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Software Product Manager

Thomson Reuters Product Management 1/2/2018 3:23:49 PM Eagan, MN United States of America
Job Description

The Thomson Reuters Elite product management team is looking for a talented, ambitious, self-directed product leader to guide products from conception to launch and all stages of the product lifecycle. As a product manager, you'll be responsible for creating valuable new features to maximize product line profitability. You’ll define the product strategy and vision, work with customers to prioritize unmet user needs, and collaborate with a cross-functional team to launch products to the market.

The primary responsibilities of the 3E Business Development product manager include the collecting of customer requirements, conducting market and competitive research, product planning, and launch activities. This role will have a significant focus on the Agile process, authoring stories and acceptance criteria, and working directly with Engineering on a daily basis. The product manager requires a blend proprietary software experience and customer relationship management platform such as with Dynamics 365 or Salesforces.com.

Primary Responsibilities

  • Continually author and prioritize user story backlog and lead grooming sessions to communicate clearly the story intent and acceptance criteria
  • Author requirements and detailed product designs within the Agile methodology
  • Manage complete product life cycle including market requirements, product release plans, user story and success criteria authoring, and product launch activities 
  • Drive and communicate competitive comparison assessment of product line to ensure clear understanding of product position in the market
  • Research target market changes and trends and use analysis to identify market requirements for current and future product consideration
  • Generate buy/build/partner product business cases to meet market and customer requirements, product design goals, and business objectives
  • Partner with customers and internal stakeholders to validate requirements and priorities through various forums (meetings, focus groups, CRM analysis, etc…) 
  • Collaborate with user experience, engineering, service, and support departments and define product design and plans that align to product priorities and meet market demand 
  • Provide ongoing communication on product road map and release plans to organization and customers while aligning the message to the market needs
  • Manage and drive product launch process and ensure organizational and market readiness
  • Optimize internal processes to accelerate cost-effective market delivery

Skills

  • Ability to apply innovative solutions to meeting market needs through new concepts with technology, user experience or internal procedures
  • Ability to create high quality functional designs with thorough documentation and supporting visuals (mock ups, diagrams, etc) as a product owner in the Agile software development methodology
  • Driven to provide quality work product that meets high-standards 
  • Demonstrate strong business acumen throughout the product management life cycle
  • Ability to think like a customer 
  • Strong relationship management and communication skills
  • Ability to adapt to change and champion it

We are the leading source of intelligent information for the world's businesses and professionals, providing customers with competitive advantage. Intelligent information is a unique synthesis of human intelligence, industry expertise and innovative technology that provides decision-makers with the knowledge to act, enabling them to make better decisions faster. We deliver this must-have insight to the financial and risk, legal, tax and accounting, intellectual property and science and media markets, powered by the world's most trusted news organization.

Qualifications

  • BA in an engineering or business-related field required. MBA or other advanced degree preferred
  • Minimum of 4 years of software product management, software sales engineering, or product marketing experience is required
  • Project management experience and ability to manage a cross-functional team to deliver software releases
  • Experience working in an Agile /Scrum software development environment
  • Experience working with products for legal or professional service industries with an emphasis on enabling the end to end client life cycle is preferred
  • Demonstrated ability to define product road map, to translate business problems into product requirements, and to launch products to stakeholders, the market, and customers
  • Exceptional communication skills, written, verbal and presentation

At Thomson Reuters, we believe what we do matters. We are passionate about our work, inspired by the impact it has on our business and our customers. As a team, we believe in winning as one - collaborating to reach shared goals, and developing through challenging and meaningful experiences. With more than 45,000 employees in more than 100 countries, we work flexibly across boundaries and realize innovations that help shape industries around the world. Making this happen is a dynamic, evolving process, and we count on each employee to be a catalyst in driving our performance - and their own.

As a global business, we rely on diversity of culture and thought to deliver on our goals. To ensure we can do that, we seek talented, qualified employees in all our operations around the world regardless of race, color, sex/gender, including pregnancy, gender identity and expression, national origin, religion, sexual orientation, disability, age, marital status, citizen status, veteran status, or any other protected classification under country or local law. Thomson Reuters is proud to be an Equal Employment Opportunity/Affirmative Action Employer providing a drug-free workplace.


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Locations
Eagan-Minnesota-United States of America;Boston-Massachusetts-United States of America
Req #: JREQ096500
Locations: Eagan-Minnesota-United States of America|Boston-Massachusetts-United States of America
Job Function: Product Management
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