The guys at LPS Real Estate Group have asked me to post this new job opening.

LPS Real Estate Group – Broker & Agent Products
Position: Product Manager

Background

LPS Real Estate Group is a leading provider of Internet solutions for the real estate industry. The Broker & Agent Products (BAP) team offers an award-winning suite of products, called rDesk, which includes broker and agent web sites, Contact Manager, CMA, IDX, and more. We are expanding our product management team, and looking for an enthusiastic individual that possesses that rare but valuable mixture of intellectual curiosity, business acumen, marketing savvy, technical proficiencies, strong communication skills, and fastidious attention to detail.


Job Description

The Product Manager is responsible for the product planning and execution throughout the product lifecycle, including: gathering and prioritizing product and customer requirements, defining the product vision, and working closely with engineering, sales, marketing and support to ensure revenue and customer satisfaction goals are met. The Product Manager’s job also includes ensuring that the product and marketing efforts support the company’s overall strategy and goals.

The Product Manager is expected to:
1. Define the product strategy and roadmap based on market needs and industry trends as well as information gathered from customers and business stakeholders
2. Work with customers, business, sales, account management, and support to understand, prioritize, and communicate product requirements.
3. Clearly define development tasks in the form of Product Specifications
4. Work closely with engineering, QA, project management, and account management teams to ensure successful launch and ongoing enhancements to products
5. Conduct market analysis and run usability studies, focus groups, and surveys to assess, confirm, define, and prioritize product plans.
6. Work with sales and marketing to establish pricing and effective communication of product features and value propositions.
7. Keep up-to-date with market trends and industry information, and be an expert with regards to the competition.
8. Work with external third parties to assess and form strategic partnerships and licensing opportunities

Qualifications

• Minimum 5 years experience as product manager, business analyst or related responsibility. Experience with real estate products a significant plus.
• Minimum 3 years experience working with software and Internet products, primarily in the B2B sector.
• Proven technical proficiencies in software and Internet arena, such that you can communicate effectively with engineering. Experience with Agile development environment a plus.
• Experience in producing product specifications. Able to supplement words with screen shots and other tools to communicate what is required.
• Demonstrated success in working in a team environment with engineering, project management, customer support, sales, etc.
• Highly organized, with extensive attention to detail.
• Have an absolute comfort in engaging with clients and partners.
• Possess a natural curiosity to explore product opportunities, and ability to convert that understanding into clear specifications.
• Strong industry references.

Contact:

Gail.Wu at lpsvcs dot com

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