aPriori Technologies is hiring a

Senior Product Manager

Belfast, United Kingdom

About aPriori:
aPriori delivers strategic insights for Manufacturers to continuously decide how to design a product and where to manufacture it to optimize cash flow, accelerate revenue growth, and improve margin. This unique collaborative platform combines Product Cost Management, Design for Manufacturability and Sustainability, and Supplier Collaboration capabilities. The platform includes more than 450 manufacturing process simulation and more than 80 regional economic models to yield insights that accelerate time to market by 20% while achieving hundreds of millions of dollars in cost savings and decreased CO2 footprint.

Location: BELFAST, NI ( Hybrid) 

aPriori Offers:

A team environment where your experience is valued, your voice is heard, and the work that you do makes an impact for our customers and employees. 

aPriori offers competitive compensation and unique benefits including including pension match, private medical & dental, flexible time off, aPriori days, and more in a dynamic, growing, innovative environment!  

Job Summary:

You, as the successful candidate for this Product Manager position, will have a proven track record of creating innovative solutions either at a software or manufacturing company.  This experience will be used to: 
•    Extend the solution to track and analyze costs for large scale projects that crosscut multiple disciplines and provide visibility into project cost status
•    Define data mart, reporting and dashboard solution
•    Define our systems integration strategy and solution requirements
•    Define our requirements for system performance, database scalability, security/permissions, and other enterprise needs


Product Management (70%)

•    Create and maintain one or two product backlogs of prioritized work for one or two teams to maximize customer value while achieving company goals. 
•    Work closely with customers and stakeholders to understand the problems they face, their needs, and translate them into clearly defined requirements. 
•    Drive planning of complex capabilities that contain multiple threads of development.  
•    Serve in the Product Manager in aPriori's Agile Scrum process, participating in regular meetings and ensuring timely review and acceptance of work per the acceptance criteria and definition of done. 
•    Define, architect, prioritize and deliver new software product capabilities. 
•    Leverage your strong experience with cloud-based microservice products and architectures to deliver scalable solutions. 
•    Generate conceptual/logical product architecture diagrams, documentation, and risk assessments. 
•    Initiate and lead formal and informal reviews of ideas and technical objectives – promote ideas and practices which drive innovation. 
•    Communicate effectively with developers, other product managers, leadership, and others about project progress and risk, always presenting alternative approaches and plans when appropriate. 

Product Evangelism (10%)

•    Present product strategy, future direction, and currently available features and functions to customers, partners, industry analysts and other areas of the organization. This includes speaking engagements, webinars, and customer visits.  

Competitive Product & Market Analysis (10%)

•    Evaluate competitive market offerings and deliver on differentiation, positioning, and communications. 
•    Research innovative approaches to solving similar problems, remaining current on all related technologies. 

Cross-Functional Work (10%)

•    Team with Sales, Customer Success, Engineering, Product Marketing, and others to define, develop, market, sell, and deliver our products to exceed expectations for our company's goals

Required Skills/Abilities:

•    Excellent written and verbal communication skills; ability to clearly explain complex business and technical topics to both technical and non-technical resources 
•    Demonstrated ability to communicate successfully to both internal and external customers, including senior executives and market influencers 

Education and Experience:

•    BA/BS or MS degree, preferably in Engineering or Computer Science 
•    Minimum 5 years’ experience in Product Management for a software product, preferably in the cloud.  Preference will be given for experience with the Pragmatic Framework for product management. 
•    Minimum 5 years’ experience in a Technical Leadership Role (Engineering/Product Development, Technical Architect, Technical Project Lead) especially if in the cloud
•    Strong Experience in assessing and managing project risks and issues, and driving tactical objectives in an assertive, fast-growing, dynamic cloud organization 
•    Experience working in an Agile development team 
•    Experience managing or delivering product and/or projects to large-scale enterprises, especially if in the cloud. (Global 2000)

Physical Requirements:

Occasional travel to customer sites but would not exceed 10% 
Hybrid Role - Travel to Belfast Office Required. Must be within Northern Ireland & driving distance to Belfast 
*We will not be providing VISA Sponsorship for this position. 


GDPR Notice:

aPriori considers all applicants for employment without regard to race, color, religion, national origin, gender, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, marital status, domestic partner status, civil partnership, pregnancy, age, military veteran status, or disability.

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