Product Manager I

at UST
Location Alpharetta, GA
Date Posted February 20, 2021
Category Default
Job Type Full-time

Description

Role Proficiency:

Develops and drives the Product Vision that addresses cross-domain market needs with strong business viability in line with the Product/Platform Portfolio and guidance from Managers. As an active team contributor leads the product teams in delivering the desired product outcomes from initial inspiration to implementation and support. A strong evangelist of Product & Platforms Division’s Vision and Philosophy.

Outcomes:

  1.   Owns the Value and Viability Risks and Manages the Product Lifecycle under guidance from Product Manager II
  2.   Devises the product vision and approach after sound product discovery through modern product discovery practises
  3.   Defines and drives and efficient scalable and feasible product development approach in collaboration with Product Technology Data Science and Product Design for early feasibility risk and end-user validations
  4.   Develops the core positioning messaging and value propositions for the product by identifying target market requirements through modern product management practices including Discovery Sprints Rapid Prototyping etc
  5.   Defines the Product Value Roadmap for the different Phases and Stages
  6.   Drafts user stories and ensures they are clearly understood by the cross functional product teams
  7.   Drives the product GTM strategies in agreement with the Product Manager II
  8.   Implements the Pricing Strategy for sound product adoption and viability
  9.   Models/displays strong product value and viability for investment approvals at critical go/no-go junctures
  10.   Tracks/Drives Product Metrics &Success goals as under the guidance from Product Manager II
  11.   Adherence to modern product management practises and standards; provide periodic status updates
  12.   Ensure career progression for APMs via focused mentoring and grooming
  13.   Perform product demos to customers
  14.   Drives strategies for sustained product innovation and high-end user satisfaction scores

Measures of Outcomes:

  1.   Outcome accounting performancea.  Product financial healthb.  Product and Platform Assetsc.  Number of Customer Activationsd.  Churn Ratiose.  TCV of Customer Revenuef.  Projected Product Growth – Assets Revenues vs. Achievement
  2.   Adherence to agreed product roll-out timelines
  3.   Achievement of Product OKRs
  4.   Product Team Performance
  5.   Number of domain and product certifications

Outputs Expected:

Plan to develop great products and platforms:

  1. Drive the Product strategy with a compelling vision
  2. Devise development and roll out strategies
  3. Creates and manages a product value roadmap based on delivering value outcomes
  4. Facilitate Discovery Sprints with the Product Team
  5. Write and articulate impressive user stories by capturing and translating solutions for identified user problems into product features that deliver value and impress users
  6. Plan and execute early feasibility risk mitigations through product prototyping/POCs
  7. Conduct Product and Release Planning sessions with cross-functional product teams
  8. Set quality product OKRs to meet the same

Design to deliver vast end -user experience:

  1. Facilitate sound user research across target market segments
  2. Design user-centric experiences throughout the user journey
  3. Define 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 go to acquire additional markets:

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

Manages Product Viability:

  1. Implement product pricing strategies for market adoption and strong business viability

Manage great people:

  1. Inspire Product teams communicate with diverse groups and influence change throughout the organization
  2. Set a vision of what s/he wishes to build while motivating the product team to deliver the vision
  3. Prioritize delegate influence persuade resolve

Use great technology:

  1. Deep understanding and usage of tech stacks
  2. Sound understanding of exponential technologies including AI/ML IoT Blockchain
  3. Agile proficiency for Rapid Product Discovery & Development
  4. Employ 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

Stakeholder Management :

  1. Exemplary people management skills

Skill Examples:

  1.   Product Value & Viability Management
  2.   Ability to create business cases and business models including revenue modeling cost management SaaS models and outcome-based models
  3.   Ability to manage a great team and stakeholders with proven ability to influence cross-functional teams without formal authority
  4.   Ability to develop the core positioning messaging and value propositions for the product
  5.   Ability to perform product demos to customers/end users
  6.   Aptitude in managing product pipeline effectively
  7.   Ability to define user experience to be incorporated into the User Design
  8.   Capable of creating and expounding on user stories
  9.   Product/Platform GTM planning and implementation
  10.   Ability to create market customer and competition research based on understanding of market trends partner ecosystems and competitive strategies
  11.   Capacity to leverage great technology in product management by diving deep into technology trends and architectures
  12.   Skill in motivating the team to build and deliver great products
  13. Great Coach Agile Leader

Knowledge Examples:

Knowledge Examples

  1.   Domain / Industry Knowledge: Working knowledge of standard business processes within the relevant industry vertical customer business domain
  2.   Technology Trends Knowledge: Demonstrates broad knowledge of technology trends related to multiple inter-related technologies
  3.   Expert at product discovery methods and practises 
  4.   Proficient in user story writing
  5.   Proficient in product pipeline management
  6.   Expertise in user experience design
  7.   Knowledge of market trends partner ecosystems and competitive strategies
  8.   Expertise in people management
  9.   Expertise in product/platform pricing and valuation methods
  10. Knowledge of technology trends and architectures
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