Director Product Management

Ref#: 14646

Function: Engineering

Location: US, MD, Gaithersburg

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ENABLING THE DIGITAL WORLD

OpenText enables the digital world as the global leader in Enterprise Information Management, both on premises or in the cloud. We embrace all things digital and are committed to being the Best Place to Work for our Employees in over 140 locations around the world.

We obsess over our customers to ensure they are wildly successful in embracing the Digital World. Our customers entrust us with their most important information, we need to be their most trusted partner. What we do, we do well. What we create, we do purposefully to impact the world. If you believe in this and are passionate about enabling the Digital World then let OpenText turn your career vision into reality.


The Opportunity:

OpenText is looking for a Director of Product Management for B2B Integration and SaaS-based solutions in the Business Network business unit. The Director of Product Management is responsible for development of the overall product strategy, manages a team of Product Managers that are responsible for driving the definition and the delivery of product releases and is responsible for the full life cycle of the product. She/he works closely with the go-to-market team to ensure the product roadmap can meet the requirements of the business plan and can be successfully rolled out.
 

You are great at:

  • Developing and providing oversight of line of business strategy, technical direction, and marketing aspects of the product portfolio
  • Analyzing, ranking and prioritizing investments and future growth

  • Presenting and defending investment proposals to executive teams of customers and internal executives

  • Providing leadership and direction to direct team (people, goals, resource utilization)

  • Commercializing products on a global scale

  • Creating winning products and services that are well positioned relative to competition

  • Motivating and energizing direct reports and cross functional teams that are responsible for delivery, engineering, sales and support.

  • Prune the portfolio to maximize margin while minimizing revenue erosion

  • Creating and maintain the business plan including pricing

  • Discovering and validating market problems (both existing and future customers)

  • Seeking new market opportunities by leveraging the company’s distinctive competence

  • Determining buy/build/partner decisions

  • Approving final marketing and go-to-market plans

  • Conducting technology assessments

  • Analyzing the competitive landscape

  • Working with key customers, analysts and members of the field organization to gather requirements for future releases and feedback on current releases.

  • Maintaining the product roadmap and represent it for the product internally and externally

  • Monitoring and incorporating industry innovations

  • Defining user personas for individual products

  • Writing and prioritizing product requirements and use cases

  • Working closely with product developments scrum teams to ensure product is built to specifications

  • Assisting the documentation group in developing released documentation and guides
     

What it takes:

  • Bachelor's degree or equivalent in information systems, business, supply chain, or logistics & transportation. MBA is a plus.

  • Experience in defining and managing horizontal or vertical software solutions, either through product management or equivalent activities.

  • 5-7+ years Product Management experience in B2B software industry, integration services, or enterprise resource planning software.

  • More than 5 years of experience in SaaS solutions.

  • Knowledge of software development lifecycle process and methodologies

  • Strong executive presence and maturity, and experience in executive and customer presentations

  • Strong persuasion skills, including the proficiency to build an investment thesis and defend it in front of executive audiences

  • Willingness to travel globally approximately 10%

  • Strong leadership skills

  • Effective at influencing and convincing others into action yet able to also be a good team member/player

  • Ability to manage in a very fast paced environment with multiple high-level priorities.

  • Enthusiastic, sees problems as opportunities, and proactively develops knowledge and skills needed.

  • Understand and articulate customers’ viewpoints and perspectives, the problems, challenges and opportunities customers face in their businesses and how customers use, or could use, the product(s) to address them.

  • Goal driven; plans and manages toward achieving goals, anticipates problems and issues and proactively drives their resolution.

  • Proactively interacts and establishes rapport with people of diverse styles, backgrounds and job positions/levels.

  • Excellent written and verbal communication skills across all levels.

  • Strong customer orientation and comfortable in sales situations.

  • Skilled in presentations and discussions with business and technical staff

  • Accustomed to work in an international environment involving multiple development sites on various time zones.
     

At OpenText we understand and value diversity in our employees and we are proud to be an Equal Opportunity Employer. We hire the best talent regardless of race, creed, color, national origin, ancestry, disability, marital status, sex, age, veteran status or sexual orientation. We draw on our diversity and collective genius as we continue to shape a better future for our customers and be the Best Place to Work for our employees- nothing is off the table at OpenText. If you require accommodation at any time during the recruitment process please email accommodationrequests@opentext.com

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