Product Manager

Toronto, Ontario, Canada · Product expand job description ↓

Description

We are looking for experienced and talented Product Managers who are comfortable getting technical. The ideal candidate will have excellent client engagement skills and can take ownership of delivering ambitious connected products from ideation to launch. Are you smart, reliable, kind and excited to teach and learn? If so, we want you on our team!

Connected is a rapidly growing product development firm located in the heart of downtown Toronto. We partner with the world’s leading organizations to build software-powered products that are enjoyed by millions of users globally. You likely have our clients' apps on your homescreen, their smart products in your home, or wear their devices every day to stay connected. Composed of software engineers, human-centred designers, and product managers, we are on a mission to build better products. Connected is one of CANADA’S TOP SMALL AND MEDIUM EMPLOYERS three years running and one of LINKEDIN’S TOP STARTUPS.

Qualifications:

  • 3+ years of digital product management experience
  • Experience architecting or programming software
  • Bachelor’s degree in a technical field (Engineering, Computer Science, etc)
  • Experience working successfully on an Agile team
  • Led a software development engagement on behalf of a client
  • Contributed to the design, development, or project management of software applications
  • Experience with project management frameworks, processes, and tools
  • Strong problem solving and decision making skills
  • Effective communication skills, both written and verbal
  • Excellent presentation skills with the ability to drive consensus and build strong client relationships
  • Proven ability to exercise sound judgment, assertiveness and leadership
  • A flexible, driven, highly-organized and self-starter personality
  • Ability to excel in a fast-paced, collaborative and constantly changing workplace
  • Strong commitment to take ownership and make an impact while delivering quality products
  • Experience with design and innovation focused client engagements
  • Solid understanding of Design Thinking and Lean Startup methodologies
  • Client-facing skills and the ability to build strong relationships with the C-suite

Responsibilities:

  • Guiding clients through product innovation, prototype, validation, and development
  • Effectively tracking and communicating project status and metrics
  • Owning the Product plan and communicating progress
  • Maintaining a strong and positive relationship with Connected's clients
  • Leading a project team and ensuring development cadence
  • Status reporting for your project and team
  • Managing story creation and backlog
  • Assisting in the management of key initiatives and programs supporting the strategic objectives of Connected
  • Working with team leads when project decisions are being made and collaborating with clients, designers, engineers, marketing, sales, and other business functions
  • Maintaining processes to ensure project management documentation, reports and plans are relevant, accurate and complete
  • Coaching, mentoring and sharing information on a regular basis
  • Sharing your knowledge of processes, tools and methodologies to new Product Managers
  • Ability to travel as required by client and engagement needs

Perks:

  • We’re proudly employee owned, with stock option grants for all full-time permanent employees
  • 4 weeks vacation
  • Generous extended health benefits
  • Generous Parental Leave and Maternity Leave
  • $1,000 annual Education Credit for conferences, courses, workshops, and textbooks
  • $200 annual Fitness Credit for a gym membership, running shoes, or classes
  • Our quarterly “Disconnect” events are a chance to get out of the office and unwind as a team
  • Weekly team socials to have fun and hang out
  • Company-sponsored recreational sports teams
  • Fully stocked kitchen with snacks, fresh fruit, drinks, and coffee

You want to join our team because:

  • You’re excited to take on the next generation of tech after mobile by building better products that erase the friction between people and technology
  • PM's have direct access to founders, management, and key decision makers at both Connected and client organizations

To learn more, visit connected.io/careers

Apply Today!

Connected welcomes applications from all candidates. We especially encourage candidates to apply who are Women, Indigenous, LGBTQ+, People of Colour, candidates in caregiving roles, immigrants, and persons living with disabilities. We are an equal opportunity employer who recognizes the value of every individual’s contribution to the success of our team, clients, employees and community. We are committed to equal employment opportunities in our recruiting, hiring, employee development and promotion practices.

If you have a disability or special need that requires accommodation, please let us know by emailing [email protected] or calling 647-478-7493. Please provide your name, preferred contact method, and a detailed description of the nature of any accommodation that you may require. Please include any materials or processes that may be used to ensure your equal participation.


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