• Director of Product Management, Smart Home Automation

    Job Locations US-UT-Draper
    ID
    2019-1153
    Category
    Product Development
    Type
    Full-Time
  • Overview

    Love the Internet-of-things and Smart Home space?  Are you inspired by invention? Is problem solving through teamwork in your DNA? Do you like the idea of seeing how your work impacts the bigger picture?  If yes, it will be awesome to have you join the SnapAV team. We are on a mission to invent the best-connected home experience for our customers. Control4, a SnapAV brand is a leading provider of automation and networking systems for homes and businesses, offering a personalized and unified smart home system to automate and control connected devices including lighting, audio, video, climate control, intercom, and security. For our integrators, we are a one-stop shop where they can buy everything for the Smart Home—either online or at a local facility anywhere in the world where we do business—we have become their preferred provider.

     

    SnapAV is looking for a passionate and experienced leader to lead hardware and software product management for our Control4 controllers. The controller is the brain of the connected home. It manages the home automation system, allowing the electronic devices in the home to work together—from lighting and security, to music and video, and pretty much anything else in between.

    As a Product Manager, you will guide a team that is charged with a product line contribution as a business unit. This extends from increasing the profitability of existing products to developing new products for the company. You will build products from existing ideas and help to develop new ideas based on your industry experience and your contact with customers and prospects. You must possess a unique blend of business and technical savvy; a big-picture vision, and the drive to make that vision a reality. You must enjoy spending time in the market to understand the dealer's / customer's problems and find innovative solutions for the market.

     

    You must be able to communicate with all areas of the company. You will work with an engineering counterpart to define product release requirements. You will work with marketing communications to define the go-to-market strategy, helping them understand the product positioning, key benefits, and target customer. You will also serve as the internal and external evangelist for your product offering, working with the sales channel and key customers.

     

    Responsibilities

    • Determine product direction for the Controller Products and Solutions
    • 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 for new controller products / solutions, working with all departments to execute
    • Drive efforts for continual improvement in the products, including bug fixes and enhancements

    Qualifications

    Minimum:

    • 7+ years in a Product Management role with responsibilities over a technical hardware or software product
    • Bachelor of Science in an Engineering field
    • MBA preferred, but not required

    Preferred:

    • Deep experience in both hardware and software product management
    • Previous experience as a Product Manager for control products
    • Proven ability to manage multiple projects simultaneously
    • Ability to examine target markets and understand potential go-to-market and growth strategies within those markets
    • Ability to analyze market data and make data driven decisions based on the data
    • Ability to extract product / solution needs and requirements through dialogue with customers
    • Ability to set a vision for a product and effectively communicate that vision to the organization

     

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