Senior product manager

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As the senior product manager, you will execute on national product development efforts for our data software product in the emerging real estate digital transformation space. The ideal candidate will have experience managing end-to-end solutions on mobile and web platforms, a strong product management background in technology, and experience with data rich platforms. Additionally, qualified candidates who have experience building products at scale at previous startups are highly sought after for this position.

As a product lead you will help to develop and execute on our evolving product strategy, bringing the product to life through unique functionality and data insights that educate and engage our clients. The successful candidate must be an experienced, creative and a problem solver with proven ability to be both hands on and strategic across our dynamic, complex organization and deliver tangible, impactful results.

We are making big bets on the future of real-estate, trailblazing a 2030 vision for the industry. Watch our CEO, Jeff Meyers share the landscape of untapped opportunities.

You will play a critical role in our business as we work to refine our product, post the merger of our two companies (now Zonda).
Responsibilities
  • Drive and support the overall product strategy through partnership with EVP of Product Development and regional teams in building out solutions that drive the business forward
  • Execute on multiple business plans and projects for product development
  • Drive the product discovery process for large complex, and/or ambiguous projects. Supports product implementation and deployment for large, complex, and ambiguous projects
  • Collaborate with UX/design, engineering, support and marketing teams; and, third-party vendors as well as business stakeholders to deliver on product vision that focuses on the customer.
  • Share the vision and collaborate on decisions needed for major scope areas taking into consideration cost, timeline, dependencies, and identify opportunities to improve process with proposed solutions
  • Partner with cross-functional teams to manage story backlog; understand how to balance quick wins with long-term platform investments. Proactively identify and resolve risks, issues, and roadblocks that may impair the team's ability to meet strategic, financial, and technical goals
  • Clearly communicate progress and challenges across multiple functional teams and stakeholders
  • Effectively present and communicate with senior executives and articulate a point of view; strong communication skills with ability to tailor message to the intended audience
  • Work collaboratively & drive the launch of the projects. Make thoughtful decisions on the fly, constantly clearing roadblocks to get your product live
  • Help grow and develop the product development team, in partnership with the EVP of Product Development
  • Delivering system integrations and performance, delivering new or revamped customer experiences to specific markets and/or product lines
Requirements
  • Experience: 8-10 years of experience in a product development role. At least 2 years in a senior role
  • Portfolio: Share past products, where you've influenced product development. Showcase how you go about developing a unique customer experience through digital product
  • Education: Undergrad/Grad education in Computer Science, Math, Business and Certification in Product Management or Scrum Certification
  • Product Strategy and Vision: Take a leadership position in driving/influencing the digital disruption of our industry through creative solutions, with an eye for modern design, and a compelling technology-driven identity for our products and services
  • Discovery: As a product owner focused on the delighting the customer, deliver on exceptional product discovery techniques including opportunity assessment, customer journey mapping and interviews
  • Prototyping: Within a fast pace, multi-product environment, your ability to translate business objectives and customer needs into a prototype and iterate quickly will be a vital part of your role
  • Sprint Techniques: To ensure the execution of most valuable product to the customer, you'll will drive quarterly sprint planning, manage the product backlog, prioritize the feature set to meet the needs of the customer and collaborate from end to end with design and engineering team members
  • Product Launch: We'll need you to help us craft our core messaging in collaboration with our internal product marketing team to all stakeholders.  To ensure we've delivered on our promise, you will monitor and measure our product success through qualitative and quantitative testing techniques, developing and designing product metrics and working collaboratively with our customer support team
  • Leadership: As the leader of communicating our product point of view, you take pride in delivering against or vision and inspiring and challenging team members to continue to push beyond traditional real estate product solutions
  • Teaming: As a subject matter expert, your ability to teach and work collaboratively within the organization will be required to ensure our process is consistent across all of our product touch points
  • Project Management: Come prepared for weekly stand-ups, bring your best client-facing skills to meetings, be prepared to work and learn, set deadlines, take notes and ownership of the next steps. Execute meticulously in a fast-paced environment with ambiguity. Ability to multitask and prioritize in a fast-paced, deadline-driven environment
  • Tools: We are a collaborative and tech-driven company. Tools include Box, Slack, Jira, Sales Force, IOS, Microsoft Office Suites.  IOS Apple experience preferred.  More advance design tool experience a plus
Compensation
  • 401K and competitive benefits
  • Fieldwork in product discovery
  • Regular offsite workshops across the country
  • Annual team retreat
  • Work from home culture
  • New tools and hardware
  • Growth platform: regular 1:1 time and ongoing feedback from leadership
  • Peace of mind corporate benefit package
  • Time off: vacation, extra holidays, short days

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Zonda

Zonda is the leading provider of primary and secondary housing market information. We provide research, data, analytics and consulting services to help builders, developers, lenders, suppliers, retailers, utilities, and others make investment and business decisions every day.

Join our growing teams as we work to build the future of housing.

Zonda is proud to be an equal opportunity employer m/f/d/v

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Q&A with hiring manager

Lorry Lynn

Executive Vice President, Product Development

Read more about Lorry

What will one learn in this position?

As a fast-growing and changing organization, you will get to be a part of the building blocks of reinforcing our product position in the market. Working in a highly driven team, you will be challenged and encouraged to think of new ways to meet our goals. With senior leadership, you will learn how to share results from product development in a meaningful and concise way, to help shape your focus on strategy and testing frameworks. As a domain expert in your space, teams across the organization will look to you for best practices and share learnings that you gain through running campaigns in the space.

How is product valued here?

Software solutions is our core business, as leaders in innovation within the real estate industry. Re-inventing the industry views for the future requires relentless drive as the organization looks to our team to help deliver solutions in a creative and technologically advanced manner. Our opportunities to improve our product processes allow us to think outside the box for creative solutions help drive our sales goals and meet overall objectives. We are a team that values individuality and varied perspectives, as we are always looking to learn something new.

With who and how will I work?

Collaboration is key in our organization. This means you'll likely work with a member from every part of our business, at some point. On a day-to-day basis, you'll work with members of our own Engineering team, Design team, Marketing team, Sales and Support team, Advisory, and our senior leadership Andy Reid and Jeff Meyers.

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Let's work together to build the future of housing.

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