The IT Product Manager is an expert on technology who leads multiple projects that support the needs of university schools, departments, and teams. This position is responsible for guiding the success of a product from requirements through implementation as well as leading the cross-functional team that is responsible for improving it. The Product Manager lays out a product vision and strategy that delivers unique value and necessary fixes and functionality. The Product Manager builds relationships between functions across the university and aligns priorities with teams and vendors.
This position leads, manages, and collaborates with IT cross-functional teams, business partners, and stakeholders to develop, launch, and maintain products (software applications, processes, etc.). Additionally, they will lead the continuous enhancement and delivery of new product functionality by gathering, prioritizing, and documenting requirements.
The incumbent should take initiative to plan and execute work, meeting deadlines and achieving expectations in alignment with project requirements.
Position Type/Expected Hours of Work
Team Leader/Consultant A
Commensurate with experience
Required Education and Experience
4-6 years of relevant experience
Preferred Education and Experience
5-8 years of relevant experience
Additional Eligibility Qualifications
Experience in managing software development life cycle from requirements to delivery on projects that include new product versions and enhancements
Demonstrated knowledge of the various principles, practices, methods, and techniques of project management and/or business analysis
Experience developing business cases and writing logical, detailed and complete requirements/functional specifications
Knowledge of higher education administrative systems and related business principles, methods and procedures highly desirable
Experience with change activities (Change Management)
Hiring offers for this position are contingent on successful completion of a background check
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