Friday, November 6, 2009

Job: Product Manager at iPerceptions (Montreal)

As you might know, I recently sold the WASP technology to iPerceptions, and I'm now a member of their Advisory Council. I'm happy to relay the information about a job opening that will certainly be very interesting: Product Manager. iPerceptions is in the business of "Voice of the Customer" with the famous free 4Q survey and their corporate-strength webValidator continuous listening solution, and now WASP. iPerceptions works with top brands such as Dell, Toshiba, Reebok, Intuit, BMW, Sony, Nissan, etc. and as offices in Montreal, New York and London.

Enough blabbing, here's the job!

Product Manager

The Product Manager is responsible for both product planning and product marketing. This includes managing the product throughout the product lifecycle, gathering and prioritizing product and customer requirements, defining the product vision, and working closely with engineering, to deliver winning products. It also includes working with sales, marketing and support to ensure revenue and customer satisfaction goals are met. The Product Manager's job also includes ensuring that the product and marketing efforts support the company's overall strategy and goals.

The Product Manager is expected to:
  • Define the product strategy and roadmap
  • Deliver Market Requirement Document and Product Requirement Document with prioritized features and corresponding justification
  • Work with external third parties to assess partnerships and licensing opportunities
  • Be an expert with respect to the competition
  • Develop the core positioning and messaging for the product
  • Perform product demos to customers
  • Set pricing to meet revenue and profitability goals
  • Deliver a monthly revenue forecast
  • Develop sales tools and collateral
  • Propose an overall budget to ensure success
  • Manage the Internet Sales channel (Web site, order process, payment process, sales inquiries, customer support, social networking)
  • Brief and train the sales force at quarterly sales meetings, if required
  • Brief press and analysts and go on press tours, if needed
  • Act as a leader within the company
Required experience and knowledge
  • Minimum of 2 years experience as a Product Manager or Product Marketing Manager
  • Knowledge of Web Analytics
  • Knowledge of Social Media (Facebook, Twitter and others)
  • Knowledge on how to manage a Web site (content management)
  • Demonstrated success defining and launching excellent products
  • Excellent written and verbal communication skills
  • Bachelor's degree
  • Technical background, with experience in using the Internet as a Sales Channel
  • Excellent teamwork skills
  • Proven ability to influence cross-functional teams without formal authority
  • Examples and at least one sample of an effective document delivered in the past
Interested? Contact Manager Job