Product Manager - Engagement and Communication

Salary depends on experience
Posted on 06/22/18
Chicago, IL
5 - 7 years experience
Technology
Salary depends on experience
Posted on 06/22/18

Benefitfocus, Inc. (Benefitfocus), incorporated on March 12, 2013, is a provider of cloud-based benefits management platform for consumers, employers, insurance carriers and brokers. The Benefitfocus Platform allows how organizations and individuals shop for, enroll in, manage and exchange benefits. The Company operates through two business segments: Employer, which derives its revenue from customers that use the Company's services for the provision of benefits to their employees, and administrators acting on behalf of employers, Carrier, which derives its revenue from insurance companies that provide coverage at their own risk. Its solutions support benefits plans, including healthcare, dental, life and disability insurance, and voluntary benefits plans, such as critical illness, supplemental income and wellness programs. It provides a multi-tenant cloud-based benefits management platform to the employer and carrier markets.

 The Product Manager is expected to:

  • Conduct research and use data to Identify the most important customer problems to solve across as it relates to the shopping, communication and engagement with benefits
  • Be visionary in your ideas and recommendations to go beyond what is possible today
  • Execute hypothesis testing, prototypes and design thinking methodologies to deliver solutions and address the root issues and deliver on the intended outcomes 
  • Advance the growth, health and technology capabilities to continuously improve the experience and set the standard in the market
  • Balance feature/experience improvements with product health: quality, scalability, performance, infrastructure needs
  • Consult with senior leaders of the executive team to get input, alignment, and be the advocate of the consumer during strategic planning
  • Maintain a prioritized investment backlog of market driven needs for the functional product area
  • Foster and environment that creates high performing scrum teams
  • Support buy, build partner evaluations to support needs of your functional product area
  • Coordination with Product and Engineering leadership for large scale initiatives 
  • Consultation with Customer Development at functional product area level
  • Inspire the growth of product owners and product manager and share best practices

 Requirements:

  • Minimum of 5+ years experience as a Product Manager or Product Marketing Manager
  • Minimum of 5+ years of software product or support experience
  • Demonstrated success defining, launching, and transforming existing SaaS technology products
  • Experience creating and deliver customer web/mobile shopping experience particularly around push and pull engagement and communications
  • Familiar with designing 3rdparty integrations using APIs
  • Understanding of creating recommendation engines/algorithms to deliver a meaningful customer experience (preferred)
  • Bachelor’s degree (MBA preferred)
  • Technical background, with experience in managing SaaS solutions
  • Must be able to travel 20% of the time (if needed)
  • Example of a product/project you have led and the outcomes achieved

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