Product Manager

Atlanta, GA

5 - 7 years experience  •  Software

$80K - $100K
Posted on 08/12/17 by Scott Hall
Atlanta, GA
5 - 7 years experience
$80K - $100K
Posted on 08/12/17 by Scott Hall

Summary: Responsible for driving all strategy, new development, and performance enhancements for specific set of products within a product category. Manages the end to end product lifecycle from idea inception through development and launch, leveraging specialists, operators, and stakeholders along the way. 

• Bachelor degree in an IT-related discipline 
• PMP certification - preferred 
• 5-7 years experience managing projects 

Skills and Competencies: 
• Strong skills in Microsoft Project to manage to a detailed project plan 
• Excellent follow up to ensure tasks are being delivered according to plan. 
• Understanding of website development and associated back-end connection task 
• Strong leadership skills 
• Strong communication skills 

Major Job Duties and Responsibilities: 
-Help drive projects and results 
• Lead development and implementation of product strategy: Incorporate deep understanding of customer insights, markets, competition, and distribution capabilities to define product strategy. This should manifest itself in a roadmap of initiatives including small enhancement and content refreshments to existing products as well as new product needs 
• Measure product performance and lead performance improvement initiatives. Identify and understand the performance drivers and set up ongoing diagnostics and monitoring capabilities 
• Drive new product development – create sound business cases around all new products based on needs assessment and projected feasibility. Incorporate a user/customer centric approach to all development efforts. Engage appropriate product support teams and developers early in the process to capture full perspective in creating “best fit” products 
• Communicate product information: including product roadmap, specifications, value proposition, sales tools training tools and competitive information to stakeholders. Provide status updates to PMO for regular reporting cycles. 
• Manage product lifecycles: continually evaluate product performance and key customer insights and ensure new product needs are identified far enough in advance to address needs before product obsolescence. 

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