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Senior Product Manager

Senior Product Manager

 

The Senior Product Manager is responsible for managing the product team; developing products by identifying potential products; conducting market research; generating product requirements; determining specifications, production timetables, pricing, and time-integrated plans for product introduction; and developing marketing strategies.

 

Primary Duties & Responsibilities:

  • Manages other members of the product team, including holding team members accountable for meeting performance expectations; running daily, weekly, and other regular meetings; setting quarterly, annual, and ad hoc goals that cascade up to company objectives; and otherwise keeping the product team executing on its mission.
  • Determines customers' needs and desires by specifying the research needed to obtain market information.
  • Recommends the nature and scope of present and future product lines by reviewing product specifications and requirements; appraising new product ideas and/or product or packaging changes.
  • Assesses market competition by comparing the company's product to competitors' products.
  • Provides source data for product line communications by defining product marketing communication objectives.
  • Obtains product market share by working with Sales Team to develop product sales strategies.
  • Assesses product market data by calling on customers with field salespeople and evaluating sales call results.
  • Provides information for management by preparing short-term and long-term product sales forecasts and special reports and analyses; answering questions and requests.
  • Brings new products to market by analyzing proposed product requirements and product development programs; preparing return-on-investment analyses; establishing time schedules with engineering and manufacturing.
  • Introduces and markets new products by developing time-integrated plans with sales, advertising, and production.
  • Determines product pricing by utilizing market research data; reviewing production and sales costs; anticipating volume; costing special and customized orders.
  • Completes operational requirements by scheduling and assigning employees; follows up on  results.
  • Maintains product management staff by recruiting, selecting, orienting, and training employees, in addition to maintaining product management staff results by counseling and disciplining employees; planning, monitoring, and appraising job results.
  • Contributes to team effort by accomplishing related results as needed.
  • Maintains professional and technical knowledge by attending educational workshops; reviewing professional publications; establishing personal networks; and participating in professional societies.
  • Performs other duties as assigned.

 

Minimum Education & Work Experience:

  • Bachelor's Degree in Business Administration, Computer Science, Engineering or equivalent
  • Two (2) Years experience managing employees, including coaching, write-ups, and other managerial duties
  • Five (5) Years work experience in product management or related field

 

Key Skills and Qualifications:

  • Must have experience managing all aspects of a successful product throughout its lifecycle.
  • Must have excellent interpersonal skills around managing a team and delivering constructive feedback in a timely and professional manner.
  • Must be proficient at providing candid feedback to subordinates and holding them accountable to perform.
  • Proven ability to develop product and marketing strategies and effectively communicate recommendations to senior leadership.
  • Must have solid technical background with understanding and/or hands-on experience in software development and web technologies
  • Excellent communications skills, both written and verbal.
  • Must be a self starter with the ability to work independently and effectively with cross functional teams across the organization
  • Strong project management skills with the ability to juggle multiple tasks while still delivering high quality results in a fast paced environment.
  • Computer Savvy with solid knowledge of MS Office Products (Word, Excel, Powerpoint), JIRA, Confluence, Salesforce, and Pendo.

 

Physical Demands and Work Environment:

The physical demands described here are representative of those that must be met by an employee to successfully perform the essential functions of this job. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.

  • Regularly required to sit and use hands to finger, handle, or feel objects, tools, or controls, lift and/or move up to 10 pounds. 
  • Frequently required to reach with hands and arms and talk or hear, to walk. 
  • Specific vision abilities required by this position include close vision, color vision, and the ability to adjust focus.   
  • Noise level in the work environment is usually moderate.
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