Avanade Inc. Product Manager | NY Digital Studio in Boston, Massachusetts
About Our Innovation Digital Studios Welcome to the Avanade Digital Innovation Studios, where the best in creative and technology mix it up to push the boundaries of innovation. We're a fast-moving, big-idea-dreaming, mishmash of designers, UX architects, technologists, delivery experts, writers, and more, who, when brought together, create trans formative digital experiences for some of the biggest and best brands on the planet. Sound like a place you wouldn't mind hanging your hat? Great, in North America you can find us in Atlanta, Chicago, Houston, Los Angeles, NYC, Raleigh, Seattle, and Toronto. About the role The Product Manager owns the product / solution on behalf of Avanade, representing customer interests throughout the product / solution lifecycle. Incumbents in this job take a leadership role in defining the product / solution vision, and driving scenario execution. The Product Manager is a tactical business leader, leading key operational activities from definition to development of the production / solution. Incumbents in this job ensure the product/solution meets customer and market needs, and they develop and execute on plans to drive those results. They work across functional teams to ensure success. Key Responsibilities Product & Business Planning Works with senior product team on market / customer research to create business plans for software products / solutions that align with Avanade strategic direction Gathers and synthesizes feedback from clients, quantitative data, research reports, market trends to inform product requirements and vision; improves the collection of customer requirements Partners with senior product team to develop product/solution concept Prioritizes requirements and development backlog Defines and clearly articulates/explains scenarios to internal audiences Stays up-to-date on relevant product and technologies, adapting product strategy and roadmap to meet market demands and standards Product & Program Ownership Creates and regularly maintains the product / solution vision, roadmap, and backlog of work through the project's life cycle Manages product / solution release content and schedules Communicate the solution vision, roadmap, and backlog of work -- including success criteria -- to development team Communicates with more senior product / solution team to provide feedback on progress and implementation of vision Verifies functionality and quality of product / solution releases, administering user acceptance testing as appropriate Assists in developing and implementing a company-wide go-to-market plan, working across departments and with leadership to execute Develops strong understanding of the business, and deep Avanade business acumen Years of Experience 6+ years of increasingly diverse / complex experience in a product development context Education Undergraduate degree required, preferably business, marketing, or related degrees; MBAs and computer science degrees considered highly valuable Other Skills/Knowledge Discipline Knowledge & Skills Experience implementing software products by working with UX design, development and management teams in an agile environment Strong experience with web and mobile products Strong knowledge of software development and implementation lifecycles Strong internal/external stakeholder interaction; includes presenting to and influencing executive decision-makers Experience in conducting primary and secondary research on markets including market segments, geographies, products, and industry Experience gathering requirements (from customers, other stakeholders) to build and guide project/product roadmaps, including use of requirements-gathering tools/technologies Demonstrated ability to understand different business models and strategies Experience working with, managing and influencing virtual teams, including off-shore Clear and concise oral and written communication Experience working in a digital agency or consulting firm Knowledgeable about project/program financials (e.g., budgeting, assessing financial impact, working with financial analysts) Strong networking skills; can build relationships quickly Customer oriented attitude with great presentation, interpersonal and negotiation skills Avanade requires all new hires to be fully vaccinated against COVID-19 as a condition of employment. Avanade will consider requests for medical or religious accommodation to this vaccination requirement on an individual basis.
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