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Sr. Product Manager/Scrum Master (Enterprise or Consumer Software - Agile) - 30-40% Travel Midwest (100% Remote) - Contract

Job Title
Sr. Product Manager/Scrum Master (Enterprise or Consumer Software - Agile) - 30-40% Travel Midwest (100% Remote) - Contract
Job ID
27406336
Location
Ann Arbor,  MI 48108
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Description

Title:  Sr. Product Manager/Scrum Master (Enterprise or Consumer Software - Agile) - 30-40% Travel Midwest (After things return to normal) (100% Remote)

 

Our History:
From our start in 2009, Conexess has established itself in 3 markets, employing nearly 200+ individuals nation-wide. Operating in over 15 states, our client base ranges from Fortune 500/1000 companies, to mid-small range companies. For the majority of the mid-small range companies, we are exclusively used due to our outstanding staffing track record

Who We Are:
Conexess is a full-service staffing firm offering contract, contract-to hire, and direct placements. We have a wide range of recruiting capabilities extending from help desk technicians to CIOs. We are also capable of offering project based work.

 

Role and Responsibilities:

  • Build business cases on-site with our clients to prioritize features through market research and competitive analysis
  • Establishes product vision for complex and high impact products incorporating leading-edge technologies
  • Lead design-thinking workshops of cross-functional teams to yield drafts for personas, current
  • and future state process flows and/or journey maps, features, prioritization
  • Manage and align product roadmap with customers, and client stakeholders
  • Create end to end process maps for current state and facilitate the collaborative creation of a future state process
  • Demand and promote insight & customer value driven innovation
  • Be able to adeptly ideate and arbitrate as needed with architects, designers, developers and stakeholders
  • Manage product backlog with well-groomed user stories that are easy for the engineers to estimate
  • Communicate the value of the product or new features to internal and external audiences 
  • Recognizes and prioritizes the most important work for product teams (short-term and long-term work)
  • Manage product scope, risk and timelines, diplomatically navigating trade-offs and recommending options
  • Define and launch minimum viable products, adding key features/requirements incrementally
  • Must have project management and/or engagement management experience for large programs
  • Use a combination of technical, leadership and business expertise to lead multiple programs
  • Assess client situation and define approach, structure and plan for new engagements
  • Ability to talk “tech” and leverage technical knowledge (ie Java, React, firewalls, environments, etc.) to plan and ensure the solution will achieve the desired outcome
  • Ensure high quality delivery and exceed customer expectations
  • Proactively mitigate high impact risks to prevent them from turning into issues and support efforts to manage and resolve critical issues
  • Think strategically, foster teamwork, influence, strong analytical and problem-solving skills, a high level of professionalism, the ability to multi-task, and strong attention to detail
  • Ensure efforts are coordinated and consistent across remote, onsite, client, and 3rd party resources
  • Drives innovation and integration of new processes and quality initiatives into projects and activities in consulting and/or overall organization.

 

Required Skills and Experience:

Experience:

  • 10+ years of product owner or product management experience, preferably in enterprise or consumer software
  • Must be experienced taking a product from concept and envisioning through to successful delivery
  • Experience working with distributed teams in Agile methodology and proficient in practices with adopted mindset
  • Able to work in Agile and brings PM discipline (able to identify and effectively track and mitigate risks; action items; drive a team to meet their objectives)
  • Strong proven experience with leading and managing projects
  • Experience mentoring other Product Owners/Business Analysts
  • Experienced in formulating and implement a strategy of how project objectives can be met in the right sequence by a group of people with unique skills
  • Must have project management/engagement management experience for large programs
  • Experience communicating at managerial and VP levels of an organization
  • Experience working in a fast paced, fluid environment where priorities shift on a regular basis 
    Experience communicating with and influencing functional and technical team members at all levels in the organization
  • Experience spearheading initiatives that span across multiple business groups
  • Experience working as part of a collaborative, cross-functional, modern software design and development team
  • Experience conducting user research and testing to understand needs
  • Experience creating, prioritizing and accepting user stories
  • Demonstrated ability to effectively manage scope risks using Agile principles
  • Experience identifying goals, metrics and analytics to measure product value
  • Experience conducting competitive research and analysis
  • Ability to effectively communicate at all levels of the organization
  • Ability to facilitate problem resolution within all levels of an organization and across organizations
  • Experience with major consulting organizations (e.g. Accenture, Deloitte, PWC, CapGemini, etc.) is preferred

 

Education/Certifications:

  • SCRUM Certification highly preferable (Scrum Master/Product Owner)
  • MBA or Technical degree preferred

 

About you:

  • Love organizing and bringing people and plans together
  • Excellent leadership and communications skills
  • Have and can articulate an overall understanding of application development processes/methodologies
  • Personal attributes include strong work ethic, passion for what you are doing, detail oriented, and a sense of urgency
  • Ability to travel to client site 30-40% (Once things get stabilized)
  • Comfortable with ambiguity and finding the path forward
  • Passion for learning and growing
  • Has sound decision making and critical thinking skills
  • Excellent written and communication skills with equal ability to talk to engineers, senior executives, partners, and customers
  • Solid organizational skills, including attention to detail and ability to multi-task.

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