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Product Manager

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Product Manager

BuildDirect is a privately held technology company that is knocking down walls, changing the foundation and building a smarter, simpler and empowered home improvement industry. With our BuildDirect Demand Rank™ and BuildDirect Product Rank™ custom analytic and forecasting tools, we can identify in real-time, consumer interest in a product, its competitiveness in the marketplace, and locations it will best perform.

We love the people we work with and the culture we’ve built. For us, curiosity is a mindset that sees a problem as the start of a great solution. We believe the best learning and greatest discoveries come from trying, even if you fail. We love that we aren’t perfect, but every day we are trying to get better at what we do.

Your innovation and foresight will drive a product strategy to create a platform which opens a world of possibilities for our customers, vendors and employees. As a Product Manager, you will live at the intersection of technology, business and user experiences. A master of integrating many sources of information and ideas to create a coherent vision, you will play an essential role in the growth of the organization.

What You’ll Do
  • Define and lead product strategy and roadmap
  • Create the vision for our products and user experiences which open a world of possibilities for our customers, and suppliers
  • Facilitate internal and external stakeholders, and integrate competitive information and strategy to determine short and long term priorities and features
  • Work closely with key stakeholders and business leaders and partner with UX/UI to create an exceptional user and vendor experience.
  • Competitive product analysis through your leading industry knowledge
  • Create preliminary design concepts and work closely with the Technology team to implement and iterate
  • Utilize a data-driven approach to drive decision making
  • Oversee product management lifecycle end to end
    • perform post launch analyses
    • capturing key outcomes and implement changes based on learnings
    • review A/B tests to support continual optimization of the product and business plan
  • Identify and Manage strategic vendor relationships

What You’ll Achieve
  • Articulate a product strategy and vision with a 3-5 year timeframe, including short-term (one year) priorities and focus areas
  • Participate in the definition and growth of the Product Management strategy
  • Develop competitive product analysis reporting including market trends
  • Develop Key Performance Indicators to track and report innovation launches and feature adoption

What You Need to Know
  • Proven success in executing product strategy and vision
  • 8 + years of Product Management experience
  • Experience working with multi-disciplinary teams, business, user experience, technology and executives
  • Knowledge leader in evolving product strategies based on an integrated view of business/user requirements and industry/competitive trends
  • Experience within an eCommerce and/or Platform company
  • Advocate of the Scrum/Agile process
  • Bachelor’s degree in computer science or related field, MBA preferred

What You Must Have
  • An ability to bridge technology and users, to understand business requirements and translate those needs into exceptional technology solutions
  • A talent for Integrating many sources of information, perspectives, and needs, to create solutions which are strategic and open a world of possibilities for customers and vendors
  • An audacious spirit that embraces uncertainty and challenges with enthusiasm
  • High levels of integrity and a commitment to do what you say you are going to do
  • Strong entrepreneurial spirit that has grit, determination and challenges the status quo
  • High degree of empathy and the ability to see other’s perspective
  • Strong sense of curiosity and the desire to learn and get better everyday

Posted: January 20, 2019
Closes: March 21, 2019
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201-500 employees

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About BuildDirect

Founded by Jeff Booth and Rob Banks in 1999, BuildDirect Technologies is a privately-held Canadian technology company that is knocking down walls, changing the foundation and building a smarter, si...