Kforce Product Manager in Hoffman Estates, Illinois

Kforce has a client in search of a Product Manager in Hoffman Estates, Illinois (IL).Essential Functions:

  • Manage the entire product life cycle, from planning through development, launch, and retirement phases; Create, maintain and communicate the corresponding Product Roadmaps

  • Identify market opportunities and determine the corresponding business gaps available by addressing those needs; Create a compelling product Vision and Value Proposition for the customer; Develop the Business Case which details how the company will profitably serve the market need and which results in securing the required development funding

  • Guide the product and sprint backlogs for your sprint teams; You will author user stories, lead sprint team planning sessions, run stand-up meetings, showcases & retrospectives, and work with your sprint team to decompose user stories into development tasks

  • Develop and implement a go-to-market plan, working with all departments to execute; Evangelize the product to all internal & external stakeholders

  • Participation in product management & agile team meetings and activities

  • Manage expectations with senior leadership providing status, action plans and recommendations

  • Develop, negotiate, deliver and measure the product release priorities

  • Track record of negotiating complex business environments (i.e. aligning roadmaps with multiple decision-makers in a large corporation) and then working with Agile teams to deliver on-time, consistently

  • Experience with ensuring product solutions are being built based on solid principles and developed in a manner which takes advantage of state-of-the-art technologies

  • Experience with collaborative product development between India and the US

  • Good Agile experience and sprint execution

  • Scrum Master Agile methodologies and exposure to a broad set of programming tools

  • Proven methodology soliciting cross functional feedback to mature product offering

  • Excellent written communication skills to audiences needing to understand vision, strategy and execution

  • Demonstrated ability to exert influence and make & meet commitments in a highly-matrixed organization

  • Ability to develop and present original content demonstrating product and feature value propositions at all levels of the organization

  • Ability to analyze business and financial trends relative to product features and market trends

Kforce is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action Employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, pregnancy, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, age, protected veteran status, or disability status.Compensation Type:Hours