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Oracle Principal Product Manager - Primavera for Owners in Boston, Massachusetts

Job Description

Lead a team that acts as the central resource and driving force for the design, process, manufacturing, test, quality and marketing of product(s) as they move from conception to distribution. Organize interdepartmental activities ensuring completion of the project/product on schedule and within budget.

As a member of the product development division, you will analyze and integrate external customer specifications. Suggest and justify product directions and specifications. Specify, design and implement moderate changes to existing software architecture. Build new products and development tools. Build and execute unit tests and unit test plans. Review integration and regression test plans created by QA. Communicate with QA and porting engineering to discuss major changes to functionality.

Work is non-routine and very complex, involving the application of advanced technical/business skills in area of specialization. Leading contributor individually and as a team member, providing direction and mentoring to others. BS or MS degree or equivalent experience relevant to functional area. 7 years of software engineering or related experience.

Range and benefit information provided in this posting are Colorado-specific.

Colorado Pay Range: from $81,000 to $186,000 per annum eligible for bonus and equity.

Oracle maintains broad salary ranges for its roles in order to account for variations in knowledge, skills, experience and market conditions, as well as reflect Oracle’s differing products, industries and lines of business.

Candidates are typically placed into the range based on the preceding factors as well as internal peer equity.

Oracle offers a comprehensive benefits package which includes the following:

  1. Medical, dental, and vision insurance, including expert medical opinion

  2. Short term disability and long term disability

  3. Life insurance and AD&D

  4. Supplemental life insurance (Employee/Spouse/Child)

  5. Health care and dependent care Flexible Spending Accounts

  6. Pre-tax commuter and parking benefits

  7. 401(k) Savings and Investment Plan with company match

  8. Flexible paid time off (unlimited or accrued vacation and sick leave)

  9. Paid parental leave

  10. Employee Stock Purchase Plan

  11. Adoption assistance

  12. Financial planning and group legal

  13. Voluntary benefits including auto, homeowner and pet insurance

Responsibilities

The Principal Product Manager will seek input from various stakeholders, help the Portfolio Lead balance the roadmap of conflicting priorities and help communicate the path forward.

You will be waking up every day thinking about how you will meet or exceed the objectives for commercial success and customer value of your product stream.

The focus of the Principal Product Manager is not simply delivering “features” but instead understanding problems, collaboratively solving problems, and delivering capabilities that customers love and use. Like the Portfolio Lead, you will be measured on key KPIs including not just financial & ROI, but also adoption and satisfaction metrics for your solutions. In other words, do customer use the solution and do they like it.

You will drive for consistency, a culture of delivery and customer satisfaction, with 5 key measures:

  1. Adoption “Are people using it?”

  2. Customer Satisfaction “Do they like it?”

  3. Financial “Are they buying it?”

  4. ROI “Are we making money?”

  5. Employee satisfaction “Are we aligned?”

Key Responsibilities

This is a position that requires a combination of strong engagement and communication skills, pragmatic thinking, tactical execution and the ability to balance an ever challenging mix of priorities and stakeholder views. You should be experienced in participating in the creation of business plans, go to market plans and launch plans for a global business. You will be working directly with your Portfolio Lead, Product Experience & Product Development to deliver product offerings that grow the business.

In this position, you will collaborate with sales, pre-sales, product marketing, corporate marketing, and customer support to define the best path forward for your products. You will engage with product development and product experience to ensure products are delivered to delight customers. You will also act as a main representative for your stream internally and externally. Engaging with internal teams, customers, and partners will be common.

Key responsibilities include:

  • Understand the customer and their needs and is their advocate

  • Understand the market, customers and product management strategy and convey these contexts to the team.

  • Work with your Portfolio Lead for the creation, management and prioritisation of a product backlog for your teams, and for assessing whether what the team produces is appropriate to release to market

  • Work hand-in-hand with product development, particularly the Technical Product Managers / BAs, and product experience teams to ensure alignment of objectives, timely delivery and positive customer outcomes

  • Work with the Product Experience team to ensure that the end-to-end user experience is optimized, leading to maximum user engagement, driving referrals and retention.

  • Ensure that what we build adds up to meaningful experiences for our customers

  • Work with the team and stakeholders to understand team capacity and realistic workloads

  • Support the Portfolio Lead in developing commercial and market plans

  • Plan ahead over 3-5 sprints and monitor progress during sprints. Resolve with stakeholder input any ambiguities and conflicts with other existing or new functionality.

