There’s product management — garden-variety, run-of-the-mill — and then there’s this gig, which thrusts you right into the middle of the action, helping this unique consultancy deliver digital innovation to its big-name clientele, with you occupying that crucial area of the product timeline in which the rubber meets the road. We’d really hate for you to miss out on this one, especially if you get excited about the practical task of turning ideas into reality and seeing to it that cool stuff actually gets built — and built well.
Your place in the product value chain is right in that highly practical, most exciting series of moments between early concept and MVP launch. Brimful of ideas, you’ll nevertheless be executing on concepts that others (research, commercial strategy, and idea-development) have come up with, and you’ll apply all your energy and spirit of innovation to the project of turning those concepts into money-making and user-pleasing realities. Navigating that messy old path to get to the first pilot user, that’s where you’ll live — leading 6-8-week agile sprints, building wireframes, executing design-driven prototyping, conducting testing, iterating and tweaking and finding the very best path to market.
“Process” will be forever on your mind. You’ll arrive with a mature sense of what your stretch of the development cycle should look like, and you’ll make that vision clear to your team. But you’ll not stop there; instead, you’ll keep a constant critical eye on your processes, giving conscious thought to how they might be improved. The result will be a highly developed set of best practices which you’ll share with your team and beyond.
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You know, peas porridge hot/peas porridge cold, there’s no accounting for taste, and it takes all kinds to make the world go round: the point being that there’s no place you’d rather be than in the concept-to-pilot phase of the product cycle. You’re not just content but actually thrilled to go concept->wireframe->prototype->repeat, again and again.
You’ve worked in digital product development for somewhere along about five years now, with increasing responsibilities including managing people and innovating processes. What’s driven you all this time is a burning curiosity about the world, a desire to find out how things work and to leverage what you’ve learned in figuring new and better ways to get things done. Your background is varied in terms of the kinds of products you’ve worked on, what verticals you’ve inhabited, and what markets you’ve served (b2b, b2c, etc.). You enjoy interacting with clients, you’re comfortable explaining and reporting to internal stakeholders, and you absolutely love leading and inspiring a team to get out there and crush it. You have a very fine-tuned sense of balance when it comes to the needs of clients, the needs of users, and the needs of your own outfit to pull in some cheddar.
You’ve no doubt had some fine ideas in your day, some of which were probably brought to market — but what you’ll want to emphasize for this gig is your ability to get ideas — anybody’s ideas –to launch. Put more directly: Sell yourself as a natural-born product-launcher to land this one.
The company in question, which is known as a great place to work, sees a serious market opportunity ahead. Getting on board now, doing the work for which you’re passionate and highly skilled, would be a very smart career move indeed.
All qualified applicants will receive consideration without regard to race, color, religion, sex, national origin, creed, age, sexual orientation, veteran status, marital status, disability, or any other status protected by applicable law.