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Principal Product Manager

General Information

Ref #:

20240037792

Travel Amount Required:

Up to 25%

Job Type:

Regular-Full Time

Location:

Noida - India - India

Company Overview

Here at UKG, our purpose is people™. Our HR, payroll, and workforce management solutions help organizations unlock happier outcomes for all. And our U Krewers, who build those solutions and support our business, are talented, collaborative, and innovative problem-solvers. We strive to create a culture of belonging and an employee experience that empowers our people – both at work and at home. Our benefits show that we care about the whole you, from adoption and surrogacy assistance to tuition reimbursement and wellness programs. Our employee resource groups provide a welcoming place to land, learn, and connect with those who share your passions and interests. What are you waiting for? Learn more at www.ukg.com/careers  #WeAreUKG 

Description & Qualifications

Description

Are you a passionate and driven individual with a knack for transforming a collection of products into a seamlessly cohesive and inspiring suite? We are seeking a Principal Product Manager to join our dynamic team in Noida, India, and play a pivotal role in shaping the future of our product portfolio. If you're ready to take on the challenge of uniting our products into a compelling and harmonious experience, this is the opportunity you've been waiting for. Join us and be at the forefront of innovation as we embark on an exciting journey to deliver exceptional solutions to our customers.



Duties and Key Responsibilities:

Leads product development team 

Inspires and leads development team with manager’s support but not authority. 

Takes accountability for the successful delivery of all roadmap releases and features along with achieving product goals and KPIs. 

Proactively problem-solves product development issues and escalates to senior leadership as needed. 



Understands the market and becomes the voice of the customer 

Leads discovery sessions with internal and external stakeholders.

Validates opportunities and solutions with internal and external customers as part of defining the product strategy, vision, and roadmap. 

Uses data to help inform and prioritize product decisions and priorities. 



Defines and manages the product strategy, vision, and roadmap 

Uses customer insights and data to derive a compelling product value proposition and vision for the next 1-3 years. 

Prioritizes features that meet the product’s vision and goals.  

Owns the direction of features for the team

Breaks the product vision into product releases and features that continuously deliver value to the customer. 



Manages product metrics  

Clearly defines product metric goals and the right mechanisms to collect, track, report and react to the data. 

Reports on product metrics with leadership on a regular basis. 



Ensures organizational readiness 

Keeps development, design and product teams up to date with the latest product vision and roadmap.  

Assists with product positioning, key messaging and learning materials. 

Possess the knowledge and the tools to be ready for internal training and demos. 



Champions collaboration across the organization 

Closely collaborates with other development teams across the organization to ensure their needs are being met. 

Closely collaborates with other teams to clearly understand roadmap dependencies. 

Assists services and engineering troubleshooting product escalations from customers.



Continuously improves the practice of product management 

Stays current with evolving product practices and development methodologies and learns new skills as needed. 

Identifies process issues and proposes process changes to resolve them. 

Mentors others within the product organization with best practices and latest trends.  



Manages the backlog

Prioritizes features and requirements to meet goals on time and with quality.

Owns definition and contributes to the direction of features for a product.

Breaks features into vertically sliced stories and clearly communicates these requirements to engineers and designers via user stories, flow diagrams, use case scenarios and acceptance criteria to help focus the team on solving the right challenges.

Qualifications

At least 8 years of experience in a Product Manager role

Ability to work independently to understand, define and prioritize product features

Ability to work successfully within a team (onshore and virtual) and manage a dynamic environment with rapidly changing priorities.

Able to guide individuals with different personalities and styles to a common outcome.

Ability to inspire and lead development teams without management authority.

Effective communication skills (verbal and written); ability to communicate complex concepts to stakeholders.

Obsessed with delivering value to customers and being outcome driven

Analytical skills to understand product vision and break it into smaller but still valuable pieces

Proven record of delivering features on time, with quality and value (with an ability to modify scope)

Familiarity working with software development methods such as continuous integration, continuous delivery, unit testing, modules, agile development

Self-motivated, growth-mindset and passionate about product



Experience, Education, Certification, License and Training:

Bachelor’s Degree in business, tech, design or equivalent combination of education and experience.


Preferred Qualifications:

Experience working with a team abroad

Mobile development experience

Familiarity with mapping user flows, and understanding how people use complex products or broad suites is a plus

Experience dealing and communicating with customers

EEO Statement

Equal Opportunity Employer

Ultimate Kronos Group is proud to be an equal opportunity employer and is committed to maintaining a diverse and inclusive work environment. All qualified applicants will receive considerations for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, age, disability, marital status, familial status, sexual orientation, pregnancy, genetic information, gender identity, gender expression, national origin, ancestry, citizenship status, veteran status, and any other legally protected status under federal, state, or local anti-discrimination laws. 

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Disability Accommodation

For individuals with disabilities that need additional assistance at any point in the application and interview process, please email UKGCareers@ukg.com.

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