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Product Manager

Company: Volan Technology
Location: Hoboken
Posted on: May 5, 2022

Job Description:

Volan Technology is an early-stage NYC-area startup founded by successful entrepreneurs and funded by notable investors with multi-billion dollar exits. Our mission is to deliver dynamic location positioning insights and analytics to Fortune 500 companies to enable organizations to significantly improve operational efficiency, reduce operational costs, and increase worker safety and security.

We believe micro-location technology has a unique ability to translate the physical assets of an organization into powerful and actionable information for the safety, efficiency, and profitability goals of our industrial customers.

Are you ready to help industry leaders achieve these goals?

As a Product Manager at Volan, you will lead teams in the design and execution of next-generation location positioning products. You will collaborate with expert teams of designers, engineers, and sales managers as you research, define, design, and build innovative products that serve as the solution to our customers' problems.

You'll have the opportunity to work directly with C-suite executives and Fortune 500 customers to understand core business goals and translate them into a robust product with a clear ROI. You will be the internal liaison between engineering, sales, marketing, and management, effectively building, maintaining, and communicating strategic roadmaps and project timelines to all major stakeholders.

Benefits and Growth:
Flexible work environment with remote and in-person options
Competitive salary and stock options
Ability to initiate and own your own projects, collaborating with cross-functional teams
Covered Health Insurance
Exposure to executive leadership

Define the product roadmap to address customer needs
Direct the growth of Volan's product offerings and provide strategic business guidance to senior executives and directors
Engage with customers to identify pain points, translating them into user stories that address and reduce user frictions as well as complement the overall product offering
Lead product development and deliver upon customer-focused solutions, collaborating with engineering, sales, marketing, and senior management
Translate high-level functionality into visuals by creating wireframes to communicate the potential direction of a page or feature to project teams
Create and design innovative solutions to address short-term needs as well as anticipate future needs
Work with engineering teams in the development of software, firmware, and hardware projects, ensuring products advance the company's mission
Research and analyze competitors to identify new opportunities for our products and gauge target markets and audiences
Oversee the product roadmap: critically determine priorities, set and enforce clear goals, understand immediate customer needs, and communicate progress and milestones to stakeholders
Manage the product's inventory and supply chain by performing customer demand forecasts, engaging with manufacturers and monitoring inventory levels
Manage and participate in BiWeekly Release definition and planning with project teams

Required Qualifications
Excellent interpersonal skills with the ability to effectively communicate and present technical information to non-technical audiences
Experience leading product discovery, including feature breakdown, use case drafting, and detailed requirements definitions (i.e. user stories and functional requirements)
Strong understanding of product design and development with an ability to critically think about business goals in tandem with customer needs
Ability to excel in a dynamic environment, managing multiple projects and teams
Excellent prioritization, organization, and communication skills
Previous experience coding and developing web applications
Bachelors or Masters in computer science, data science, or a related field
Must be authorized to work authorization in the U.S.

Desired Qualifications
Experience with designing and building web applications
Experience in a product team as a manager, owner, marketer, or related product role
Experience in project management, assigning tasks, tracking milestones, keeping stakeholders accountable, and updating executives on progress
Experience working closely with third-party development teams
Experience with Agile development
Experience with hardware development
Experience with product management software (i.e. Jira, Monday.com, Notion, ClickUp)
Experience with user experience design software (i.e. Figma, Sketch, InVision)
Experience working with or researching radio frequency technologies (i.e. Bluetooth, Bluetooth Mesh, or UWB)
Creative and innovative self-starter who thrives in small teams and fast-paced settings
Passionate about problem-solving and learning new skills

Keywords: Volan Technology, Hoboken , Product Manager, Executive , Hoboken, New Jersey

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