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Product Manager at FocusVision Worldwide (Portland, OR)

JOB DESCRIPTION: As a Product Manager at FocusVision, you will manage and be responsible for the Insights Product line that enhances all of our research products (Decipher, Revelation, InterVu). It is a key piece that adds value to all components of our product portfolio. The position requires a unique blend of business and technical savvy, a big-picture vision, an ability to manage day-to-day tasks that achieve business goals, and collaborate with internal resources to map innovative solutions for customer problems to stay ahead of competitors.

Communication with all divisions of the company is paramount. The Product Manager will work with engineering to define product requirements critical to business objectives, and with marketing to define the go-to-market strategy; helping them understand the product positioning, key benefits, and target customer. As the Product Manager, you will also serve as the internal and external evangelist for your product, working daily with the sales channel and key customers.

Who are you as a person?

  • Customer focused. You love customers. You love talking with them, learning from them, educating them, and getting them excited about your product.

  • A great collaborator and communicator. You know your ability to achieve results and product outcomes is through influence and education. You have the rare ability to be equally able to communicate with software engineers as well C level business executives. You are as comfortable delivering an elevator pitch as you are going into the weeds of a product technical discussion.

  • A teacher. You love to educate others. You are the customer expert. Your engineering team needs your knowledge and education to understand the priority and why it is so important to customer and to the business.

  • A problem solver: You love taking on a challenge with problems to fix and find the best possible approach to resolve them. You love finding ways to remove obstacles and impediments to the team.

  • A driver. You make things happen, you prefer action to passivity. You cannot stand for things to remain blocked. You take action to get things moving.

  • Self-Motivated. The drive to deliver is just a part of you. You don’t go home without accomplishing something. You routinely get stuff done in the absence of clarity, guidance, or kudos. The engineering team will look at you to provide the required clarity and guidance.

Why this position?

FocusVision has grown through a collection of acquisitions with software built on various platforms and technology stacks. This product portfolio was built with complementary technologies that now allow us to offer a unique end-to-end research platform in the industry covering a continuum of research techniques; from group interviews, discussions, social moment collection to surveying techniques. While each solution provides some analytical capabilities, we are now looking at accelerating our investment in Analytics dashboarding, Machine learning and AI to drive insights into this customer generated data. This is not just a basic reporting product, we need deep analytics into customer behaviors, sentiment leveraging all sort of data from numerical to video content.

The role will include:

  • Understanding the product and the needs of our customers through research, frequent customer feedback, and through communicating with other stakeholders, such as sales, marketing, service teams, and customer support

  • Use customer feedback, competitive analysis, and other metrics to guide product enhancement

  • Work with cross-functional teams during the entire lifecycle of agile product development

  • Participate in product sprints and be the voice of the customer in all aspects of the product life cycle.

  • Maintaining product roadmaps, production timetables and prioritize development to ensure the features and functionality we build happen at the right time and are aligned with business objectives

  • Writing requirements documents, maintaining and prioritizing user stories, collaborating with UX/UI designers to come up with user-focused solutions, testing prototype interfaces and workflows

  • Developing and implementing the proposed company-wide go-to-market plan, working with all departments to execute

  • Providing clear communication and coordination of requirements to the business and development teams, emphasizing the value of new/improved features/functionality

  • Working with the Global Sales Team to identify product gaps and to help them evangelize the product roadmap or close deal that require your deeper product knowledge

  • Analyzing potential partner relationships for the product and bringing recommendation

What experience and skills do you need to have?

  • 4-6 years of experience in Software product management

  • Ability to develop product and packaging strategies and effectively communicate recommendations to executive management

  • Solid technical background with understanding and/or experience in software development and web technologies

  • Previous experience with Agile methodologies and Product ownership role

  • Demonstrated success in defining and launching a product

  • Experience creating / maintaining / prioritizing product roadmaps, product specs / requirements documents, and user stories

  • Strong focus on usability and creating user-oriented software

REPORTS TO: Director, Product Management

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