Product Manager

  • location: Waltham, MA
  • type: Contract
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Product Manager

job summary:

This company is seeking a Product Manager to be responsible for providing basic to moderately complex information and analysis to support overall management of a business unit/department.

location: Waltham, Massachusetts
job type: Contract
work hours: 9am to 5pm
education: Bachelors
Job Responsibilities:

  • Reviews, drafts, and outlines business requirements that impact strategic initiatives and/or business unit objectives.
  • Assists in the development and documentation of business requirements and/or business solutions to solve problems and issues related to business operations.
  • Examines various data sources and applies consistent approaches to data interpretation and performance measurement results.
  • In coordination with business partners and users, assists to ensure that critical strategic decisions are vetted and well thought out prior to implementation.
  • Ensures project dependencies are clearly defined, documented and communicated appropriately in terms of time required to complete.
  • May liaise with the business, development team and technology on certain projects.
  • Assists in the planning and implementing of Projects and Strategic initiatives of the Business Line Unit/Operations.
  • May assist in the development of business unit analytics, department or operational procedures, reporting, financial analysis, communicating and/or strategic planning activities.
  • Consult with corporate offices, project managers, auditors, client and sub-consultant representatives regarding future proposals.
  • Prepare sub-agreements and review and input sub-consultant invoices to ensure contact compliance.

  • Bachelor's degree in business management, economics, finance, accounting or relevant field required. 5-7 years experience required.
  • Experience with software development process (experience specifically with Salesforce products is a huge plus)
  • Ability to observe, understand, and execute business process mapping and documentation
  • Ability to translate business processes into comprehensive needs of the HC platform to support such processes
  • Ability to translate high level business processes into user journeys / maps and user needs, whether such needs are specifically articulated by users or not (must be able to intuit user needs)
  • Ability to lead requirements-gathering and documentation
  • Ability to differentiate features & functions that are needed for MVP vs those that can be implemented iteratively
  • Ability to understand details of process/system needs within a given function, as well as how various functions interrelate and can benefit from system 'linkage' between such functions and users
  • Ability to write PRDs
  • Ability to document and execute test scripts
  • Ability to comprehend and articulate the connection between software development and product mgmt. (ie, our role as product managers/developers of software/platform products)
  • Strong verbal and writing skills
  • Good technical skills / general knowledge of technical and software vocabulary (ie, someone who describes themselves as 'not tech savvy' or 'not really good with computers' is not a good fit!)
  • Good project management skills (eg, understanding chronology of work, communicating to others when certain deliverables are due; knowing their own deliverables; following up, ensuring things get done in a timely and coordinated manner)
  • Ability to work concurrently on multiple projects/initiatives
  • Command of MS Office suite (ppt, excel, word)
  • Experience as a system/software product manager is a huge plus
  • Experience as a product manager in non-software areas is a strong plus
  • Experience as a BA is a plus
skills: Skills:

  • Verbal and written communication skills, attention to detail, customer service and interpersonal skills.
  • Ability to work independently and manage one's time.
  • Knowledge of business and management principles involved in strategic planning, resource allocation, and production methods.
  • Ability to apply accounting and mathematical principles to work as needed.
  • Ability to analyze business trends and project future revenues and expenses.
  • Previous experience with computer applications, such as Microsoft Word and Excel; Enterprise Application experience a plus.

Equal Opportunity Employer: Race, Color, Religion, Sex, Sexual Orientation, Gender Identity, National Origin, Age, Genetic Information, Disability, Protected Veteran Status, or any other legally protected group status.

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