Sr. Product Manager, Int'l Indirect Tax Content

Product Management Seattle, Washington Durham, North Carolina


As a Senior Product Manager for International Tax Content, you will contribute to Avalara's global tax content acquisition strategy and day-to-day product management activities focused on driving the creation of new international tax content that will serve business and products of all sizes across a broad range of industries and geographies.

This role will collaborate with cross functional teams across product, content research, and engineering to define a clear vision, roadmap, and business requirements for building and expanding our international tax content.

Job Duties


  • Work with customers to understand their needs, and translate those needs into feature enhancements and new products.

  • Be / become an expert in your product's space

  • Articulate a clear and compelling product strategy and roadmap that synthesizes customer needs, market dynamics, and business requirements

  • Develop clear, detailed, and actionable product requirements in partnership with Design / UX

  • Serve as agile Product Owner to ensure engineering execution aligns with your roadmap

  • Build alignment and collaborate effectively with internal stakeholders to ensure a great end-to-end customer experience and effective customer-facing launches

  • Define metrics that measure the success of products, and use these metrics to drive business outcomes

  • Qualifications


  • At least 8 years overall professional career experience

  • 5+ years experience as a SaaS Product Manager, leading products at multiple lifecycle stages; facing multiple business challenges such as high growth, quick time to market, quality, and technology migrations; and serving customer bases that span small business owners, SMB, and enterprise and / or both mass-market and vertical niche offering **

  • Indirect tax research experience (VAT, Cross-Border, and related taxes)

  • Experience engaging with current and prospective customers to understand their needs, workflows, and context

  • Experience with agile development methodologies, the Product Owner role, and commonly used tools such as Jira, Confluence, etc.

  • Experience creating customer journey maps to define end-to-end customer experiences

  • Demonstrated experience partnering cross-functionally

  • Ability to deliver developer-ready requirements appropriate for the project at hand

  • Hands-on experience using major analytics tools; SQL experience is a plus

  • Exceptional written and oral communication skills, with experience conducting small-group briefings and demos both internally and with customers

  • Strong attention to detail

  • Team player able to drive results through influence and enthusiasm

  • Experience with tax automation products, ERP, eCommerce platforms, and other financial systems

  • Familiarity with accounting and transaction tax compliance concepts (i.e., sales tax returns)

  • Bachelor's Degree in a relevant field (accounting, business, or computer science)

  • ** Whilst we would prefer to hire an individual with Product Management experience, we are happy to consider candidates with relevant domain and tax technology experience who have a genuine desire to move into Product Management.

    Preferred Qualifications


  • Have a mix of startup and big company experience, and are familiar with the opportunities and challenges in a high-growth environment

  • Brazil indirect tax experience

  • Avalara is an Equal Opportunity Employer. All qualified candidates will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, creed, religion, age, gender, national orientation, disability, sexual orientation, US Veteran status, or any other factor protected by law.