Principal Product Owner

Product Management - Chicago, IL - Full Time

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Being a Product Owner at iManage Means…
You bridge the relationship between our product managers and the engineering team. You synchronize the product’s release schedule with program managers, release managers, and the support/deployment organization.

As Product Owner, you tirelessly advocate for the user and business perspective as the software is being developed. Is it solving the customers’ pain or increasing their efficiency? Will it meet their needs? Would you like to use this software yourself? Is it something we are proud of?

You have the enthusiasm and organizational skills to motivate the team, create better solutions, ensure releases are on schedule, and regularly communicate status and impediments to the business. As a passionate Product Owner, you will explain and prioritize feature requests. We want you to be an innovator and challenge the teams to help iManage improve and scale our existing products and features.

iM Responsible For…
  • Strategic Partnership: Collaborating closely with Product Management to not only understand and prioritize high-level requests but also to contribute strategic insights and direction to product roadmaps.
  • Technical Leadership: Providing expert guidance in translating complex business requirements into actionable, innovative solutions for the engineering team, demonstrating a deep understanding of both technical and business concepts.
  • Capability Development: Leading efforts to enhance team capabilities through advanced data analysis, comprehensive documentation, mentorship programs, and the implementation of best practices to foster continuous improvement and excellence.
  • Resource Optimization: Strategically allocating resources and skills within the team, ensuring alignment with project objectives and effectively communicating status updates and progress reports to stakeholders and senior management.
  • Cross-Functional Alignment: Driving cross-functional collaboration to align goals, schedules, and priorities across different departments, ensuring a unified approach towards product development and release planning.
  • User-Centric Focus: Championing a culture of user empathy and customer-centricity, leveraging clear insights into user desires and expected outcomes to inform product decisions and enhancements.
  • Agile Leadership: Leading Agile ceremonies and processes, facilitating the generation of realistic and impactful plans and goals while fostering a culture of adaptability, innovation, and continuous improvement.
  • Quality Assurance: Overseeing the delivery of high-quality features, evaluating correctness, stability, performance, and reliability, and ensuring that products meet or exceed expectations through rigorous quality assessments.
  • Team Empowerment: Inspiring and motivate team members through positive reinforcement, constructive feedback, and opportunities for growth, fostering a collaborative and high-performance work environment.
  • Problem Resolution: Proactively identifying and address impediments and challenges, providing alternative solutions, requesting necessary assistance, and escalating issues when appropriate to ensure timely resolution.
  • Stakeholder Engagement: Acting as a key liaison between the team and senior management, highlighting achievements, addressing concerns, and advocating for the team's needs to promote recognition and support.

iM Qualified Because I Have…
  • A Bachelor's degree in Business, Computer Science, or a related field; advanced degrees preferred.
  • 10+ years of progressive experience in product management or related roles, with a demonstrated track record of strategic leadership and impact.
  • Proven experience in leading cross-functional teams in complex, fast-paced environments, with a strong ability to navigate ambiguity and drive results.
  • Exceptional communication, negotiation, and influencing skills, with the ability to effectively articulate complex ideas and build consensus among diverse stakeholders.
  • Strong analytical and problem-solving abilities, with a passion for driving data-informed decisions and continuous improvement.
  • Proficiency in Agile methodologies and tools; industry certifications such as Certified Scrum Product Owner (CSPO) or equivalent training preferred but not required.
  • Extensive experience with tools and platforms, such as Jira, Aha!, and Confluence, with a strong ability to leverage technology to streamline processes and enhance collaboration.

Don't meet every qualification listed above? Studies show that women and people of color are less likely to apply to jobs unless they meet all qualifications. At iManage, we are committed to building a diverse and inclusive environment and encourage everyone to show up as their full authentic selves. We welcome those that come with a growth mindset and a hunger for learning; so, if you are excited about this role but your past experience doesn't align perfectly with every qualification, we encourage you to apply anyways!

iM Getting To…
  • Join a supportive, experienced team with an inclusive, encouraging, and vibrant culture.
  • Have flexible work hours that allow me to balance my ‘me time’ with my work commitments.
  • Collaborate in a modern open plan workspace, with a gaming area, free snacks, drinks, and regular social events.
  • Focus on impactful work, solving complex, real challenges utilizing the latest technologies and protocols.
  • Own my career path with our internal development framework. Ask us more about this!
  • Learn new skills and earn certifications with access to unlimited courses in LinkedIn Learning.
  • Join an innovative, industry leading SaaS company that is continuing to grow & scale!
iManage Is Supporting Me By...
  • Creating an inclusive environment where I can help shape the culture not just by fitting in, but by adding to it.
  • Providing a market competitive salary that is applied through a consistent process, equitable for all our employees, and regularly reviewed based on industry data.
  • Rewarding me with an annual performance-based bonus.
  • Offering comprehensive Health/Vision/Dental/Life Insurance, and a 401k Retirement Savings Plan with a company match up to 4%.
  • Giving access to HealthJoy, a healthcare concierge service, to help me maximize my health benefits.
  • Granting enhanced leave for expecting parents; 20 weeks 100% paid for primary leave, and 10 weeks 100% paid for secondary leave.
  • Providing me with a flexible time off policy to take the time off that I need. Be it for vacation, volunteering, celebrating holidays, spending time with family, or simply taking time to recharge and reset.
  • Caring for my mental health and well-being with multiple company wellness days and free access to the Healthy Minds app for mindfulness, meditation and more.
About iManage…
iManage is dedicated to Making Knowledge WorkTM.  Over one million professionals across 65+ countries rely on our intelligent, cloud-enabled, secure knowledge work platform to uncover and activate the knowledge that exists inside their business content and communications. 

We are continuously innovating to solve the most complex professional challenges and enable better business outcomes; Our work is not always easy, but it is ambitious and rewarding.

So, we’re looking for people who love a challenge. People who are happiest when they’re solving problems and collaborating with the industry’s best and brightest. That’s the iManage way. It’s how we do things that might appear impossible. How we develop our employees’ strengths and unlock their potential. How we find meaning in everything we do.

Whoever you are, whatever you do, however you work. Make it mean something at iManage.

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