Software Product Manager

Product · Grand Rapids, Michigan
Department Product
Employment Type Full-Time
Minimum Experience Experienced
Compensation DOE

As Software Product Manager, you are the consummate team player, adept at managing relationships, collaborating and influencing across a variety of organizational functions. You will guide a product team that is charged with a product’s contribution to our business, building new products and increasing the profitability of existing products. In addition, you will help develop new ideas based on your contact with customers and prospects.


 


You should be prepared to make decisions with imperfect information, know how to lead without authority and be comfortable managing chaos, ambiguity and complexity. You must possess a unique blend of business and technical savvy that includes a big-picture vision and the drive to make that vision a reality. You must also enjoy spending time in the market to understand market problems, and finding innovative solutions for the broader market.


 


Communications skills are key to success in this role. You will work with a development counterpart to define product release requirements based on market problems. You will work with product marketing and marketing communications to help define the go-to-market strategy by providing key product and market insights. You will also serve as the internal and external evangelist for your product offering, occasionally working to support the sales channel and key customers. In short, you must be prepared to communicate with all areas of the company.


 


You are a strategist who will translate the company’s high-level vision and goals into actionable tasks. You will set product strategy, prioritize features, build consensus, and coordinate product schedules with your design and engineering teammates.


 


As a Software Product Manager, the typical day includes:


 


  • Acting as the “messenger of the market” from the outside-in to the rest of the organization.
  • Analyzing various market segments and collaborating with leadership to choose the best ones to pursue.
  • Developing a three-year roadmap for our products to illustrate our vision and plan into the future.
  • Developing and maintaining a business proposal that makes a compelling case for continued investment into your products.
  • Collaborating with other stakeholders such as product marketing on the creation of positioning for your products.
  • Creating user stories for current and future products based on the market’s problems.
  • Managing the entire product line life cycle from sunsetting legacy products to prototyping and testing new features/products and ideas.
  • Driving buy-build-partner analysis, and where necessary, reviewing potential partner relationships for the product.
  • Knowing why we are winning and losing in the market, and driving changes to our product and processes to create improvement.
  • Keeping a finger on the pulse of our competition, and developing strategies and tactics to reduce the threat.


This is the job for you if:


 


  • You have 5+ years of marketing, development, sales, or product management experience.
  • You are tech savvy and passionate about building products.
  • You possess a track record of using qualitative and quantitative data to prioritize and drive decision-making. 


About SalesPad


 


With more than 110 employees, SalesPad is one of West Michigan’s largest, fastest-growing software companies. We’re seeking the self-motivated, the hard-working, the problem solvers, and the dedicated to join our team of experts. We’re focused on helping businesses grow, expand, or reshape how they do things by approaching each and every problem with energy, creativity, and confidence. Ingenuity, adaptation, and evolution are at the core for us at SalesPad.


 


Our Grand Rapids-based headquarters is focused on helping change the way organizations do business through our software products, customizations, expertise, and support. Our enterprise software solutions work with leading business applications, Intuit QuickBooks, Intacct and Microsoft Dynamics GP, and integrate with a wide range of apps and platforms. SalesPad has been in the business of helping manufacturing and distribution companies increase productivity and efficiency since 2003. We got our start when a small business owner tasked a software developer with transforming a pile of clipboards and legal pads into a streamlined, efficient inventory management system. We have been sharing ideas and innovating ever since.


 


At SalesPad, we’re always looking for talented individuals to join our team of professionals. We believe our success is built on the abilities of our employees, and we strive to create a challenging and rewarding environment where all individuals are respected and encouraged to grow. Reach out to us today!

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  • Location
    Grand Rapids, Michigan
  • Department
    Product
  • Employment Type
    Full-Time
  • Minimum Experience
    Experienced
  • Compensation
    DOE