Product Manager, Commerce

Austin, TX

Position Type
Full Time

General Description
We are seeking an experienced, entrepreneurial product manager to help bring disruptive cognitive computing experiences to the commerce market, in a high energy, early stage startup environment. This person is excited to dig into the weeds to learn about our technology, and possesses the expert skills needed to translate market needs into value. He or she will partner with customers, sales, engineering, and other stakeholders to help define and manage a next generation commerce solutions that pushes shopping experiences into a new era. As one of the first members of the team, this person will work closely with the VP of product management to lay the foundation for the product management function at Cognitive Scale. This is rare opportunity to get in on the ground floor of what will become an industry changing technology force.

Responsibilities Include:
• Partnering with engineering, design, customers, and stakeholders to define business needs, requirements, and feature roadmaps for cognitive commerce products
• Building business cases for investing in products and features
• Being a product champion by analyzing external market trends, competition, opportunities that impact the user and capabilities of the platform
• Authoring requirements, use cases, and stories, and work closely with engineering during execution to ensure the product is built as envisioned
• Working closely with UX designers define the interaction experience for end-users
• Driving the cadence and process of prioritizing features, releases, and roadmap
• Educating and training internal stakeholders on the product
• Communicating product roadmap and changes to stakeholders
• Partnering with outbound marketing to communicate changes to customers
• Defining metrics by which the product’s performance is evaluated
• Defining performance and hypothesis testing strategies for the product

• Strong technology and business acumen
• BBA/BS required, Engineering background and MBA preferred
• 5+ years of product management experience
• 2+ years experience bringing entirely new products to market
• 2+ years of experience in commerce
• Experience with software as a service and/or cloud based solutions
• Strong appetite for emerging technology and risk
• Highly self-motivated with an appetite for a startup environment that is evolving rapidly
• Strong ability to understand complex solutions and technology
• Strong ability to collaborate in a UX design process
• Superior ability to evaluate, prioritize, and communicate requirements and feature roadmaps
• Demonstrated understanding of product lifecycle management, whole product strategies, and go-to-market strategies
• Superior communication skills, specifically when communicating complex technical concepts to a non technical audience
• Strong project management skills and self discipline for leading teams to execute with high quality
• Strong analytical and decision making abilities

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