Senior Product Manager
A Senior Product Manager leads a team of Product Managers, coordinates with Engineering, Marketing, Sales, and other teams to develop product requirements and roadmaps, and incorporates customer feedback into the product strategy. A key difference between a Senior Product Manager and a Product Manager is the Senior PM will take responsibility for multiple product features or even the entire product.
Their responsibilities can include preparing budgets, ensuring product development is on track, working with design teams to produce and test prototypes, coordinating cross-functional projects and teams, obtaining feedback from clients, designers, and engineers, and adjusting product specifications as needed, and communicating with stakeholders during the product life cycle. The ideal Senior Product Manager candidate will have a bachelor's degree in a relevant field, an MBA or or equivalent, 3-7 years of experience in Product Management or a related role.
As this is a complex role with a lot of varied demands, they will need a strong understanding of the product life cycle and ability to execute towards business objectives, evidence of leadership skills and creativity, communication and interpersonal skills, analytical and problem-solving skills, as well as best-in-class organizational and multitasking abilities.
Senior Product Manager job description
Senior Product Managers lead Product Managers while coordinating with Engineering, Marketing, Sales, and other teams. They develop the Product requirements and roadmaps, as well as incorporate feedback from customers into the Product strategy.
Note: a Senior Product Manager is an individual contributor (IC) role, not a people manager.
Senior Product Manager Responsibilities:
Responsible for multiple features of a product, and potentially an overall product.
Understand and create Product briefs and work with clients to fine-tune them.
Ensure Product development is on track and adjust schedules as required.
Work with various design teams to produce and test Product prototypes.
Coordinate cross-functional projects and creative teams.
Obtain feedback from clients, designers, and engineers, and adjust Product specifications as needed.
Communicate with stakeholders during the Product life cycle.
Senior Product Manager Requirements:
A bachelor’s degree in a relevant field. MBA or advanced degree or equivalent experience preferred.
3-7 years of experience in Product Management or a related Product role.
Strong understanding of the Product life cycle and ability to execute towards business objectives.
Evidence of strong leadership skills and creativity.
Strong communication and interpersonal skills.
Great analytical and problem-solving skills.
Good organization and multitasking abilities.
A keen eye for detail.