Product Manager I, Security & Monitoring

Date:  Nov 17, 2023
Location: 

Birmingham, AL, US, 35242

Onsite or Remote:  Hybrid
Company Name:  PRADCO Outdoor Brands

Headquartered in Birmingham, Alabama, Moultrie Mobile (www.moultriemobile.com) is a rapidly scaling software and cellular camera platform used by hunters, property owners, jobsite managers, and others for real-time remote monitoring. We take pride in developing deep user understanding, obsess about the details, and go the extra mile to show our users we love them. Moultrie is first and foremost customer driven – hardware, software, marketing, and customer success teams collaborate to deliver a quality user experience. Moultrie Mobile is a division of PRADCO Outdoor Brands, a leader in producing game calls, scents, attractants, game feeders, game cameras, tree stands and fishing lures. PRADCO has been in business since 1894, and we offer the stability and benefits of a firmly established corporation while operating as a growth-focused team with the entrepreneurial spirit of a startup.

We are guided by the following principles: We put the customer first.; We are curious and seek to learn.; We take ownership.; We are grounded.; We win as a team.; We are builders working with relentless energy, urgency, passion, and drive.; We innovate, experiment, and take risks.

 

 

Job Summary

  • This is a new position created to address a growth opportunity by creating new products/services.  The Product Manager I, Security & Monitoring will define the strategy, market opportunity, and requirements for Security devices and services within the Moultrie Mobile portfolio.
  • This is an impactful role that has visibility with leadership and budget support. You will leverage your analytical skills and customer empathy to set the product strategy, define product positioning and differentiation, set the roadmap, define the features and requirements, make tradeoffs, and support go-to-market.
  • This role is inherently cross-functional; you will work closely with other Product Managers, Marketing, Device and Software Engineering, Customer Support, Suppliers, Operations, and Finance to bring features and products to the Security market that will delight customers.

 

Job Requirements

  • 4+ years of Product Management experience with consumer electronics and/or connected devices
  • Demonstrated ability to create and ship products customers love
  • Ability to effectively convey the voice of the customer
  • Experience working cross-functionally with teams including engineering, sales, marketing, and customer support
  • 2+ years of experience developing and managing product roadmaps
  • 3+ years of experience collecting and using data to drive decision-making
  • Ability to research, synthesize, and document competitive products and positions
  • Proficiency in writing requirements, setting priorities, and making complex trade-offs

 

Preferred Qualifications

  • Experience managing products through the complete product lifecycle
  • Experience building, maintaining, and using Personas to communicate with technical teams
  • Strong technical understanding and the ability to establish credibility with engineers
  • Entrepreneurial drive and an ability to influence without authority
  • Strong intuition for product interaction design and user experience
  • Strong bias for data-driven decision-making
  • Self-motivated, self-directed, and able to thrive in ambiguity
  • Familiarity with Asana, Jira, MS Dev Ops, and/or similar task management tools
  • MBA
  • Ability to communicate effectively with technical and non-technical cross-functional teams
  • 2+ years of experience writing business proposals or related documents

 

Key Responsibilities

  • Develop deep insights into customer needs and behaviors – and how competitors meet or do not meet those needs – to inform product direction
  • Make the case for the best product development opportunities, help prepare forecasts and budgets, and ensure that product proposals are on strategy
  • Define and measure success metrics by building feedback loops into the product development process
  • Coordinate product initiatives across different internal teams, executive stakeholders, and business units, by establishing a shared vision and getting buy-in
  • Define product priorities and collaborate with engineers to overcome roadblocks and evaluate trade-offs when appropriate
  • Present product plans, benefits, and KPIs to all audiences as needed

 

Day to day, you may

  • Provide the ‘voice of the customer’ in design critiques and engineering meetings; ensure that your deep understanding of the customer remains current
  • Capture, document, and communicate detailed, crisp business and product requirements
  • Create focused product KPIs and monitor product performance; ensure our products and systems are appropriately instrumented to collect the necessary data
  • Track, assess, and document competitive products
  • Provide the ‘voice of the customer’ in design critiques and engineering meetings; ensure that your deep understanding of the customer remains current
  • Capture, document, and communicate detailed, crisp business and product requirements
  • Create focused product KPIs and monitor product performance; ensure our products and systems are appropriately instrumented to collect the necessary data
  • Track, assess, and document competitive products
  • Collaborate with marketing on product positioning, packaging, why-buys, etc. through meetings and by writing product briefs
  • Review proposed hardware designs and/or interfaces, and provide feedback to designers
  • Ask challenging questions and determine what is sufficient to obtain high-quality answers
  • Participate in structuring or conducting research; collaborate with the team researcher
  • Solicit and prioritize feedback and feature requests from customers, engineers, partners, customer support, and management – and maintain a prioritized backlog
  • Participate in program reviews and help remove obstacles
  • Help the team identify emerging technologies and envision how they might influence product development decisions
  • Collaborate with marketing on product positioning, packaging, why-buys, etc. through meetings and by writing product briefs
  • Review proposed hardware designs and/or interfaces, and provide feedback to designers
  • Ask challenging questions and determine what is sufficient to obtain high-quality answers
  • Participate in structuring or conducting research; collaborate with the team researcher
  • Solicit and prioritize feedback and feature requests from customers, engineers, partners, customer support, and management – and maintain a prioritized backlog
  • Participate in program reviews and help remove obstacles
  • Help the team identify emerging technologies and envision how they might influence product development decisions

 

Essential Job Functions   

  • Outstanding organizational, interpersonal and communication (written and verbal) skills
  • Good problem-solving skills
  • Must maintain company confidentiality 
  • May require sitting for long periods of time in an office environment or walking in a manufacturing environment
  • Working in a Team orientated environment

 
 

 

We are an equal opportunity employer and comply with all applicable federal, state, and local fair employment practices laws. We strictly prohibit and do not tolerate discrimination against employees, applicants, or any other covered persons because of race, color, sex, pregnancy status, age, national origin or ancestry, ethnicity, religion, creed, sexual orientation, gender identity, status as a veteran, and basis of disability or any other federal, state or local protected class. This policy applies to all terms and conditions of employment, including, but not limited to, hiring, training, promotion, discipline, compensation, benefits, and termination of employment.

We comply with the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA), as amended by the ADA Amendments Act, and all applicable state or local law.


Nearest Major Market: Birmingham

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