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Coforma is looking for a passionate Director, Product Management to join our remote company and lead our product practice. 
The Director, Product Management is responsible for product planning and execution throughout the Product Lifecycle, leading our product practice, including: gathering and prioritizing product and customer requirements; defining the product vision with stakeholder input; and working closely with design, research, engineering, sales, marketing, communications, and support to ensure customer satisfaction goals are met. 
We are seeking a Director, Product Management who excels at crafting people-centric strategies in the products and services they lead.
If you’re a self-starter, with experience leading distributed product teams, and passionate about improving lives, Coforma is a great company for you.

Responsibilities: Product Vision and Delivery

    • Own or steward the product vision and lead end-to-end product development
    • Define the vision, goals, and measures of success for the products, programs, and services you manage
    • Take pride in building high-quality, high-impact products, programs, and services that drive the mission and vision of Coforma forward
    • Thoughtfully present our approach in meetings with clients, partners, and other stakeholders
    • Make tactical decisions to improve the product, define requirements, and generate buy-in for the most effective, efficient, and viable path forward
    • Coordinate partnered teams on any given product to bring alignment, build understanding, and ensure successful outcomes through economies of scale and shared knowledge
    • Understand the team’s objectives, systems, and capabilities in order to make decisions about project priorities and to help resolve issues

Responsibilities: Product Leadership and Collaboration

    • Demonstrate a passion for learning, ability to create and adapt systems, and ability to collaborate with creative, technical, and business stakeholders and team members
    • Build institutional expertise around product management
    • Understand and communicate the needs of end users and customer segments related to the partners and work we take on
    • Work directly at the intersection of our client and Coforma’s teams to lead and manage the creation of products and their successful execution and delivery
    • Proactively build relationships with stakeholders and project partners

Responsibilities: Continuous Learning and Improvement

    • Run beta and pilot programs with early-stage products and samples
    • Work with designers, writers, project managers, and technical leads to discover and synthesize research, requirements, and approaches
    • Work closely with a cross-functional team to iteratively craft and ship solutions
    • Proactively share, improve, and generate buy-in for product initiatives with the team(s), partners, and stakeholders
    • Develop key metrics to allow us to measure product, program, or service progress toward business goals, user needs, and social measures of impact and translate the information into actionable next steps
    • Accurately track and access product progress, making adjustments as needed

Requirements

    • 6+ years of professional work experience
    • At least 5 years of experience as a Product Manager, Product Strategist, or equivalent role
    • Interest and knack for influencing decision-making across levels and expertise within a company
    • Bias toward action and a comfort forging a path of action amid some ambiguity, while remaining adaptable as additional information arrives
    • Inquisitive and driven to develop research to supplement provided insights and information in order to make informed decisions
    • Strong organizational skills and great attention to detail
    • Ability to communicate clearly in writing and orally (whether verbally or through assistive technologies/aids) to increase transparency
    • Ability to nurture relationships to help drive understanding of product processes and product management philosophies
    • A proactive, empathetic, persistent, positive, and growth mindset
    • Proven experience working with technical stakeholders and team members
    • Experience managing milestones, dependencies, communications, and stakeholder expectations
    • Strong organizational skills and keen attention to detail
    • Strong competency in situational awareness, situational leadership, and conflict mitigation and resolution

Preferred Qualifications

    • Product Manager certification
    • 2+ years experience working on a remote team or remote freelancing
    • Prior professional services, government, or federal consulting experience
    • Experience writing or editing requirements for government proposals
    • The ideal applicant will be comfortable in a fast-paced environment, flexible, innovative, and attentive to detail

We Don't Care About

    • Whether or not you have a degree of any kind
    • Whether your educational major, if you had one, is related to this role
    • Whether or not you have GitHub contributions
    • Whether or not you have worked at a well-recognized company
    • Whether you’re sure that you check every box. (That’s called imposter syndrome, friend.) Apply and we'll discuss it together.

We Do Care About

    • Your passions — professional or otherwise
    • Your well-informed opinions about technology, teams, and process
    • You
The salary range for this role is $145,000.00 - $160,000.00.

We're Coforma We use creativity to get results for clients and the communities they serve.
We’ve honed a modern, agile, user-centered approach that elevates human needs through thoughtfully-designed systems and products.
From articulating the unique needs of American Indian and Alaska Native patients through service blueprints that inform future health IT investments to improving the way governments consume COVID-19 mobility data through a more accessible and user-friendly tool, we’re dedicated to reshaping the way communities access and utilize technology products. Together. Our cross-functional team works closely with each other and with our government, nonprofit, and commercial partners to research, design, and build better products and services.
Founded in 2017, as PRTNRS LLC or &Partners, by three former US Digital Service public servants, today’s Coforma employs a dozen talented creators. Our leadership has decades of experience in improving government digital services from a civic service mindset, and a strong record of developing innovative technology solutions for government, enterprise, and nonprofits.
We’re a minority-owned small business and 9% Veterans. We’ve built a diverse team that’s dedicated to improving people’s lives through thoughtful technology products and services. To date, we've helped improve access to quality healthcare, connected families in crisis at the US border, researched improvements to veteran care, provided greater access to civic tools, used technology to tell previously told untold stories, and more.
We thoughtfully integrate design into product development. We are experts in leading the design and development of products to meet business goals, build alignment, and deliver value through technically feasible and iterative design activities: Design Translation and DesignOps.
Business objectives and human beings are at the center of our work. We work very closely and collaboratively with our partners, from solicitation through to delivery, to ensure that the product provides a high level of value to the business. Accessibility is never overlooked in our work, and our iterative approach validates the utility and delight of the final product.
Equal Opportunity & Inclusive Workplace Coforma is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action Employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, ethnicity, national origin, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, religion, age, pregnancy, disability, work-related injury, covered veteran status, political ideology, marital status, or any other factor that the law protects from employment discrimination.
Our team and our office aims to be an accessible and hospitable place to work. We welcome applicants, contractors, and employees who are committed to improving our culture and practices.