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Jr. IT Product Manager
Richfield, Minnesota  |  Hybrid, Onsite
Contract Position
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Applied on June 21, 2021
Job Id #48284 Posted June 10, 2021


Tell us about your department:

  • Marketing Technology. We develop tools & software that supports the Marketing teams’ activities across planning, creating assets, deploying into media channels, and measuring impact.

Project Description:

  • This product enables Marketing to manage a social influencer community of influencers with <500k followers.

Position Summary/Job Description:

  • Effectively craft clear product outcomes and vision for complex products with limited supervision, clearly demonstrating understanding of the product goals and organizational needs
  • Demonstrate skills in connecting Client's broader strategic vision to their own product and product vision
  • Effectively translate business strategies into product strategies, value increments, and product specifications to deliver against our core customer value propositions, and our company strategic and financial goals
  • Help manage the creation and maintenance of user stories and business requirements for new features and enhancements leveraging multiple work streams
  • Prioritize new feature launches based on competitive analysis, industry trends, emerging technologies, and company vision
  • Demonstrate empathy for the customer and steer discussions to how to build customer trust
  • Influence cross functional team(s) without formal authority
  • Articulate clear and concise requirements for new products and features
  • Analyze complex data sets and leverage that analysis to make data-driven product decisions
  • Work within a matrix organization collaborating with business stakeholders, user experience (UX) teams, engineers, and other relevant digital and technology and business teams
  • Improve value creation by defining and aligning on KPIs to measure succes.
  • Work under rapid development cycles with medium to large teams to achieve a common goal
  • Participate in day to day product team activities, driving high quality customer experiences and exploring what is possible with technology

Skills Overview:
What are the top five skills and number of years of experience required to perform this job?

  • 1 or more years of experience with direct people management and team management
  • 1 or more years of relevant experience in strategy creation, customer-focused solutioning, cross-functional leadership, etc.
  • Bachelor's degree in IT, Computer Science, Engineering, Business, Marketing or related field OR equivalent combination of education and/or experience
  • Strategic Thinking
  • Analytical Thinking
  • Strong Communication skills
  • Collaboration
  • Influencing without authority

What are some preferred/nice to have skills the manager is looking for?

  • Familiarity with Atlassian Agile tools
  • Bachelor's degree in IT, Computer Science, Engineering, Business, Marketing, Communications or related field
  • 4 or more years of relevant Product Management Experience (Development, User experience, Strategy, etc.)
  • 1 or more years of experience with direct people management and team management
  • Proven track record of owning and delivering innovative experiences to customers 
  • Ability to understand basic process flows, data flows, and architectural diagrams
  • Demonstrated ability to translate customer needs into business and product requirements
  • Strong analytical and quantitative skills with the ability to use data and metrics to back up assumptions, evaluate outcomes, and challenge conventional wisdom
  • Excellent oral and written communication skills to communicate complex issues and influence others, including business and technical leaders

Horizontal is proud to be an Equal Opportunity and Affirmative Action Employer. We seek to provide employment opportunities to talented, qualified candidates regardless of race, color, sex/gender including gender identity and/or expression, national origin, religion, sexual orientation, disability, marital status, citizen status, veteran status, or any other protected classification under federal, state or local law.

In addition, Horizontal will provide reasonable accommodations for qualified individuals with disabilities. If you need to request a reasonable accommodation in order to complete the application or interview process, please contact hr@horizontal.com.

All applicants applying must be legally authorized to work in the country of employment.

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