Product Manager at Kazoo (Chicago, IL)

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Overview of the role:

We are looking for an experienced Product Manager who is passionate about building products that customers love. You will join a dynamic and fast-paced environment and work with cross-functional teams to design, build and roll-out products that deliver the company's vision and strategy.

What awesome stuff you'll do:

  • Gain a deep understanding of customer experience, identify and fill product gaps and generate new ideas that grow market share, improve customer experience and drive growth
  • Create buy-in for the product vision both internally and with key external partners
  • Develop product pricing and positioning strategies
  • Translate product strategy into detailed requirements and prototypes
  • Scope and prioritize activities based on business and customer impact
  • Work closely with engineering teams to deliver with quick time-to-market and optimal resources
  • Drive product launches including working with the public relations team, executives, and other product management team members
  • Evaluate promotional plans to ensure that they are consistent with product line strategy and that the message is effectively conveyed
  • Act as a product evangelist to build awareness and understanding
  • Represent the company by visiting customers to solicit feedback on company products and services
  • Gather requirements from internal and external stakeholders to develop product roadmap
  • Cross-functional collaboration through the entire product development lifecycle
  • Understand the market and customer needs to prioritize roadmap
  • Ability to deliver on complex projects, manage timelines on deliverables
  • Be data driven and has experience creating long-term value for customers through product

What you'll need to be successful:

  • 3-5 years of product management work experience
  • Proven track record of managing all aspects of a successful product throughout its lifecycle
  • Proven ability to develop product and marketing strategies and effectively communicate recommendations to executive management
  • Solid technical background with understanding and/or hands-on experience in software -development and web technologies
  • Strong problem-solving skills and willingness to roll up one's sleeves to get the job
  • Skilled at working effectively with cross-functional teams in a matrix organization
  • Excellent written and verbal communication skills
  • MS/BS degree in Computer Science, Engineering or equivalent preferred
  • Experience with analytics a huge plus
  • Experience in HR or performance management preferred
  • Strong communication and presentation skills
  • Should be a strong team player who believes in collaboration and is passionate about building products that customers love
  • Experience with Agile and tools like JIRA and confluence highly desired
  • Ability to travel about 15% of the time
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Location

363 W. Erie St. Suite 700, Chicago, IL 60654

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