Senior Product Manager – CAN

Reports To

CEO

Company Summary

3esi is an international software company providing software and professional services to the Upstream Oil and Gas Industry. We are entering a new phase of growth as we develop our global markets. As a result we require Product Managers to manage the product development and strategies of our solutions.

Position Summary

The Product Manager owns a suite of products within 3esi and is responsible for the success of those products. The Product Manager will define product roadmaps for both new and existing products, drive the product business case and plan, and product changes and introductions. Work closely with executive, sales, and product development teams to create and integrate new products and product changes.

In this role, the Product Manager conducts industry/ market research, and in-life performance measurement to determine product demand, positioning, viability, and profitability. The Product Manager works collaboratively with software development and provides leadership with respect to product changes and new development; develop pricing, pricing changes, and discounting models, pre-empts potential problems and provides effective solutions in reaction to the application of concepts, techniques, knowledge, or processes developed to support the new product or product change.

Responsibilities Include

  • Facilitate and own the product vision as well as defining and executing the product road map. Define, implement and extend product roadmaps for both new and existing products, with a specific emphasis on enabling products to be sold through and serviced by 3esi
  • Interact within partners, customers and prospects to define market requirements, and translate these requirements into product requirements that engineering teams can deliver within specification, on time and within budget
  • Work closely with technology and business executives, establish and implement product requirements. This includes understanding and communicating current product offering, identifying product opportunities and establishing an internal process for product and service launch
  • Interface with Sales, Project Management, Development and QA to drive product readiness
  • Develop business cases and presentations for products
  • Understand competitive offerings and industry trends. Able to interpret trends and translate into strategy and product design features and functions that can support business growth and opportunities
  • Manage workload between team members and calendar requirements to ensure timelines are met throughout design, development and production process
  • Stay up to date on market knowledge in order to anticipate user preferences and new technology
  • Report team performance metrics regularly to management team
  • Perform market, competitive and quantitative analysis to identify proper product positioning and pricing, and to demonstrate ROI and promotion
  • In conjunction with Marketing, accountable for successful launch of product(s) and/or service(s) into the marketplace
  • Maintain regular communication between business units to ensure standard practices, consistent fit, pattern and construction methods are established and upheld
  • Write and develop product collateral such as product descriptions, presentations, sales tools and technical white papers
  • Support Global Sales efforts as the product expert

Key Competencies

  • Ability to lead and manage a team to ensure successful product launches and development
  • Knowledge of upstream Oil and Gas industry
  • Knowledge of Product Management practices and process
  • Ability to become an expert on 3esi’s suite of solutions and services
  • Excellent communication skills, and the confidence to communicate effectively at all levels of management including C Suite
  • Strong technical skills, with ability to think through details and tactics without losing sight of overall strategic goals
  • Advanced computer skills, including software
  • Ability to manage multiple priorities and have excellent organizational skills
  • Able to work effectively with cross functional teams and global teams

Qualifications

  • University Degree, preferably B.S. Degree in Computer Science, Engineering discipline or Business Degree
  • 7+ years professional experience as a Product Manager; Oil and Gas industry or software product management experience as is familiarity with the upstream asset life cycle, would be considered an asset
  • MBA, or other advanced management training, desired
  • Working knowledge of Change Management and associated Best Practices
  • Valid passport required

Other

Some travel can be expected, (10 to 30%) to conferences, tradeshows and client sites to develop and define markets for 3esi solutions