Director of Products

Employer
Location
Springfield
Posted
Mar 22, 2013
Closes
Apr 21, 2013
Contact
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Duration
Full Time
Are you excited about creating great products? Are you interested in creating innovative software applications for higher education?

The Director of Products will be an experienced, results-driven leader responsible for defining, developing, and implementing software products for the EBI MAP-Works product team (www.webebi.com). You will be a visionary capable of developing solutions that deliver on the values of student success, retention and program evaluation. You will be a leader of a team responsible for delivering exceptional products. You will be a doer who can see a vision through to completion. The role requires an instinct for developing great software products, experience working with clients and engineering teams, and the ability to translate customer needs into simple, usable features and functions that delight customers.

Responsibilities:

• Create and manage the EBI MAP-Works product vision by drawing on EBI MAP-Works’ scientific and research underpinnings and soliciting input from customers, users, stakeholders, and colleagues
• Develop and drive product requirement specifications
• Develop data-driven business cases
• Manage a product backlog and ensure the value of the work the team performs
• Track product development and collaborate with Engineering to create release schedules and product launch plans
• Drive product adoption through marketing and sales efforts
• Bring new products to life and manage the product lifecycle

Skills / Knowledge:

• Product management or product design experience with a focus on education (preferred)
• Entrepreneurial drive and demonstrated ability to achieve goals in a fast-paced environment
• Experience developing software and/or Internet applications
• Knowledgeable across many functional areas: product management, UI, sales, customer support, finance, and marketing
• Problem solving, organizational, and analytical skills
• Excellent written and oral communication and interpersonal skills
• Strong technical understanding
• Strong team management and development skills
• Flexible and willing to work as a team member doing whatever it takes to release an exceptional product
• Familiarity with online assessment (preferred)

Experience:

• Solid product management experience with a track record of creating innovative software/web-based applications.
• Strong quantitative and analytical abilities
• Demonstrated project management abilities
• Exceptional communication skills and ability to evangelize products

Educational Background:

• Bachelor’s Degree or equivalent work experience


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