Posted on: December 5, 2019
At Vispero, you'll be part of a global team enhancing solutions
that make a difference in people's lives. Vispero is the world's
leading assistive technology provider for the visually impaired and
owner of the brands AI Squared, Enhanced Vision, Freedom
Scientific, Optelec, The Paciello Group and Interactive
Accessibility. All the Vispero brands have a long history of
developing and providing innovative solutions for blind and low
vision individuals, helping them to reach their full potential.
The Product Manager is a key role in the organization, with full
ownership and responsibility for a product or product line,
including strategy, roadmap, and feature definition. The product
management position includes product marketing, forecasting, and
pricing/margin management. Product Managers are instrumental in
providing cross-functional leadership - helping bridge the gap
between various functional areas within the company, such as
engineering, operations, sales, marketing, and support. Product
Managers must possess a diverse set of skills, including both the
strategic and visionary skills necessary to define product needs,
and the tactical skills necessary to see a product through from
inception to launch to eventual end of life.Product Managers work
closely with all functions within the organization and are
responsible for leading the Product Team. Product Teams are
comprised of all the key functional areas within a company,
including engineering, operations, sales, marketing, and support.
It is only by leading and managing the Product Team that products
can be launched successfully and supported after launch.
- Big-picture thinking - Ability to understand the product and
the customer's intent based on requirement review, product
management discussions, engineering discussions, etc. Act as a
customer advocate during the product development cycle.
- Strong business and profit and loss knowledge, understanding of
business decisions, long-term and short-term thinking is required.
Ability to make cost-benefit decisions about the product is
- Leadership - The ability to effectively lead teams and
individuals, even without direct supervisory control over them.
Must possess ability to prioritize and project manage tasks
involved in launching products.
- Process improvement - Ability and desire to continuously
improve the product lifecycle management process to become more
effective and efficient is required.
- Working independently - The ability to work with minimal
supervision is required, though ability to request support as
needed is also required.
- Communication - Strong communication skills are required. The
ability to be concise, but thorough in written and verbal
communication is required.
- Conflict management - The ability to gracefully handle
conflicting goals of different project team members is
- Teamwork - The ability to work in and with cross-functional
teams is required
ResponsibilitiesA Product Manager's job spans inbound and some
outbound responsibilities. Inbound responsibilities include setting
strategy, developing a business case, defining and prioritizing
product requirements, and establishing product roadmaps. Part of
this inbound responsibility involves gathering customer research,
conducting competitive intelligence, and monitoring industry and
technology trends. Outbound responsibilities include product
messaging and customer communications.
Product Managers are responsible for leading the cross-functional
project teams to bring a product to market. These tasks include
- The engineering team to build the product;
- Operations to manufacture and distribute the product;
- Sales and marketing to establish product pricing, messaging,
customer communication, and product launches;
- Technical support to ensure readiness to support the product
after launch and during its lifetime
After product launch, Product Managers are responsible for:
- Monitoring the success and performance of a product, including
sales trends, margin trends, mix trends, and other KPI's tracking
the product market and customer success;
- Coordinating and implementing strategies for improvement as
necessary, such as additional marketing, sales promotion and
pricing actions, planning maintenance releases and/or new
Additional responsibilities include:
- Set product strategy - The product manager is responsible for
setting a product vision and strategy. Their job is to articulate
the business value to the cross-functional project team so they
understand the intent behind the new product or product release.
They own the strategy behind the product along with its roadmap and
must work with engineering, operations, sales and support to build
- Ideation - Product managers own ideation, the process of
generating and curating new ideas. They collect and promote the
most relevant ideas into features, the ones that will achieve key
objectives for the product line and business. They also ensure that
key feedback and requests are seamlessly integrated into their
product planning and development processes. The main goal of this
activity is to ensure competitive differentiation and a strong
- Business case management - Product managers own the business
case for the new features or products and set the priority based on
input from other stakeholders.
- Release management - Product Managers must plan for what their
teams will deliver and when they will deliver it. Responsibilities
include knowing when to create a release; managing features and
dependencies in and across releases; and managing releases with
phases and milestones.
- Feature definition - The Product Manager defines the features
and requirements necessary to deliver a complete product to market
and lead the Product Team to success. They are responsible for
articulating the 'what' and working with engineering, operations,
sales and support to determine the 'when.'
- Go-to-market - The product manager is responsible for making
product decisions and often is the lead resource for the rest of
the organization when deep product expertise is required. This
includes supporting the organizations that help bring the product
to market and working directly with customers, namely marketing,
sales and support.
- Life cycle management - The product manager is responsible for
the full product life cycle, from inception through product release
through end of life.
- A bachelor degree or similar work experience, required.
- At least 5 years' experience as a Product Manager
Job Type: Full-time
If you have a passion for excellence and want to work with an
outstanding team of experts, working in an exciting, challenging,
fast paced environment for the world's leading assistive technology
company, please send your resume to
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