Product Manager (Freelance)

Brooklyn, NY Contract

Product Manager (Freelance)

 

As a Product Manager at Big Spaceship you will be playing a leading role bringing to life products, platforms and services that deliver maximum value to our clients and their customers.

Working alongside internal teams, clients and partners you will help execute each phase of the product development lifecycle from research to delivery by establishing consensus for a shared vision, defining the product strategy, developing the product road map, identifying product requirements, and leading product execution.

The ideal candidate for this role is a strong collaborator and problem-solver who will move projects from ambiguity to clarity and is comfortable with accepting and leading change. They have a solid understanding of user-centered design and a passion for creating meaningful and innovative experiences that push the boundaries of what’s possible.

 

Responsibilities

  • Work closely with Product owner(s), strategy, technology, product design, marketing analytics, account, delivery, our clients and their customers to deeply understand, document, analyze, and synthesize user and business needs into actionable strategies, prioritized roadmaps and detailed specifications.
  • Work with Business Analysts, Technology, Marketing Intelligence and UX to help define functionality, requirements, success metrics and roll-out plans for our client’s products, platforms and services in such a way that they ladder up to their long-term business objectives.
  • Support multi-discipline teams through the full product life cycle covering research, discovery, concepting, specification, experimentation, design and delivery.
  • Create and maintain product roadmaps, feature backlogs
  • Help define, refine and continuously optimize the team’s workflow in order to maximize efficiency, velocity and quality of final deliverables and outcomes.
  • Inspire and motivate internal and external stakeholders and team members to help you bring products to life.
  • Proactively identify risks and develop mitigations strategies to reduce roadblocks and ensure forward progress.
  • Work with product owner(s), product designers, technology and QA teams to estimate work efforts and define milestones.
  • Support the Product Owner to clearly present work while providing rationale for decisions made.

Qualifications

  • Proven track record of successfully driving enterprise level projects from concept to completion.
  • Experience with waterfall, agile, lean and hybrid methodologies and an understanding of product management's role in various design and development workflows.
  • Deep understanding of Web and mobile optimized applications in terms of technical constraints, design guidelines and accessibility best practices.
  • Experience with JIRA, Trello, Confluence, Google Suite (Sheets, Docs, Slides), and other tools of the trade. Familiarity with Excel, databases and SQL.
  • Ability to balance competing priorities, effectively communicate project status, and have critical prioritization conversations.
  • Excellent interpersonal skills and ability to present work, express opinions, design rationale, as well as give and receive feedback in a constructive and collaborative manner within internal teams and in front of client stakeholders.
  • Ability to communicate in clear, succinct and inspiring ways with technical and non-technical audiences across all levels of an organization.
  • Passion for a culture of learning and mentoring. You love challenging yourself to constantly improve, and share your knowledge to empower others.
  • Desire to continuously raise the bar to drive teams to deliver high quality outcomes and outputs.
  • 5+ years of product management, business analysis or equivalent experience.
  • 2+ years of digital agency experience.

 

  • BA/BS degree or equivalent practical experience.

 

 

Plus Skills

  • Agency experience