Job Summary: The Head of Product Management drives the coordination, management, and execution of all product initiatives for the organization. This is a senior executive role reporting to the CEO. This role oversees both product development and product releases to ensure that we develop and deploy winning products. This is a true “linchpin” role acting as the product management heartbeat of the entire organization.
This position is remote. Can be based anywhere in the US.
As the head of the Product Management Office, you are a central hub within our company for information about our products, market, competitors, customers, prospects, key industry analysts, and other stakeholders. You will need to continually gather and analyze data and business intelligence from all of these sources (as well as your internal sources like sales and customer service) — and use this data to inform the evolution of your product roadmaps. A key factor in the success of your job is how well you communicate and explain the why of product choices to all stakeholders.
This role is NOT accountable for Product Strategy, Product Engineering, or Product Marketing. Rather, it is a support, prioritization, and coordination role for these and other organizational functions. For example, the Product Management Office does not set the long-range product strategy. Instead, it assists the Product Strategy function in the identification of the optimal product strategy and it translates that strategy into short-range priorities and requirements for the Product Engineering team to build. Similarly, this role is NOT accountable for Product Marketing but works with Product Marketing as well as Sales, Operations, Finance and other functions to ensure that new product releases have the right message, training, pricing, promotion, and coordinated release to be successful.
Mindset and Approach
Given that you will need to interact with a broad range of stakeholders and departments to ensure your products’ success, and that you will need to translate the input and data you gather to build a case for the decisions you present in your roadmap, having the right mindset and approach is critical. The ideal candidate will thrive at:
Job Duties and Responsibilities
Required Education, Skills and Experience: