Senior Product Manager

| Chicago

Leaf Trade is the leading B2B marketplace between licensed wholesalers of cannabis products and dispensaries in the highly regulated cannabis markets. Leaf Trade streamlines order management and fulfillment by providing a CRM, essential integrations, and other enterprise tools that save time and help grow cannabis businesses. 

Responsibilities 

Leaf Trade is looking to hire a Product Manager to help lead and be the driving force for the design, process, manufacturing, test, quality and marketing of product(s) as they move from conception to distribution. Organize activities ensuring completion of the project/product on schedule and within budget.

As one of the leaders of the product development team, you will specify, design and implement significant product updates. Define project needs. Review integration and regression plans created by QA. Communicate with QA and porting engineering to ensure consistency, testability and portability across products in general.

Provide leadership and expertise in the development of new products/services/processes, frequently operating at the leading edge of technology. Recommends and justifies major changes to existing products/services/processes.

As one of the first hires, you will have the ability to wear multiple hats and develop a strong foundation of processes to provide more value to prospective customers and help our company scale. This experience will be a great platform for the Product Manager to: learn about and have a stake in the cannabis industry; work in an innovative, high growth, fast-paced environment; and quickly advance his/her career. 

 

Requirements

  • 5+ years experience in product management

  • 4+ years experience with SaaS based enterprise software 

  • Impeccable project management skills

  • Experience working in a LEAN/Agile Product Development environment

  • Experience working in a cross functional team environment

  • Working closely with Engineering, Design, Customer Success and overall Leadership to help build a roadmap that is consistent with Leaf Trade’s strategic vision 

  • Facilitating sprint planning or backlog grooming sessions with Engineers and Designers 

  • Translating that strategic vision into story cards and present work to Leadership team to strategically determine the right projects to move forward with

  • Experience using bug-tracking and product management software such as JIRA

  • Understanding web technologies, protocols and formats (HTTP, HTML, JSON, REST, XML, etc.)

  • Experience with middleware and integration technologies 

  • Understanding and experience testing REST API services

  • Experience working with SQL 

  • Familiar with AWS

  • Familiar with Google Suite 

  • The ability to clearly articulate ideas and garner support for initiatives

  • Facilitate conversation between internal and external stakeholders

  • Present to both technical and business audiences, including senior management and large and diverse audiences

  • Technical Background - You've got to understand integrations in the modern world. You must be able to talk the talk with technical people from diverse backgrounds. It is important to build strong relationships with technical staff. You must build a credibility that typically only comes from living in that world for some time.

  • Domain Experience - You must be able to talk the talk with business people who work with Sales, Service, Commerce, Social and / or Marketing. It is important to understand the business processes and problems that we are trying to solve. Without this knowledge, it becomes difficult (if not impossible) to effectively build solutions.

 

Bonus Skills & Attributes

  • Python, Django  (not required but heavily favorable)

  • BS or MS degree or equivalent relevant to functional area 

 

Benefits 

  • Competitive salary and meaningful equity 

  • Health insurance 

  • Vacation days, sick days, and corporate holidays 

  • Complimentary gym membership 

  • Fast growth environment with potential for quick upward mobility

  • Vibrant company culture within a casual environment

Leaf Trade is an Equal Employment Opportunity Employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, national origin, sexual orientation, gender identity, disability and protected veterans status or any other characteristic protected by law.

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