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Product Manager
Boston, Massachusetts  |  Remote
Contract Position
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Applied on September 17, 2021
Job Id #48995 Posted July 13, 2021


Remote in the US

As a Product Manager, you act as your clients’ trusted advisor in leading the overall vision, strategy, roadmap, and prioritization for a specific digital product, or products, within an engagement. You will collaborate with clients undertaking major Digital Business Transformation (DBT) engagements to understand their business, end-customer needs, and then constantly deliver value with fast increment cycles.

Your Impact:

  • Partner with client(s), strategists, experience leads, and architects to frame business goals and value pools from which we can shape product propositions that provide transformative business outcomes and customer experience
  • Develop product vision, strategy, market/user research, by keeping the customer at the center of everything we do while using design thinking tools
  • Represent client in ideation workshops with cross-functional leaders where you identify new ideas, customer needs, pain points, and solution options
  • Develop solution hypotheses iteratively, based on user research, and industry and market trend analysis
  • Establish customer journey mapping to guide product development; then validate that learning with user testing
  • Translate product vision into a roadmap containing well-defined, prioritized features that will realize the product vision and value
  • Validate and present the business case to the C–level executives and lead business reviews to ensure the team prioritizes the right features
  • Serve as a voice of the customer among the cross-functional team, always understanding the customer needs
  • Establish objective goals for the product with success and acceptance criteria using meaningful metrics, KPIs, and quantifiable business outcomes
  • Masterfully apply Lean Agile practices and frameworks
  • Collaborate with product owners, solution managers, and cross-functional product managers, to ensure alignment towards the same program increment (PI) objectives
  • Collaborate with system architects to envision and prioritize system enablers
  • Represent industry best practice and market trends to assist the client in maintaining competitive advantage
  • Build and maintain a trusting relationship with the client, teams, and vendors; develop influence without authority
  • Inspire, lead, and mentor, a high-performing team of Product Analysts to continually facilitate improvements in developing and enhancing best-in-class digital products and services

Your Skills & Experience:

  • Deeply rooted in Agile, Lean, and continuous delivery principles that maximize flow of value with a passion to extend this understanding throughout the organization
  • Demonstrated success creating digital products vision, strategy, experience, and enterprise solutions and services - from ideation to launch, including engineering and operational quality
  • Experience working with a multi-disciplinary team on customer-focused products and services
  • Proven ability in collaborating and leading Program Increment (PI) cycles
  • Significant industry knowledge and expertise within industry
  • Proven ability to prioritize multiple demands and obtain buy-in from stakeholders
  • Practice in workshop facilitation to cultivate the ideation
  • Ability to define financials, ROI, KPIs, and forecasts, with success leveraging data to make decisions about product feature increments
  • Proven track record of working with senior client stakeholder and diverse teams as a servant leader and steward of economic and customer value
  • Mastery in leading change and inspire others to change behaviors
  • Influencer in continuous learning and innovation

Set Yourself Apart With:

  • Certified SAFe Product Owner/Product Manager designation
  • Certified Agile Product Manager designation

A Tip From the Hiring Manager:

  • "A successful Product Manager combines leadership skills, rooted on customer centricity, with tactical product management skills to drive the clients and team in releasing program increments every 10-12 weeks (or applicable frequency at client’s organization)."

 

 

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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