Randstad Product Manager in Waltham, Massachusetts
date posted:Friday, September 4, 2020
This company is seeking a Product Manager to be responsible for providing basic to moderately complex information and analysis to support overall management of a business unit/department.
location: Waltham, Massachusetts
job type: Contract
work hours: 9am to 5pm
Reviews, drafts, and outlines business requirements that impact strategic initiatives and/or business unit objectives.
Assists in the development and documentation of business requirements and/or business solutions to solve problems and issues related to business operations.
Examines various data sources and applies consistent approaches to data interpretation and performance measurement results.
In coordination with business partners and users, assists to ensure that critical strategic decisions are vetted and well thought out prior to implementation.
Ensures project dependencies are clearly defined, documented and communicated appropriately in terms of time required to complete.
May liaise with the business, development team and technology on certain projects.
Assists in the planning and implementing of Projects and Strategic initiatives of the Business Line Unit/Operations.
May assist in the development of business unit analytics, department or operational procedures, reporting, financial analysis, communicating and/or strategic planning activities.
Consult with corporate offices, project managers, auditors, client and sub-consultant representatives regarding future proposals.
Prepare sub-agreements and review and input sub-consultant invoices to ensure contact compliance.
Bachelor's degree in business management, economics, finance, accounting or relevant field required. 5-7 years experience required.
Experience with software development process (experience specifically with Salesforce products is a huge plus)
Ability to observe, understand, and execute business process mapping and documentation
Ability to translate business processes into comprehensive needs of the HC platform to support such processes
Ability to translate high level business processes into user journeys / maps and user needs, whether such needs are specifically articulated by users or not (must be able to intuit user needs)
Ability to lead requirements-gathering and documentation
Ability to differentiate features & functions that are needed for MVP vs those that can be implemented iteratively
Ability to understand details of process/system needs within a given function, as well as how various functions interrelate and can benefit from system 'linkage' between such functions and users
Ability to write PRDs
Ability to document and execute test scripts
Ability to comprehend and articulate the connection between software development and product mgmt. (ie, our role as product managers/developers of software/platform products)
Strong verbal and writing skills
Good technical skills / general knowledge of technical and software vocabulary (ie, someone who describes themselves as 'not tech savvy' or 'not really good with computers' is not a good fit!)
Good project management skills (eg, understanding chronology of work, communicating to others when certain deliverables are due; knowing their own deliverables; following up, ensuring things get done in a timely and coordinated manner)
Ability to work concurrently on multiple projects/initiatives
Command of MS Office suite (ppt, excel, word)
Experience as a system/software product manager is a huge plus
Experience as a product manager in non-software areas is a strong plus
Experience as a BA is a plus
Verbal and written communication skills, attention to detail, customer service and interpersonal skills.
Ability to work independently and manage one's time.
Knowledge of business and management principles involved in strategic planning, resource allocation, and production methods.
Ability to apply accounting and mathematical principles to work as needed.
Ability to analyze business trends and project future revenues and expenses.
Previous experience with computer applications, such as Microsoft Word and Excel; Enterprise Application experience a plus.
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