Software Product Manager

| Greater Boston Area

Indigo is a high growth innovative agriculture company based in Boston. We have an extraordinary opportunity to help farmers harness nature to feed the planet in a sustainable manner. Our biological advancements enable us to work with farmers to improve agriculture in a way that creates enormous economic value while benefiting the environment and providing consumers a more natural food supply.

 

As a Product Manager, you are responsible for driving Indigo’s customer-facing products to delight Indigo’s customers. You will act as the owner for the product’s capability, feature prioritization, and user experience perspectives. As the product owner you will drive the product roadmap for one or more product or product lines. You will be responsible for the vision and profitability of a product or product line, collaborating with all cross-functional stakeholders to make business decisions and create product strategies and roadmaps to ensure the long-term sustainability of those product or product lines. You will act as the primary “voice of customer” in the Technology organization. You will possess deep understandings of the 3rd-party products available, contributing to build, partner, and buy decisions. You will also be responsible for identifying Indigo’s competitive landscape, clearly articulating product capabilities as leading, parity and lagging in associated product or product line strategies for each. You will be an active participant in marketing strategies for product or product line.

 

Outcomes

Platform

  • Develop deep understanding of existing and planned platform solution and capabilities
  • Analyze 3rd-party vendor landscape and propose partnership / integration strategy
  • Analyze competitive landscape and present to Technology leadership

Product

  • Collaborate with Crop Product Management, Commercial, Business Development and the other cross-functional teams to create and propose 90, 180 and 360-day vision, priorities and business impact for Indigo Harvest, detailing high-level quarterly goals and vision
  • Define, gain buy-in and execute quarterly roadmap definition for Indigo Harvest
  • Define, prioritize, gain buy-in and execute highest-priority use cases for Indigo Harvest
  • Evaluate best-of-breed 3rd-party technology partners (e.g. field imaging) and create 60, 90 and 180-day roadmap and integration strategy, specifically for Indigo Harvest
  • Collaborate with R&D and Technology teams to create and drive priorities for Indigo Analytics, assuming full ownership as Product Owner
  • Define, prioritize, gain buy-in and execute highest-priority use cases for Indigo Analytics

Process

  • Assume primary Product Ownership responsibilities (roadmap, user stories, prioritization, stakeholder buy-in)
  • Participate in agile software product management and development best practices definition and execution, inculcating and championing those best practices at Indigo
  • Institute and execute stakeholder review meetings for product or product line at agreed-to cadence
  • Work closely with Crop Product Management to ensure alignment across Product Development processes
  • Mentor and coach other Product Managers on product management and agile best practices
  • Execute customer-driven culture in how we prioritize and allocate our Technology investment

Communication

  • Establish clear and concise communications channels with stakeholders within the organization (CTO, Developers and Scientists) to provide visibility into product or product line decisions and process for decision-making

 

Competencies

  • Able to balance customer-centricity, stakeholder expectations and technical feasibility for software product or product line, clearly articulating tradeoffs
  • Able to define, gain buy-in from stakeholders and drive product vision for a specific software product or product line
  • Excellent cross-functional communicator, able to work with a diverse set of internal and external stakeholders
  • Able to translate business needs into product roadmap and technology specifications and use cases
  • Highly aligned and deep understanding of company strategy, mapping strategy to execution
  • Process orientation with strong time-management skills and demonstrated ability to change course, as needed
  • Decisive and well-informed decision-maker
  • Excellent listening skills
  • Demonstrates ability to effectively work as a member of a team, with great listening and oral and written communication skills
  • Able to structure and process qualitative and quantitative data and draw insightful conclusions
  • Demonstrates tenacity and willingness to deliver on agreed-to outcomes in the agreed-to timeframes
  • Proactively brings new ideas to the table, spanning people, process and product

 

Qualifications

  • Track record of building and delivering excellent customer-facing software products
  • Knowledge and demonstrable experience with big data and analytics
  • Experience working with software engineering teams in an agile / lean development environment
  • Experience building customer-delightful user interfaces / workflows
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Location

On the edge of Charlestown, we are within walking distance to bars and restaurants. The Sullivan Square T and bus stop is also right next door!

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