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Overview 

Reporting to the Director, Product Management as a member of the SWE team, the Product Manager is an individual who deeply understands Material technologies, identifies and develops technical solutions and works with colleagues & partners on the Product, Process Engineering, IT, Analytics and Data Engineering, and Marketing and Data Science teams to deliver improvements and innovation. This individual works closely with internal decision makers, project teams and partners to identify, recommend, define, develop, implement, and support cost-effective and ROI-driven technology solutions to achieve business goals for the organization.

 

What does success look like?

A successful Product Manager will have mastered the arts of:  
• Defining a growth strategy in new and existing products
• Improving user experience to meet the everchanging needs of our business and our clients
• Building trust across multiple stakeholders, partners and leaders
• Reporting findings across the company to champion your product vision and growth plan.
• Consistency in assessing product health and risks


Responsibilities

• Act as the Product Owner representing the voice of the customer in the definition of innovative digital solutions
• Gain an understanding of user flows and pain points and make recommendations
• Become a subject matter expert and provide insights into products, technology and market trends
• Collaborate with multifunction and multidisciplinary teams including business stakeholders, developers, quality assurance and release to document, design, test and deliver innovative solutions, enhancements and bug fixes
• Assist as Scrum and/or work Project management throughout the product lifecycle (development, quality assurance and release)
• Maintain and create product backlogs, technical and non-technical user stories including mockups, wireframes, and acceptance criteria
• Ability to work directly with developers, quality assurance and release engineers for new product enhancements and bug fixes
• Ability to work with UX designers to gather and manage product feedback through surveys, concept testing, analytics tools, and A/B testing
• Maintain and monitor and report on product KPIs
• Assist in the facilitation and maintaining the product roadmaps
• Assist with the development of business cases and operating plans
• Assist with in communicating and presenting progress to internal and external stakeholders
• Assist in the development of new business proposals


Collaboration:

• Engage & Support business stakeholders to drive and maximize value out of our software development solutions
• Pivot & navigate to the right people, processes & technology solutions, delivering the best outcomes for all our users and clients.


Operations:

• Communicate engagingly with stakeholders for alignment, expectation management and clarity of Material’s software engineering goals.
• Support the Product team in day-to-day operations including support tickets and ad-hoc client requests
• Take ownership of a specific roadmap to ensure that value is being driven by the technical solutions you implement


Requirements:

• A Bachelor’s or Master’s degree in computer science or related field, or applicable experience
• 2+ years of experience in product management, technical product management, engineering, UI/UX, or a related field/discipline.
• 2+ years of experience in Agile project management framework
• 1+ years of experience in working with outsourced/remote development, quality assurance and release teams
• BA/BS degree in Computer Science, Business management or related field, or equivalent practical experience

 

Competencies:

• A communicator, humble and patient individual working effectively with distributed teams who is equally a mentor and a mentee
• A creative mindset that brings ideas to life by leveraging technologies in new ways that could have high impact in every aspect of operations
• A multi-tasker, working in a fast-paced environment without getting overwhelmed easily.
• An analytical thinker, can take understand often complex backend logics related to data and analysis and translate them to concrete requirements
• Mindful of the employee experience- articulate, confident & well-spoken in all forms of communication, comfortable to be the voice of our customer to Material , and the face of Material to our customers.