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Senior Product Manager

| Chicago

project44 is revolutionizing the freight and logistics industry by applying cutting edge technologies to automate the entire lifecycle of freight shipments including quoting, scheduling, and real-time visibility. project44’s network of APIs is capable of optimizing the shipment lifecycle, empowering companies to deliver the best customer experience possible, and provide up to date data while cutting costs along the way.

Key Accountabilities .

  • Assume product ownership and manage the entire product lifecycle from strategic planning to tactical execution
  • Contribute to product strategy and roadmaps, develop product opportunity assessments, conduct competitive analysis, define user and buyer personas
  • Lead the definition of product requirements using input from various sources including external sources such as market trends, technology innovations, industry regulations, competitive intelligence, and customers as well as internal sources such as sales, marketing, and customer support
  • Define and drive priorities for engineering sprints and product releases
  • Work closely with customers to garner feedback and understand their evolving business needs
  • Organize and implement product launch plans in collaboration with Product Marketing
  • Perform and report on competitive positioning and financial results

Qualifications and Preferred Skills

  • 5-7 years of product development experience, preferably with creating & launching new products
  • Shipping & logistics industry experience, required
  • Direct experience developing technology products for cloud-based SaaS companies, preferably with portfolios that feature modern API or middleware products
  • Demonstrated success defining, launching, growing and supporting market-leading products
  • Strategic thinker who can blend business strategy with knowledge of products and technology to develop and execute a compelling vision
  • Strong communication skills; ability to speak to, as well as influence, engineers, project managers, sales counterparts, corporate leadership, partners, and clients
  • Strong interpersonal skills; ability to rapidly develop and cultivate relationships with peers, partners, and key influencers
  • Ability to identify and discuss both the big picture as well as necessary details to bring ideas to fruition
  • Ability to see all tasks through to completion, consistently, with a high attention to detail
  • Experience with Agile Development methodologies
  • This position requires occasional travel to customer and non-customer sites in North America
  • Must be legally authorized to work in the United States
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Technology we use

  • Engineering
    • JavaLanguages
    • JavascriptLanguages
    • KotlinLanguages
    • PythonLanguages
    • ReactLibraries
    • SpringFrameworks

Location

Located in the iconic art deco Merchandise Mart on the Chicago river and central to high energy restaurants, retail, and accessible public transit.
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What are some social events your company does?

This is a fast paced environment where everyone is ready to be challenged; and our teams have high energy, fun, and are innovative. Our social events are rewarding and promote cross-departmental connections. From themed happy hours, board game nights, sponsored athletic teams, rooftop socials, lunch and learns, and team outings just to name a few.

Eric Bohl

Senior Technical Recruiter

How do you collaborate with other teams in the company?

From the start, I could tell that project44 was special; we're a group of really smart people who come together with the ability to experiment, try new things, and collaborate.

Portia LaMotte

Digital Marketing Manager

How does the company support your career growth?

There are things that I hoped to do at some point in my career-I've got to do many of them in the span of one year. I feel actively involved in our growth, and I love the opportunity that I have to learn and experience different parts of the organization. I don't know that I would get this much opportunity and exposure in one role anywhere else.

Aysha Ali

Senior Accounting Manager

What is your vision for the company?

We are ultimately building a world supply-chain network that fits within a much broader vision of applying modern technology, data science, and data flow technologies to an industry that's as old as time.

Will Hansmann

CTO

What makes someone successful on your team?

This is a fast paced environment where everyone is ready to be challenged. To succeed, you must be ready to change your mindset and move quickly to keep up.

Jispuneet Singh

Technical Project Manager

What are project44 Perks + Benefits

Culture
Volunteer in local community
Partners with Nonprofits
Friends outside of work
Eat lunch together
Daily stand up
Team owned deliverables
Team based strategic planning
Group brainstorming sessions
Open office floor plan
Health Insurance & Wellness Benefits
Dental Benefits
Vision Benefits
Health Insurance Benefits
Life Insurance
Wellness Programs
Onsite Gym
Retirement & Stock Options Benefits
401(K)
Company Equity
Vacation & Time Off Benefits
Generous PTO
Paid Volunteer Time
Paid Holidays
Paid Sick Days
Perks & Discounts
Casual Dress
Commuter Benefits
Game Room
Stocked Kitchen
Happy Hours
Fitness Subsidies
Professional Development Benefits
Job Training & Conferences
Lunch and learns
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