We're looking for a Senior Product Strategy Manager to join our Product Strategy team. You have two ultimate goals: 1) to identify customer outcomes or problems and translate these into product/solution opportunities to generate $50MM+ in revenue and 2) to improve product management decision-making by creating, applying, and evangelizing frameworks to deepen our customer & market understanding. You will assess new market opportunities and update Hootsuite's full potential analysis strategy (our product strategy). You achieve results through a deep understanding of the customer's world, synthesized with market insights and the practicalities of business requirements. You have a demonstrated ability to balance priorities between long-term strategy with near term imperatives and you consistently communicate these with a varied landscape of stakeholders.
This role reports to the Director, Product Strategy & Ecosystem and can be based out of Hootsuite's Vancouver/Toronto office (post-COVID19) or remotely across Canada in accordance with Hootsuite's local employment entities.Please note that the role may include 10% of travel to client sites and events; other Hootsuite offices, etc. WHAT YOU'LL DO:
WHAT YOU'LL NEED:
- Identify and validate new market opportunities through customer feedback, competitive analysis, and market analysis / trends with the goal of identifying new product categories/solutions that can generate $50MM+ in revenue.
- Create, apply, and evangelize strategic frameworks to bring the customer and market lens to product management decision-making (e.g. Customer Outcomes).
- Play a lead role in the product management strategy portion of the full potential analysis refresh on a half year cycle.
- Define, grow, and operationalize the Product Strategy function.
- Prepare executive presentations to recommend new products including market analysis, competitive landscape, high level solutioning, and business impact modeling.
- Develop the build, buy, and partner strategy alongside Corporate and Business Development colleagues.
- Play a lead role in any M&A activities to support decision-making and post-acquisition integration.
WHO YOU ARE:
- 8+ years in product management, management consulting, or other relevant fields
- Bachelor's or Master's Degree in Commerce, Computer Science, Data Science.
- Ability to work with ambiguous and complex problems and to synthesize key insights simply for stakeholders to understand and act upon
- Demonstrated experience with conducting customer and market research through robust analytical and statistical analysis to understand developing trends
- Proven experience with financial modeling to validate new market opportunities, use cases, or business segments
- Track record of collaborating with a varied landscape of stakeholders to build trust-based relationships and influence complex decision-making
- Ability to synthesize and present data in compelling and insightful presentations that influence product and business decisions
- Proven and progressive experience helping teams think through problems with data and structured problem solving
- Experience with Tableau or equivalent BI tools to create fast, informative insights into data
- Previous SaaS or tech startup experience demonstrating attention to detail and agility to work in a fast-paced environment
- Creativity and Innovation: seeks new and better ways of doing things, generates original and imaginative ideas, products, or solutions
- Customer Focus: demonstrates a desire to proactively help and serve internal/external customers meet their needs
- Decision Making: consistently chooses the best course of action (from a number of alternatives) to address business problems and/or opportunities
- Influence: Asserts own ideas and persuades others, gaining support and commitment and mobilizing people to take action
- Strategic Thinking: identifies key issues and relationships relevant to achieving a long-range goal or vision; Builds an integrated plan for course of action to accomplish this vision
- Tenacious. You are determined to succeed, and you are motivated by the success of customers, colleagues and the community.
- Curious. You are always learning and seeking ways to make things better.
- Conscientious. You keep your promises, taking your commitments to others seriously, and you have strong integrity.
- Humble. You lead with humility and empathy, respecting and learning from the perspectives of others.
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