Get down with Handshake as the new Senior Product Manager. Launched in 2010, New York-based Handshake makes mobile iPhone and iPad apps designed to help sales reps close deals in the field. Now the company plans to further develop its apps to “make wholesale buying and selling feel more like shopping online”.
As a Senior Product Manager at Handshake, they aim to have a mix of technical and business backgrounds in their product management team. You’d be responsible for the full stack of activities in defining products and major feature sets, from developing the value prop and opportunity assessment down to collaborating with our engineering and UX teams to refine detailed product behavior. Your first assignment will be to develop their strategy on integration with CRM, ERP, and related systems, and you’ll carry that work forward to manage whatever integration-related features they decide to develop.
So who is the ideal Senior Product Manager for Handshake?
For this particular role, they are seeking someone with a technical background, though of course business experience is welcomed as well. You need to be a bit of a scientist by leading qualitative and quantitative research, including user, buyer, and competitive research, to understand market needs and build opportunity assessments. Research complementary products to understand integration possibilities and strategies for achieving them.
Get your showmanship on by representing the business and the user in the software development process, in collaboration with software engineers and UX designers. Track product usage and success metrics, manage product roadmaps and prioritize product improvements. Define the value proposition and target market boundaries for products as well as create user personas and scenarios, in collaboration with our UX team.
Hey if you’ve got the Ability to quickly grasp new concepts and understand complex systems with 3+ years’ experience in software, either in product management directly, in software development, or in a technical customer-facing role like sales engineering or technical services. Plus 2+ years’ experience in software development, sales engineering, or technical services and a strong business acumen. You could succeed. How about a love of digging into details to solve problems and an ability to effectively gather requirements, digging beyond requests to get to needs.
What does Handshake have to say about their company?
Handshake’s basic app allow sales reps to show customers image-heavy product catalogs and to take orders. through the apps. Client companies can also use Handshake’s apps to access and manage customer lists, view customer order history, and run reports of sales for individual sales reps. Handshake also provides integration between its apps and business operations software, including financial, inventory and customer relationship management applications, from companies including Oracle Corp., NetSuite Inc., SAP AG, Sage Software and Salesforce.com Inc.