Associate Product Manager (APM)

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Associate Product Manager (APM)

Job description

At Nextail, we empower retailers to create better experiences while using fewer of the world's resources. Nextail’s cloud-based platform uses artificial intelligence, prescriptive analytics, and optimization to deliver agile merchandising decisions. To date, we’re backed by more than $12M in funding from leading venture capital investors and are working with global retailers like Versace, River Island, and Pepe Jeans.

We’re on the hunt for an Associate Product Manager (APM) who is passionate about creating beautiful experiences that help to make the retail world a better, more sustainable place.


As an APM you will be working with a talented development team and responsible for executing on our product vision and roadmap by creating and delivering innovative solutions that solve real world customer problems.


What will you do:

  • You’ll work with customers, product managers, designers, development teams and other stakeholders to form a deep understanding of customer problems and potential solutions

  • You’ll use your prioritisation skills to make the right call on what needs to be addressed when and how value can be delivered as early as possible

  • You’ll use your great research, analysis and decision-making skills to capture a wide range of enhancements and bug fixes and convert them into an achievable roadmap

  • You’ll lead a team of peers during the course of development to define milestones and ensure on-time and in-scope delivery

  • You’ll ensure development teams are clear about why features are prioritised and that they are motivated to build impactful products for Nextail’s customers

  • You’ll be a champion for the customer by collaborating with the design team to develop user stories, wireframes, and workflows that solve real problems for our customers

  • You’ll work closely with the Product Manager to ensure alignment with the global Nextail roadmap

  • You’ll engage regularly with other teams from the wider business, such as service desk, marketing, training and sales, who help bring your solution to market.

What success looks like:

  • New features, enhancements and fixes are rolled to production regularly.

  • A balance of attention is given to maintenance and technical debt as to new features, ensuring that as few bugs/issues as possible emerge.

  • Features and improvements are in line with Nextail’s overall strategy

  • Features and improvements meet customer needs and are decomposed into appropriately sized backlog items

  • Dependencies on other teams are identified and managed

  • Stakeholders are updated appropriately on progress, scope and releases

  • The squad is clear on their goals and there is enough work defined for them to be fully utilised


We offer

  • A highly innovative and fast-paced environment. As in any startup, expect to find a team with an interesting mix of business profiles, IT geeks, data scientists, and as a fashion tech startup, a few fashion victims.
  • The satisfaction of building a top team and contributing to the development of cutting-edge artificial intelligence & machine learning technologies that will build the next generation of enterprise software.
  • The opportunity to work with people from diverse backgrounds with extensive experience in technology, retail, consulting and entrepreneurship.
  • Flexibility in remote work and office hours, use of some of the most advanced collaborative tools.
  • Periodic company get-togethers to meet the rest of the team.
  • Flexible compensation plan that includes a fixed + variable salary as well as company equity as we progress towards our Series B fundraising rounds.

Requirements

You bring

  • Previous experience in software delivery (2+ years)
  • Communication, relationship building and stakeholder management.
  • A solid track record of addressing customer needs through the use of technology
  • Experience working with an Agile team to define user stories and acceptance criteria
  • Able to disseminate information into clear and concise requirements to support product development
  • Experience in product development, working with product and development teams to manage the backlog of work
  • Ability to drive results, confident working in a fast-paced high performance culture
  • Handle changing priorities
  • Love for building quality software that delights customers

        Nice to Have

        • Experience working in a SaaS product company for large enterprises.
        • Understanding of retail dynamics - exposure to fashion retail is a plus.