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Product Development Associate

Covina CA

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Product Development Associate will be for researching, developing, and launching new products for a company. Responds to company initiatives by driving new products to meet customer needs.

Essential Functions:

  • Grow company revenues by developing new products.
  • Broad understanding and experience developing Business Requirements Document (BRD) and Product Requirements Document (PRD)
  • Manage product certification process.
  • Ensure products are safe enough to be placed on shelves and sold.
  • Work closely with engineers to develop prototypes for products.
  • Work with vendors to identify issues with incoming products.
  • Advise vendors on best practices and methods to correct issues.
  • Participate in quality assurance process.
  • Participate in creating, launching, or implementing new products.
  • Develop methodology to test and measure products and applications.
  • Manage future and existing assigned products, set objectives and report on performance.
  • Generate products and services from inception to commercialization for customers.
  • Define products and programs.
  • Establish milestone and objectives.
  • Oversee development of advertising, public relations and all marketing communications to meet product objectives.
  • Work with product management team to ensure process is efficient.
  • Lead teams in developing and defining business requirements for retention products.
  • Define product vision.
  • Work with suppliers and regional marketing teams to deliver quality products.
  • Ensure revenue and customer satisfaction goals are met.
  • Participate in cross-functional teams to execute product development plan.
  • Conduct periodic product analysis and optimize as needed
  • This position will perform other duties as assigned based on the needs of the department.

Core Competencies:

  • 10+ years of experience within product development management driving software development projects/programs, including full software development lifecycle from product requirements through implementation to product release and post release support.
  • Proven organization and delegation skills with ability to drive execution of the product roadmap, own the schedule with a track record of delivering projects on time.
  • Working knowledge and experience with agile methodology preferred.
  • Demonstrated resourcefulness and self-starter style.
  • Demonstrated experience in mentoring and coaching other team members.
  • The successful candidate must be a business-oriented, innovative, and strategic leader with progressive product development experience, ideally in the mortgage servicing, payments or fintech space.
  • Track record of conceiving and executing creative new commercial strategies (business models, value-based pricing, deal structures, solutions marketing) in data businesses.

Required Education and Experience:

BA preferred and/or 10+ years of relevant experience required.

Preferred Education & Experience:

MBA highly preferred.

Supervisory Responsibility:

  • Will help recruit and supervise outside vendors and contractors as needed.
  • Cross-functional management and supervision of project staff will be essential.