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Product Manager

Toronto, Ontario  - Permanent

Job Description

Our client is one of the leading and fastest growing connected software innovation and delivery companies in North America. We are building the best connected software experiences for the world's most ambitious brands. We are looking for experienced and talented Product Managers who are comfortable getting technical. The ideal candidate will have excellent client engagement skills and can take ownership of delivering ambitious connected products from ideation to launch. Are you smart, reliable, kind and excited to teach and learn? If so, we want you on our team!

You want to join our team because:
- You want to work with the world’s most ambitious brands to build leading edge technology products that impact millions of users around the world
- You’re excited to take on the next generation of tech after mobile by building better products that erase the friction between people and technology
- PM's have direct access to founders, management, and key decision makers both internally and at client organizations
- We meet regularly as a Product team to collectively get better
- You’re ready to grab an amazing opportunity to grow your career quickly on an exciting, supportive, and focused career path

Special Perks:

- We’re proudly employee owned with stock option grants for all full-time permanent employees
- Generous extended health benefits (dental, vision, prescription, and more)
- $1,000 annual Education Credit for conferences, courses, workshops, and textbooks
- Our ‘Disconnect’ events are a chance to get out of the office and unwind as a team (like our recent ‘Disconnect’ on Toronto Island)
- Weekly team socials to have fun and hangout
- $200 annual Fitness Credit for a gym membership, running shoes, or classes
- Company sponsored recreational sports teams (show us your inner Ronaldo)
- Fully stocked kitchen with snacks, fresh fruit, drinks and coffee
- Catered Lunch & Learns
- In office HoloLens, Hardware Lab, 3D printer, and other state-of-the-art gear you’ve wanted to get your hands on

You'll be working on things like:
- Guiding clients through product innovation, prototype, validation, and development
- Effectively tracking and communicating project status and metrics
- Owning the Product plan and communicating progress
- Maintaining a strong and positive relationship with our clients
- Leading a project team and ensuring development cadence
- Status reporting for your project and team
- Managing story creation and backlog
- Assisting in the management of key initiatives and programs supporting our strategic objectives
- Working with team leads when project decisions are being made and collaborating with clients, designers, engineers, marketing, sales, and other business functions
- Maintaining processes to ensure project management documentation, reports and plans are relevant, accurate and complete
- Coaching, mentoring and sharing information on a regular basis
- Sharing your knowledge of processes, tools and methodologies to new Product Managers

Must Have Skills:

- 3+ years of digital product management experience
- Experience architecting or programming software
- Bachelor’s degree in a technical field (Engineering, Computer Science, etc)
- Experience working successfully on an Agile team
- Led a software development engagement on behalf of a client
- Contributed to the design, development, or project management of software applications
- Experience with project management frameworks, processes, and tools
- Strong problem solving and decision making skills
- Effective communication skills, both written and verbal
- Excellent presentation skills with the ability to drive consensus and build strong client relationships
- Proven ability to exercise sound judgment, assertiveness and leadership
- A flexible, driven, highly-organized and self-starter personality
- Ability to excel in a fast-paced, collaborative and constantly changing workplace
- Strong commitment to take ownership and make an impact while delivering quality products

Nice to Have Skills:

- Experience with design and innovation focused client engagements
- Solid understanding of Design Thinking and Lean Startup methodologies
- Client-facing skills and the ability to build strong relationships with the C-suite

Starting: ASAP
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