The country's leading provider of Ticketing, Operations, RFID, and Marketing solutions to music festivals is looking for an experienced Director to lead its world-class Product Management Team. This hands-on leader will manage and develop product managers in an agile environment, turn product vision into reality, and ensure that Front Gate's product management process is second to none. Join our growing team in our new digs on East Sixth in Austin and help us continue to build on our success.
Staff and lead a team of world-class product managers, providing guidance and direction, to achieve the product vision in both US and international markets.
Collaborate with Product Development Leadership Team to develop, manage and improve Front Gate's agile software development processes.
Own Front Gate's product management process; rely on agile principles and concepts to develop strong and effective product manager/owners.
Help develop the product vision, strategy and roadmap. Synthesize ideas on strategy, planning and execution of next generation of products. Build consensus and drive execution.
Manage existing product lines: aggressively identify opportunities for improvement and incorporate new product features on an on-going basis and establish metrics to measure effectiveness and drive improvements.
Plan, assign and direct the workloads of product managers.
Serve as product owner for a product scrum team -- effectively modeling and molding agile principals to Front Gate's development process.
Act as product evangelist both internally and externally.
Maintain product and market knowledge; conduct competitive analysis and develop a strong understanding of stakeholders to drive development decisions.
Knowledge, Skills and Abilities:
5+ years of product management experience
3+ years of experience as an Agile Scrum Product Owner and/or Scrum Master
Strong leadership skills and a minimum of 2 years experience in team management
Experience in live event industry a plus
Excellent interpersonal skills to handle sensitive and confidential situations and information
Fast learner, self starter, and independent thinker
Collaborative, optimistic and resourceful team player
Excellent presentation, oral and written communication skills
Strong multitasking skills
Ability to collaborate effectively within teams but also with other departments and organizations
Ability to occasionally work flexible hours, including evenings and weekends when necessary