Associate Product Manager

Chicago, United States

Job Description

You love creating powerful, beautiful and intuitive digital products. You are passionate about technology and using it to solve complex problems.

You have a deep interest in analyzing problems, designing solutions and making them a reality. You know how to ask effective, direct and insightful questions. You have a unique ability to quickly absorb complex, ambiguous concepts and rapidly organize them into structured requirements.

You are a quick learner with a hunger for knowledge. Your communication style is direct and succinct. You concisely articulate technical concepts to non-technical audiences, and enjoy giving client presentations on technical projects.


Responsibilities

  • Support requirement gathering workshops with clients
  • Support the product management team on client engagements
  • Work with team members to produce estimates for proposals
  • Create and maintain a product backlog with epics and user stories
  • Create product roadmaps and release plans
  • Work with design teams to create wireframes, mockups and prototypes
  • Run agile ceremonies with globally-distributed team members
  • Facilitate communication between client stakeholders and development team members
  • Provide product demos and presentations to clients
  • Monitor and communicate project health through metrics
  • Support product launch activities
  • Facilitate product usability testing sessions
  • Willingness to travel up to 30%

Requirements

  • BS or BA degree
  • Software development experience
  • Ability to pick up technical and business concepts quickly
  • Strong communication skills, both written and verbal
  • Excellent organizational, time management and project management skills

Bonus Points

  • Strong experience and understanding of web and mobile development technologies
  • Agile product management experience
  • MBA degree
  • Experience using JIRA

Benefits

  • Competitive salary and performance-based bonuses
  • Health, dental, life, and vision insurance
  • Four weeks paid vacation plus standard United States holidays
  • 401(k) plan with company match
  • Maternity/Paternity benefit
  • Health and wellness benefit
  • Opportunities for professional development such as conferences, seminars and educational courses
  • Team building events, Friday lunches, and stocked kitchen
  • Employee referral program