Product Manager (1 year contract)
Toronto, ON, CAN
2d ago

Key Responsibilities

  • Collaborate with teams to connect the vision to the goals of complex and critical projects or product feature sets
  • Collaborate and communicate with stakeholders from multiple disciplines (digital education, finance, legal, data, support), and across multiple product lines
  • Clearly understand the market and the opportunity of TVO’s clientele, and help stakeholders make the right strategic decisions
  • Run a tight Agile ship to ensure timely delivery
  • Work with our users to collect feedback to improve and enhance the quality of the shipped product
  • Develop a deep understanding of the problem statement and product vision
  • Participate in market research and competitive analysis to determine size of opportunity and value of the product to end users
  • Contribute to market / audience development and definition
  • Champion an understanding across the team of the educational requirements
  • Manage and execute user testing and feedback to find product / market fit
  • Determine key non-functional requirements (scale, devices and supported technology, scale, security, availability)
  • Lead team to set goals for each 2 week sprint
  • Lead brainstorming and ideation sessions
  • Determine functional requirements and priorities for development
  • Participate in some project management activities
  • Contribute to feature definition, prioritization and acceptance criteria for features
  • Participate in creation of use cases and user stories and some QA testing, when required
  • Provide direction and some creation of creative elements where needed
  • Participate in systems and process creation (lightweight)
  • Ensure product cohesion and end-to-end experience
  • Hypothesize, test, measure and iterate
  • Lead cross-functional communication internally and to advisory committee
  • Qualifications :

  • 5+ years’ experience in digital product development and management, preferably in education and / or games for learning
  • Substantial experience leading Agile / Scrum teams
  • Excellent stakeholder management skills to understand the needs and guide the direction for products and feature sets
  • Strong product acumen and Design Thinking
  • Experience driving product decisions through customer development, user research, and analytics, and bringing products to market that solve real problems for real users
  • Excellent communication (oral and written) and interpersonal skills, strong attention to detail and comfort with organizing information
  • Great problem solver, including in areas / markets that may be new for you
  • Experience with frequent context switching and the ability to juggle multiple responsibilities at once
  • Comfort in rolling up your sleeves and thriving in a fast-paced environment
  • Strong team leader and player, and the ability to work across teams to ensure cohesion and alignment to a single product direction
  • Analytic skills and experience using metrics to inform decisions
  • Understanding of best practices in web development and design, preference for an understanding of game design and development
  • Demonstrated leadership in the face of changing business requirements and organizational change
  • Demonstrates TVO's values of Excellence & Innovation, Ownership, Collaboration, Trust and Respect
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