Product Manager - Digital Repository

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Created: October 4, 2013


Product Manager - Digital Repository
The Product Manager – Digital Repository is responsible for defining market requirements and packaging the features into product releases. This position involves close interaction with development leads, product architects, and key customers. A strong understanding of library Digital Repository and related products is required. Job duties include gathering requirements from existing and potential customers as well as recent evaluators, writing Agile-compliant market requirements, managing the implementation process, developing go-to-market messaging, marketing communications, and collateral in support of company’s sales and marketing efforts.


Manage primary and secondary market research, perform environmental scans, monitor competitive landscape, and work closely with development partner libraries to identify needs. Ensure requirements are communicated in a clear, concise and actionable manner.
Monitor technical trends. Assess changing needs of marketplace and provide leadership to Product Development in establishing requirements that will drive product success.
Write product requirements and use case scenarios. Adhere to Company’s Agile Development practices.
Working with Product Development team, establish and manage beta test planning. Contribute to product launch plans implementation. Monitor plan progress and conduct pro-active communication. Manage development partner listserv.
Work to ensure high-levels of customer satisfaction resulting from product installations. Monitor customer sales, relationships, and support calls. Use this information flow as input to product enhancements.
Manage 3rd party vendors and partners as needed to support product portfolio. Develop technical product presentation and sales support material.
Present at user group and trade conferences. Represent the company at trade shows, in library forums, and standards committees. Act as a strategic peer representing the company on library listservs and other social media.
Compose marketing release notes. Act as key resource to sales and marketing organizations to articulate a clear product vision, communicate product features and benefits and competitive positioning and comparisons. Prepare and deliver presentations, white papers, articles, and participate in social media as needed. Contribute content to bid proposals and RFP responses.
Maintain a status dashboard of product portfolio.


Excellent interpersonal and communication skills are necessary as this position requires engaging with customers, partner vendors and competitors, as well as with all departments within the company.
Ability and willingness to travel (15%) domestically with occasional trips of 7-8 days including weekends. Occasional international travel.
Ability to communicate at the corporate and product-team level.
Master of Library Science and/or substantive experience in libraries or the library automation marketplace.  Demonstrated understanding of the Library and Internet markets.
Solid understanding of Company’s competitors and competitive offerings.
Previous product management experience. Significant demonstrated experience in business development and negotiation.
Strong personal organization, verbal and written skills.

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*Please note: Innovative Interfaces, Inc. does not sponsor or transfer any type of immigrant or non-immigrant visa.   
Innovative Interfaces is an Affirmative Action/Equal Opportunity Employer


Published: Friday, October 4, 2013 11:37 UTC

Last updated: Tuesday, February 28, 2017 23:44 UTC