As a Product Manager you areresponsible for product planning and execution throughout the product lifecycle. This includes gathering and prioritizing product and customer requirements, defining the product vision, and working primarily with product development teams to deliver product releases.
As a Product Manager you are responsible for product planning and execution throughout the product lifecycle. This includes gathering and prioritizing product and customer requirements, defining the product vision, and working primarily with product development teams to deliver product releases. You will also work closely with Sales and Customer Services teams to ensure revenue and customer satisfaction goals are met along with ensuring that the product supports the company's overall strategy and goals. You must possess a unique blend of business and technical savvy; a big-picture vision, and the drive to make that vision a reality.
You must be able to effectively communicate with all areas of the company including internal stakeholders as well as with external customers. You must enjoy spending time to understand company, customers’ and prospects’ problems and needs. The Product Manager will build products from existing ideas, and help to develop new ideas based on industry experience and contact with customers and prospects.
As a Product Manager you are in a position of influence not authority therefore excellent collaboration skills are needed. You must be able to work with and positively influence differing groups and unique personalities to deliver the product vision. You will be required to successfully lead discussions where differing and possibly conflicting business needs must be resolved. You must enjoy the challenge of bringing people to a common vision.
Depending on the product and that product’s development method, the Product Manager may also be the Product Owner in SCRUM Development. The candidate must understand SCRUM Development and the role of a Product Owner.