Bothell, WA (Corporate)

Director, Product Management – Platform

North America

Reports to: VP, Product Management

Position summary

The Director Product Management–Platform will set and execute the application data management (workflow, governance, data quality) platform strategy working closely with solution product managers, architects, customers and partners. He / she will research and identify market needs, trends and ecosystem requirements to craft a roadmap and lead a direct and cross-functional team to develop and launch new platform functionality and interoperability within the market window.  Crucial to the role is a deep working knowledge of Agile development methodology and successful experience developing enterprise software with offshore teams.

About Winshuttle

Are you interested in working in a fun, collaborative environment, for an award winning workplace? Winshuttle is dedicated to fostering a culture of respect and innovation to support and empower employees' ambitions. We're constantly looking for entrepreneurs who aren't afraid to think outside the box, and don't take themselves too seriously. We embrace and support our employees who seek opportunities for continued learning, inspire others, and live and breathe our core PACT values. We have a work hard, play hard mentality; we're constantly evolving lean solutions for ERP business processes by day, and dominating on the frisbee golf course by night. Our strength and competitive advantage stems from our awesome employees, and we strive to create a balanced work life that is as inspiring and rewarding as life at home. Think you might be a great fit?

Essential functions and responsibilities

  • Assure new platform initiatives offer clear competitive advantage for current and future businesses.
  • Strategically analyze and successfully manage the inevitable conflict of competing demands on the platform.
  • Gain credibility with the field, partners and customers to engage audiences at different levels.
  • Conduct research and use cases analysis on new product opportunities.
  • Define and lead a direct and cross-functional team to execute the roadmap within market windows.
  • Externally focused to ensure the platform is architected in a manner to respond to solution, customer and ecosystem partner changes.
  • Identify technology gaps and make build/buy/partner decisions to fill those gaps.

Desired behaviors

  • Cascades strategic goals into aligned departmental goals.
  • Drives execution – sets high performance standards, mobilizes resources and removes barriers to success. Holds self and others accountable.
  • Drives change – challenges assumptions and takes responsibility for leading and executing change.
  • Makes sound and timely decisions – uses good problem solving, decision making and planning tools. Analyses and take corrective action where necessary.
  • Uses the full capabilities of employees in department – understands their development needs and aspirations, takes these into consideration when assigning roles and responsibilities.
  • Knows employees and looks out for their well-being – takes care of employees and communicates their importance in both words and actions.
  • Over communicates – clearly translates corporate goals into departmental goals and targets. Communicates with passion and purpose in a way that makes employees want to listen.
  • Creates an environment that recognizes the importance of listening to employees and encourages them to communicate their ideas.
  • Displays ethical character and competence – gains trust by acting with integrity and intent. Is professionally credible in role.
  • Is a role model – displays high levels of commitment and energy, role models our PACT values and sets high standards of behavior. Influence others positively, act as a good citizen of Winshuttle.

Knowledge

  • Ability to propose a vision and innovation in the market based on enterprise software technology, customer demand and market windows to progress ideas into new product concepts.
  • Knowledge of market ecosystem participants, including competitors, partners and their solutions, enterprise software technology, and product offerings.​
  • Excellent analytical, project management and organizational skills with keen attention to detail.
  • Excellent verbal and written communication and presentation skills.
  • Strong interpersonal and leadership skills to influence manage disparate direct and cross-functional teams.
  • Ability to convey a strong presence, professional image, and comfort with complex technical problems.
  • Strong, proven product management skills.
  • Deep experience in metrics-based and consistent requirements gathering.
  • Ability to anticipate problems, resolve ambiguity and take decisive action.
  • Ability to lead and work independently and as part of a team.
  • Willingness to travel including globally.

Experience

  • Minimum of a Bachelor’s Degree in Engineering; Computer Science focus preferred.
  • At least 15 years’ experience in a directly related industry with at least 5 years in a product management leadership position.
  • Proven experience in identifying market and technology inflection points and defining and developing robust platforms to meet those market requirements with partner entities.
  • At least 5 years experience developing products in an Agile environment.

This job posting does not imply that these are the only duties to be performed. Employees occupying this position will be required to follow any other-related instructions and to perform any other job related duties requested by their supervisor. To perform this job successfully, an individual must be able to perform each essential duty and meet the physical requirements satisfactorily. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable qualified individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.