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Product Manager

Company: Christensen, Inc.
Location: Richland
Posted on: June 30, 2019

Job Description:

SCOPE:We are a distribution and transportation business that is driven by real time data on a 24/7 basis. Significant value can be created by building our own reports and applications that empower our team members to make the best decisions. We are building an internal software engineering team that builds internal applications to solve the business challenges we face. We are hiring a Product Manager to lead the implementation of new systems and products. This is a temporary position for 6-9 months that may lead to full time employment. Product Managers research business problems and customer needs, design solutions to meet the need, and lead a team of people to develop the solution. This involves working with outside vendors to understand products that would meet our business needs, working with our internal project team to identify requirements and comparing multiple options, and then driving the decision for what solution will be implemented. The Product Manager will also lead the implementation team to develop, setup, test, and go live with the new system.Christensen is implementing an onboard truck management, compliance, and maintenance tracking system for our fleet of 55 trucks. During this internship you will determine the products that will meet the company's requirements, manage the implementation project, and lead the setup, training, and testing of the new system. The onboard truck system affects many positions in the company and establishes new processes and functionality for many people across the company. The ability to work with others, follow up on tasks, analyze problems, conduct research, and make decisions is critical to success in this role. SIGNIFICANT ANCTIVITIES & DELIVERABLES Research customer and business problems and identify the most valuable opportunities for our team to build as part of our operation and value propositionWork with vendors to identify products that can improve our business processes or provide additional value to our customersDefine clear and comprehensive system designs and project plans that provide stakeholders with the information they need to understand the proposed solution and the plan to implement itWork with our internal software engineering team to research and design solutions to business problemsIdentify the value that can be created by implementing a new system or process and the associated cost to establish a project budget and expected return on investmentOrganize meetings with multiple stakeholders, maintain the agenda, identify action items, and sure project tasks are completed in a timely manner to achieve on time and successful project implementationsDevelop dashboards and visualizations for ongoing measurement and KPIs using TableauLEADERSHIP & TEAM REACHWork closely with the Director of IT to prioritize and build applications that provide significant value to the businessCollaborate with software engineers, product managers, operations, and marketingSKILLS & QUALIFICATIONSBA/BS Degree in Computer Science, Information Systems, Business Administration or a similar degree completed or in progress1+ years programming and software engineering experience is a nice to have1+ years experience managing projects with small teamsCollaborates well with a team of software engineers, product managers, and business stakeholdersStrong research and communication skillsAble to investigate ambiguous problems, define solution designs, build project plans, finalize decisions, and communicate plans to ensure good coordination and execution by a team of peopleLives the culture of data and insights, constantly looking for innovative solutions and insights that will improve the results of the organizationCollaborate with business stakeholders, analysts, software engineers, and users to deliver complete solutions that solve important business problems and make people's jobs faster and easierIdentifies high value opportunities and provides recommendations of projects to pursueUnderstands and lives our core valuesLead a team of 2-4 people to successfully implement projects that deliver significant business resultsPHYSICAL & MENTAL DEMANDS --- Occasional work outside of normal business hours to support systems is required

Keywords: Christensen, Inc., Richland , Product Manager, Executive , Richland, Washington

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