  • Ensure customer facing departments understand the changes we make to our products

  • Gather feedback to improve our solutions

  • Be subject matter experts in our products

  • Proactively contribute to ongoing process improvement and ensure high quality outcomes for our customers

  • Review and contribute to user documentation as a part of our release to market processes

  • Pro-active in helping others through building capability and supporting peers.

  • Communicate with and get buy in from key stakeholders on product strategy, including external (our customers) and internal. Continue to make development, marketing, support and importantly sales and pre-sales feel good about your stream’s offerings and direction.

  • Make decisions based on specific and deep market and metrics analysis.

  • Work with the Portfolio Lead to measure and report on the success of your solutions, particularly around adoption and satisfaction.

The Principal Product Manager will be a flexible, results-oriented, and experienced product management professional. This role combines a great instinct for developing compelling products with a strong focus on users; a technical aptitude to work with a world class development team; and the business sense to drive product goals and strategies.

Leadership

  • Ensure effective integration and co-ordination between the Product Strategy, Product Experience and Product Development.

  • Ensure implementation of effective team management for all teams (regular meetings, work flow allocation, prioritization)

Commercial

  • Assist the Portfolio Lead with:

  • Developing and implementing a go-to-market plan, working with all departments to execute.

  • Managing the entire product line life cycle from strategic planning to tactical activities.

  • Specify market requirements for current and future products by conducting market research supported by on-going visits to customers and other industry stakeholders

  • Drive a solution set across development team (primarily Development/Engineering and Marketing Communications) through market requirements, product contract and positioning.

  • Analyze potential partner relationships for the product.

  • Set and deliver commercial targets for the product

General

  • Understand the competitors’ products in terms of positioning, features and benefits, and account acquisition strategies

  • Build an excellent knowledge of the CEGBU’s products, mapping how the new product set interfaces to the existing product set.

Candidate Requirements

Required Skills and Experience

Essential:

  • 5+ years product management or technical product marketing experience required.

  • Some SaaS or network-based business expertise

  • Experience making sophisticated product decisions in a competitive market and getting it right!

  • Must always be thinking about the customer. Must be maniacal about focusing on product issues and initiatives that will create engaged and happy users (which ultimately generate revenue).

  • Have a strong business sense and ability to grasp customer’s needs and expectations. Given the broad-based product responsibilities this individual will assume, strong project management skills and the ability to manage multiple parallel initiatives and stakeholders will be critical.

  • Demonstrated ability to gather user requirements and convert them into a winning product vision.

  • Significant people and organizational management skills.

Desirable:

  • Experience working in a fast-growing business

  • Experience with organizations in the never-ending process of transitioning to Agile development methodologies.

About Us

Diversity and Inclusion:

An Oracle career can span industries, roles, Countries and cultures, giving you the opportunity to flourish in new roles and innovate, while blending work life in. Oracle has thrived through 40+ years of change by innovating and operating with integrity while delivering for the top companies in almost every industry.

In order to nurture the talent that makes this happen, we are committed to an inclusive culture that celebrates and values diverse insights and perspectives, a workforce that inspires thought leadership and innovation.

Oracle offers a highly competitive suite of Employee Benefits designed on the principles of parity, consistency, and affordability. The overall package includes certain core elements such as Medical, Life Insurance, access to Retirement Planning, and much more. We also encourage our employees to engage in the culture of giving back to the communities where we live and do business.

At Oracle, we believe that innovation starts with diversity and inclusion and to create the future we need talent from various backgrounds, perspectives, and abilities. We ensure that individuals with disabilities are provided reasonable accommodation to successfully participate in the job application, interview process, and in potential roles. to perform crucial job functions.

That’s why we’re committed to creating a workforce where all individuals can do their best work. It’s when everyone’s voice is heard and valued that we’re inspired to go beyond what’s been done before.

Disclaimer:

Oracle is an Equal Employment Opportunity Employer * . All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, national origin, sexual orientation, gender identity, disability and protected veterans’ status, or any other characteristic protected by law. Oracle will consider for employment qualified applicants with arrest and conviction records pursuant to applicable law.

* Which includes being a United States Affirmative Action Employer

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