Director of Product Management

Command Alkon
Job Description

Command Alkon is bringing innovative technologies and solutions to the concrete, aggregate, asphalt and building materials industry globally. Our customers are contractors, producers, suppliers, and haulers who help build the world around us, where we live, work and play. Our technology helps our customers fulfill their mission and improve the efficiency and quality of their operations. Think about the roads and bridges you travel on, the building where you work and the home where you live, the airport runway, the parks where you relax, and the courts where you play basketball – all made from concrete, rock and asphalt.  What we do best is combining next-gen technologies with over 40 years of industry expertise. We are not a “here today, gone tomorrow” software company. We have been here a long time, and like the foundation of a building that our products help build, will be for many years to come. Come build your career on that same solid foundation.

As the Director of Product Management, you will help conceptualize and implement the product visions, strategies, and roadmaps leveraging innovative technologies to address unique heavy building materials industry opportunities.  You will manage a portfolio of products as innovative cloud-based solutions solving important market challenges. Nothing comes into the factory without your guidance. Nothing comes out of the factory without your assurance of market fit and quality. You will build, grow, and develop a high-performing Product Management function aligned to support business objectives in a fast-growing hi-tech company.  

What you'll do
  • You will implement and lead a robust “outside-in” Product Management function globally, including both Product Managers and Product Owners.
  • Develop and implement processes and systems to ensure a highly effective Product Management function that delivers significant strategic value
  • Execute on our Portfolio strategy and aligned Product Roadmaps that support the product strategy, financial and sales objectives of the company
  • Maintain a pulse on industry trends via competitive intelligence, persona interviews, conferences, trade shows, etc. 
  • Work closely with Strategy, Sales, Services and Marketing to ensure they are equipped to hit adoption and revenue targets, especially regarding value propositions, commercial insights, and sales playbooks
  • Define value streams and product plans including investment thesis and expected outcomes to all internal and external stakeholders
  • Work with mature, established products as well as exciting adjacent market growth SaaS products from scratch or in their infancy
Who you are
  • 10 years of Product Management and/or Sales & Marketing experience in a fast-paced environment; experience supporting a supply chain, contractor ecosystem, or Hub experience preferred
  • You’re a Builder and have an entrepreneurial spirit and relish the challenge as the company’s primary head of Product Management; you get bored in a “maintainer” role.  You are fast-paced and like to try innovative ideas and practices
  • You are capable of strategic thinking, yet able to drive your organization to translate that strategy into execution
  • Strong leadership ability to lead a senior Product Management Team, execute on objectives, and work collaboratively across the global organization
  • You possess strong analytical skills and have the unique ability to be at two places at once – 35,000 feet and on the ground
  • You make decisions based on market and operational data – you know how to collect it, how to analyze it, and how to synthesize it as a basis for your decisions
  • You are a “CEO Thinker” with the ability to synthesize market opportunity with P&L reality
  • You like the challenge of solving a complex problem – you are more likely to spend 10 hours trying to solve a complex mathematical problem than binging for 10 hours on Netflix
  • You know how to select from a menu of innovating Product Management tools and techniques and pragmatically apply the most impactful ones to your organization and Command Alkon
  • You are able to build and lead a product management function for a company that has both foundational products and growth products (SaaS) – and understand how Product Management can effectively support products in different stages of the lifecycle
  • You are not a technologist, but are tech savvy enough to articulate product strategies to Engineering leadership and follow technology trends that enable our product vision
  • You are collaborative.  You can navigate inherent conflict between product groups, market segments, and internal functions – you have the ability to understand different perspectives but are comfortable taking a point of view and gaining support and buy-in
  • A part of our transformative strategy working with Executive leadership to lead a high-performing, business-oriented global Product Management Team
  • An opportunity to provide strategic input to company investments and strategies…and the opportunity to see how your contributions directly benefit the company and our entire heavy building materials industry
  • Dynamic, fun, fast-paced, and collaborative work environment with highly motivated coworkers and senior leadership team 

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