We are looking for a product manager that is strong on Tech, UX and Marketing to work on our SaaS platform, which is now ranked top HR platform in India. The product space we are in poses engineering challenges of an ERP and yet demands a user experience of that of a consumer grade application. While accommodating myriad and varying business needs of thousands of customers, we still need to provide best user experience without complicating the product. Such holistic marriage of engineering and UX excellence is where our competitors struggle and Keka thrives. As a product manager you'd be leading this effort. We are looking for following traits in you. A Visual thinker ============== This is first and foremost important trait we need in you. A visual thinker who can cut through myriad pieces of informationa and create sense in a clear and concise way. More about Visual thinking below http://www.xplaner.com/visual-thinking-school/ https://www.lifehack.org/275993/7-things-only-visual-thinkers-will-understand A keen sense of design ===================== There are two people: Those who understand design and those who don't. While wireframing is a good start, a keen sense of visual design and aesthetics is a must. You don't have to be a great visual designer, but you should contrast between a good design and a bad design, and pick what is right for your product. You should be able to speak to a designer in terms such as contracst, visual heirarchy and whitespace. Empathetic =========== Understanding customers, their pain points and success factors requires empathy. In your role as a Product Manager, working with various stakeholders, constantly mediating and forging compromises between different viewpoints, it is easy to lose track of customer. Empathy towards customer needs serves as your north star there. You must successfully represent the customer’s needs, who is never present during internal decision-making, but is the most essential stakeholder. Biased towards execution ======================== All talk and intellectuality without execution is useless if it doesn't translate into outcome. A strong bias for execution and getting things out the door, therefore is a must. Intuition into Talent ====================== We are on a mission to nurture talent in organizations. Passion and intuition in understanding what motivates an employee, how to shape a good culture are a big plus for this role. Roles & Responsibilities ==================================== - Understand overall market, competitive space, determine market segmentation, positioning and more - Understand user needs, pain points and success factors - Create vision/strategy for the product that responds to these user and market needs. - Convey the strategy in form of short and long term product roadmap, prioritize features based on priority and execution time. - Coordinate and support different teams all through the product life cycle - Business, engineering, design, sales, marketing and support teams.
Job Description – Technical Product Manager - Java • Serve as primary product expert and evangelist • Lead product design, development and release process for assigned products and maintain the product development road map • Coordinate the collection, description, analysis and prioritization of requests for new product functionality from customers and prospects • Create detailed use cases, business requirements, and marketing requirements • Support marketing, sales and support through leading the development and maintenance of various technical marketing collateral including application notes, FAQs, product notes, user guides, field training, presentations, online marketing content and demos • Develop hands-on, in-depth knowledge of competitive products and maintain technical analysis of competitive strengths and weaknesses • Coordinate beta testing of new products and features. Document and report problems and recommend solutions/improvements to program managers. Participate in product performance benchmarking activities • Work with business stakeholders to balance business and technical objectives and manifest these as clear, stable priorities for the team Turn high- level project objectives into a comprehensive set of stories by leading intensive, multi- discipline, collaboration sessions • Collaborate with UI designers to understand and incorporate visual design, interaction modeling, and information architecture into functional specifications • Effectively manage trade- offs between cost/ schedule versus business benefit • Work closely with developers, testers, and operations teams in an agile environment to launch the product that is stable in production and satisfies scalability, reliability, and performance goals • Gather requirements, write technical specifications and manage project to ensure high quality products are delivered in time • Align business and technical components to achieve desired goals