Product Manager I

Company: UST Global
Location: Austin, Texas, United States
Type: Full-time
Posted: 31.JUL.2021
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Summary

UST ® is looking for talented and creative Product Manager Strong collaboration and communication skills, including the ability to convey ...

Description

UST ® is looking for talented and creative Product Manager

Strong collaboration and communication skills, including the ability to convey

ideas effectively to both IT and business audiences

Product owner / product manager experience, preferably in the online space and

technology / tech solutions industry

12+ years of related experience in a professional role with a Bachelor's degree; or 18+ years and a Master's degree; or a PhD with 8+ years' experience; or equivalent experience

Desirable Requirements:

Experience with Agile Development environments is a must

Enterprise work experience dealing with highly complex situations is strongly preferred

Strong analytical skills

SCRUM Master certification a plus

Role Proficiency:

Develops and drives the Product Vision that addresses cross-domain market needs with strong business viability in line with the Product/Platform Portfolio and guidance from Managers. As an active team contributor leads the product teams in delivering the desired product outcomes from initial inspiration to implementation and support. A strong evangelist of Product & Platforms Division's Vision and Philosophy.

Outcomes:

* Owns the Value and Viability Risks and Manages the Product Lifecycle under guidance from Product Manager II
* Devises the product vision and approach after sound product discovery through modern product discovery practises
* Defines and drives and efficient scalable and feasible product development approach in collaboration with Product Technology Data Science and Product Design for early feasibility risk and end-user validations
* Develops the core positioning messaging and value propositions for the product by identifying target market requirements through modern product management practices including Discovery Sprints Rapid Prototyping etc
* Defines the Product Value Roadmap for the different Phases and Stages
* Drafts user stories and ensures they are clearly understood by the cross functional product teams
* Drives the product GTM strategies in agreement with the Product Manager II
* Implements the Pricing Strategy for sound product adoption and viability
* Models/displays strong product value and viability for investment approvals at critical go/no-go junctures
* Tracks/Drives Product Metrics &Success goals as under the guidance from Product Manager II
* Adherence to modern product management practises and standards; provide periodic status updates
* Ensure career progression for APMs via focused mentoring and grooming
* Perform product demos to customers
* Drives strategies for sustained product innovation and high-end user satisfaction scores

Measures of Outcomes:

* Outcome accounting performancea. Product financial healthb. Product and Platform Assetsc. Number of Customer Activationsd. Churn Ratiose. TCV of Customer Revenuef. Projected Product Growth - Assets Revenues vs. Achievement
* Adherence to agreed product roll-out timelines
* Achievement of Product OKRs
* Product Team Performance
* Number of domain and product certifications

Outputs Expected:

Plan to develop great products and platforms:

* Drive the Product strategy with a compelling vision
* Devise development and roll out strategies
* Creates and manages a product value roadmap based on delivering value outcomes
* Facilitate Discovery Sprints with the Product Team
* Write and articulate impressive user stories by capturing and translating solutions for identified user problems into product features that deliver value and impress users
* Plan and execute early feasibility risk mitigations through product prototyping/POCs
* Conduct Product and Release Planning sessions with cross-functional product teams
* Set quality product OKRs to meet the same

Design to deliver vast end -user experience:

* Facilitate sound user research across target market segments
* Design user-centric experiences throughout the user journey
* Define user experience (e.g. wire framing journey maps) partnering with product designers

Research the market to ensure an unfair advantage:

* Sound understanding of market trends partner ecosystems and competitive strategies
* Understanding users the marketplace the competition and future trends for the domain or type of system being developed through customer and market research competitive analysis and rapidly acquiring domain expertise
* Define and articulate unique product and business differentiation

Manage business to go to acquire additional markets:

* Implement the GTM strategies and achieve the metrics for product success
* Protect assets and mitigate risks employing IP knowledge

Manages Product Viability:

* Implement product pricing strategies for market adoption and strong business viability

Manage great people:

* Inspire Product teams communicate with diverse groups and influence change throughout the organization
* Set a vision of what s/he wishes to build while motivating the product team to deliver the vision
* Prioritize delegate influence persuade resolve

Use great technology:

* Deep understanding and usage of tech stacks
* Sound understanding of exponential technologies including AI/ML IoT Blockchain
* Agile proficiency for Rapid Product Discovery & Development
* Employ latest technology in product management by diving deep into technology trends and architectures

Employ great methods in product management :

* Understand different product management and development approaches
* Understand product usage models

Stakeholder Management :

* Exemplary people management skills

Skill Examples:

* Product Value & Viability Management
* Ability to create business cases and business models including revenue modeling cost management SaaS models and outcome-based models
* Ability to manage a great team and stakeholders with proven ability to influence cross-functional teams without formal authority
* Ability to develop the core positioning messaging and value propositions for the product
* Ability to perform product demos to customers/end users
* Aptitude in managing product pipeline effectively
* Ability to define user experience to be incorporated into the User Design
* Capable of creating and expounding on user stories
* Product/Platform GTM planning and implementation
* Ability to create market customer and competition research based on understanding of market trends partner ecosystems and competitive strategies
* Capacity to leverage great technology in product management by diving deep into technology trends and architectures
* Skill in motivating the team to build and deliver great products
* Great Coach Agile Leader

Knowledge Examples:

Additional Comments:

None

 
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