Product Manager

Marketing United States Los Angeles/Southern California, CA


Description

Product Manager (Software)

 Our Client's mission is to advance a sustainable future for all.

Today, their intelligent microinverters, which turn sunlight into an affordable, safe, reliable, and scalable source of energy, work with virtually every solar panel made, and when paired with their award-winning smart battery technology, they engineer one of the industry's best-performing clean energy systems. To date, our client has installed more than 36 million microinverters on more than 1.5 million homes across 130 countries.

Like their customers, their innovative teams are also worldwide, making our renewable client a truly global company. They are one of the fastest growing and most dynamic energy companies in the world. Nimble and acutely focused on developing ground-breaking solar energy management technology, each of their teams has a shared goal of creating a carbon-free future.

Our renewable client is also committed to diversity and inclusion. Developing cutting edge technology requires a workforce as diverse as the populations they wish to serve. They are a values-driven company that puts people and their power at the center of our shared energy future.

About the Role:

Our renewable client acquired a platform technology company and is disrupting the cleantech O&M space.  The organization is seeking a full-time Product Manager based out of our Scottsdale, Arizona office.

As a Product Manager on the team, you will be responsible for owning the development and delivery of new products by conducting market research, creating product time frames and plans, leading their engineering teams, and collaborating on marketing strategies for new products.

Responsibilities:

  • Own the VOC (Voice of the Customer) and represent it faithfully internally. Be obsessed with our customers - who they are, what their needs and pain points are, why they trust certain products and not others, etc.
  • Capture and articulate product feedback from multiple sources. You will identify and fill product gaps and generate new ideas that grow market share and improve user experience
  • Lead and participate in planning meetings and provide advice and guidance on the direction of products.
  • Conduct periodic product backlog reviews, prioritizing with buy-in from all stakeholders, and representing business, customer, and partner impact
  • Define, track, and analyze metrics and measures for product performance
  • Own the end-to-end product development process, including business case definition, writing and scoping product requirements, creating feature specifications, testing and validating pre-release product, and more
  • Manage and track product development process looking at engineering utilization and velocity
  • Develop product related content in support of sales and account management teams
  • Maintain in-depth knowledge of products, solutions, and company offerings
  • Conduct competitive assessments
  • Manage relationships with partners (manufacturing companies, distribution partners, customers, etc.)
  • Other duties as required

Requirements:

  • Bachelor’s degree in a relevant field, or equivalent tech-heavy, product/engineering experience
  • Relevant advanced degree such as an MBA, preferred
  • At least 2-10 years of product management, product owner, or other relevant experience
  • Experience working directly with software product designers to design and iterate on products
  • Experience managing project managers and development teams
  • Excellent oral and written communication skills
  • Deep knowledge of or proficiency in consumer marketing analytics
  • Ability to be creative, strategic, analytical, and think outside the box to solve problems. 

KAI Partners, Inc.

KAI Partners, Inc. believes a business succeeds by the hard work of its employees. We help clients engineer solutions that matter to their business and their people through the imagination, experiences, knowledge, and skills of our people.

We are a California-based small business providing world-class management consulting services to public and private sector clients. With proven talent and extensive experience across multiple large-scale projects, the KAI Partners team has executive-level experience in Information Systems design, development, implementation, and testing. We have extensive experience in financial program and system operations, and internal program and system audit support. Recently, we’ve added a recruiting arm catering to business in the private sector nationwide.

The KAI Partners team has over six decades of experience working within and consulting to organizations across numerous industries, including health care, oil and gas, technology, non-profit organizations, and more. Our experience includes a 20-year history implementing the Project Management Institute’s (PMI) best practices and standards. To learn more please visit kaipartners.com.