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Director of Product

Company: DSD Partners, Inc.
Location: Richmond
Posted on: September 16, 2021

Job Description:

Insight Global is looking for a Product Manager to join the team at one of our clients in Midlothian, VA. This role will be expected to be on-site a few days a week to collaborate with the CEO, Engineering, Revenue, and Professional Services departments, in addition to external stakeholders. This person will be responsible for all aspects of the companys innovation initiatives and new product development, and will be the driving force for product vision and strategy. This position will evolve alongside the current suite of tools, beginning in a defining/forming phase and moving towards delivery and execution. The ideal candidate will build a deep understanding of customer needs and the competitive environment, develop close relationships with key stakeholders, and connect the wider business strategy to the product development roadmap.

A high degree of attention to detail and clear, concise, and effective communication skills will be required for this position.



Product Advocate

- Maintain and grow a deep knowledge of the Direct Store Delivery industry, specifically regarding technology and the customer experience

- Acquire customer and market insights to understand client needs and better shape our suite of products, both current and planned

- Obtain actionable insights through customer research

- Communicate products effectively to key stakeholders and team members - communicate the story both internally and externally

- Advocate for your product line- articulate business value to all levels of the organization and develop compelling presentations to communicate your product vision

- Maintain strong relationships with key business partners to ensure product plans are aligned with company objectives/plans.



Product Lifecycle

- Define, execute, and optimize product roadmaps

- Ensure customer-driven design considering usability test results, while using market industry knowledge, to deliver a well-positioned product that meets the original goals and KPIs

- Provide vision and direction to the development team throughout the development lifecycle

- Deliver business results of the related products as measured by relevant KPI`s

- Analyze feasibility, cost ramifications, economies, and other aspects of planned or potential products

- Assess value, develop cases, and prioritize stories, to ensure work focuses on those with maximum value

- Conduct needs analysis and documents requirements

- Analyze and evaluate existing or proposed products/projects to identify and implement improvements and opportunities

- Create user stories/use cases, process & data flows, and scenarios to clearly communicate functional requirements

- Provide input and support the development of business and functional specifications. Document to ensure business requirements are adequately reflected in development documents

- Work with Engineering to facilitate system testing

- Provide backlog management, iteration planning, and elaboration of the user stories

- Create and maintain a product backlog according to business value or ROI



Collaboration/Communication

- Work closely with Engineering/IT and other internal departments to ensure resource alignment in support of product vision and roadmaps.

- Develop strong partnerships with other teams to create a well-rounded product offering

- Lead teams in applying user-centered design, design-thinking frameworks, and data-driven decision making

- Act as liaison among clients, operations, and technical teams serve as the voice of the customer.

- Identify solutions to resolve business problems for internal and external teams by utilizing problem solving and analytical skills



1.) Proven experience managing product launches, determining product-market fit, and working with cross-functional teams to deliver successful products

2.) Proven business expertise needed to set clear priorities across the product portfolio and drive business value

3.) In depth knowledge/ability to influence business strategy

4.) Strong communication and presentation skills both verbal and written

5.) Excellent collaboration skills leading and executing across teams and organizations

6.) Experience with technology/IT- must be able to engage in technical discussions, understand technical risks, and work with IT leadership during testing phases

Keywords: DSD Partners, Inc., Richmond , Director of Product, Other , Richmond, Virginia

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