08 Apr
Group Product Manager
Illinois, Chicago , 60290 Chicago USA

Full-Time Position

Location - Chicago, IL/Remote (Must be located in the Chicagoland area) Our client is looking to add a Group Product Manager that will own the vision and strategy of our core products and platforms, with responsibility for managing a team of product owners/managers and to build out new products to drive efficiencies into our business.

Essential Functions:Develop and champion for the product vision and roadmap of our core platform products based on business goals, user research, market, competitive analysis, data analysis, and in collaboration across the businessInfluence the business strategy and operations with product insights and a strong cross-functional partnershipLead and coach a small team of product managers to create products and platforms that support the scaling of the business. Unblock and empower the team as they deliver resultsMaintain strong working relationships with stakeholders and strategy, providing support for discovery/intake and visibility into the progress of initiativesCollaborate with PMO, BAs, Dev Leaders, Architecture on initiatives, ensure the voice of the customer and business needs are understood throughout developmentPlan, evaluate, and improve the efficiency of processes to enhance outcomes, velocity, and product qualityEmpower employees to take responsibility for their jobs and goals. Delegate responsibility and expect accountability and regular feedback. Develop personal growth opportunitiesBuild and maintain the team by recruiting, selecting, onboarding, and training

Required Experience:3-5+ years’ experience building/managing complex enterprise, B2B, or internet products, from conception, launch, to scaleDemonstrate the capability to translate complex business and product goals into clearly understandable product specificationsExperience leading teams with diverse backgrounds in a technical organization to execute on a shared visionAbility to influence multiple stakeholders both with and without direct authorityAbility to achieve strategic goals and evolve product strategy based on research, data, and industry trends in an innovative and fast-paced environment. Excellent problem-solving, organizational, and analytical skillsProficient in extracting insights from product metrics and making data-driven decisionsStrong organizational skills and influence across various departmentsEntrepreneurial mindset and bias toward actionStrong empathy and deep understanding in customers’ frame of mind

Preferred Skills & Education:Bachelor’s degree in Computer Science, Engineering, Math, Statistics, Finance or Accounting; an MBA or Master’s degree in technology or business related fields would be a plusExperience developing/launching products/technologies within one or more of the following: Cloud, SaaS, enterprise, internal tools, big data, security and privacy, artificial intelligence/machine learning, and/or complex supply chain networksDirect or managerial experience with products powered by machine learning.Knowledge of multiple functional areas such as Product Management, Engineering, UX/UI, Sales, Customer Support, Finance, or Marketing.2 years’ experience managing product managers at various levels, with proven results in hiring, career development, and retention

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