Full Time / Santa Cruz
Chief Product Officer
Information Technology Services
Job #: 1908502
Full Time; Career
Starting Salary Range: $162,000-$185,000/annually. Salary commensurate with qualifications and experience.
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Involves providing a variety of IT services. Assignments may include database administration, application programming, IT project management, systems administration, systems and process analysis, security, solution development and maintenance, business technical support or a combination of these and / or other IT functions.
Serves on the ITS Division's senior leadership team and participates with other ITS senior managers to establish strategic plans and objectives for the ITS Division.
Developing strong customer relationships and a customer center organization
Coaching product managers in Agile project management practices and Lean startup and thinking practices
The development of highly skilled product managers who are responsible for building out agile product roadmaps
Creating a data focused product management team that is intensely focused on measures, measuring overall value including usage growth, adoption, costs, satisfaction and operational support efficiency
Strategic planning for the ITS product management group.
Ensuring continually increasing service value through cost and risk reduction and/or capability increases.
Providing leadership in the creation of new product/services and driving adoption of those product/services amongst ITS constituents.
Making final decisions for the product management organization.
Bachelors degree or equivalent combination of education and experience.
Typically 7-10 years of experience in product management. Demonstrated expertise in Agile project management practices such as Scrum or Kanban. Demonstrated leadership experience working with cross functional Agile teams. Experience building and developing deep customer relationships with the ability to translate customer needs, pain points and hopes into product features and goals. Must be an outstanding team builder and cross functional team player with an entrepreneurial mindset, customer focus and process orientation.
Experience working and managing cross functional Agile teams. Experience working with large scale Scrum environment and Lean Six Sigma in an operational environment. Experience working with accounting teams to develop and manage against product/service budgets.
Experience building and managing product and service budgets for projects and operations.
Experience modeling basic pro forma financial statements for product and services.
Proven strong communication skills with project teams, stakeholders, senior management, and external contacts including both technical and non-technical audiences, including the ability to effectively present technical topics to large groups and senior management with potentially varied levels of technical knowledge.
Selected candidate will be required to pass a pre-employment criminal history background check.
Position is open until filled. Initial Review Date: 03-10-2019
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