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Product Strategist

Company: Liquid Web
Location: Lansing
Posted on: January 11, 2022

Job Description:

The Product Strategist's primary role is to work with our clients to help focus business objectives, develop and interpret project goals, and translate them into executable plans for our teams.

This requires a broad understanding of business strategy, software/website development, user experience, technology, how it can be used to accomplish objectives, and how that technology will intersect with individuals inside and outside of an organization. The Product Strategist is one of our primary intersections with our clients - you are one of the faces of our projects.

The Product Strategist supports design and dev teams by providing research, goals and requirements to inform creative ideation on features and presentation of content and technical scope. This role requires an understanding of the product development cycle, how to release and when to release, how to target an MVP and guide a product roadmap successfully.

Job Duties:

* Guide the discovery and research of multiple projects
* Be an expert with respect to the competition
* Perform user and organizational research
* Execute data collection and analysis to help power decisions
* Understand the key statistics associated with products including revenue, profitability, usage, and customer satisfaction and drive utilization to make product lifecycle decisions
* Collaborate to develop and manage KPIs based on measurable data
* Speak directly with stakeholders and users about their needs and pain points
* Coordinate and align multiple stakeholders to execute product launch, feature launch, or other customer-impacting initiatives
* Inform creative briefs and technical scope by providing goals, requirements, constraints and artifacts
* Collaborate across the organization to define prioritized product requirements
* Identify, document and translate requirements into executable plans that adhere to both timeline and budget.
* Facilitate team sprint planning by walking them through ideas and requirements
* Act as a leader within the project
* Maintain product guidelines and related resources
* Support product launches and customer onboarding

Skills, Competencies, and Qualifications:

* Minimum of 2 years experience as a Product Manager or similar CX, UX or Product Role
* Bachelor's degree or commensurate experience
* Demonstrated success defining and launching excellent products
* Proven experience in a job in a Digital Agency or Product business
* Excellent written and verbal communication skills
* Creative or technical background with experience and understanding of executing a digital product
* Excellent teamwork skills
* Proven ability to influence cross-functional teams without formal authority
* Experience with Agile software development ideally as a product owner
* Problem analysis and problem solving skills
* Systems analysis and project management skills
* Self starter with high degree of initiative, and strong organizational skills

Physical Requirements and Work Environment:

The physical demands described here are representative of those that must be met by an individual to successfully perform the essential duties of this job. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential duties.

* While performing the essential duties of this job, the individual is regularly required to use hands to finger, talk, and hear
* The individual frequently is required to stand and walk
* Works at a desk and computer screen for extended periods of time
* Works in a traditional climate controlled office environment
* Works in a highly stressful environment dealing with a wide variety of challenges, deadlines and diverse employee population
* Be able to occasionally lift up to ten (10) pounds

Disclaimer:

This job description is only a summary of the typical functions of the position. It is not intended to be an exhaustive or comprehensive list of all job responsibilities, tasks, or duties. Additional duties and tasks may be assigned as part of the job function. Liquid Web Inc. reserves the right to modify, interpret, or apply this job description in a way that best supports the organizational needs. The job description in no way creates or implies an employment contract. The employment contract remains "at will".

Equal Employment Opportunity Policy: Liquid Web is committed to offering equal employment opportunity without regard to age, color, disability, gender, gender identity, genetic information, marital status, military status, national origin, race, religion, sexual orientation, veteran status, or any other legally protected characteristic.

Keywords: Liquid Web, Lansing , Product Strategist, Other , Lansing, Michigan

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