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Senior Product Manager

RTI International

North Carolina; Remote,US

RTI International is one of the world's leading research institutes, dedicated to improving the human condition by turning knowledge into practice. The Communications Practice Area has an immediate opening for a Senior Product Manager who will play a pivotal role in driving the vision and strategy throughout the product development lifecycle to ensure exceptional customer experiences for a wide range of digital products, including websites, web tools, dashboards, and applications. The Senior Product Manager is responsible for managing product roadmaps, championing human-centered design, ensuring digital accessibility, and collaborating with multidisciplinary teams at every stage to prioritize end users and clients' needs. The Senior Product Manager will work closely with the program leadership team to manage digital product initiatives, contribute to business development, and mentor a team of talented UX designers, product managers, and digital strategists.

This position is open to individuals interested in working remotely or working from our headquarters in Research Triangle Park, NC, or one of RTI’s regional offices-some travel is likely.

Work collaboratively across the organization and with clients to help drive and define product vision and strategy, ensuring alignment with user needs and business objectives.
Lead multidisciplinary teams (e.g., UX, content, research, design, and development) using human-centered design principles and design thinking approaches, while promoting innovation and creative thinking among the team.
Participate in or conduct formative research (e.g., audits, interviews, focus groups, and surveys) to understand user needs. Help keep user needs in the forefront of all work and advocate for the user.
Leverage performance analytics to make data informed product decisions.
Conduct market research and competitive analysis to understand industry trends, using this data to inform product decisions and strategy.
Experience writing and communicating digital concepts.
Participates in RTI business development initiatives including proposal writing and provides guidance on the digital product lifecycle.
Champion human-centered design principles and accessibility throughout the product development process.
Work with legal and compliance teams to ensure digital products adhere to relevant compliance standards (i.e., GDPR, 508 compliance).
Expertly guide product teams through the end-to-end product lifecycle, from ideation and design to development, launch, and post-launch support.
Work with project management staff to create work plans that outline the timeline, processes, team roles and responsibilities, and project milestones for product development.
Effectively communicate internal and external timelines to the project team and stakeholders using work plans and project management software (e.g., JIRA, Asana, Trello, Smartsheet).
Provide clear, concise, and accurate communication to clients.
Additional duties identified in collaboration with supervisor and project teams.

Desired qualifications

Bachelor’s Degree and 8 years of experience, Master’s Degree and 6 years of experience, PhD and 1 year of experience or an equivalent combination of education and experience.
Demonstrated success serving in product management or product strategy roles, leading, and overseeing the design and development of digital products and campaigns.
Training and/or certification in Product Management or Agile is preferred (e.g. PMP, ScrumMaster, Product Owner, SAFe)
To qualify, candidates must be legally authorized to work in the United States, and should not now, or in the future, require visa sponsorship of any kind.

Desired Skills

Experience collaborating and communicating with multi-disciplinary teams, including researchers, designers, writers, and project managers.
Experience across multiple disciplines, including content strategy, UX research, UX design, development, finance, digital accessibility, analytics, and marketing.
Skilled at systems thinking across digital products.
Ability to create and manage product roadmaps for digital products.
Experience using tools such as Google Analytics, Adobe Analytics, and HotJar to make data informed product decisions.
Experience using product management software like Asana, GitHub, and Jira.
Able to fully own multiple projects, involving internal and/or external partners, with minimal oversight needed.
Excellent oral and written communication and presentation skills.

EEO & Pay Equity Statements:
For San Francisco, CA USA Job Postings Only: Pursuant to the San Francisco Fair Chance Ordinance, we will consider for employment qualified applicants with arrest and conviction records. Further information is available here.

The anticipated pay range for this role is listed below. Our pay ranges represent national averages and may vary by location as a geographic differential may be applied to some locations within the United States.

RTI considers multiple factors when making an offer including, for example: established salary range, internal budget, business needs, and education and years of work experience possessed by the applicant. Further, salary is merely one element to our offer.

At RTI, we demonstrate our commitment to rewarding individual and team achievement through a total rewards package. This package includes (among other things) a competitive base salary, a generous paid time off policy, merit based annual increases, bonus opportunities and a robust recognition program. Other benefits include a competitive range of insurance plans (including health, dental, life, and short-term and long-term disability), access to a retirement savings program such as a 401(k) plan, paid parental leave for all parents, financial assistance with adoption expenses or infertility treatments, financial reimbursement for education and developmental opportunities, an employee assistance program, and numerous other offerings to support a healthy work-life balance.
Hiring Salary Range: $131,000 - $162,000

Salary Range: $131000 - $162000

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