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Product Leader

Company: Vector Solutions
Location: Bloomington
Posted on: June 22, 2022

Job Description:

Vector Solutions serves everyday heroes by delivering intelligent software solutions that empower them to make safer, smarter, better decisions. We believe passionately in providing critical knowledge, when, where, and how they need it. Everything we do - from learning to workforce management to risk reduction and beyond - is done to elevate the safety and success of our clients and the communities they serve. Join our mission.

The goal of the product leader is the effective planning and oversight of the product lifecycle within designated product areas, accomplished by assisting the product owner/manager and by working independently. This person provides daily coordination of developer assignments. The product leader works closely with the developer, quality assurance and configuration teams to remove obstacles to product delivery. This person collaborates with sales, marketing, customer-facing and design teams to gather, understand and prioritize product and customer requirements. This person also communicates directly with clients to coordinate business analysis and help maintain strong client relationships. The product leader helps to ensure the products support the company's overall strategy, vision and goals, and provides data and information to the product owner/manager and executive team to support strategic decisions. When needed, the product leader serves as backup for the product coordinator or the product owner/manager.

The position responsibilities include the following:
Understand the products and how customers use them
Perform the following within designated product areas:
Prioritize, assign and coordinate developer work
Help prioritize assignments for design team
Recommend roadmap priorities to support the product vision defined by the executive team and product owner/manager
Make wise product decisions with an eye toward building the best product for all users while balancing specific funded feature requests, product ROI and other factors
Develop strong working relationships with developers and others by prioritizing face-to-face interaction over impersonal communication
Provide leadership to cross-functional teams to deliver timely and coordinated resolution of hotfixes, features and bug fixes
Support and lead poker, poker review, and other product meetings
Run product standup, filling in for other team standups as needed
Communicate closely with the sales team to support proposal responses, provide estimates and gain knowledge of product gaps
Assist in calculating product ROI metrics
Share customer knowledge and product strategy effectively to foster understanding of product roadmap priorities
Travel to the customer site to understand business requirements
Stay current with and share knowledge of industry best practices
Serve as backup to the product coordinator and product owner/manager as required
Aid the product owner/manager in all tasks necessary to prioritize the roadmap and deliver the products
We would know this person was doing a great job if---.
---customers and potential customers feel that the product supports their business requirements and they would rate us highly in Net Promoter Score or other metrics
---the product owner/manager has quality feedback and is able to effectively prioritize the roadmap
---designers, developers, quality assurance analysts and configuration managers have an understanding of the customer business goals, are confident in staff priorities, and feel that obstacles to staff contributions to product delivery are removed efficiently
---customer-facing teams are aware of development priorities and have timely opportunities to contribute customer feedback
---the management team has relevant and timely data to inform product and overall company strategy
---concerns or red flags for product delivery and/or software quality are reported quickly because the product leader is viewed as approachable and attentive
---others look to the product leader for effective leadership and find it

Software product development experience as a Product Owner, Product Manager, or Business Analyst
Why you will love working at Vector Solutions:
Friendly, open, and casual work environment (ditch the suit & tie)
Comprehensive, quality benefits package effective first of the month following your date of hire
Matching 401(k) retirement plan
Healthy work-life balance with flexible work arrangements and generous time off
Educational assistance available for all employees
Generous referral incentive program
Company social events
Philanthropic opportunities
Vector Solutions is an Equal Opportunity Employer and does not discriminate against applicants on the basis of race, color, creed, religion, ancestry, age, sex, marital status, national origin, disability or veteran status.



Keywords: Vector Solutions, Bloomington , Product Leader, Other , Bloomington, Indiana

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