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Product Strategist

Company: Meridian Technologies
Location: Bennett
Posted on: January 13, 2022

Job Description:

Remote 12 month contract

  • Heavy facilitation and collaboration with business users. Instead of being imbedded within product teams these folks focus on the early stage. They vet out potential "ideas" for products. Need to be able to facilitate, lead and ask tough questions.
  • Can come from a variety of backgrounds - Agilist, pure strategist, product owner. Product Manager etc. Best bet is someone with innovation and/or digital transformation experience. Obviously working with product teams in an Agile environment.
    SummaryAs a Senior Product Strategist, you'll be a part of an in-house management consultancy focused on strategy and innovation for driving organizational change. Through modern experiences that meet user needs, you'll connect physical and digital worlds, to continually push, disrupt, challenge, and innovate ensuring that we're doing the best work to drive the best value. The Skills You Bring:Crafty - Insatiably curious and passionate about understanding viability and business need. Expert at translating information and data into concise plans. You believe that every problem is solvable.Team Player - Collaborative maker with experience creating psychologically safe environments where people can innovate You coach to product mindset, lean into healthy conflict, articulate problems and solutions clearly, striving for alignment.An experimenter- Embraces the unknown and ready to challenge the status quo. You are a doer with a bias towards action in ambiguous environments. You roll up your sleeves, explore new ideas rather than rely on existing paradigms, and bring ideas to life.Ego-less- In this group of inventive optimists, we all wear the hats that need wearing. It's a mindset that makes the team successful. Its also how we build innovation competencies with our stakeholders! Responsibilities The value you deliverPlan - Lead both research efforts to better understand people and their environments. Analyze and synthesize research into actionable insights and recommendations. Lead conceptual product definition discussions with team members and stakeholders leveraging frameworks, documenting underlying information architecture. Work with Designers to create human-centric journey maps and blueprints based on needs, persona definition, and research.Organize - Structure and facilitate workshops to define business and product goals, solution concepts and features. Develop products, services strategies, and product roadmaps based on user insights and digital analytics inputs. Help develop and design artifacts including: user stories, concepts, storyboards, wireframes, and prototypes to various degrees of fidelity to make your ideas clearly understoodCollaborate - Work closely and iteratively with both users/customers and internal, interdisciplinary teams including Design Strategist, Product Managers, Agilist and Technologists. You'll be helping the team define the product vision and roadmap to help the team align on direction Minimum Qualifications
    • 5+ years of professional strategy experience through relevant consulting, digital agency, and/or boutique strategy firm experience, or product management
    • Proven experience in user or customer research, testing and analysis, insights generation, journey mapping, workshop design and facilitation
    • Excellent communication skills with a proficiency in storytelling and defining the format: presentation decks, documentation, visual artifacts
    • Excellent analytical abilities, organization and product/process management skills
    • Understands and has knowledge in UX/UI best practices
    • Experience leading and collaborating with cross-functional teams of designers and engineers
    • Thorough understanding of project management principles, client relationship management, and software development methodologies
    • Ability to quickly grasp and solve complex business problems
    • Strong business acumen, technical aptitude, and strong interpersonal skills; the ability to work collaboratively with wide range of individuals and all levels of the organization
    • Excellent planning and organizational skills with the ability to prioritize and negotiateDemonstrate high degree of initiative and self-motivation minimal supervision

Keywords: Meridian Technologies, High Point , Product Strategist, Other , Bennett, North Carolina

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