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Title:  Product Manager

Location: 

US

About Descartes: 

Descartes Unites the People and Technology that Move the World
The need for efficient, secure, and agile supply chains and logistics operations has become ever more critical and complex.  By combining innovative technology, powerful trade intelligence and the reach of our network, Descartes helps get goods, information, transportation assets, and people where they’re needed, when they’re needed. 

 

We’re one of the most broadly deployed logistics and supply chain technology companies in the world. More than 22,000 customers around the globe use our cloud-based solutions to transform the way they move inventory and information to enhance productivity, better serve customers, thrive competitively, keep pace with evolving regulations, and respond to rapidly changing market conditions. Descartes is publicly traded (Nasdaq:DSGX, TSX:DSG) with headquarters in Waterloo, Ontario, Canada, and offices and partners around the world. With record financial performance for more than 16 years, we lead the industry in innovation investment. Every day, logistics service providers, manufacturers, retailers, distributors, and other logistics-intensive businesses of all sizes rely on our scale, stability, and comprehensive solution footprint to move what’s most important to them. Learn more at www.descartes.com. 
 
We’re growing fast and invite you to join our amazing team. 

 

Position Summary 

Descartes is seeking a Product Manager to support internal Descartes Shared Services. This role will specifically manage the corporate User Interface Standardization project, Single Sign-On security, Internal Operations Business Intelligence services for the Transportation Management/eCommerce groups and other future shared services initiatives.  The Product Manager will be responsible for all Product Management duties with an emphasis on roadmapping, release management, Agile/SCRUM process management, cross-product integration, and identifying product improvements to support our internal stakeholders.    

Successful candidates will have strong communication/stakeholder management skills, experience with shared services in a SAAS product environment, the ability to quickly understand needs and translate them into feature requirements, excellent written documentation capabilities, and strong analytical/data modeling skills.  This candidate will become an expert in these internal services, using this knowledge to provide best in class stakeholder guidance while also working internally to make our services better. 

 

Responsibilities 

  • Working with Product Owners, Product Managers and occasionally senior executive management to plan and prioritize Shared Services roadmaps 
  • Research and identify recommendations for the OneFace User Interface project, and SSO and federated security features/enhancements to continue improvement of product.  
  • Implementation planning and partnering with Product Managers/Engineering teams to schedule and support major initiatives like SSO activation and multi-factor authentication. 
  • Introduction, scoping, and planning with Product Managers/Engineering teams to implement the OneFace User Interface for the first time for their product 
  • Internal BI Program Management 
  • Manage internal operations teams needs for Transportation Management and eCommerce Pillar of the business 
  • Work with global teams of data science resources that will perform BI Engineering and report building 
  • Identify reporting needs with the business leaders and document requirements for BI visualizations/dashboards. 
  • Work with a reporting resource to ensure that stable, robust reports and dashboards are built 
  • Escalate and resolve areas of concern as raised by stakeholders; involve appropriate contacts in the Product Team, R&D, and Support groups.  
  • Assist in providing training and product demos to stakeholders in the use of systems and applications. 
  • Draft SOWs and Professional Services forms for project requests; work with the R&D to estimate time and effort; manage the process of drafting, reviewing, and signing off requirements specifications. 
  • Track and communicate with the internal teams for new activations, monitoring early implementation success.  
  • Host regular stakeholder update meetings. Document necessary points to share with internal and external stakeholders.  
  • Utilize internal reporting tools to build internal dashboards for monitoring implementation activity and other relevant KPIs.  
  • Write features, user stories, and technical requirements for product enhancements.  
  • Ensure adoption and continuous use of internal roadmapping tool, Aha! 

 

Requirements 

  • Previous experience with stakeholder management/internal communication responsibilities 
  • Team oriented, with the ability to work independently 
  • Strong interpersonal skills and an ability to build rapport with customers 
  • Undergraduate degree in Computer Science, Business, Engineering or Supply Chain preferred 
  • Understanding of Agile SCRUM process 
  • Proficient computer skills, Microsoft Office Suite (Word, PowerPoint, Outlook) 
  • Advanced MS Excel capabilities (strong understanding of formulas, pivot tables, data modeling) 
  • PowerBI proficiency and configuration preferred 
  • MS Team Foundation Server (TFS), Jira, or DevOps preferred.  
  • Excellent communication skills (verbal and written) and consensus building skills 
  • Service oriented and solution driven 
  • Ability to organize and lead multiple concurrent projects independently 

 

Location 

This is a remote position open to applicants authorized to work in Canada or the United States.

 

Join Us 
As we scale, we’re looking for new doers, collaborators and innovators to join Descartes in uniting the people and technology that move the world as the Global Leader in Logistics and Supply Chain Technology. We’re entrepreneurial, hardworking, geeky-in-a-good way problem solvers. Guided by our values, we nurture a TEAM focused culture that invests in people and creates opportunities for advancement across a broad spectrum of career paths. We prioritize work-life balance and foster an environment with the space to take ownership, to be heard, and to carve a path for your individual accomplishments to help drive our success.  

 

Descartes also has a deep sense of environmental responsibility. Learn more about how we helped our customers save over 552,000 metric tons of CO2 in 2020 by reducing fuel and paper consumption: https://www.descartes.com/who-we-are/social-responsibility-sustainability/environmental-impact.  Join a team that’s committed to working with customers to conserve resources and enhance sustainability. 

 

At Descartes, everyone has a voice and the best argument wins, regardless of who makes it. We offer competitive compensation, great benefits, remote and flexible work hours, and the opportunity to join a company on an awesome mission with a great existing team and trajectory. If you feel you have 70% of the qualifications we are looking for, and Descartes sounds like the team and the mission you want to be part of, apply now. We can't promise it will be a fit, but we do promise to consider your experience. 

 

Due to COVID-19, we've implemented a virtual hiring process and continue to interview candidates by phone or video (Microsoft TEAMS) and are on-boarding new hires remotely. We value the safety of each member of our community because we know we're all in this together. 

 

We are an Equal Employment/Affirmative Action employer. We do not discriminate in hiring on the basis of sex, gender identity, sexual orientation, race, color, religious creed, national origin, physical or mental disability, protected Veteran status, or any other characteristic protected by federal, state, or local law. For more information about our commitment to equal employment opportunity, please review our EEO is the Law, Pay Transparency Nondiscrimination Statement, EEO/AA Statement. Descartes participates in the E-Verify program. Please click below to learn more about the E-Verify program. Notice of E-Verify Participation Right to Work (English and Spanish)
Descartes is committed to working with and providing reasonable accommodations to job applicants with disabilities. Applicants in North America with a disability who require a reasonable accommodation for any part of the application or hiring process can email us at hrna@descartes.com. Provide your name and contact information along with the accommodation needed to assist you with the application process. Your request will be responded to as soon as possible. Reasonable accommodations will be determined on a case-by-case basis. 

 

 


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