Director of Product Management - Software

CentralSquare   •  

Lake Mary, FL

Industry: Technology

  •  

8 - 10 years

Posted 32 days ago

Job Description

Summary

The Director of Product Management will identify new and expanded market opportunities in the Public Sector space, show ownership of requirements definition and design of products / solutions that meet demonstrated market needs, project management of creation and delivery of products / solutions, coordinating with development, quality assurance, business leaders and other stakeholders; and drive a product roadmap that sets CentralSquare up for success in the market.

The individual filling this role must have a passion for technology and designing innovative new products and solutions, and a love for hands-on Agile-style project management.

Essential Duties and Responsibilities

  • Understanding what great product looks like, create aproduct roadmap tosupport our business strategy, leverage strong process and project management abilities to envision and manage product lifecycle from idea inception,support go-to-market plans, and lead with a customer first mindset.

  • Become an expert within CentralSquare on the Public Sector market segment, current and future. Provide SaaS thought leadership and direction as new SaaS applications are created and for the re-engineering of existing capabilities.
  • Develop the requirements for highly differentiated Public Sector solutions, products, and / or services, including strategy definition, requirements analysis, and delineation of the market opportunity.

  • Provide timely and effective reports of product performance – specifically for development and product release plans.
  • Collaborate with team to get feedback from the field on new feature requirements and enhancements - in efforts to drive product utilization.
  • Conduct market research, monitor competitive activity, and identify customer targets and their needs; apply learnings to current products and in ideation sessions for the development of new products or solutions.
  • Participate in sales, business development, and existing customer calls as or meetings as appropriate to hear and understand first-hand the needs and requirements of prospects and customers.
  • Ensure product development processes adhere to Agile (or similar) principles and align with company resource planning and allocation efforts.
  • Articulate new product features and benefits to internal groups, including marketing and sales.
  • Stewardship of Products from Concept to Launch
  • Manage the P&L of the product line and demonstrated success in expanding into adjacencies.

    Supervisory Responsibilities

  • Lead a team of product management and engineering professionals in the development of both strategic and tactical deliverables, and manage the team, a budget, and associated resources toward those ends.
  • Assist in the assignment and management of a large cross-functional team to deliver product development results, leading through influence and by example.

Skills & Requirements

Qualifications

  • Passion for and ability to understand customer needs and deliver great solutions. A track-record for building software that is both efficient and effective with exceptional user experience.
  • Excellent strategic thinking and prioritization skills. Ability to create a winning roadmap to achieve business goals while making difficult trade-off decisions
  • Demonstrable organizational and project management skills are required.
  • Must be able to know how to do research, mine data and apply strategic thinking to executive-level pitches and presentations.
  • Strong analytical, verbal and written communications and presentation skills required.
  • Facility with basic business software, including the Microsoft Office Suite and Google Apps, is required. Facility with project management applications such as Jira, BaseCamp or MS Project is also required.
  • Experience with defining, designing, implementing, and managing various product management and development methodologies.
  • Thorough understanding of PM skills,processes, best practices and ability to teach others.

    Education and/or Experience

  • 8+ years of software Product Management experience is desired.
  • 8+ years of experience in managing, coaching, and leading senior level and mid-level staff including multi-functional teams.
  • Master’s in Business or Computer Science preferred (or equivalent experience)
  • ERP or Finance product experience is required
  • Experience with Pragmatic Marketing Framework

  • Hands on design experience with enterprise B2B applications for both technical and business users
  • Experience defining technical product features; from inception to execution
  • Demonstrated experience developing Software products.
  • SaaS experience is preferred.
  • Demonstrated visionary leader. Ability to develop and cultivate a dynamic, progressive, and technologically advanced organization.