SSA & Company is hiring a

Product Manager

New York, United States

 Product ManagerNew Products and Innovation

We are looking for outstanding candidates to help support the growth of our firm. We seek professionals who have demonstrated high academic/professional achievement, leadership, communication skills, and have a strong interest in building products that help deliver ROI to corporate customers.

 

From a cultural perspective, we look for individuals who possess the following qualities that will contribute to our success and the success of our clients:

  • Entrepreneurial spirit:  We seek individuals who enjoy contributing to the growth of an organization and who show commitment to the success of their team.
  • Problem solving skills: Individuals at SSA have well-honed analytical skills coupled with business acumen to structure problems, deliver solutions and communicate insights. 
  • Drive: SSA’s team sets ambitious goals and seeks professionals who are energetic, enjoy a fast pace environment and thrive in taking on responsibility. 

 

If this sounds like you, SSA might be a great fit for your career.

 

Summary:

SSA is looking for an outstanding Product Manager to contribute to the growth of our firm’s productization of IP. In this role, which reports directly into the Managing Director of New Products and Innovation, you will do everything from brainstorming features to customer/competitor research to wireframing to developing specifications to working closely with developers. Given the varying types of people you will work with, whether technical or not, the ability to communicate effectively is essential.

We are looking for an individual that has strong business judgment, an understanding of current software and SaaS trends and technologies, a deep knowledge of product management best practices, and a keen focus on user engagement.  The Product Manager will work closely with senior management and business teams, and will have the opportunity to oversee the launch and ongoing improvement of multiple products.

Responsibilities:

  • Execute on serial product development initiatives based on industry trends and revenue opportunities
  • Work with the business teams and management to define product vision and road map
  • Write clear and thorough product requirement and spec documents
  • Coordinate between business, engineering, design and QA to ensure smooth project execution
  • Ensure ongoing, agile development of new features and functionalities for launched products by working with teams to execute updates and new releases
  • Liaise with account managers to deliver new functionality that customers most demand, and prioritize resources accordingly
  • Oversee market and competitive research and analysis

 

Required Qualifications:

  • BA/BS in Computer Science engineering preferred
  • Technical background preferred
  • At least 3 years of product management experience with a software technology company; Enterprise/B2B experience preferred.
  • Ability to write clear and concise project requirement documents
  • Strong passion for making products that deliver results
  • Proven track record for building products or product initiatives from ideation to execution to launch
  • Ability to juggle multiple projects effectively
  • Experience with standard development platforms and tools (Jira, GitHub, etc.)
  • Solid understanding of user engagement, business goals and competitive pressures and the ability to convert those into product requirements and priorities
  • Experience conceptualizing and implementing products across multiple platforms and devices
  • Excellent written and oral communication skills; superior organizational and analytical skills
  • Ability to work in a fast-paced, rapidly growing and exciting environment

About SSA& Company:

 

SSA & Company is a leading innovator in operations consulting – helping organizations transform their performance quickly. Our work allows business leaders to achieve measurable, enduring results through more efficient, effective execution.  We bring the front line closer to the C-suite by combining deep process operations expertise with financial and management insights.  As a result, everyone in the company comes away with a better understanding of how process impacts the bottom line and how their own actions lead to results.  Since 1994, we have delivered fast-cycle improvements that have led to increased profits for hundreds of companies. For many of our clients, gains from initial quick wins have provided the capital to fund larger improvement efforts, leading to a self-funding transformation model. We typically do this by focusing on critical business objectives, such as driving organic revenue growth, reducing working capital and risk, enhancing margins and efficiency, and building a stronger talent pool. In addition, through our sister companies – the G100 Network, High Lantern Group and The Miles Group – we enjoy exclusive access to insights on what matters most to CEOs and those senior-most executives who work for them.

We work with the world’s leading organizations, including small and medium F500 companies and venture/PE-backed, high-growth companies including TPG and General Atlantic. Through this experience, we bring the innovation of high-growth startups to small and medium F500 companies; and the best practices of F500 to startups. We service clients that Our expertise spans across a wide variety of industries including Automotive and Industrial Products, Energy and Utilities, Financial Services, Life Sciences and Healthcare, Private Equity and Venture Capital, Professional Services, and Retail and Consumer Products.

We've built a different kind of consulting firm, and that's reflected in our people. Our owners, former F500 CEOs and top executives, understand what CEOs need. And our management team, seasoned professionals each with 20+ years of experience, understands what it takes to get things done.  We hire talented individuals who are eager to learn and stretch themselves in their careers.  We are a team of hard working, fun people who are laser focused on making an impact with their clients and the SSA team overall.

We have offices in New York (HQ), Aspen, London, Milan, Munich, Paris, Bangalore, Beijing and Shanghai.

 

 

 

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