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Product Manager

Company: Library Systems & Services Llc
Location: Rockville
Posted on: May 15, 2022

Job Description:

Job Description Position Summary: The Product Manager will lead Product Development and Market Research for the LibraryIQ Platform in support of Library Systems & Services (LS&S) business goals and strategies. The Product Manager is responsible for the success or failure of the product on the market, and will partner with the enterprise leaders to plan, implement and report on product results at regular intervals. This is a full-time 40 hours fully remote position.Responsibilities: The Product Manager is responsible for conducting Market and Customer Research, and formulating the product vision, strategy, and roadmap. They work with people at all levels of the organization and must be able to lead at the strategic level and represent the product at a detailed level. They are the expert on the competition. The Product Manager reports on progress, value delivered, and cost to the Enterprise Leadership Team and owns prioritization for Product Development. They collaborate with the System Architect to develop release schedules, and with Sales and Marketing to coordinate strategies across these areas. Essential Duties: An individual must be able to perform each essential duty and responsibility satisfactorily.

  • Conduct market/customer research and product comparisons
  • Analyze the data collected to build/maintain product vision, strategy, roadmap
  • Provide business case / justification for continued product funding
  • Partner with the System Architect to develop Roadmap and Release schedules
  • Participate in Agile Product Development cycles as the Product Owner
  • Write high-level requirements and feature descriptions
  • Provide feedback on Marketing Materials, user stories, and prototypes
  • Conduct Release Review and Release Demo
  • Refine and prioritize the backlog using agile work management practices
  • Act as a bridge between the Product Team, Marketing and Sale teams Qualifications:An individual should possess the knowledge, skills, and abilities listed and meet the amount of education, training and/or work experience required.
    • BS/BA degree in a related field and/or comparable industry related experience required.
    • MBA preferred
    • 4 - 6 years' experience in the library industry
    • Experience working with technology teams using agile software development practices
    • Experience in software marketing, research, or product development preferred Skills/Abilities:
      • Proven ability to influence cross-functional teams without formal authority
      • Travel 10% or less
      • Building relationships with market professionals
      • Deep understanding of the library space
      • Understanding of technology, and/or User Experience
      • Market Research
      • Data Analysis
      • Stakeholder management
      • Agile Practices:
      • Iteration & Release Planning
      • Backlog Refinement & Prioritization
      • Agile work management - Jira, VersionOne, etc.Competencies/Soft Skills:
        • Innovative and Continuous Learning Mindset
        • Relationship Building
        • Technical Acumen
        • Leading Self and Others
        • Critical thinking / problem resolution
        • Verbal and written communication skills
        • Business Knowledge / Organizational AcumenPhysical Requirements:
          • Ability to sit for long periods of time and to maintain focus on projects such as computer screens or detailed paperwork.
          • Occasionally lift, push/pull, hold/carry of items weighing up to twenty-five (25) pounds such as files, books, and other materials.LS&S is an equal opportunity affirmative action employer and administers all personnel practices without regard to race, color, religion, sex, age, national origin, disability, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, marital status, veteran status, genetics or any other category protected under applicable law.

Keywords: Library Systems & Services Llc, Rockville , Product Manager, Executive , Rockville, Maryland

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