Product Manager

Dropified Birmingham , AL 35202

Posted 2 months ago

DESCRIPTION

Are you ready for the next step in your career and help a market leader hit the next level? Dropified is seeking a talented and experienced product manager to oversee a wide variety of projects for our e-commerce enabling software platform. You will have the chance to work with a variety of internal stakeholders from the technical, marketing, and client success teams. We value problem-solving and leadership skills, and we offer a competitive compensation and 100% remote workforce. If you are ready to steer high-level projects to success, we are excited to have you on our team.

POSITION SUMMARY

As Product Manager, you will be responsible for identifying, prioritizing, and allocating features to products under development; of managing functional dependencies between products; and of marketing those products to their potential customers. We need an effective approach to product management because we want to build the right product(s), monitor the work of development teams, ongoing experiments, and even existing solutions running in production to determine their effectiveness. You will work closely with the project manager, engineering, developers, agile team, QA and others.

ESSENTIAL DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES:

  • Manage projects with top-down oversight throughout the entire project life-cycle to ensure success as defined by adherence to standards of scope, budget, and timeline.

  • Responsible for the product planning and execution throughout the Product life-cycle

  • Defines the product vision, strategy, and roadmap.

  • Evolve business roadmap. Rolling wave planning, annual planning, ad-hoc planning.

The goal is to develop roadmaps for individual products, product lines, and for the business itself. Prioritize decisions and provide input into the planning activities of other efforts.

  • Ensure that the product supports the company's overall strategy and goals.

  • Run beta and pilot programs with early-stage products and features

  • Focused on the long-term vision for the product, on observing trends in the marketplace, on identifying new potential outcomes or themes to be supported by the product, and on ensuring the product meets the needs of the value stream(s) the product is involved with.

  • Evolve business vision. You will work closely with stakeholders, and in the case of new products/solutions potential stakeholders, to understand their needs.

  • Explore potential products. Identify potential products that will provide significant value to our organization. Evaluate alternatives, develop business case.

  • Prioritize potential products. The implication is that only the highest priority products will be developed, and therefore need to be prioritized appropriately.

  • Allocate features. Features will need to be allocated to delivery teams so that may be implemented, these features will need to be prioritized so that the teams know the order in which to implement the functionality. Balance competing priorities, manage dependencies and allocate to the delivery team.

  • Manage functional dependencies. Manage these dependencies so as to optimize when functionality is implemented and released into production.

  • Govern products. Monitor how successful the products are, as well as how well the products are being evolved. Product governance is one aspect of your overall governance efforts.

REQUIRED EXPERIENCE AND QUALIFICATIONS:

  • Solid understanding of software engineering principles and SaaS

  • Demonstrated understanding of Project Management processes, strategies and methods

  • Bachelor's degree in a related field or equivalent work experience

  • Minimum of 5 years experience as a Product Manager

  • Experience working remotely and with product teams around the world

  • Proven ability to influence cross-functional teams without formal authority

  • Extensive leadership experience and strong consensus-building abilities

  • Excellent time management and organizational skills and experience establishing guidelines in these areas for others

  • Strong sense of personal accountability regarding decision-making and supervising department teams

  • Experience working in a high-level collaborative environment and promoting a teamwork mentality

  • Managerial experience applying analytical thinking and problem-solving skills

NICE-TO-HAVE:

  • Project / product management certification from accredited institution

  • Experience in B2C / B2B platform development

  • Agile/Scrum

  • Coursework in business, information technology or a technical field

  • Previous work experience in sales, research, operations, customer service, information technology, administration or other related jobs

  • Degree in Product Management, Computer Science, Computer Engineering, or related field-Software development or product tech experience

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