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Senior Product Manager

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Salary: Market related

Location: Boston, Massachusetts

Job Type: Permanent

Date Listed: 06 Nov 2018

Reference: 4176

Role:  Senior Product Manager

Location: Boston – US 

Contract type:  Permanent

Company Benefits:

  • Unlimited paid holiday allowance
  • Opportunity for International travel
  • Private Healthcare for you and your dependants
  • Excellent pension contribution
  • Cash paid annual performance bonus

The role in a nutshell:

I am looking for a customer-focused, creative, and technical leader to own products from concept phase through production; someone with a big-picture vision and the drive to make that vision a reality.

The ideal candidate has a well-rounded technical & business background, strong entrepreneurial leanings, and an ability to influence internal decision-makers. 

About our Client:

Our client’s vision is to improve the quality of time in cars. They make a breakthrough road-sensing software and hardware product that interprets and responds to road surface conditions, improving comfort, performance, and safety. Our venture-backed company has raised over $160M and is working with the world’s top automakers, Tier-1 suppliers, and autonomous car integrators to drive volume adoption.

What you will be doing:

  • Own the first- and/or second-generation active suspension system
  • Build performance and cost targets based upon customer feedback
  • Define product configuration and variant plan
  • Perform market research, benchmarking, and in-depth analyses of competitive products, pricing and technology trends
  • In collaboration with the commercial team, shape our hardware and software pricing and go-to-market strategy
  • Deep-dive into design decisions which drive customer benefit
  • Translate complex technical concepts into simple offerings for the commercial team
  • Drive feature delivery timing via tight collaboration with engineering leadership
  • Develop life-cycle management initiatives
  • Lead special projects as opportunities arise

Education & Experience: 

  • Undergraduate degree in engineering, science, or business; MS, PhD, or MBA is a plus
  • 6+ years of experience in a similar role (product management, planning, or strategy) managing software and/or hardware products
  • Automotive industry experience is required
  • Chassis and/or vehicle dynamics experience are a strong plus

Skills & Traits:

  • An innate focus on user-experience and bringing disruptive technologies to market
  • Ability to create and execute detailed work plans in ambiguous, unstructured work environments
  • Ability to develop meaningful conclusions from data and make proposals
  • Orientation toward building processes, tools and frameworks when none exist; focused on continually improving product management team effectiveness
  • Confident but self-aware, persuasive but an active-listener, high IQ and high EQ
  • Ability to “speak the language” to mechanical, electrical, software and vehicle dynamics engineering audiences
  • Highly organized with proven project management skills
  • Superior verbal and written communication skills