Product Manager II

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

Summary

UST ® is looking for talented and creative Tax IT Product Manager Requirements: Minimum of 10 years of relevant experience in project/prog...

Description

UST ® is looking for talented and creative Tax IT Product Manager

Requirements:

Minimum of 10 years of relevant experience in project/program/product management of large Tax software (Onesource / Sabrix or Vertex) or Finance ERP implementations. Preference experience with SAP or Oracle ERP.

Experience in Pivotal, Agile or Waterfall project management practices

Proven experience in managing global teams.

Role Proficiency:

Develops and drives the Platform 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 multiple product teams in delivering the desired platform outcomes from initial inception 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 and Platform Lifecycle under guidance from Principal Product Manager I & II
* Devises the product vision and approach; after sound product discovery utilizing modern product discovery practises
* Defines and drives 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 Principal Product Manager I and 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 and Success goals as under the guidance of Principal Product Manager I and 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
* Sets the direction for sustained product innovation and high-end user satisfaction scores
* Manages the relationship with Idea Partners Panel of Experts; Co-creating enterprise-clients

Measures of Outcomes:

* Outcome accounting performancea. Product financial healthb. Product and Platform Assetsc. Valuation Multiples d. Number of Customer Activationse. Churn Ratiosf. TCV of Customer Revenueg. Projected Product Growth - Assets Revenues vs Achievement h. Cost Control
* Adherence to agreed product roll-out timelines
* Achievement of Product/Platform OKRs
* Product Team Performance
* Number of domain and product certifications

Outputs Expected:

Plan to develop great products and platforms:

* Develop the Product/Platform 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
* Facilitate the collection and prioritization of roadmap inputs and manage a living roadmap for the different Product phases
* Write and groom 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/platform OKRs to meet same

Design to deliver great 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

Manages Portfolio Viability:

* Implement product/platform 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 and motivate 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 vast technology in product management by deep dive 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
* Managing the relationship with Idea Partners Senior Management; Co-creating enterprise clients

Skill Examples:

* Product and Platform Value & Viability Management
* Ability to create business cases and business models including revenue modeling cost management SaaS models 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 to manage product pipeline effectively
* Ability to define user experience; to be incorporated into the User Design
* Capability in creating and grooming user stories
* Ability to perform 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 for leveraging vast technology in product management by deep dive into technology trends and architectures
* Skill in motivating team to build and deliver great products
* Great Coach Agile Leader

Knowledge Examples:

Additional Comments:

None

 
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