Technical Product Manager

5 - 7 years experience  •  Information Services

Salary depends on experience
Posted on 10/13/17
Spokane, WA
5 - 7 years experience
Information Services
Salary depends on experience
Posted on 10/13/17

Position Summary

The Product Manager will develop and execute product strategies that support Ecova’s goals, meet customer needs and drive a high level of customer satisfaction. Key objectives will be managing the product lifecycle, product portfolio management, product marketing and financial planning.

Role Description

Product strategy definition & portfolio planning, road map generation & business strategy definition

  • Tracks, evaluates and communicates product performance against corporate objectives
  • Provides business case development for product development investment priorities in collaboration with Portfolio Management team
  • Supports the development of the product roadmaps
  • Coordinates with other departments to ensure collaboration and timely execution of product roadmap development

Product lifecycle management

  • Responsible for managing the end-to-end development of product strategies and executing across cross-functional teams and into the market
  • Works with engineering to manage the release of product from inception through launch
  • Manages the release planning process, project vision, feature prioritization, product requirements and ongoing product roadmap
  • Aids in the ongoing market sensing activities that employ Voice of the Customer initiatives and competitive analysis

Product marketing and sales enablement

  • Responsible for working with marketing to evaluate and execute product marketing outreach programs via collateral, sales tools, training materials and other marketing tools
  • Develops product level messaging and feature/benefit statements

Financial planning and management

  • Provides financial planning and P&L support through the development of high level business plans and business cases in support of innovation and product development activities
  • Assists in tracking and management of budgeted and forecasted revenue, delivery costs, and product line margin
  • Contributes to the development of pricing strategies and manages pricing to support company financial goals

People Management

  • Manages 1-2 product owners, dedicated to product line development team




Role Competencies

  • Bachelor's degree in Engineering / Environmental Science / CS Degree or 5 years in technology with business degree. 
  • 0-3 years of experience in Product Management
  • 5 years of experience in commercial software or IT services, ideally sustainability or energy related
  • 2-3 years in leadership role
  • Demonstrated ability to effectively define and deliver innovative solutions that meet customer needs in conjunction with Product Development. Strong understanding of software development lifecycles required. 
  • Involvement in some, if not all, aspects of product launches, e.g., development of messaging and positioning, internal and external communications planning, testing, training, implementation planning, execution, user documentation.
  • Working knowledge of Agile/Scrum a bonus. 
  • Demonstrated ability to translate concepts into viable products or business solutions, including experience guiding or personally conducting and analyzing market research for product planning.
  • Entrepreneurial spirit and creative approach to problem solving.
  • Demonstrated strong verbal and written communications skills.
  • Strong interpersonal skills with ability to relate at all levels.
  • Strong analytical skills.
  • Ability to effectively work with and influence cross-functional teams to achieve results.
  • Ability to manage people with empathy, clarity and vision


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