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Vice President of Product Management
The Vice President of Product Management leads the Product Management team to define the roadmap for long-term product strategy and execution by gathering and prioritizing product and customer requirements, defining the product vision, and working closely with internal departments to deliver.
Essential Functions and Basic Duties
Discovers and validates urgent and pervasive problems in the market by interviewing customers, recent evaluators, and untapped, potential customers.
Acts as the voice of the customer (and potential customer) by staying current with industry trends through reading educational journals, magazines, papers, blogs, etc., and attending webinars, conferences, forums, etc.
Serves as an ambassador of the company and represents the company on panels and in other public, outward-facing opportunities.
Collects, defines, prioritizes, and recommends future product specifications from customers, non-customers, sales, and competitive analyses for both domestic and international product offerings.
Meets with customers, business partners, and other industry sources to identify functional requirements.
Works closely with Curriculum and Development to ensure that the product collects appropriate data to inform decision-making.
Drives the strategic agenda and roadmap for the product with input from Curriculum, Development, Marketing, Sales, and Customer Success.
Works closely with the Executive team to set long-term product strategy. Messages product direction, roadmap, progress, and schedule changes to the Executive Committee.
Works closely with Curriculum and Development to develop detailed and actionable requirements (User Stories) and assists with the timely execution of product development to specification using the agile development process.
Reviews progress continually to ensure attainment of objectives and makes course corrections when and where necessary to achieve goals.
Works with Development teams during the development cycle to ensure the product meets customer requirements; performs the correct priority tradeoffs to meet development schedules.
Works with the Marketing team to prepare the market launch plans and activities.
Performs other duties as may be reasonably required by Management.
Bachelor’s degree required; MBA preferred
Solid understanding of product management processes
Understanding of sales models and go-to-market strategies and product launches
Strong understanding of technology to include Saas, Tablet, and Big Data
10+ years of product management experience with a track record of delivering software products
Previous marketing experience preferred
Previous experience managing a team of product managers preferred
Strong background in agile development methodologies
Ability to see where the market, competition, and industry are going and to create a strong vision for where the product needs to be in order to win the market and delight customers.
A master generalist with the ability to talk to engineers, users, executives, finance, marketing, sales, and other groups without tripping
Ability to understand the requirements of the various decision makers in an organization and how to be the customer advocate
Ability to create Use Cases & User Stories, perform competitive analysis, feature/function prioritization and assessment
Proven teamwork and people management skills
Excellent interpersonal, presentation, written and oral communication skills
Ability to gather data and make recommendations using sources such as financial statements, primary and secondary research, and customer and partner interviews