Senior Product Manager

ePocrates   •  

Watertown, MA

Industry: IT Consulting/Services


8 - 10 years

Posted 294 days ago

This job is no longer available.

Responsibilities may include, but are not limited to:

60% Interpreting strategy into visions and actionable plans for the product

  • Creates multi-release product roadmaps (multi-release) and communicates internally, noting the stages and timelines for various work.

  • Determines whether experiments, alpha and/or beta stages are needed to determine Product-Market fit and appropriately defines and utilizes them

  • Works with the Product Leadership to prioritize problems or themes aligned with business outcomes

  • Defines the goal for sprints and releases, and prioritizes the initiatives for the scrum teams.

  • Works with the UX team to identify, understand, and synthesize the user problems and requirements.

  • Analyzes the scope of the product area and makes decisions about the actions needed on how to proceed to realize the outcomes outlined in our corporate strategy

  • Conduct analysis for new initiatives; gathers information, end user feedback and experiments to reduce uncertainty

  • Identifies product gaps and defines requirements to fill these product gaps

40% Executing on products with a cross-functional team

  • Works with the developers and designers to build a product that meets the expected outcomes and market needs.

  • Works with both UX and Development to understand design or technology implications in solution ideas.

  • Build, groom and prioritize the backlog

  • Articulates crisp user requirements, user stories and documentation

  • Communicates requirements and constraints and facilitates the team in a brainstorm to figure out how to best satisfy needs from the customer and the business.

  • Works with the product leadership to recommend the best course of action to achieve intents.

  • Verifies and provides feedback on requirements as delivered to ensure they are solving business problems

  • Gains alignment from multiple stakeholders; recognize the need for alignment

  • Understands product dependencies and negotiates the trade-offs with the appropriate product managers.

  • Proactively identifies issues before they are escalated

  • Participates in scrum meetings i.e. daily stand-up, sprint planning, readouts and retrospective

Education, Experience, & Skills Required


  • Bachelor’s Degree required, Masters preferred; Degree (Bachelor’s or Masters) in Computer Science, Business, or Product Design preferred

  • 10 years overall professional experience, inclusive of a minimum of 5-7 years of product management experience

  • Experience working with Agile (Scrum) teams desired

  • Understanding of healthcare / health IT environment a plus

  • Experience testing and validating value of products in the market

  • Demonstrated success at driving vision and prioritization of products in a dynamic environment using analytic and quantitative capabilities

  • Ability to explain your positioning to various people around the company in an effective way

  • Excellent verbal and written communication skills, especially with senior leaders and customers


Behaviors & Abilities Required:

  • Ability to make good and timely decisions that keep the organization moving forward.

  • Ability to focus on the desired outcomes and value for both the business and the customers when making decisions regarding execution and delivery.

  • Ability to work in conjunction with engineering and design estimate the level of effort, dependencies, blockers, and contingencies.

  • Ability to understand the value of and can create strong problem statements and metrics that are actionable, focused, and inspiring to achieve correct business outcomes.