Product Manager

Employer
ePurchasingNetwork, Inc.
Location
Ashburn, VA
Posted
Jun 19, 2017
Closes
Jun 21, 2017
Function
Management
Hours
Full Time
Job DescriptionJob DescriptionAt ePurchasingNetwork, weA cents € (TM) re on a mission to enable B2B commerce between Manufacturers and Buyers by taking the friction out of purchasing transactions and the complexities of multi-step Industries. As the ePN Platform Product Manager, your job is to work collaboratively within an agile process to bring world class products to market. This role requires A cents € oeoutside inA cents € thinking that will continue to position us as the leader in the industry. You must converse with technical and nontechnical stakeholders, translate customer needs into product requirements and translate value propositions into impactful, end user benefit. We are looking for a product champion that can lead and motivate the go-to-market team to a successful launch.ePN is a private-labeled SaaS platform providing our clients with white-label product catalogs, detail specification management, and sales & marketing tools to accelerate sales. ePN is in use in a several vertical markets already, and poised for significant growth ahead. WeA cents € (TM) re looking for charismatic, customer-focused, organized, high-energy team members to help us ensure these new clients recognize the full value of the solution. This job is for you if youA cents € (TM) re ready to play a leading role in radically changing commerce in the B2B Community.Responsibilities:Continuously assess customer needs, technology trends, and major competitors.Contribute to the development of business plans, forecasting, pricing and positioning of the product offering Gather feature requirements from key customers (end customers, product marketing, and business development, etc.) for designing new products and services.Determine new product features, with a mobile-first approach, and take them from ideation to launch/success evaluationDevelop and maintain strategic product roadmap and priorities. Maintain a high attention to detail with the ability to manage multiple, competing priorities simultaneouslyManage the product backlogPartner with marketing teams to develop product positioning and collaterals.Write product briefs and specifications, and collaborate with design, launch management, IT and marketing teams to drive new product initiatives.Support business development teams as subject matter expert on key opportunities.Lead go-to-market team to a successful launch, including collaborating on marketing and sales launch plansUnderstand competitor offerings, including technology, market share, and competitive advantagesDevelop product materials including presentations, and competitive analysisCollaborate with product marketing and deliver sales training for the sales and support teamsMonitor, analyze and report on customer / user feedbackQualifications:5-10 years of experience in SaaS product management in a fast-paced software development environment using an Agile process and acting as the Product Owner for Sprint teamsDemonstrated ability to understand and discuss technical concepts and manage trade-offsBachelor's Degree in Business, Marketing or equivalent field. MBA a plus.Start-up experience is preferableProven track record of launching new products, managing product releases and developing go-to-market strategiesMust successfully partner with internal stakeholders from various parts of the organization and drive results within the groupProficiency in Microsoft business productivity applicationsExcellent analytical skills and detail oriented.Excellent interpersonal, written, and oral communication, time management, and presentation skills.Live within a commutable distance of Ashburn, VA. What you get:Competitive compensation package, commensurate with experienceFull benefits packageFast-paced career with daily tangible results of your efforts About the team:ePN has been under stealth-development the past 3 years with seed funding. We are now VC-backed and ready to make an impact on the B2B transaction marketplace across several market verticals. We have developed a unique cloud-based commerce platform which clients are able to private-label and develop an online-commerce capability rapidly. Our leadership team possesses a diverse skills-portfolio in Manufacturing, SaaS, Sales, Marketing and Product Development.Company DescriptionePurchasing Network: We are on a mission to simplify the buying process and foster growth amongcommunities of like-minded buyers and suppliers.The Industry ChallengeManufacturing and supplying and commercial equipment is complex. Buyers and dealers struggle to find the right suppliers and products and when they do, they wrestle with a manual purchasing process that is fraught with errors, risk, and cost. The traditional solution is to dedicate costly staff to manage the process. We have created a better way through an efficient online marketplace. ePurchasing Network (ePN) delivers a SaaS-based, private label eCommerce platform that connects commercial equipment dealers and manufacturers for improved order accuracy, customer satisfaction and growth. We make complex equipment purchases more efficient by providing customized B2B marketplaces for buyers and dealers while enabling manufacturers to manage product information at the source. ePN was built from scratch. Armed with 30+ years of manufacturing rep, distribution, sales and marketing experience, George Spears, founder and CEO, set out to introduce technology for the traditional commercial equipment sales and distribution market. Join us as we transform how businesses are working together to grow. ePurchasing Network is a venture backed start-up with ample resources to pursue growth in its target start-up market in the Food Equipment Services Industry and other vertical markets that are waiting for our products and services.