PRODUCT MANAGER 

Mortarr is looking for a Product Manager to own the product development lifecycle from strategic planning to requirements gathering to release.

REPORTS TO

Technology Director

IDEAL CANDIDATE PROFILE

You sweat the details in all that you do and have a willingness to dig in and find solutions when faced with unexpected challenges. You are driven to find product enhancements that fit the needs of multiple stakeholders with the simplest possible development effort. You are a curious and metric-driven individual who believes in fostering cross-collaboration while managing expectations based on available resources and competing priorities.

RESPONSIBILITIES

+ Apply the principles and processes of Agile Product Management (design thinking, user story writing, iterative releases, collaborative sprints)

+ Write product specifications and develop and maintain the product roadmap, with consideration for business viability, value to the customer, feasibility and usability in collaboration with development and design

+ Establish best-practices for complete product management lifecycle including appropriate methodologies for defining the product roadmap, goal setting, acceptance criteria, complete spec writing, and release notes 

+ Oversee the interaction between on- and off-shore development and in-house design

+ Oversee user acceptance testing process including assigning testing responsibilities to the appropriate teams or individuals and maintaining an accurate log of bugs

+ Work with Marketing, Technology, and Sales & Customer Success teams to understand requirements, communicate roadmap, prioritize capacity and planning

+ Lead efforts to experiment and prioritize features and updates and define and analyze clear metrics of success and user outcomes

+ Provide development updates on a consistent basis to various stakeholders about strategy, adjustments, and progress

DESIRED SKILLS & EXPERIENCE

+ 3+ years Product Management or Technology Project Management experience

+ Startup experience or an entrepreneurial spirit 

+ Written and verbal communication and team motivation comes naturally to you

+ Scrum/agile experience a huge plus, especially managing sprints and running daily standups

+ Proven ability to integrate usability studies, research, data, and market analysis into product requirements 

+ Ability to solve complex problems in an organized way

+ Comfortable with a minimal amount of direction but high expectations

+ Strong interpersonal skills and extremely resourceful

+ Familiarity with development software and project management tools such as Jira, Asana, and Basecamp

+ Willingness to take the reins and figure it out

+ Impeccabile time management and prioritization

+ Excellent attention to details

+ Capacity to find ways to solve challenges creatively

+ Nice to have: effort vs. cost evaluation and build vs. buy decision making

CORE VALUES

MAKE IT HAPPEN: A great idea is nothing if it never sees the light of day. We can’t just think it, or talk about it; we have to do it. No matter what stands in our way, we must find a way to get it done.

 

PURSUE THE UNCOMMON: Being average is not an option. To transform an entire industry, we have to be different. We must explore blue oceans, unchartered territory, pave ways not yet discovered. We must think big and do bigger.

 

SWEAT THE DETAILS: Stick! Stick! Stick! Beauty isn’t in the details. It is the details. Always be mindful of the importance of everything we do because a collection of little things makes big things happen.

RIDE THE TIDE: Dodge, dip, dive, and dodge. It’s best to avoid wrenches, but when they do come our way, we always make the best of the situation.

 

MAD RESPECT: No jerks allowed.