Product Manager, South Experiences

Avanade

Location: Atlanta, Georgia, Austin, Texas, Dallas, Texas, Houston, Texas, Raleigh, North Carolina, Tampa, Florida

Job Type: Full time

Posted


About Avanade Experiences

Over Avanade's 20+ years, we've delivered the most intelligent, engaging, industry leading, award-winning experiences on the Microsoft ecosystem. As technology and human expectations evolve, we see incredible opportunities for customers, products, and workplaces—where imagination is the only limit.


Avanade Experiences is our way to bring unconventional thinking, exceptional creativity, and our unparalleled engineering heritage to think big and make it real. Our vision of the future goes far beyond concepts to enable and deliver the impact our clients, their people, customers, and communities need.


We support each other with great work to push boundaries, connect technology with what matters to people first, and grow with our clients. If you feel this is a great fit for your path, we’d love to talk.


About the role

The Product Manager owns the product / solution on behalf of Avanade, representing customer interests throughout the product / solution lifecycle. Incumbents in this job take a leadership role in defining the product / solution vision, and driving scenario execution. The Product Manager is a tactical business leader, leading key operational activities from definition to development of the production / solution. Incumbents in this job ensure the product/solution meets customer and market needs, and they develop and execute on plans to drive those results. They work across functional teams to ensure success.


Key Responsibilities

Product & Business Planning

Works with senior product team on market / customer research to create business plans for software products / solutions that align with Avanade strategic direction

Gathers and synthesizes feedback from clients, quantitative data, research reports, market trends to inform product requirements and vision; improves the collection of customer requirements

Partners with senior product team to develop product/solution concept

Prioritizes requirements and development backlog

Defines and clearly articulates/explains scenarios to internal audiences

Stays up-to-date on relevant product and technologies, adapting product strategy and roadmap to meet market demands and standards


Product & Program Ownership

Creates and regularly maintains the product / solution vision, roadmap, and backlog of work through the project's life cycle

Manages product / solution release content and schedules

Communicate the solution vision, roadmap, and backlog of work -- including success criteria -- to development team

Communicates with more senior product / solution team to provide feedback on progress and implementation of vision

Verifies functionality and quality of product / solution releases, administering user acceptance testing as appropriate

Assists in developing and implementing a company-wide go-to-market plan, working across departments and with leadership to execute

Develops strong understanding of the business, and deep Avanade business acumen


Years of Experience

6+ years of increasingly diverse / complex experience in a product development context


Education

Undergraduate degree required, preferably business, marketing, or related degrees; MBAs and computer science degrees considered highly valuable


Other Skills/Knowledge

Discipline Knowledge & Skills

Experience implementing software products by working with UX design, development and management teams in an agile environment

Strong experience with web and mobile products

Strong knowledge of software development and implementation lifecycles

Strong internal/external stakeholder interaction; includes presenting to and influencing executive decision-makers

Experience in conducting primary and secondary research on markets including market segments, geographies, products, and industry

Experience gathering requirements (from customers, other stakeholders) to build and guide project/product roadmaps, including use of requirements-gathering tools/technologies

Demonstrated ability to understand different business models and strategies

Experience working with, managing and influencing virtual teams, including off-shore

Clear and concise oral and written communication

Experience working in a digital agency or consulting firm

Knowledgeable about project/program financials (e.g., budgeting, assessing financial impact, working with financial analysts)

Strong networking skills; can build relationships quickly

Customer oriented attitude with great presentation, interpersonal and negotiation skills


Avanade requires all new hires to be fully vaccinated against COVID-19 as a condition of employment. Avanade will consider requests for medical or religious accommodation to this vaccination requirement on an individual basis.


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