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Product Manager - Global Projects (Pivotal Labs)

Dallas, United States

Product Manager (Pivotal Labs) - Global Projects

Pivotal Labs is a recognized leader in modern software development practices. We work with many of the world’s most influential companies, helping them not only build great software, but fundamentally create a culture of innovation. We also developed Pivotal Tracker, the project management and collaboration tool used by thousands of agile teams worldwide. Our approach is informed by over 20 years of experience and continuous improvement, and blends agile/XP, lean startup and user-centered design.

We’re looking for a passionate Product Manager who knows how to help define, de-risk and execute against a product vision. This is a consulting role that demands being able to work collaboratively with clients and colleagues on cross-functional and co-located product teams. As consulting PMs, we co-locate with and pair with our clients. The role demands strong product instincts, excellent communication and collaboration skills, strong product instincts, technical fluency, empathy, humility and an appreciation for and understanding of lean startup, agile and user-centered design values, principles and practices.

In this Global Projects role, travel to both domestic and international locations up to 75% of the time is required. The focus will be on supporting strategic client project needs throughout our 20+ Labs offices globally, typically by working locally on a specific project for approximately 3-6 months at a time.

Requirements:

  • Must be interested in and able to travel both domestically or internationally up to 75% of the time
  • Must be a US Citizen

Responsibilities:

  • Quickly understand a specific domain and identify the trends and opportunities in that space
  • Ask the right questions, craft solutions and deliver validated digital products to our clients
  • Bridge business goals, user needs and feasibility as you help design and ship product
  • Work closely with your team to help create positive business outcomes for our clients
  • Confidently run a room as small as three members to as large as an executive conference room, while drawing out all the voices by facilitating the right activities to get the right information
  • Mentor, coach and collaborate with the embedded client product team members to drive decisions
  • Mentor and train client PMs on lean startup/agile XP/user-centered design methods
  • Work with your team to discern what needs to be tested and how to test it
  • Conduct interviews with stakeholders and end-users  and synthesize insights into actionable next steps
  • Create a backlog, write user stories, and manage releases
  • Communicate effectively across all team roles
  • Act as an ambassador for your team to all stakeholders so they can focus on building the right product

Minimum qualifications:

  • 3+ years product management or product design experience building and shipping  digital products
  • 3+ years consulting experience, working with large enterprise organizations
  • Demonstrated empathy for the end user
  • Demonstrated bias towards action
  • Excellent written and oral communication skills
  • Excellent facilitation skills
  • Ability to break down complex problems into actionable steps
  • Experience or bias towards leading from within a product team

Preferred qualifications:

  • Has implemented lean startup practices in a product environment
  • Software development experience
  • You have been responsible for and contributed to more than just product development

Has previously worked in a traveling consultant role

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