of the work."

Why did you choose to pursue a career with Forsberg?

During my final year at university, I completed an Industrial Group Project with Forsberg as part of my course. Through this I was introduced to members of the Forsberg team, including engineers and upper management.

My project was focused on alternative solutions to navigation without using global navigation satellite systems. I thoroughly enjoyed the project which saw me working with various types of exciting technology including LiDAR scanners and inertial sensors. It provided the opportunity to apply the knowledge and tools I developed during my degree in different ways and to help solve a real-world problem.

I joined Forsberg after university in August 2020 on a four-week internship as an Applications Engineer. This enabled me to learn about the role, the company and its people, and find out if it was the right fit with work I enjoyed. I was offered a full-time position part-way through the internship and accepted.

Forsberg stood out to me because of the opportunity to work with exciting technology and on unique solutions. As an SME, Forsberg enables employees to work with multiple departments across the business on a variety of projects. This fast-paced and diverse environment has allowed me to develop and progress as a young professional and gain a wealth of experience I can use confidently moving forwards to make valuable contributions to the business.

What does your current role entail?

As Product Manager of Situational Awareness, it is my responsibility to define the product vision, detail the development path and plan out the roadmap of new features to be implemented in future versions of Situational Awareness products. In my role I work closely with the engineering team, sales and business development teams, and user groups to understand requirements and develop solutions that help our customers keep moving forwards.

What training and development are you offered to assist in your future development goals?

I have meetings at regular intervals with my line manager to discuss personal development opportunities, professional targets, and career progression. These are employee led, which allows you to carve your own path and discuss development goals while receiving support in getting the most from your role.

What is your favourite thing about working at Forsberg?

My favourite part of working at Forsberg is the dynamic, fast-paced nature of the work. It means that no two days are the same and there is always something new and exciting around the corner to get involved in. 

What has been the most challenging to date?

My first time leading an engineering project team through the development of a new product version. I guided the team through the new design, user workflows and features to be implemented. After delivery, I led five days of training for six members of the customer’s company, including members of the technical team, sales managers, and senior managers. I found this extremely challenging as I was pushed outside of my comfort zone but it was a fantastic experience and opportunity to develop my knowledge and skills. 

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