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Senior Product Manager

Company: UL
Location: Buffalo Grove
Posted on: September 13, 2021

Job Description:

Cyber.IMS.Software.Tech – People Working Computers – Analyze It

Thousands of us around the world wake up every day with a common purpose: to make the world a safer, more secure and sustainable place. Science is in our DNA; we are endlessly curious and passionate about seeking and speaking the truth. We take delight in knowing that our work makes a meaningful contribution to society, and we are proud that our culture is centered on integrity, collaboration, inclusion and excellence. UL stands at the forefront of technological advancement, and we are continually challenged to find new ways to foster innovation and positive change. Satisfying? Yes. Exciting? Absolutely!

  • Use the previously established product vision in concert with deep market understanding to inform the strategy for a group of related products, or individual products of high strategic importance
  • Evaluate market needs against UL’s and competitors’ unique abilities to address them
  • Support and contribute to a go-to-market strategy, describing how value will be delivered to the customer/user, how the product is differentiated from the competition, and what the business model should be
  • Prioritize product functions and features into a product roadmap
  • Help define and monitor a set of product goals, outcomes and corresponding metrics to continually evaluate against
  • Evangelize and communicate the product vision, strategy and goals internally across the organization, as well as externally with clients and prospects
  • Actively model and promote a set of desired behaviors aligned with UL’s CBS
  • Take ownership of own career and professional development by documenting and communicating career aspirations and any associated development needs to their manager
  • Support career development needs of direct reports, by clearly defining expectations for their current role, actively soliciting their career aspirations and helping close any gaps
  • Support an efficient cross-functional matrix structure to enable effective product development lifecycle
  • Implement a robust set of processes to power all parts of the product development lifecycle from research/discovery to release management and product support
  • Contribute to the discovery, adoption and standardization of product management tools to be used across the product organization at each of the stages of the lifecycle
  • Facilitation skills – ability to lead groups of internal and external stakeholders of all sizes towards desired outcomes in order to meet business objectives
  • Interview skills – ability to conduct discovery sessions with clients. prospects and stakeholders in order to diagnose business opportunities, elicit requirements and conduct other types of research
  • Strong communication and presentation (PowerPoint) skills
  • Product management tools – product design (e.g. Invision, Zeplin), development task management (e.g. Jira, Azure DevOps), documentation and knowledge (e.g. Confluence, SharePoint), collaboration (e.g. Microsoft Teams, Slack), roadmap and portfolio management (e.g. Aha!, Daptiv)
  • Formal training and/or certification in Product Management is a plus

  • University Degree (Equivalent to Bachelor's degree) in Computer Science, Business, or a related discipline 
  • MBA or equivalent advanced degree is a plus 
  • 10 years or more of related discipline experience or demonstrated competency  
  • Experience managing product teams is preferred 
  • Working with remote teams is highly preferred 
  • Project management certification is a plus 

  • Mission: For UL, corporate and social responsibility isn’t new.  Making the world a safer, more secure and sustainable place has been our business model for the last 125 years and is deeply engrained in everything we do.
  • People: Ask any UL employee what they love most about working here, and you’ll almost always hear, “the people.” Going beyond what is possible is the standard at UL.  We’re able to deliver the best because we employ the best.
  • Interesting work: Every day is different for us here as we eagerly anticipate the next innovation that our customers’ create. We’re inspired to take on the challenge that will transform how people live, work and play. And as a global company, in many roles,  you will get international experience working with colleagues around the world.
  • Grow & achieve: We learn, work and grow together with targeted development, reward and recognition programs as well as our very own UL University that offers extensive training programs for employees at all stages, including a technical training track for applicable roles.
  • Total Rewards: In the US, we provide lots of great benefits for our employees are their families. From Volunteer Days off to 401k match and retirement contribution benefits to flexible work location & schedule options we look to support our employees no matter what stage in life they are experiencing.

Working at UL is an exciting journey that twists and turns daily. We thrive in the twists and revel in the turns. This is our every day. This is our normal.


Curious? To learn more about us and the work we do, visit UL.com

Keywords: UL, Buffalo Grove , Senior Product Manager, Other , Buffalo Grove, Illinois

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