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Product Manager

We are looking to hire a smart product manager who is passionate about taking up ideas and bringing them to life. You will engage with our customer base directly, and decide the future of the product by working closely with key partners. You will also collaborate with marketing, sales, and support to ensure that word gets out to people and they get to see what you are building.


IT and Development Industry

The IT and Development department is the department within a company that is charged with establishing, monitoring and maintaining information technology systems and services.


What to expect from the role

  • Head a team and collaborate with employees.
  • Work with different departments on projects.
  • Hands on experience with problem-solving and customer support.
  • Full exposure to IT and development with scope for growth.


Responsibilities

  • Help in developing and implementing product vision and strategy.
  • Meet regularly with key customer-facing teams to collect and analyze user feedback to shape new product ideas and user requirements.
  • Implements usage tracking and analyze patterns to validate new feature requirement.
  • Have strong solution skills in translating customer needs to product functionalities.
  • Work with the leadership team in planning the product roadmap.
  • Convert ideas to prototypes and demonstrate them to the key partners.
  • Coordinate with engineering team to plan and deliver features on time.
  • Represent company in product or domain specific conferences and events.
  • Stay on top of the market and competitions.
  • Act like an owner for the success of your product.


Requirements

  • Two or more years experience in product management or similar role
  • A people friendly person with extraordinary organizational and leadership skills
  • Have strong presentation skills
  • Ability to think creatively and solve problems.
  • Familiarity in agile development framework will be preferable.
  • Prior experience in development or program management will be a plus


Average Salary

On average $123,994 per annum.

Source - glassdoor.com

Career Path

Product Manager is a job role that requires a certain amount of experience. It is the role responsible for overseeing all teams are working towards improving and maintaining the product in optimal working condition. It is not an entry-level job and requires expert level experience in the field. Here are a few steps you can take towards this job role:

  • Bachelor's Degree in Information Technology, Computer Engineering or related field.
  • A Master’s degree in similar discipline is preferred.
  • Minimum 5 years' experience in system engineering and IT support.


Career Progression

With appropriate experience in the job role, you can move onto other jobs such as:

  • Product Marketing Manager
  • Sales Manager
  • Technical Director


Sample Questions

Personal
  • Why did you choose a job in IT and development?

  • Where do you see yourself in 5 years?

  • What qualities of yours make you best suited for this job?

Human Resources
  • How comfortable are you working with flexible timings and being available for emergencies?

  • Would you be willing to travel if necessary?

  • If you heard that an employee was violating office conduct, what would you do?

Management
  • What made you want to join our organisation?

  • How would you describe your management style?

  • How would you promote teamwork?

Technical knowledge and skills
  • Describe a time you had to negotiate with multiple teams to come up with an effective solution?

  • How would you go about getting feedback for a product?

  • What products and companies of today’s trends do you feel are inspirational and why?