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Software Product Manager


Posted: 06/10/2021 Industry: Grain Job Number: 15935

Job Description

Software Product Manager

This organization is a leading software company with products and services touching all aspects of the agricultural and food industry. They are looking for a Senior Product Manager to work closely with the Head of Products on product roadmap/investment strategy and definition pertaining to solutions, integrations and related extensions, including grower/farmer-facing web and mobile applications relating to ag retail, coop, grain elevator and grain processing operations.

What’s in it for you:

  • Join an established team with a great track record of success.
  • Use your passion for ag to create and grow a product line focused on a farmer-facing web and mobile application.
  • The opportunity to be recognized as a leader in this sector with the help of a proven team.

What you will be doing:

  • Create and communicate business cases for innovation investments that align with and support revenue growth and return on investment criteria.
  • Serve as the voice of the customer and product owner for development efforts.
  • Work with development and marketing to produce products.
  • Evaluate emerging agricultural trends in order to better position the company in the market.
  • Write Product Requirements (i.e., Use cases, user stories) and work flows which document business rules, workflow, integration, output, and product functionality that customers and prospective customers’ desire.
  • Lead the process of designing software solutions for customers, including user interface prototypes.
  • Lead the process of specifying & documenting software solutions for customers so that R&D can estimate the effort software solutions for customers.
  • Act as a mentor to the development and professional services teams to improve application knowledge, customer problem solving and solution providing capabilities.
  • Analyze trends and root cause on the issues encountered by our customers; communicate results and feedback to development/QA teams.
  • Provide training/coaching to other team members and of new MyGrower web and mobile app software features and enhancements (i.e., Services and Support).
  • Author content for customers and prospects in the targeted market segments (i.e., grain & pulse processors, ag retailers, grain elevators & cooperatives). This may include blog posts, knowledgebase articles, podcasts, videos, webinars, customer conference training materials, and customer forum posts and responses.

A successful candidate for this Software Product Manager will possess the following:

  • At least 5 years of hands-on web and mobile app development and deployment experience, including strong experience serving as the voice-of-the customer and product owner during and after development.
  • Experience with managing web and mobile applications that connect with ERP or other systems to display relevant information to the consumer in an easy, understandable manner.
  • Associate’s or Bachelor’s degree in Marketing, Information Technology / Data Science, Business/Management, Accounting, Ag-business or Agricultural Sciences discipline, or equivalent experience
  • Familiarity with agribusiness and production agriculture of bulk grain / oilseed / pulse / feed ingredients as well as crop inputs like seed, crop nutrients and crop protection products
  • Willing and able to travel periodically to customers.

Compensation: This company offers a competitive salary and incentive plan based on experience.

Benefits: The role includes, full health benefits, and 401k.

Desired Location: The ideal candidate may work out Des Moines, IA or work remotely as long as "remote" is in the Midwest and within a reasonable distance (~100 or so miles) of a major airport.

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*Candidates must be eligible to work in the US as well as meet the qualifications listed above in order to be considered for the Software Product Manager job.

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