Principal Product Manager Job Description

Principal Product Manager Job Description

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Principal product manager provides focused coaching and guidance to product managers on role-specific best practices and experiment-driven, outcome-focused product development.

Principal Product Manager Duties & Responsibilities

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You will be equally responsible for gathering strategic information from our business partners and managing team members as assigned, including Senior Product Analysts, Product Leads, Product Managers, and/or Senior Product Managers
Manage the entire product line life cycle from developing product roadmaps, working with our devs on product specifications, managing product roadmaps, developing core documentation, working with internal and external stakeholders
Manage P&L for product – creates annual plan for product and tracks performance against plan
Drive the positioning and interaction of the product within the product portfolio and its integration with other products
Serve as Agile Product Manager for technology teams
Work with senior leadership to align on corporate direction and Product priorities
Work with Senior Product Manager to develop and approve the strategy and roadmap ideas six months in the future
Review weekly status reports from Product Managers, understanding accomplishments, risks, and issues
Build, update and communicate the product line vision, strategy and 3-year road map for core stakeholders and for external consumption
Write product requirement documents that define the features and capabilities required to address market opportunity (PRD)

Principal Product Manager Qualifications

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Licensing or Certifications for Principal Product Manager

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Education for Principal Product Manager

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Employers hiring for the principal product manager job most commonly would prefer for their future employee to have a relevant degree such as Bachelor's and Master's Degree in MBA, Technical, Computer Science, Business, Software Engineering, Engineering, Technology, Leadership, Marketing, Science

Skills for Principal Product Manager

Desired skills for principal product manager include:

SQL
Product
Excel
Product management methodology
Technology development best practices
JavaScript
Specific market segments
Target customers
Jira
Professional software engineering practices & best practices for the full software development life cycle

Desired experience for principal product manager includes:

At least 1 year of experience using data to support points of view
Leverage design thinking principles to develop customer oriented solutions that “Change Banking for Good”
Work with Loan Originations Command Center to determine workflows, processes and controls needed to best deliver exceptional customer experiences
Gather system and process requirements across a broad home lending subject matter area and convert requirements to stories
Work with production leaders and front line associates on solving system and/or process issues
Strong preference for an undergraduate degree in engineering, computer science, statistics, or mathematics

Principal Product Manager Examples

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Principal Product Manager Job Description

Job Description Example
Our company is hiring for a principal product manager. To join our growing team, please review the list of responsibilities and qualifications.
Responsibilities for principal product manager
  • Provide input to product marketing for the messaging platform document
  • Provide input to solution/product marketing for the go-to-market plan and supports the launch team
  • Drive market acceptance’ by evangelizing product to all stakeholders
  • Advocate on behalf of the Seller and Associates, from the identification of defects that prevent success, to allocation of resources to resolve the most impactful issues with the teams that own the product
  • Perform outbound marketing and product launch activities
  • Plan and execute product announcements, and help coordinate beta testing
  • Develop collateral such as technical and business white papers, success stories, data sheets, brochures, best practices and product presentations
  • Interact with key business stakeholders to define and track key product performance indicators (KPIs), release-specific success metrics
  • Defining the product backlog by crafting clear Epics and User Stories
  • Leading product backlog grooming and estimation sessions
Qualifications for principal product manager
  • 6+ years of experience or 4+ years with graduate degree
  • Bachelors degree (technical preferred and an MBA is a plus)
  • Experience with video content, hosting, management (Live or UGC video experience a plus)
  • Real world understanding of Agile and its applications, supporting tools, and processes
  • Bachelor's degree at top-tier university
  • 3-5 years working with engineering teams
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Principal Product Manager Job Description

Job Description Example
Our company is growing rapidly and is searching for experienced candidates for the position of principal product manager. To join our growing team, please review the list of responsibilities and qualifications.
Responsibilities for principal product manager
  • Process Improvement - Assist management in developing and refining internal processes to support efficient international product development.Go-to-Market Planning & Consultation - Consult with Product/Solutions Marketing to develop and implement go-to-market plans
  • Acting as a Subject Matter Expert on the product’s business capabilities
  • Owning the end-to-end product lifecycle
  • Product Roadmap Development - Work individually and with cross-functional team to define, plan, execute and support solution roadmap development
  • Conduct all aspects of performance planning and feedback
  • Oversee contact with business partners, and provide direction and support as required
  • Drive solution development across engineering teams, follow up on schedule, and clarify requirement when needed through the development cycle
  • Develop and implement a company-wide go-to-market plan, and work with all departments to execute
  • Build strong relationships across internal and external stakeholders
  • Identify customer and prospect problems that represent significant market opportunities and that are addressable by CA (and potential partners) (MRD)
Qualifications for principal product manager
  • Experience working in rapid delivery environments
  • Engineering degree is a plus
  • Self-motivated, smart, innovative
  • Must be able to speak the engineering language
  • Bachelor's degree in business management or a related discipline
  • At least 10 - 12 years of relevent experience in the securities or financial services industry
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Principal Product Manager Job Description

