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Product Management Director

Company: Rocket Software, Inc.
Location: Harrisburg
Posted on: August 1, 2022

Job Description:

**It's fun to work in a company where people truly BELIEVE in what they're doing!****Job Description Summary:**The Director, Product Management is responsible for spearheading the development and lifecycle of products and solutions in support of our customer needs and business objectives. The Product Management Director collaborates with stakeholders across a variety of functions such as Marketing and IT to understand key business and customer objectives, understand technology solutions and dependencies, define best-in-class user experiences, and analyze data to inform product roadmaps. Develops action plans and strategic direction for functional areas and maintains alignment with product managers to ensure the successful development of the entire product line.The Product Management Director ensures that the product and marketing efforts support the overall business strategy and goals. This individual is also responsible for education, championing, and implementation of Product Management best practices throughout the organization.Rocket Software is currently seeking a Product Manager to define and lead strategic business, technical, and process initiatives for our Z Systems product portfolio. Systems products consist of traditional and distributed enterprise data center infrastructure products. Knowledge of IBM mainframe products is essential.**Essential Duties and Responsibilities** :+ Define and lead strategic initiatives that ensure Rocket Software products and solutions are competitive in their respective markets, accelerate time-to-joy, and aligned to how our customers and partners want to license and use.+ Drive the development and lifecycle of products and solutions in support of our customer needs and business objectives. This role will collaborate with stakeholders across a variety of functions such as Marketing and IT to understand key business and customer objectives, understand technology solutions and dependencies, define best-in-class user experiences, and analyze data to inform product roadmaps.+ Define and communicate the product vision in support of the consumer strategy, including maintaining a clear product roadmap aligned to delighting customers and driving aggressive growth (both from a customer and revenue perspective) in the short- and long-term.+ Advanced Strategic Thinking - able to independently design/identify the ideal approach to answering business questions by pulling from available internal/external resources; anticipates the next question(s) from intended audience.+ Provide leadership and be the expert on the competitive landscape, driving processes to identify current and potential competitors, research competitive products, and maintain competitive information.+ Represent the customer: build strong customer relationships, develop deep insights on evolving customer requirements, be the champion and voice of the customer, bring the customer's voice into the product development process.+ Be an expert on the domain, the market, and the trends.+ Evangelize our vision constantly so all stakeholders are aligned, have context and understand where we are going.+ Manage the roadmap: make prioritization decisions to adjust based on engineering tradeoffs and customer feedback, own development of business cases to support proposed investment priorities.+ Partner with Business Development to identify key partnerships to help drive awareness and differentiating offerings in the marketplace.+ Guiding cross-functional teams of product managers, engineers, designers, and analysts while playing a key role in organizing and communicating their work across the organization.+ Work with third parties to assess partnerships and licensing opportunities.**Required Qualifications:**+ Minimum 10 years of management that is directly related work experience.+ Cross-functional collaboration and project management - able to collaborate with various functional partners to source data, define business objectives, probe/ask questions, drive alignment.+ Ability to ensure the confidentiality of sensitive information and thrive in a fast-paced, intellectually demanding and service-oriented environment.+ Expertise in managing time and schedules to meet aggressive deadlines and influence through persuasive written and verbal communication.+ Possess a unique blend of business and technical savvy that includes a big-picture vision and the drive to make that vision a reality.+ Demonstrated success defining and launching excellent products.+ Track record of using qualitative and quantitative data to prioritize and drive decision-making.+ Experience with end-to-end product delivery.+ Experience working in an Agile development environment.+ Effective presentations to customers.+ Outstanding attention to detail and organizational skills.+ Proven ability to influence cross-functional teams.\#LI-EA1\#LI-Remote**Information Security:**Information security is everyone's responsibility. A fundamental principle of information security at Rocket Software is that all individuals in the organization have a responsibility for the security and protection of company information and IT Resources over which they have control, according to their role.**Diversity, Inclusion & Equity:**At Rocket we are committed to an inclusive workplace environment, where every Rocketeer can thrive by bringing their full selves to work. Being a Rocketeer means you are part of our movement to continually drive inclusivity, diversity and equity in our workforceRocket Software Inc. is committed to creating a diverse environment and is proud to be an equal opportunity employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, gender, gender identity or expression, sexual orientation, national origin, genetics, disability, age, or veteran status. Rocket Software Inc. is also committed to compliance with all fair employment practices regarding citizenship and immigration status.Rocket is committed to working with and providing reasonable accommodation to individuals with physical and mental disabilities. If you need special assistance or an accommodation while seeking employment, please call: 781-577-4321 or send an email to people@rocketsoftware.com. We will make a determination on your request for reasonable accommodation on a case-by-case basis.\#LI-Remote_If you like wild growth and working with happy, enthusiastic over-achievers, you'll enjoy your career with us!_

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