Solutions Manager

New York, NY 10007

Employment Type: Direct Hire Area of Specialty: Product Manager Job Number: 6982

Seeking a Solutions Manager in the I.T. Department to provide business and
technical expertise in identifying, defining, and implementing online and consumer facing solutions to support digital commerce and marketing needs. The Solutions Manager will be required to  work with the business to identify new and emerging technologies, and collaborate with internal  development staff to design how to apply these technologies to the publishing business.

 

Responsibilities:

• Manage the pipeline and development of marketing websites 
• Identify new and emerging technologies and work with internal stakeholders to build
and deploy
• Conduct workshops and design sessions to facilitate collaboration between the
business and IT, set priorities, and design solutions
• Deliver products for the business using agile methods, iterative development, as well as
waterfall SDLC
• Manage a suite of tools and services to support  ecommerce, online
marketing, affiliate sales, online discovery, and digital content distribution

• Evaluate information gathered from multiple sources, reconcile conflicts, reduce high-
level information to manageable details, abstract up from low-level information to a  general understanding, and distinguish user requests from their underlying needs
• Create and extend documentation around new and existing projects and procedures
• Communicate and collaborate with external and internal customers to analyze
information needs and functional requirements and deliver the following artifacts as
needed: (Functional requirements, Business Requirements Document, Use Cases,
GUI, Screen and Interface designs)
• Serve as the conduit between the customer community (internal and external) and the
software development team through which requirements flow
• Engage in multiple initiatives by delivering on commitments to the business, while
engaging in discovery of future initiatives
• Collaborate with project managers, developers and subject matter experts to establish
the technical vision and analyze tradeoffs between scope and timing, usability and
functional needs

 

Qualifications:

• 5-7 years related experience in I.T. product management
• Experience deploying and managing digital solutions related to ecommerce, digital
marketing, web/app products, and digital innovation
• An understanding of online product development leveraging internal and external  services to rapidly deliver solutions, and effectively iterate to achieve incremental short-
term goals

• Experience with online marketing concepts, including online personas, identity
management, social integration, loyalty programs, and affiliate programs
• Extensive experience using WordPress and available plugins to deliver websites

• Strong analytical and product management skills required, including understanding of
how to interpret customer business needs and translate them into application and
operational requirements
• Excellent verbal and written communication skills and the ability to interact
professionally with a diverse group including business executives, managers, subject
matter experts and technical personnel
• Ability to work with the business to identify and prioritize projects, drive delivery, and
support the ongoing operation of tools and processes
• Team player with proven ability to work in a dynamic, evolving work environment

Sue McLean
Recruiting Director, Project / Program Management & Business

Sue started working with The Connors Group in 2010, enthusiastically bringing expertise to an organization that shares her values of professional integrity and quality relationships. Sue focuses on recruiting Project / Program Management professionals for Business Transformation initiatives.  She believes that clients value a good reputation, transparency in the process of working with candidates, and depth of insight to provide expedient solutions. On the talent side, Sue knows that candidates value access to opportunity, knowledge in review of their background, and the time we take to build rapport.

Sue strives to continue as thought leader/adviser for companies who want to grow their team with project managers; and be perceived as as a source for industry trends and market intelligence. She enjoys networking in the field and working with different professional groups within the Project Management domain. As a sociology major, she has always enjoyed the “people side of IT;” connecting the companies we work with and the people we network with. She also enjoys game shows, board games, volunteering, and travel – ask her about her time on $1,000 Pyramid!

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