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Product Manager III

Portland, OR, US, 97201

70662

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Essential Functions

  1. Manage the entire product lifecycle, from planning & definition through development, launch, and retirement phases.
  2. Gather functional requirements from business stakeholders, collaborate with project team members to identify feature details and document specifications.
  3. Create, maintain and communicate the product roadmap for your product offerings.
  4. Author epics (big ideas), creating user stories and leading the sprint team ceremonies, which include daily stand-ups, planning sessions and working with your sprint teams to decompose user stories into development tasks.
  5. Identify market needs and maintain awareness of competitor offerings in order to articulate the associated business opportunities.
  6. Define solutions to meet the market need and create the business case justification for pursuing such initiatives. Create a compelling value proposition for your products and initiatives.
  7. Manage the development backlog for your sprint teams including authoring stories, managing grooming sessions, helping lead sprint team planning sessions, and running stand-up meetings, showcases and retrospective ceremonies enabling efficient and productive development efforts.
  8. Work as a key member of a Launch Team to coordinate all activities required to prepare the product for a successful launch including development and execution of launch plan.
  9. Collaborate with Business Unit leadership to understand and plan the operational requirements associated with launching and supporting your product including all activities required for service and IT/IS readiness.

 

Required Job Skills

  1. Bachelor’s degree in Computer Science, Business, or Engineering.
  2. Five years of Product Management and/or Product Planning experience.
  3. Previous experience in a Commercial Software, Systems, or Online Services company in a SaaS, Cloud leading-edge environment.
  4. Detail, action, and process oriented to drive projects and initiatives to completion.
  5. Ability to interact with customers to listen, organize, and champion projects.
  6. Proven ability to simplify inherently complex concepts and plan solutions necessary to iteratively address market needs.
  7. Excellent inter-personal skills with ability to negotiate and persuade team members and key decision makers.
  8. Strong track record of client collaboration and market assessment.
  9. Demonstrated record of turning ideas into realities.
  10. Exceptionally strong written and verbal communications with a strong aptitude for succinctly presenting thoughts and ideas to senior internal and external stakeholders.
  11. Ability to listen and consider the points of view of others, collaborate and build consensus within cross-functional areas.
  12. Ability to effectively multi-task in a deadline driven atmosphere.
  13. Highly motivated ‘go-getter' who is driven to achieve business results with the ability to remain positive and focused on moving forward, regardless of obstacles.
  14. Travel 25% of time to meet with customers and business partners.

 

Preferred Skills

  1. MBA in Computer Science, Business, or Engineering.
  2. Experience working in an Agile software development environment, and with Agile tools such as Jira and TFS a plus.
  3. Knowledge of the automotive industry, dealership environment or product marketing area.
  4. Solid project management experience/skills.
  5. Experience in collaborating with off shore agile teams. 

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