Associate Product Manager at CarrierDirect

| Chicago
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Who We Are:

We are on a mission to modernize the Logistics industry. We partner with our clients who are leading the industry beyond disruption. We bring transformational business strategies and digital products to our clients that make the world more efficient, connected and viable.  We are inspired by people who are passionate, curious and want to innovate.

What You’ll Do:

The Associate Product Manager will drive product execution while working in close partnership with a Sr. Product Manager. They will be responsible for documenting requirements, prioritizing the product backlog with the client and Sr. PM’s input, testing the product, accepting stories as complete and partnering with the Engineering Manager to deliver on the engagement. 

Responsibilities:

 

  • Product Execution
  • Owning and maintaining the product backlog and documenting delivery risks.
  • Define, document, and articulate detailed product and business requirements for new products and major enhancements, including but not limited to: functional, non-functional, and reporting requirements and use cases in the form of product requirements, flow charts, user stories, and acceptance criteria.
  • Developing domain expertise, both within the client's unique business and the product category (i.e. marketplace vs TMS).
  • Striving to reduce waste, whether that be in the product, the SDLC, or both
  • Evangelize products and product features throughout the development lifecycle
  • Leading backlog grooming, sprint planning, and sprint reviews.
  • Facilitate conversations around trade-off decisions between functionality, resources, and schedules with Product leadership, and communicate to stakeholders effectively.
  • Support senior members of the product team with the implementation of requirements for larger initiatives and features.

Communication:

 

  • Up: Communicating project status, risks & impediments, and feedback up to the Sr. Product Manager and internal stakeholders.
  • Across: Communicating with peers and other functional groups across the organization, including consulting, customer service, engineering, and sales.
  • Making sure that the Engineering Team is communicating internally the right amount to maintain velocity and development priorities.
  • Being the consummate professional that actively listens to clients and users, providing advice and guidance when appropriate.

Desired Qualifications:

 

  • Bachelor’s degree in Engineering, Business/Marketing, or a technical field preferred.
  • 0-1 year of relevant product management experience in the mobile, internet or software business, ideally with a focus on Transportation, Logistics and/or Supply Chain
  • Basic knowledge and familiarity with SCRUM, Kanban, and/or other agile development methodologies
  • Familiarity with key product management functions, including writing requirements/user stories, creating mocks/wireframes/prototypes, market research, and performance metrics reporting.
  • Demonstrated ability to define, implement, and analyze metrics for initiatives to drive results.
  • Proven people skills and ability to write clearly, objectively, succinctly, and persuasively.

Why Work Here:

Our values are go the extra mile, do the right thing, speak your truth, stay hungry and curious, and be cool, no ego. We work in an open environment where feedback is welcomed and encouraged and we are continuously seeking out how we can be better as individuals, as a team, and as a company. As a growing company, we encourage people that want to have a visible impact in how we build, operate, and perform to apply and join us!

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Location

We love our location at Lasalle and Wacker. We're right at the river bordering downtown and River North. There are great options for every palate!

An Insider's view of CarrierDirect

What is your vision for the company?

What we're doing at CarrierDirect is bigger than one person's vision. We spend a lot of time as a leadership team and an entire company reaffirming our why and figuring out how to best transform our industry. We want to be part of that tide that raises all boats... and step by step we're doing it.

Peter

CEO

What are CarrierDirect Perks + Benefits

CarrierDirect Benefits Overview

CarrierDirect makes it easy to have a highly productive work-life balance. We offer comprehensive health and wellness benefits and all team members are eligible for coverage starting on their first day with us. Additionally, we have monthly outings, cold brew coffee on tap, and a very impressive selection of your favorite snacks from elementary school.

Culture
Friends outside of work
Eat lunch together
Intracompany committees
CarrierDirect has tribes that allow team members to dedicate time to a spectrum of passions like UX, innovation, emerging tech, and culture.
Daily stand up
Open door policy
Team owned deliverables
Team based strategic planning
Group brainstorming sessions
Open office floor plan
Diversity
Documented equal pay policy
Health Insurance & Wellness Benefits
Flexible Spending Account (FSA)
Disability Insurance
Dental Benefits
Vision Benefits
Health Insurance Benefits
Life Insurance
Life insurance is equal to 1 times an employee's annual salary.
Wellness Programs
Onsite Gym
Team workouts
We have a great gym in our building.
Retirement & Stock Options Benefits
401(K)
Performance Bonus
Child Care & Parental Leave Benefits
Generous Parental Leave
CarrierDirect offers 8 weeks of fully paid parental leave to new mothers and fathers.
Flexible Work Schedule
Remote Work Program
Family Medical Leave
Return-to-work program post parental leave
Vacation & Time Off Benefits
Unlimited Vacation Policy
Generous PTO
Paid Holidays
Paid Sick Days
Perks & Discounts
Beer on Tap
Casual Dress
Commuter Benefits
Company Outings
Stocked Kitchen
Happy Hours
Happy hours are hosted Once per month.
Relocation Assistance
CarrierDirect is happy to work with job seekers to make their move to Chicago easier
Fitness Subsidies
Professional Development Benefits
Job Training & Conferences
CarrierDirect offers employees professional development opportunities like The ability to attend job related conferences and seminars.
Lunch and learns
CarrierDirect hosts lunch and learn meetings on occasion.
Cross functional training encouraged
Promote from within
Time allotted for learning
CarrierDirect lets team member spend 10% of the work week in Tribes that are managed and maintained by employees, based on various topics like UX, innovation, and culture.
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