Product Manager Apptio
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At Apptio we are focused on changing the world by making every IT organization that we work with into a more efficient and cost-effective service provider to the business. Apptio's Technology Business Management (TBM) SaaS platform provides revolutionary automation in transparency, planning and performance management required for IT to run like a business. From the founding of the company we set out to disrupt the existing enterprise software market by designing purpose-built, on-demand applications capable of managing the cost, quality and value of IT services.
Apptio is one of the fastest growing enterprise Software companies. Leading global enterprise organizations such as Bank of America, Boeing, Cisco, Facebook, JPMorgan Chase, Microsoft, St. Luke's Health System, and Swiss Re rely on Apptio to reduce costs and align IT with business priorities. Backed by some of the world's most prominent financial institutions including T. Rowe Price, Andreessen Horowitz, Greylock Partners, Madrona Ventures, Shasta Ventures, Apptio is building the next major enterprise software category. Come join our team!
-You will be responsible for driving the vision and execution for elements across our product suite of applications. Your main job will be to meet with different stakeholders (customers, partners, internal staff) to develop a set of requirements, use cases, and specific design recommendations for moving our products forward. You will also be responsible for defining a long term roadmap that clearly articulates the direction for Apptio to own this product space going forward.
-Managing the entire product line life cycle from strategic planning to tactical activities.
-Specifying market requirements for current and future products by conducting market research supported by on-going visits to customers and non-customers.
-Driving a solution set across development teams (primarily
-Development/Engineering, and Marketing Communications) through market requirements, product contract, and positioning.
-Developing and implementing a company-wide go-to-market plan, working with all departments to execute.
-Experience working as a Product Manager building an enterprise software solution, preferably focused on IT specifically but experience in the finance domain will be considered.
-The ability to dig into what is stated by the customer and identify underlying problems.
-A business orientation to maintain the big picture of what the company is trying to do without getting caught up in details of the product. The business model, target market, and pricing need to be constantly tuned based on market learnings.
-Great communication skills to understand what the customer is stating and the ability to convert it into a language engineers understand.
-Project management skills so to prioritize and ensure things don't fall through the cracks.
-Constant focus on market wants informed by constant presales, services and customer interactions to back hypothesis and problems with data.
-An ability to cultivate and maintain intimate relationships with customer's Apptio champions and extended user base to maintain the flow of problems and opportunities into the company and to ensure referenceability.
-Successful startup experience.
-The ability to strike the right balance between process and flexibility.
-Someone who can function without regimented processes, but one who can also rein in the chaos so common in startups. As the company grows, add process into the mix to scale efficiently.
-Immense passion, energy and drive.
-The ability to work with very limited information and take the initiative.
-Someone who can balance a strategic and tactical role. It is equally important the product manager lead discussions on product/business strategy and deal with day-to-day tactics to get the product out the door.
-This person should have a keen sense for product usability, performance and functionality because eventually these have major influence on product success.
-Able to command the respect of the organization. Given the product manager will be ultimately responsible for bringing the voice of the customer into the organization, this person needs to win the respect of internal stakeholders. You must be able to stand up to the internal stakeholders when necessary because often what you discover in the market requires you to change internal opinions and points of view. This requires the ability to question currently held beliefs and opinions and recalibrate based on market realities.
-Discovering unsolved problems in a target market, building a product this target market is willing to buy and figuring out a business model that helps the company create a sustainable business is not a part-time effort.
-5+ years of software product management experience, previous product marketing or presales roles desirable.
-BI and ITIL experience desirable.
-This position requires travel to customer and non-customer sites in North America and Europe (25%).
-Experience in a functional architecture role, defining concepts, use cases, and solutions that provide value to customers.
-Excellent interpersonal, written, and verbal communication skills with customers, teammates, and other internal colleagues.
-Ability to operate in an agile, entrepreneurial start-up environment.
Apptio Inc. is not open to 3rd party solicitation or resumes for our posted FTE positions. Resumes received from 3rd party agencies that are unsolicited will be considered complimentary.
Apptio, Inc. provides equal employment opportunities (EEO) to all employees and applicants for employment without regard to race, color, religion, gender, sexual orientation, national origin, age, disability, genetic information, marital status, amnesty, or status as a covered veteran in accordance with applicable federal, state and local laws. Apptio, Inc. complies with applicable state and local laws governing non-discrimination in employment in every location in which the company has facilities.
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