Product Manager

Product Manager (Direct Hire)

Auburn HillsMI

Job Requisition: 6572

Description for Product Manager:
The Product Manager will oversee and manage the conceptualization, iterative engineering process, and the launch of a highly technical new pet product line. This new product line will include mechanical, electrical, and software engineering disciplines, so this incoming Product Manager should understand the full engineering stack and product development lifecycle to best align with each team, seeing through this new product from ideation to launch. The Product Manager will report directly to the Director of Engineering and will help to build out the engineering team to support this new product initiative.

Responsibilities for Product Manager: 
  • Oversee the development of a new consumer pet robot from ideation through launch
  • Understand the nuances of each engineering discipline to develop the best engineering team to realize your product vision
  • Define and clearly discern and communicate product and business requirements to relevant stakeholders for these new product initiatives; identify new features and functionality that should be incorporated into the product development process
  • Work alongside marketing and customer service teams to define all user cases and their individual needs; identify targeted users to define the key problems our products are designed to solve and the key competences of the products, acting as both a business manager for this new line, as well as a product visionary 
  • Manage cross-department and cross-functional activities related to this new product line
  • Analyze and use data to back up assumptions and develop business cases for new features and product improvements
  • Stay up to date on the pet industry and connected home products 
Requirements for Product Manager: 
  • BA/BS in Engineering 
  • 5+ years of technical project management experience with consumer appliances and/or consumer electronics 
  • Strong project management skill set
  • Experience leading in matrix environment
  • Ability to effectively lead cross-functional and multi-disciplined engineering teams via influence
  • Experience working in an Agile environment
  • 1+ years of experience in IoT and/or embedded software and/or other smart home solutions
  • Excellent customer experience intuition
  • Proven successful record with managing consumer-facing hardware and software products from ideation through launch
  • Experience writing clear and concise product and procedure requirements documents
  • Experience with defining and running product testing  
Desired for Product Manager:
  • PMP Project Management Certificate
  • Experience with Atlassian suite, Jira and Confluence
*Legal authorization to work in the U.S. is required. Will not sponsor individuals for employment visas, now or in the future, for this job opening

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