Product Manager in Elmhurst, IL at STENOGRAPH, LLC

Date Posted: 10/27/2019

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    Elmhurst, IL
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Job Description

As the Product Manager for writers, you will be responsible for creating design requirements, a cohesive product roadmap and for driving performance to the sales and profit plans for our writer products. This is an individual contributor role reporting to the Director of Product Management. 


  • Create and drive the overall strategy of the writer product segment to achieve sales and profit growth
  • Develop and manage a multi-year product roadmap
  • Lead product pricing, commercial decisions and overall writer product P&L management
  • Own the complete product life cycle for writer products
  • Conduct market research to deepen understanding of customers and customer problems across all customer use cases
  • Drive insights on the markets and segments in which writer products compete; stay abreast of industry trends, events, and channels to anticipate customer needs
  • Understand the market landscape including competition, technology, and how our product fits within the broader ecosystem
  • Drive the vision for the product, ensuring that all engineering and design teams understand intended application use of the products, to facilitate a sound design, with a strong focus on user experience
  • Create requirements based on market understanding while identifying cross-product dependencies and relative priority with other product managers
  • Collaborate with engineering to turn requirements into designs and prioritize feature development
  • Work with Development, Engineering, Ops, IT and Customer Service to ensure product launches on time and to quality targets
  • Collaborate with marketing team to create and execute marketing content, materials, new product launch, and go-to-market plans
  • Work with sales team to ensure commercial success of the product and meet revenue and profitability targets
  • Understand Stenograph’s business strategy and operational constraints to ensure product development meets company objectives
  • Define and analyze key metrics to inform decision-making and measure success

Other Duties:  this job description is not designed to cover or contain a comprehensive listing of activities, duties or responsibilities that are required of the employee for this job. Duties, responsibilities and activities may change at any time with or without notice.

 Basic Qualifications 

  • 2+ years of experience in product management
  • BA/BS degree in Marketing, Business or Engineering; MBA a plus
  • Direct experience with product management, preferably with a physical product
  • Direct experience with developing new products with internal engineering teams
  • Interest in learning from and working with customers
  • Ability to travel 20%
  • Entrepreneurial drive to take ownership of our marketing/product strategy and execution to achieve our growth goals
  • Strong leadership skills - must be able to work across departments

Preferred qualifications 

  • Demonstrated success building/managing technology products including new, existing, or legacy products
  • Experience leading cross-functional teams with Product Management, Design, Engineering, IT, Operations, Program Management, Marketing, Sales and Customer Support
  • An experienced influencer with the ability to collaborate well in a matrixed environment having multiple stakeholders
  • Ability and tendency to balance the value of qualitative and quantitative data.
  • Ability to prioritize initiatives and communicate clearly across the organization.