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Product Manager

Job Summary

The Product Manager is the internal voice of the market, creating an environment of continuous interaction to understand and communicate needs and validate solutions. The Product Manager defines requirements and guides work efforts within an agile development team.  This person will prioritize and schedule work efforts that ensure successful customer deployment and market success.

Essential Roles and Responsibilities

  • Collaborates with a wide variety of functional areas such as business development, marketing, information technology, and operations to develop and provide product definitions responsive to customer needs and market opportunities.
  • Develops and communicates the product vision and roadmap.
  • Manage and prioritize the flow of work making sure there are enough ready features in the backlog with acceptance criteria that adequately establishes the definition of done.
  • Promotes and preserves the Solera culture both within the team and in communications with Solera partners to support Solera’s core values.
  • Participates in defining Sprint Goals, Sprint Planning and Backlog Refinement as a representative of the business.
  • Participates in system functionality demos to inspect and evaluate the completion of work in accordance with the acceptance criteria.
  • Builds, guides and leads a high-performing product ownership team that delivers upon quality commitments.
  • Provides expertise and training to internal departments in support of the product.
  • Works with customers and focus groups to further define product direction and to manage through alpha, beta and other product releases.
  • Ensures that incoming enhancement requests and customer commitments are prioritized, designed, completed, and deployed properly.
  • Stays in tune with market/technology trends and remains knowledgeable on changes in the information technology and healthcare fields.

Supervisory Responsibilities

  • Supervises the Product Owners.

Expected Skills and Competencies

  • Excellent written and oral communication skills.
  • Experience driving teams and management to decisions and obtaining difficult information and answers.
  • Experience working with multiple cross functional teams, simultaneously.
  • Proven ability and willingness to get in the weeds to solve problems.
  • Experience systematically analyzing problems, drawing relevant conclusions, and devising appropriate courses of action.
  • Experience in working with Agile / Scrum work environment as a Product Owner: writing user stories, and following the development process through user story acceptance.
  • Proficiency in Microsoft Office, including Word, Excel, PowerPoint, Visio and Outlook.
  • Basic familiarity with programming languages and programming paradigms.
  • Strong organizational skills.
  • Experience with Salesforce, web, and mobile apps preferred.

Education and Qualifications

  • Bachelor’s degree or 8 years of additional relevant experience.
  • 5+ years of experience in software product and/or project management experience, including new product development.
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