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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Location

project44 is located in the iconic art deco Merchandise Mart building on the Chicago river, and is the home to the Chicago tech startup center 1871.

What are project44 Perks + Benefits

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
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