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Product Manager

  • BKD, LLP
  • Springfield, MA, USA
  • Nov 09, 2020
[Information Technology]

Job Description

Responsibilities

The Product Manager role will drive the delivery of transformational change by providing expertise and leadership to multiple technology-based products. In this role, you will be responsible for defining business needs, implementing product strategy, and leading teams to deliver significant business solutions utilizing Microsoft 365 modern workplace tools, other low-code technology platforms as well as custom .net development. You must be a creative problem-solver with broad solution design experience.

What You Will Do:

  • Lead the development and presentation of business cases for new products and improvement to existing products to firm leadership
  • Lead product stakeholders in creating product vision, goals, functionality, and requirements
  • Assemble and lead cross-functional teams, potentially including both internal and contract resources, to deliver quality, timely results
  • Create artefacts that clearly communicate the functional specifications, user stories, and wireframes of product features and requirements
  • Responsible for defining and prioritizing the product backlog and conveying targeted timeframes for delivery to the firm
  • Prioritize development activities with engineering teams, assist in determining the best technical implementation methods, work closely with QA on acceptance testing, and lead product launches
  • Drive success throughout the full product lifecycle, include operations and maintenance
  • Evaluate user adoption and assess user experience to identify enhancement opportunities and prioritize product roadmaps
  • Proactively research and evaluate new technologies to improve existing solutions or solve current business problems

Qualifications

A Successful Leader Has:

  • Proven ability to lead integrated teams from various internal and external organizations
  • Proficiency in helping team members harness and develop strengths in pursuit of successful business solutions
  • Ability to promote innovative ideas and accept the risks that are required to lead change
  • Ability to achieve broadly communicated objectives with a minimal amount of supervision
  • Ability to make decisions independently and to assume higher-level leadership responsibilities in critical situations
  • Proven problem-solving, decision-making, and analytical skills
  • A natural tendency to be curious and creative
  • Excellent interpersonal and communication skills, and proven ability to collaborate and work effectively with all organizational levels

Minimum Qualifications:

  • BA/BS in a business-related major (e.g. Information Technology, Accounting, Finance, etc.)
  • 5 years or more of recent experience in a similar role (Business Analyst or Product Manager)
  • Strong background in technology (e.g., requirements, design, development, architecture, cloud technologies, implementations, and operations)
  • Prior experience with solution design utilizing Microsoft 365 cloud platform (including SharePoint, Microsoft Teams, Power Apps, Power Automate, Power BI, etc.)

Preferred Qualifications:

  • Prior experience in a software product development
  • Prior experience in a professional services industry

Experience the BKD difference for yourself. For more information about our firm locations, visit bkd.com. BKD, LLP is an equal opportunity/affirmative action employer. Employment selection and related decisions are made without regard to age, race, color, sex, sexual orientation, national origin, religion, genetic information, disability, protected veteran status or other protected classifications.

BKD does not accept unsolicited referrals or resumes from any source other than directly from candidates. We will not consider unsolicited referrals and/or resumes from vendors including and without limitation, search firms, staffing agencies, fee-based referral services and recruiting agencies. BKD will not pay a fee to a recruiter or agency that does not have a signed BKD vendor agreement. Any resume or CV submitted to any employee of BKD without having a BKD vendor agreement in place will be considered property of BKD. BKD will not be held liable to pay a placement fee.

Overview

At BKD, our mission is to provide rewarding career opportunities and invest in the success of our people. Through award-winning learning and development, coaching and career advocacy programs, you will have the tools to make every play count and reach your professional goals. Along the way, you will have the opportunity to influence innovation and build long-lasting relationships. As a BKDer, you will be able to learn, lead, serve and be recognized for your contributions.

As a part of our People First culture, we invest in the well-being of our Trusted Advisors so they can provide Unmatched Client Service. Click here to learn how we invest in our people: bkd.com/careers/our-investment-in-our-people.

Make your next play at BKD.

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