Manager, Product Development

Overview:

Guidepoint’s Engineering team thrives on problem solving and creating happier users. As Guidepoint works to achieve its mission of making individuals, businesses, and the world smarter through personalized knowledge-sharing solutions, the engineering team is taking on challenges to improve our internal CRM system and create new products to optimize the seamless delivery of our services.

The Manager of Product Development is a self-starter, a visible organizational leader, a hands-on problem solver and a relationship builder.  The manager continuously builds intimate institutional knowledge that spans all teams and functions within the company as well a deep understanding of the evolving competitive landscape. The manager oversees the Product Management team and works for the Chief Information Officer and with the VP of Engineering and Head of Design to build and prioritize a backlog of strategic and tactical software requirements for internal CRM and customer facing web applications. The manager has in-depth knowledge of user experience design and demonstrates the ability to author user stories and functional specifications and work closely with software engineers and quality assurance

What You’ll Do:

  • Guide the agile development processes including quarterly planning, metrics gathering, sprint planning, grooming and overall sprint deliverables
  • Owns all Product roll out planning and execution including training, written deliverables, virtual project demonstrations and in-person presentations
  • Lead meetings with multiple stakeholders to identify and prioritize software development and business process improvement initiatives
  • Vendor contract negotiations in conjunction with Finance and business teams
  • Develop detailed functional specifications, user stories, visual mockups for stakeholder review
  • Gather feedback and approval from relevant stakeholders pre-development and post-development

What You Have:

  • 5+ years of Product Management experience
  • Ability to build strong relationships with all stakeholders, from a junior associate to a client to a strategic partner/vendor to a senior executive
  • A strong understanding of Web site usability, user experience, and a high level of empathy for internal and external product users
  • Must be detail-oriented, extremely organized, and have exceptional writing and communicating skills
  • Operates effectively, and with a sense of possibility, in a fast-paced, deadline-driven environment
  • An internal consultant mindset, with proven experience and mastery of this approach is essential
  • Working knowledge of Jira and Agile Methodology

 What We Have:

  • Competitive compensation
  • Free snacks and beverages
  • Excellent medical, dental, and vision coverage for you and your dependents
  • 401(k) match, life insurance, commuter benefits, corporate gym rates, paid time-off and parental leave plans
  • Friday happy hour and “Summer Fridays”
  • Year-round corporate athletic league
  • Casual work environment

About Guidepoint:

Guidepoint, a leading expert network firm, connects clients with vetted subject matter experts—Advisors—from their global professional network. Guidepoint clients leverage the insights and perspectives shared by Advisors to stay informed and make better business decisions. Its slate of services, including phone consultations, surveys, events and proprietary data insights products, help professionals gain comprehensive understanding of a topic before making strategic or investment decisions. Guidepoint’s multinational client list includes 9 of the top 10 consulting firms and some of the largest hedge funds, private equity firms and Fortune-ranked public companies. For more information, visit www.guidepoint.com.


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