Job Description Example
Our company is looking for a principal product manager. To join our growing team, please review the list of responsibilities and qualifications.
Responsibilities for principal product manager
  • Contribute to the development of the overall product strategy, product roadmap, and business plan for the solution
  • Translate business strategies into product strategies, roadmaps, and product specifications that deliver customer benefits, meet financial goals, and ensure that systems and processes are setup to scale for explosive growth
  • Author detailed “whole” product requirements including requirements for channel and partner ecosystem adoption
  • Engage with partners to manage product offerings across hosted and on premise ecosystems
  • Serve as the voice of the customer in building product functionality that is fit for purpose
  • Provide content for product collateral and technical white papers
  • Leads the product process involved from conception to release for major and minor releases, with emphasis on cloud based services, features and solutions
  • Develop and write the Integrated Business Plan (IBP) for funding approval
  • Lead the Core Cross-functional Team from Concept to Market Acceptance
  • Determine new pricing models that will be required to meet the market demand
Qualifications for principal product manager
  • Is involved in functional strategy formulation
  • Lead a highly dynamic and multi-disciplinary team to develop and enhance mobile products on a day to day basis
  • Focus on team leadership and management
  • Take responsibility for product initiatives from inception through release
  • Thorough understanding of internet technologies and consumer facing online commerce
  • Experience with Salesforce case integration and JIRA strongly desired
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Principal Product Manager Job Description

Job Description Example
Our company is looking for a principal product manager. We appreciate you taking the time to review the list of qualifications and to apply for the position. If you don’t fill all of the qualifications, you may still be considered depending on your level of experience.
Responsibilities for principal product manager
  • Prioritize product direction by maintaining a detailed product roadmap supported by thorough analysis and competitive positioning
  • Author “whole” product requirements and go to market plan including dependencies for platform, partner product and go to market including ecosystem, channel, system integrators, field
  • Develop and champion product positioning, develop sales strategy, validate market messaging, and evangelize your product offerings both internally and externally
  • Participate in wide go-to-market plans, working and guiding partner(s) and product and corporate marketing
  • Acts as a SME in Product Management for the entire PureCloud platform and underlying components
  • Mentor other product managers
  • Track the Database Platform as a Service market, the Engineered / Converged System market landscape, similar competitive products and features
  • Track the Engineered / Converged System / Purpose Built Backup Appliance (PBBA) market landscape, competitive products and features
  • Gather inputs related to high availability and data protection features from Database and Exadata customers, validate and prioritize development plan, and write documents to guide development
  • Track the high availability market landscape, competitive products and features
Qualifications for principal product manager
  • 1-3 years experience as a Mobile/Natural Language Consumer Product Owner in an Agile development process
  • Bachelors Degree and at least 7 years of relevant product experience
  • Typically 5 or more years in an industry related role
  • Ability to understand and assess customer requirements, identify business problems, and demonstrate proposed solutions
  • Proven track record of Product Management success
  • Experience in creation of quality, easy to understand papers and presentations
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Principal Product Manager Job Description

Job Description Example
Our company is growing rapidly and is looking to fill the role of principal product manager. We appreciate you taking the time to review the list of qualifications and to apply for the position. If you don’t fill all of the qualifications, you may still be considered depending on your level of experience.
Responsibilities for principal product manager
  • Identifying market opportunities and driving the worldwide product strategy, roadmap, and features for sucpicious activity monitoring
  • Help develop and guide the automation and product messaging and strategy
  • Contribute to product strategy for this area
  • Develop product strategy for new innovation based on CRM industry trends, emerging technology, competitive intelligence, and customer feedback
  • Operate autonomously
  • Define and drive world-class customer experiences
  • Acting as SME in the area of Advanced Analytics both internally and externally
  • Good awareness of emerging trends in Analytics platforms and solutions
  • Ensuring dependencies between Scrum teams are clearly understood
  • Demonstrating new features to internal and external stakeholders
Qualifications for principal product manager
  • 1-3 years experience as product owner in mobile applications with understanding of the mobile user experience
  • 1-3 years experience as a Mobile Consumer Product Owner in an Agile development process
  • Knowledge and understanding of products, competitive offerings and market drivers
  • Drive CA’s API Management market development with cross-business unit efforts and solutions
  • Lead the product strategy and roadmaps of API Management solutions integration with other CA products
  • Bolster customer engagement, sales support, and partner assistance

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