Associate Product Manager II

at UST
Location St. Louis, MO
Date Posted May 2, 2021
Category Default
Job Type Full-time


Role Proficiency:

Contributes in driving the Product Vision that addresses cross-domain market needs with strong business viability in line with the Product/Platform Portfolio and guidance from Managers. Assists Managers in delivering the desired product and platform outcomes from initial conception to implementation and support.



  1.   A strong evangelist of Product & Platforms Division’s Vision and Philosophy
  2.   Actively contributes in driving the product vision approach after sound product research and discovery through modern product discovery practises
  3.   Performs primary and secondary research; executes and tracks the product/platform strategy
  4.   Ensures clear and unambiguous translation of Product Value Roadmap of deliverables to enable the product team to complete work
  5.   Ensures adherence to the Product Value Roadmap set by Product Managers and Product Leadership
  6.   Drafts user stories and ensures they are clearly understood by the cross functional product teams
  7.   Ensures Product requirements are gathered and prioritized
  8.   Ensures commitment to and tracking of clear Product Metrics under guidance from Managers
  9.   Drives the execution of product development in collaboration with Product Team members comprised of Product Design Technology & Data Science
  10.   Tracks/drives Product Metrics and success goals under the guidance from Managers
  11.   Adherence to modern product management practises and standards; providing periodic status updates
  12.   Supports Product Managers and Senior Product Managers in product demos
  13.   Supports in achieving the Product OKRs


Measures of Outcomes:

  1.   Adherence to agreed product roll-out timelines
  2.   Achievement of Product Metrics
  3.   Achievement of Product OKR's
  4.   Product Team Performance
  5. Number of domain and product certifications


Outputs Expected:

Plan to develop outstanding products and platforms:

  1. Strong research enabling sound Product Discovery
  2. Co-facilitates Discovery Sprints under guidance from Product and Senior Product Managers
  3. Write and articulate impressive user stories by capturing and translating solutions for identified user problems into product features that deliver value and impress users
  4. Execute early feasibility risk mitigations through product prototyping/POCs
  5. Adherence to Product OKR's


Design to deliver vast end -user experience:

  1. Facilitate sound user research across target market segments
  2. Influence implementing design user-centric experiences throughout the user journey
  3. Assist in defining user experience (e.g.  wire framing journey maps) partnering with product designers


Research the market to ensure an unfair advantage:

  1. Sound understanding of market trends partner ecosystems and competitive strategies
  2. Understanding users the marketplace the competition and future trends for the domain or type of system being developed through customer and market research competitive analysis and rapidly acquiring domain expertise
  3. Define and articulate unique product and business differentiation


Manage business to acquire additional markets:

  1. Assist in implementing the GTM strategies and achieve the metrics for product success
  2. Protect assets and mitigate risks employing IP knowledge


Manage great people:

  1. Inspire Product teams communicate with diverse groups and influence change throughout the organization


Use great technology:

  1. Good understanding and usage of tech stacks
  2. Good understanding of exponential technologies including AI/ML IoT Blockchain
  3. Agile proficiency for Rapid Product Discovery & Development
  4. Employ the latest technology in product management by diving deep into technology trends and architectures


Employ great methods in product management :

  1. Understand different product management and development approaches
  2. Understand product usage models


Skill Examples:

  1.   Ability to understand and articulate the core positioning messaging and value propositions of the product
  2.   Ability to support product demos to customers/end users
  3.   Ability to define the user experience to be incorporated into the User Design
  4.   Aptitude in creating user stories
  5.   Ability to create market customer and competition research based on understanding of market trends partner ecosystems and competitive strategies
  6.   Capable of motivating the team to build and deliver impressive products

Major skills client looking for-

• Proven experience as a Product Architect or similar role

• Experience in product lifecycle management

• Background in software development and program management is preferred

• Familiarity with Agile framework

• Organizational and leadership abilities

• Excellent communication skills

• Problem-solving aptitude

• Creative thinking skills

• BSc/BA in Computer Science, Engineering or related field