AvaTax Returns Product Manager Avalara
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AvaTax Returns Product Manager
Join a trailblazing company! Avalara is the market leading provider of sales tax automation services in the cloud, and were looking for smart, unconventional people as we continue our explosive growth. Our industry-leading technology, combined with a notable customer base, powered us into an enviable position in this billion dollar market. Today Avalara offers substantial career opportunities as we build our business and create a world class company.
Please note our success, in part, stems from challenging the status quo. We have an extraordinary ability to eliminate obstacles our customers face, but we like to have fun in the process. Thats when our Tiki Lounge comes in handy, not to mention our well-stocked game room and bi-weekly summer barbeques.
Sound intriguing? Wed love to hear from you.
A diverse, intelligent, and fun team anywhere
Game room to relax and clear the mind
Ownership in the company in Stock Options
As AvaTax Product Manager, you will guide a dynamic, multi-site team that is charged with enhancing and expanding the core capabilities of the AvaTax Returns Engine with both external facing SaaS customers and internal users. You will drive the development of new features that expand the potential of the product in the marketplace, help build a successful relationship with the Accounting community, and represent a strong customer voice within the team. You will build solutions from existing ideas, and help to develop new ideas based on your industry experience and your contact with existing and prospective customers and partners. You must possess a unique blend of business and technical savvy; a big-picture vision, and the drive to make that vision a reality. You must enjoy spending time in the market to understand real-world problems, and work closely with an engineering team to find innovative solutions for the broader market.
You must be able to communicate with all areas of the company. You must be able to formulate complete, credible business plans for presentation to executives for funding approval. You will work with an engineering counterpart to define product release requirements and provide ongoing guidance to the engineering team throughout the development process. You will work with marketing to define the go-to-market strategy, helping them understand the product positioning, key benefits, and target customer. You will work with the Project Management Office (PMO), Technical Operations, Customer Support, Finance and other internal departments to drive the internal rollout of new product releases. You will also serve as the internal and external evangelist for your product offering, occasionally working with the sales channel and key customers.
Avalara is a rapidly growing, highly collaborative and very deadline intensive environment. The Returns Product Manager will need to be able to communicate relevant information to the Program Manager (Product Owner) and manage stakeholder expectations.
Managing the entire product life cycle from strategic planning to tactical activities ?
Defining and communicating the product strategy and roadmap
Delivering MRDs and PRDs with prioritized features and corresponding justification
Driving a solution set across teams (primarily Business Analysis, User Experience, Development, QA and Marketing) through product development lifecycle requirements planning, functional/visual definition, product contract, positioning and internal/external launch.
Developing and implementing a company-wide internal product rollout plan, working with all departments to execute.
Analyzing potential partner relationships and licensing opportunities for the product
Running beta and pilot programs with early-stage products and samples
Being an expert with respect to the competition
Acting as a leader within the company
Experience and Skills:
Minimum of 4 years Product Management experience
Demonstrated success defining and launching excellent products
7+ years of software industry experience (ERP software and/or SaaS solution a plus)
Experience with User-Centered Design principles
Excellent written and verbal communication skills
Bachelors degree (MBA preferred)
Excellent teamwork skills
Proven ability to influence cross-functional teams without formal authority
Must be able to travel occasionally
Examples and at least one sample of an effective document delivered in the past
Avalara is an Equal Opportunity Employer. All qualified candidates will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, creed, religion, age, gender, national orientation, disability, sexual orientation, US Veteran status, or any other factor protected by law.
Job Level: Management
Number of Openings: 1
Years of Experience: 7 - 10 Years
Level of Education: Masters Degree
Starting Date : ASAP
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