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Oracle Product Mgmt/Strategy Snr Manager-ProdDev in Little Rock, Arkansas

Job Description

We are looking for an energetic and talented individual to be a pivotal member of the product leadership team with a focus on delivering Industry Solutions based on Unifier.

The Senior Manager of Product Management is a member of the product management team that works closely with their Portfolio Lead to help manage a team of Product Managers to deliver Industry Solutions.

The focus of the Senior Manager of Product Management will be to grow a team of Product Managers to act in a way to not simply deliver “features” but instead understand problems, collaboratively solving problems, and delivering solutions that customers love and use. Like the Portfolio Lead, you will be measured on key KPIs including not just financial & ROI, but also adoption and satisfaction metrics for solutions. In other words, do customer use the solution and do they like it.

You will drive for consistency, a culture of delivery and customer satisfaction, with 5 key measures:

  1. Adoption “Are people using it?”

  2. Customer Satisfaction “Do they like it?”

  3. Financial “Are they buying it?”

  4. ROI “Are we making money?”

  5. Employee satisfaction “Are we aligned?”

Key Responsibilities

This is a position that requires a combination of strong engagement and communication skills, people management, pragmatic thinking, tactical execution, and the ability to balance an ever-challenging mix of priorities and stakeholder views. You should be experienced in creating people growth plans, participating in the creation of business plans, go to market plans and launch plans for a global business. You will be collaborating with your Portfolio Lead, Product Strategy, pre-Sales, Product Marketing, and internal teams focused on industry verticals to deliver solutions that grow the business.

Key responsibilities include:

  • Growing a team of Product Owners to excel in “building the solution right”.

  • Understand the customer and their needs and is their advocate.

  • Understand the market, customers and product management strategy and convey these contexts to the team.

  • Work with your Portfolio Lead and ensure the creation, management, and prioritisation of a solution backlog by your team, and for assessing whether what the team produces is appropriate to release to market.

  • Ensure that what we build adds up to meaningful experiences for our customers.

  • Support the Portfolio Lead in developing commercial and market plans.

  • Ensure customer facing departments understand the changes we make to our products.

  • Proactively contribute to ongoing process improvement and ensure high quality outcomes for our customers.

  • Pro-active in helping others through building capability and supporting peers.

  • Communicate with and get buy in from key stakeholders, including external (our customers) and internal. Continue to make development, marketing, support and importantly sales and pre-sales feel good about your team’s offerings and direction.

  • Make decisions based on specific and deep market and metrics analysis.

  • Work with the Portfolio Lead to measure and report on the success of your solutions, particularly around adoption and satisfaction.

The Senior Manager of Product Management will be a hands-on, flexible, results-oriented, and experienced product management professional. This role combines a great instinct for evolving a solution culture; developing compelling solution with a strong focus on users; a technical aptitude to work with a world class development team; and the business sense to drive product goals and strategies.

Leadership

  • Ensure growth of Product Owners.

  • Ensure effective integration and co-ordination between the Product Management, Product Strategy, pre-Sales, Product Marketing, and internal teams focused on industry verticals.

  • Ensure implementation of effective team management for all teams (regular meetings, workflow allocation, prioritization)

Commercial

  • Assist the Portfolio Lead with:

  • Managing the entire solution life cycle from strategic planning to tactical activities.

  • Work with Product Strategy to define market requirements for current and future solutions by conducting market research supported by on-going visits to customers and other industry stakeholders.

  • Analyze potential partner relationships for the solution.

  • Set and deliver commercial targets for the solution.

General

  • Understand the competitors’ products in terms of positioning, features and benefits, and account acquisition strategies

  • Build an excellent knowledge of the Industries GBU products, mapping how the new product set interfaces to the existing solution set.

Candidate Requirements

Required Skills and Experience

Essential:

  • Strong people management background

  • 5+ years product management or technical product marketing experience required.

  • Some SaaS or network-based business expertise

  • Experience making sophisticated product decisions in a competitive market and getting it right!

  • Must always be thinking about the customer. Must be maniacal about focusing on product issues and initiatives that will create engaged and happy users (which ultimately generate revenue).

  • Have a strong business sense and ability to grasp customer’s needs and expectations. Given the broad-based product responsibilities this individual will assume, strong project management skills and the ability to manage multiple parallel initiatives and stakeholders will be critical.

  • Demonstrated ability to gather user requirements and convert them into a winning product vision.

  • Significant people and organizational management skills.

Desirable:

  • Experience of Unifier

  • Experience in Agile/SAFe Development

  • Experience working in a fast-growing business

Experience with organizations in the never-ending process of transitioning to Agile development methodologies

Career Level - M3

Responsibilities

Key responsibilities include:

  • Growing a team of Product Owners to excel in “building the solution right”.

  • Understand the customer and their needs and is their advocate.

  • Understand the market, customers and product management strategy and convey these contexts to the team.

  • Work with your Portfolio Lead and ensure the creation, management, and prioritisation of a solution backlog by your team, and for assessing whether what the team produces is appropriate to release to market.

  • Ensure that what we build adds up to meaningful experiences for our customers.

  • Support the Portfolio Lead in developing commercial and market plans.

  • Ensure customer facing departments understand the changes we make to our products.

  • Proactively contribute to ongoing process improvement and ensure high quality outcomes for our customers.

  • Pro-active in helping others through building capability and supporting peers.

  • Communicate with and get buy in from key stakeholders, including external (our customers) and internal. Continue to make development, marketing, support and importantly sales and pre-sales feel good about your team’s offerings and direction.

  • Make decisions based on specific and deep market and metrics analysis.

  • Work with the Portfolio Lead to measure and report on the success of your solutions, particularly around adoption and satisfaction.

Disclaimer:

Certain US customer or client-facing roles may be required to comply with applicable requirements, such as immunization and occupational health mandates.

Range and benefit information provided in this posting are specific to the stated locations only

US: Hiring Range: from $109,500 to $251,600 per annum. May be eligible for bonus, equity, and compensation deferral.

Oracle maintains broad salary ranges for its roles in order to account for variations in knowledge, skills, experience, market conditions and locations, as well as reflect Oracle’s differing products, industries and lines of business.

Candidates are typically placed into the range based on the preceding factors as well as internal peer equity.

Oracle US offers a comprehensive benefits package which includes the following:

  1. Medical, dental, and vision insurance, including expert medical opinion

  2. Short term disability and long term disability

  3. Life insurance and AD&D

  4. Supplemental life insurance (Employee/Spouse/Child)

  5. Health care and dependent care Flexible Spending Accounts

  6. Pre-tax commuter and parking benefits

  7. 401(k) Savings and Investment Plan with company match

  8. Paid time off: Flexible Vacation is provided to all eligible employees assigned to a salaried (non-overtime eligible) position. Accrued Vacation is provided to all other employees eligible for vacation benefits. For employees working at least 35 hours per week, the vacation accrual rate is 13 days annually for the first three years of employment and 18 days annually for subsequent years of employment. Vacation accrual is prorated for employees working between 20 and 34 hours per week. Employees working fewer than 20 hours per week are not eligible for vacation.

  9. 11 paid holidays

  10. Paid sick leave: 72 hours of paid sick leave upon date of hire. Refreshes each calendar year. Unused balance will carry over each year up to a maximum cap of 112 hours.

  11. Paid parental leave

  12. Adoption assistance

  13. Employee Stock Purchase Plan

  14. Financial planning and group legal

  15. Voluntary benefits including auto, homeowner and pet insurance

The role will generally accept applications for at least three calendar days from the posting date or as long as the job remains posted.

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