Sr Director, Product Management

Product Management London, United Kingdom


Position at Smarsh

Summary: 

Are you interested in helping build the market’s leading cognitive computing platform? Do you want to revolutionize the way organizations analyze and derive intelligence from vast volumes of data?  With the recent acquisition of Digital Reasoning, Smarsh is  the trusted leader in cognitive computing. We build software that understands human communication—in many languages, across many domains, and at enormous scale.  As the Sr. Director of Product Management, you will be part of creating technology like nothing else out there. 

Smarsh seeks an influencer who knows how to get things done to join our product management team.  As part of the Product Management team, you bridge the technical and business worlds as you help constantly improve our market leading cognitive computing platform.  In this role, you will play a pivotal role defining product requirements, building tools enabling partners and integrators successfully deploy our platform, and tirelessly champion the needs of our customers.  Given the breadth of the platform we are building this role will require coordination across many internal and external teams and will be visible at the highest levels of the company. You’ll work with our customers, partners, software integrators, and operational stakeholders to prioritize roadmap features, and spearhead the definition of new capabilities through expertly crafted user stories.  This role will also develop content for required marketing materials including technical data sheets, brochures, customer presentations, product training, etc. 

Roles and Responsibilities 

  1. Exceptional problem-solving skills, strong business judgment, and demonstrated experience leading cross-functional teams 
  1. Proven ability to execute both strategically and tactically 
  1. Excited to take on new, ambiguous projects that will be industry defining 
  1. Solid technical background with a focus on customer engagements 
  1. Passionate for cutting edge information technology 

General Required Competencies: 

  • 10+ years in a Product Management role, especially technical fluency with the ability to understand trade-offs inherent in design decisions 
  • 3+ years managing a product team within an entrepreneurial company 
  • A history of delivering large scale distributed systems designed to scale 
  • The ability to articulate defined strategy and mold consensus across many different stakeholders 
  • Analytical thinking and great problem-solving skills 
  • Bonus: experience leveraging machine learning, elastic search, and Map/Reduce technologies 
  • Quick learner, self-starter, and “can do” attitude 
  • Able to express opinions, provide leadership and collaborate in a way that builds harmony and fosters a positive working environment 
  • Expert meeting facilitation and organizational brainstorming and planning skills