Senior Product Manager, Discover

Autodesk - Montréal, QC (30+ days ago)

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The Senior Product Manager, Discover, will, in close collaboration with other Product Managers (Subscribe, Access, Manage) within the Digital Platform & Experience group conceive and execute the vision for the initial customer engagement with all our web properties, across multiple touch points for their specific product capability. This role is responsible for coaching teams in breaking down and translating capabilities/features into various artifacts, including user journeys, story maps, wireframe/sketch designs, user stories and product specifications to propel the product forward from concept through development. In addition, this leader and her/his teams will be accountable for the successful launch of their digital product capability from ideation through implementation, as well as continuous optimization through the life of the capability.

The ideal candidate will have a proven track record and deep understanding of product management principles and collaborate with user experience design and web engineering, as well as the ability to provide guidance and leadership towards the development of AEM powered customer-facing experiences. The Product Manager will be responsible for ensuring her/his teams adhere to and participate in the creation of the development and consistent application of digital product design principles, design patterns, and shared AEM and React code libraries to ensure efficient and scalable product development.

The candidate must be able to collaborate with multiple product teams and vendor/ partners simultaneously, excel in a fast-paced environment, identify and leverage threads across multiple delivery teams and departments. While partnering with the Web Publishing, User Experience and Engineering, this role will provide direct leadership over the individual contributors who bring our products to market.

The Senior Product, Digital Product, Discover must have the leadership and drive to direct teams that ideate and deliver high-quality digital products for our customers, by living a culture of data-driven and end-user focused product design, engineering, delivery and innovation.


Product Strategy
Provides leadership within a set of digital product capabilities, across our brands and all touch points, including concept, roadmap, design, front-end development, launch and ongoing optimization. Partner and collaborate closely with stakeholders from the various properties/brands and across Autodesk to understand how to adapt and continually improve the strategy of our digital products based on the cornerstones of each of the brands Product
Feature Definition
Leads teams responsible for the realization of the vision / concept of a digital product or set of capabilities by connecting multiple customer / employee touch points (research, feedback, etc.), and business drivers, with a customer-first focus. Provide leadership to ensure that the product specifications that are created enable a desirable, feasible and viable product for the relevant end-user. In daddition, the Product Manager must deeply understand customer empathy and convey that to the wider team via storytelling to define the “what” and “why” a feature must be built
Product Readiness
Actively manages the grooming of a feature backlog for the program increment and coaches the product owner and team in driving a product feature/user story to the agreed definition of “ready” via story mapping, quality writing of user stories along with their acceptance criteria, and through the approval of high-fidelity designs or prototypes to keep the scrum team loaded with a groomed backlog of work to properly enter a sprint to deliver the highest value
Product Delivery
The Senior Product Manager is ultimately accountable for their scrum team’s execution of digital features that are conceived and developed and is responsible for the on-time and on-quality delivery of a specific set of product capabilities through careful prioritization and team review
Product Communication
Attends daily scrums and coaches team members to help drive priority decisions, remove roadblocks, and communicate changes in strategic direction or priority shifts. Provides frequent communication to the product director on development progress, elevating any issues that could impact the budget, timeline, or strategic vision. The Product Manager must inspire and foster a highly collaborative team, where communication is paramount to the successful delivery of the product
Product Standards
Manages the team performance within the eCommerce digital principles, standards and practices (through product definition, product design and product engineering) and is ultimately responsible for ensuring that all team members within her/his product scope apply those practices to their various work and continually aid in the definition, validation and evolution of those practices
Product Quality
Reviews and guides the defect backlog of the development team throughout the increment to ensure that priorities adhere to the strategic direction of the product. Oversees the quality execution of user tests, creative assets developed in support of a feature. Ultimately responsible for the scrum that delivers a defect-free product to the customer. Assists the QE leads in the drive to automate testing to increase delivery and deployment velocity
Product Roadmap
Communicates the overall product roadmap containing her/his product feature set – and collaborates with other product leadership to develop the overall product roadmap for all products. Works in close collaboration with the Digital Marketing Leadership to develop the annual operating plan for a digital product or set of digital product capabilities, including advocating for the appropriate level of funding necessary to meet the rapid adoption of digital products by customers and employees
Financial Responsibilities
While this role does not have direct budget oversight, the Product Manager has the responsibility to control development costs and build product capabilities that will exceed revenue targets which determine the financial success of the product

Minimum Qualifications

Minimum of 8 years in a product management, digital product, design or engineering leadership role, at least 4 years in a product management capacity
Bachelor’s degree required, with a MS/MBA or other relevant advanced degree preferred
Demonstrated passion for digital experiences and/or cloud technology
Significant experience in leading teams/organizations in bringing high quality digital products to market
Experience with JIRA/Confluence or similar Agile collaboration tools
Deep knowledge of Java concepts and development, front-end development technologies (i.e.HTML5, JS, Single Page Applications, etc.)
A distinct point of view on user experience design and the ability to employ design thinking methods to solve problems and apply the right solution for a given problem
Strong knowledge of the SAAS market and subscription business model
Deep knowledge and extensive experience in leading teams in the development of Web and mobile solutions, with a deep understanding of how to get consumer-centric solutions to market with a high degree of success
Experience leading product, design and engineering teams through a product development lifecycle that leverages agile principles yet recognizes constraints in an environment that has antiquated legacy systems and a mix of new technologies
Exceptional verbal and written communication skills, including the ability to communicate effectively and sell ideas and concepts into digital and business leaders
Proven ability to collaborate with and achieve actionable results through others, plus the ability to build strong and sustainable relationships, and the capability to interact with all levels of the organization
Ability to grasp the complexities of the business needs, customer experience, and employee operations to effectively translate that into a product that drives measurable results
Ability to think strategically and drive ideas into action
Positive outlook and willingness to act as a servant-leader for a high-performing cross functional team
Travel up to 30%

Preferred Qualifications

Experience with Adobe Marketing Cloud, primarily AEM and Analytics, Adobe Target

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