Senior Product Manager

Product Management Los Angeles, California


Description

Position at J2 Cloud Services

The Senior Product Manager will play a critical role in defining and executing upon the product roadmap and ensure that our products are aligned with the company's overall strategy and goals.

They partner with key stakeholders to define product strategy and influence development of new products and services and manage prioritization and trade-offs for speed to market, performance, and features. They will own a set of products and work closely with Customers, Engineering, Sales, Care, and Marketing to continuously deliver value for our customers.

In this role you will write and review business cases, develop the product roadmap, document business requirements, and own the product from design to release.

You must have experience in effectively collaborating with cross-functional teams to drive product results. You should also be able to demonstrate how you use data to help guide and inform as you test and iterate your product.

We are looking for strong self-driven individuals who will represent the voice of our customer. 

Duties

  • Define and communicate the overall product roadmap to stakeholders and senior leadership.
  • Own the product decisions for families of our applications that are critical for the organization, from conception through delivery.
  • Participate in evolving the strategy for enhancing and expanding our product offerings in response to marketplace conditions, internal stakeholder needs, and existing and prospective customer requests.
  • Define product enhancements via research, design, and specification efforts, prioritizing initiatives based on internal and external stakeholder needs,  documenting and evangelizing product changes to other teams in the company, and ensuring effective rollout of new products and features into the market.
  • Develop metrics and analytics to evaluate the success of products or new features of our products. Define and use measurements to inform product direction.
  • Define and shepherd the commercial model for assigned product areas based on market and internal stakeholder research.
  • Translate product goals into backlogs and prioritized features sets.
  • Continually prioritize work by communicating critical milestones, decomposing features into discrete tasks, and focusing on getting results into customer hands.
  • Participate in ongoing market, user, and competitive analysis to understand landscape, positioning, and feature set.  Research new user-facing challenges and determine potential opportunities to enhance or expand our existing product lines.
  • Work with cross-functional team members to plan and execute the go-to-market strategy of completed features.
  • Serve as a product evangelist for assigned product areas both internally and externally.
  • Work with external third parties to assess partnerships and licensing opportunities. 
  • Run beta and pilot programs with early-stage products and conduct UAT.

Qualifications/Requirements

  • Minimum 6+ years relevant experience within Cloud/SaaS, APIs and Web Services for web/mobile and enterprise.
  • Bachelor’s degree required or additional directly related experience in a Product Management, Engineering or Technology Strategy role.  MBA preferred. 
  • Experience with Product Design of web-based software products and technologies. Experience with product management in the healthcare industry is a major plus. Financial Services or Legal SaaS products are also helpful.
  • Professional experience managing mobile applications as part of a product portfolio.
  • Knowledge of multiple functional areas such as Product Management, Engineering, UX/UI, Sales, Customer Support, Finance or Marketing.
  • Excellent problem-solving, organizational, analytical and influencing skills, with proven ability to take initiative and build strong, productive relationships.
  • Excellent written and verbal communications with professional and technical audiences
  • Understanding of Agile and work experience in a fast paced, Agile based development environment.
  • Professional experience creating and delivering technical and business decision maker presentations for internal and external customers.
  • Solid understanding of how service-oriented architectures are built and structured.
  • Highly committed, thought leader, innovative and a team player.
  • Knowledge of tracking and reporting tools, JIRA preferred. Affinity with Confluence.
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