Product manager

$50 - $70

Contract: W2, Independent, Corp-To-Corp, 12 Month(s)


    • Product Manager
    • communication skills
    • planning
    • customer research
    • product marketing
    • project management

    Job Description

    Role: Product manager

    Location: Hybrid (Charlotte, NC) 2 days a week in the office



    Scope for one of the positions:

    Estimated Start Date: Mid-June 2023.

    • The product manager will be managing the product backlog for Corporate Finance products and support efforts for modernization. Should be familiar with both legacy and modern technologies.
    • Scope for the second position:
    • Estimated Start Date: First week of July 2023.
    • The product manager would be part of the Finance Tech Modernization effort, and will focus the efforts on the VATS Modernization and will manage the feature backlog for one of the scrum teams. VATS (Vendor Allowance Tracking system) is a critical system used by Corporate finance teams to track the amount of funds that need to be recovered from the vendors, and is used as a key input to calculating and adjusting the cost of inventory and product margins.



    Key Responsibilities:


    • Defines the product and identifies gaps and customer needs by creating vision, strategy and required documentation for a product; utilizing available studies (market research, internal) and competitive analysis to identify customer needs; performing experiments to uncover additional customer value; identifying relevant components of a competitive analysis and organizes in-person customer research to build product roadmaps
    • Develops and manages the product roadmap
    • Engages in the product planning process by developing required documents (user stories with acceptance criteria, use cases) for product or product release; working closely with UX to collaborate the design of the user experience of a product; and determining release goals, prioritization, implementation, and iteration plans for a product
    • Makes recommendations in the development process by reviewing demos with the technology team and validating acceptance criteria for the product; and tracking development work and identifying bugs at a product level
    • Collaborates working with relevant stakeholders for product launch, to develop launch and go-to-market plans for a product, identifying issues and blockers that may delay the launch or impede the success of a product, and presenting alternatives to leadership
    • Tracks and reports on product launch metrics, utilizing feedback to drive associated actions and product iteration; contributes to post-launch reviews and incorporates of feedback in future product releases
    • Participate and provide solutions in product-level discussions with internal and external stakeholders; uses data analysis to address complex and ambiguous problems that may involve multiple stakeholder teams
    • Works with relevant internal and external stakeholders to identify and prioritize product-level customer issues and customer experience gaps; uses findings to determine short and medium-term risk and opportunities for the product and drive further customer adoption
    • Uses analytics to monitor product KPIs and ensure success metrics are being met; identifies opportunities for testing and product enhancements based on results
    • As per business reviews, supplying product/feature results as necessary; provides input into business cases when new products/features are being developed
    • Maintains a prioritized product backlog based on defined business value, aligning with Product Strategy and resource capacity; uses data and analytics to prioritize the product backlog appropriately
    • Reviews large requirements (Epics) and smaller requirements (Stories) based on product/feature strategy
    • Aligns efforts across product teams, prioritizing as necessary, and driving/facilitating execution to maintain focus and appropriate momentum
    • Facilitate user experience and technology teams for successful product implementation
    • Competencies:


    Technical Competencies

    Agile Development

    Business Case Development

    Requirements Gathering & Analysis

    Product Design and Development

    Modeling: Data, Process, Events, Objects



    Minimum Qualifications


    • Bachelor’s degree in business, Marketing, Engineering, Communications, or related field (or equivalent work experience in a related field)
    • 2 years of experience in two or more of the following: project management, product management, business analysis, program management or product marketing
    • 1 year of experience in product and/or experience management
    • Strong writing ability
    • Experience in an agile software environment
    • Experience working cross-functionally in a large organization
    • Experience working closely with senior leadership
    • Experience translating data into quantifiable actions/deliverables



    Top Skills REQUIRED:


    • Experience in tech modernization (from a legacy mainframe system to a cloud based modern tech system)
    • Experiencing in interacting with business stakeholders and end users, to understand business needs and user pain points
    • Experience in writing epics and features for a IT product, sprint backlog grooming, story writing, and experience with tools such as Jira
    • Experience in delivering software products and working on a technology scrum team as a product manager / product owner
    • Good understanding of technology
    • Good communication skills, creating powerpoint presentations, creating process flows
    • Ability to work autonomously