Associate Product Manager

Virtual Req #531
Thursday, April 14, 2022
Seeking an Associate Product Manager

As a thought leader in our industry and a technology-driven organization, Aquent always looks to push the envelope. Want to spearhead the process to imagine and deliver disruptive solutions? Want to do it within a fast-growing, innovative, organization with a 30-year track record? Keep reading! The Aquent | Scout Marketplace has transformed how many Fortune 500 companies interact with external recruiters, by using AI to match each job posting with the best recruiter for the job. As a product manager, you will drive further improvements to optimize the Marketplace for both sides, and design new service offerings around it.We are looking for a Product Manager who is passionate about building products that inspire user devotion while driving business outcomes.



Industry Knowledge, Networking and Subject Matter Expertise:

  • Experience with SaaS products. 

  • Experience with marketplace business models.

  • Experience with a startup or other fast-growth product

  • Knowledge of the staffing / recruiting industry



Duties/Responsibilities/Primary Function:

 

You’ll support Senior Product Managers to drive product development of Scout product(s) and ensure we are delivering solutions that solve key problems for both sides of the marketplace and that align with the innovative experience that we envision for Aquent.  

  • Collect quantitative product data and metrics through market research

  • Conduct customer interviews and synthesizing customer research

  • Define problem statements and validate solution hypothesis

  • Coordinating with Senior Product Managers and other stakeholders to achieve the product vision

  • Conduct discovery and validate new product features

  • Define and monitor KPIs on shipped features 

  • Develop feature release plans and internal and external communications

 

Obsessing over users:  

  • You’ll gather input from staff and participants to the marketplace (hiring clients and search firm recruiters), about their current experiences and about solution concepts we are considering. 

  • You’ll use a variety of techniques to engage with users and inform your decisions. 

Support Execution of product strategy:  

  • You’ll support senior product managers on one or more of our scrum teams, working closely with engineers and embedded UX resources to execute product strategy. You’ll attend scrum ceremonies, write epics and stories, and manage the backlog.  

  • In our data-driven culture, you’ll use data to make and explain prioritization decisions and measure the success of your efforts.  

Evangelizing products:  

  • You’ll represent your work and your product with crystal clear communication in formal and informal writing and speaking.  

  • You’ll perform demos, help prepare training materials, and make product announcements in conjunction with partners and stakeholders.  

  • You’ll understand how your products make a real difference in the lives of our staff, clients, and talent and the potential they have to change the industry. You’ll passionately evangelize the benefits and value your products provide. 


Required Skills/Abilities/Profile: 

  • Minimum of 1-3 years agile software product management experience guiding products from initial idea through launch, growth and beyond

  • Experience as a product manager for a Software as a Service (SaaS) product preferred

  • Excellent written and verbal communication skills with staff, executive stakeholders, and external customers

  • Outstanding analytical skills and attention to detail

  • Highly collaborative to lead and thrive in cross-functional team environments

  • Flexible, resilient, and ready to work hands on to deliver significant business value

  • Passion for helping to define the future of work

Education and Experience::

  • 1-3 years+ experience as a product manager in an agile environment

  • Experience with SaaS products

  • Experience with marketplace business models


Physical Requirements:

  • Ability to successfully work within a remote/virtualenvironment.   
  • Prolonged periods sitting at a desk and working on a computer.
  • Must be able to lift up to 15 pounds at a time

      
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    About Aquent:

    We are a global workforce solutions company that helps organizations find, grow, and support their most valuable resource - people. More than 30 years ago, we invented the creative and marketing staffing speciality. We continue to be the largest creative staffing firm in the world. By challenging conventional wisdom, we continuously innovate across talent, services, and technology within the creative space and beyond. 

     


    Vitamin T/Aquent is an equal opportunity employer. We evaluate qualified applicants without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, disability, veteran status, and other legally protected characteristics.

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