Software Product Manager

Michigan, Grand Rapids-Muskegon-

Post Date: 04/10/2018 Job ID: 11159 Industry: IT

Software Product Manager

IT Data Center Experience Required!

Located in Grand Rapids, MI

Our client is seeking a talent to serve in a new additional role in their organization as a Product Manager. In this role, you will work within a team that is charged with product line contribution reporting to the Principal Product Manager. Responsibility extends from increasing the profitability of existing products to developing new products for the company. You will build products from existing ideas, and help to develop new ideas based on your industry experience and your contact with customers and prospects.

Our client is seeking individuals with a unique blend of business and technical savvy; a big-picture vision, and the drive to make that vision a reality. You must enjoy spending time in the market to understand user-specific problems as well as find innovative solutions for the broader market.

As a Product Manager you will communicate with all areas of the company. You will work with an engineering counterpart to define product release requirements. You will work with marketing communications to define the go-to-market strategy and help them understand product positioning, key benefits, and the target customer. You will also serve as the internal and external evangelist for your product offering, occasionally working with the sales channel and key customers.

Key responsibilities

Managing the entire product life cycle from strategic planning to tactical activities
Specifying market requirements for current and future products by conducting market research supported by on-going visits to customers and non-customers.
Driving a solution set across development teams (primarily Development/Engineering, and Marketing Communications) through market requirements, product contract, and positioning.

Requirements

3+ years of software product management experience in an IT focused product/services company
Computer Science or Engineering degree with work experience required
Experience working with all components of an enterprise IT data center
Effective communication and teamwork with the ability to employ a customer-focused work style
This position requires travel to customer and non-customer sites in North America (5%)

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