Associate Director, Product Manager
The R / GA Products Team is looking for a senior level Product Management professional. We are a tight knit team of collaborators made up of product leadership, experience design & strategy, and technology.
Here’s what you should know if you want to be on the Products Team at R / GA :
As a Senior / Associate Director on the Products Team you will :
Manage and own the experience and tech development for our core business operations platform from inception through completion, on-time and on-budget, including setting up project schedules, identifying milestones, and communicating status, updates and project summaries to executives and senior leaders
Identify large disruptive technology opportunities and develop plans to take advantage of them
Make business cases that are hard to refute or ignore.
Sequence feature development to balance quick wins vs. net new platform opportunities.
Identify the overall benefit of a feature set by applying experience and leveraging comparable benchmarks
Measure the success once features are launched and factors those learnings into future prioritization
Identify technical complexities and trade-offs of product features without costing input from developers
Build and sustain relationships, collaborate with, and coordinate between key stakeholders, engineers, and designers to drive product plans
Actively collaborate with the Tech and Design Teams and contribute ideas and perspectives that advance the teams and strategy
Must Have :
Experience with production release cycles, product planning and requirements gathering
Experience with unblocking teams, writing epics and user stories, and operating the mechanics of Lean UI / UX agile processes
Fluency in English
Bachelor's degree or higher in computer science, engineering, math or a related field
8+ years of product management experience with completion of full product lifecycle (from concept through GTM)
3+ years of project management experience
Excellent program management, problem solving and communication skills
Experience in interacting with technical and non-technical stakeholders at all levels.
Strong problem solver with a history of delivering large software projects.
Deep understanding of the architecture and value of web services technologies.
Strong technical acumen. Can dissect complicated technical problems, simplify experiences and innovate on behalf of our customers
Both technically deep and business savvy to interface with and lead teams of all levels and disciplines within an organization, from engineers to senior leadership
Experience collecting, analyzing, and summarizing data from disparate sources in order to drive conclusions and recommendations.
Experience participating in a collaborative, human-centered design process - understanding user insights, creative brainstorming, giving / receiving creative feedback, supporting user testing, etc.
Nice to Have :
Distinguish great design from good design and articulate the difference to their design counterpoints and the directions to pursue to go from good to great
Use deep knowledge of the customer and end-user, including their scenarios, business needs, and feature considerations per customer type, to build the products that customers wish they knew to ask for
5+ years of software development or experience design experience