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Product Manager

VanderHouwen

Job ID: 54362

This role can be fully remote.

Product Manager
Our client is hiring a Product Manager for their team in Beaverton, Oregon.

Leadership
Competencies:
Strategic Vision & Roadmap.
Product Management.
Negotiate & Influence.
Awareness & Ability to Manage Across Dependencies and Priorities.
Tolerance for Ambiguity.
Collaboration.
Develop Talent, Teamwork and Diversity.
Communicate Effectively.
Lead & Influence.
    
Responsibilities:
Represents the product organization in the execution of elements of the product roadmap, working with resources across (and potentially outside) the organization. 
Translates user requirements into features to guide the deliverables of the agile development team. 
May serve as the product owner, representing the product needs to the agile development team. 
Accountable for planning for and supporting the performance of a feature, under direction. 
Leads structured meetings, clearly communicating expectations, plans, and requirements for the product. Ensures that stakeholders are kept up to date on progress. 
Manages expectations. 
Facilitates process mapping, gap analysis, data flow to help assess business implications of feature, tool, or platform. 
Ability to recommend and drive business improvements to existing and new solutions resulting in improved customer experience, productivity improvements and defect elimination efforts.
Self manages. Receives general direction to guide their work.

Research
Competencies: 
Analysis: Data and Metrics.
Research on advanced technologies.
ROI and Business Metrics.
Vendor Relationship Management.
Technical Expertise.

Responsibilities:
Conducts analysis to determine how features are performing and how they can be improved, including trend line analysis, multivariate analysis, etc. 
Can build the necessary model to assess impact to KPIs and user/value. 
Reviews and interprets metrics and reports regularly on the state of their assigned /feature. 
Develops hypotheses on the performance of a feature and the expected outcome.
Can deconstruct competitor offerings and glean and share insights with the relevant communities. 
Briefs the research team to ensure that their feature is tagged appropriately, to reach the expected outcome. 
Possesses and/or acquires in depth knowledge of the relationship between business processes and the product you support. 
Capable of reviewing and understanding operational processes within the related areas of the business and identifying area for improvement or innovation, evaluating potential cost-benefits.

Customer Empathy
Competencies: 
User Experience Skillset.
Integrated Thinking.
Insights Skillset.
Foster Consumer & Customer Commitment: Stakeholder Management.
Champion and Embrace Change.    

Responsibilities:
Proposes feature changes to the product that align with and advance the roadmap. Writes up full specifications for the proposed changes. 
Participates in brainstorming sessions. 
Develops and maintains a deep understanding of the different customers of the feature and applies this in developing proposals and executing changes.
Applies to persona (s) aligned with a given customer group.
Able to brief the design team on the UX needs of the feature. Iteratively works with designers to reach the expected outcome.

Demonstrated Expertise:
Has demonstrated expertise in relevant development tools, with the ability to apply that knowledge independently in their work.
Has demonstrated a broad understanding of various software development approaches, including waterfall, agile, scrum, Kanban. 
Maintains awareness of the activities of competitors and the industry in general. 
Has successfully developed and implemented a system/product/service/feature for a customer, evaluated its performance, and proposed and executed approaches to continually improve it. 
Has developed credibility and strong working relationships with technical and creative colleagues.
Has successfully analyzed the outcome of a landscape change, feature or improvement and developed actionable recommendations.
Has demonstrated the ability to prioritize feature changes effectively, in consideration of the product roadmap.


Benefits
Benefits are available to eligible VanderHouwen contractors and include coverage for medical, dental, vision, life insurance, short and long term disability, and matching 401k.

About VanderHouwen
VanderHouwen is an award-winning, Women-Owned, WBENC certified professional staffing firm. Founded in 1987, VanderHouwen has been successfully placing experienced professionals throughout the Pacific Northwest and nationwide.  Our recruitment teams are highly specialized in either Technology and IT, Engineering, or Accounting and Finance career markets. Our recruiters value building meaningful, professional relationships with each candidate as well as developing honed knowledge of companies' staffing needs and workplaces. Partner with us to land your next exciting career.

VanderHouwen is an Equal Opportunity Employer and participates in E-Verify. VanderHouwen does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, religion, sex, national origin, age, disability, or any other characteristic protected by applicable local, state or federal civil rights laws.