Manager, Product

The Nerdery (View all Jobs)


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Interview Process

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About Nerdery and Being a “Nerd.”

Nerdery is a digital product consultancy. Much more than consultants, we’re allies and guides on our clients’ digital journey – helping them to grow their business and delight their customers through intuitive, thoughtfully designed technology. As true partners, we prepare our clients for the opportunities in front of them, help them achieve their goals, and quickly deliver value for their customers. We do this by solving problems in creative ways across strategy, design, and technology.

At Nerdery, we’re not defined by our job titles but by the impact we make. You’ll work directly and closely with some of the world’s best brands to help create innovative digital products that serve everyone. As Nerds, our insight, innovation, and expertise are celebrated, and our growth is not only encouraged but expected. Being a Nerd means stepping up and pushing the boundaries of what’s possible.  We’re curious, fearless (well, not totally fearless – there are heights and spiders, after all), and always our authentic selves.

The Product Manager role is the lead consultant for client engagements, partnering with our clients to create innovative concepts and leading internal teams to build digital products that achieve strategic business objectives. The scope of this role will span from leading new product development and optimizing existing products in the market, along with delivering the product for our clients. This role will invent creative solutions that are both user-centric and business-centric and help our teams and clients deliver against their vision. 

What Things Will You Do As A Nerd?

  • Defines the product and can work through feasibility, while identifying what makes the product stand out and deliver value for the business and user needs. Should be able to articulate the purpose and positive change the creation of these solutions will bring about. 
  • Accountable for developing and representing the product strategy, roadmap and scope to appropriate internal and external resources
  • Collaborates with other Nerdery domains ( business consulting, insights, analytics, technology & experience design) to:
    • Create & define the vision of the product or a suite of products based on client needs.
    • Identify & define objectives and key results to track product success against.
  • Can correctly identify the customers and markets that will engage with a product, and reflect all hypothesized opportunity areas (needs, pain points, and desires.)
  • Serve as the key person responsible for carrying the product from ideation through delivery. This includes:
    • Serve as primary partner for client in the product development lifecycle
    • Create, manage and prioritize backlog
    • Direct the Product design and development teams
    • Drive consensus in achieving solutions, remove roadblocks
  • Evaluate product progress against the goals and adjust as needed
    • Set up measurement framework that aligns product to OKRs
    • Measure and adjust scope based on user feedback and product analytics
  • Support the continued evolution of Nerdery’s offering on digital product development by creating trainings/artifacts/solutions for our teams and clients to use
  • Demonstrate leadership skills and expertise guiding teams and supporting the development of individual team members

What Skills Will Help You Be A Successful Nerd?

  • Proven ability to navigate, influence, and facilitate communication between internal and external networks; experience developing and leading stakeholder relationships through establishing lasting and impactful partnerships
  • Exceptional written and verbal communication, active listening, critical thinking, and presentation skills, with experience presenting to executive leadership and facilitating decision making
  • Must be able to provide structure, be proactive, navigate ambiguity, manage stakeholders, and take responsibility for client deliverables; able to go between “in the weeds” analyses and “big-picture” thinking rapidly
  • Experience working with clients to ideate, build, launch and support enterprise digital products
  • Can identify new ways of thinking to improve the products and experiences.
  • Experience and willingness to execute work with internal and external cross-functional teams using proven approaches and frameworks, applied to a consulting setting (including Agile, Design Thinking, and Lean Startup)
  • Background in data/platform and State govt experience
  • Bachelor’s Degree or equivalent experience
  • 5-7+ years of consulting experience in the Product space for a consulting firm or creative agency, or similar experience

Are We the Right Fit For You?

The best way to get the scoop on whether Nerdery is the right place for you is to chat with current Nerds.  We would be delighted to have a conversation with you and share insight into what it’s really like to work at our organization and if it’s a place where you can thrive.  Our interview process will provide you ample opportunity to talk with other team members and assess whether the role is a good fit for your next chapter.  Take the first step and apply today – our Technical Recruiters will then reach out to you to get the ball rolling!

Must be legally authorized to work within the country of employment without sponsorship for employment visa status.

Nerdery is an equal opportunity employer and complies with all applicable federal, state and local fair employment practice laws. Nerdery strictly prohibits and does not tolerate discrimination against employees, applicants or any other covered persons because of race, color, religion, creed, national origin or ancestry, ethnicity, sex, sexual orientation, gender (including gender nonconformity and status as a transgender or transsexual individual), pregnancy, marital status, familial status, age, physical or mental disability, citizenship, past, current or prospective service in the uniformed services, genetic information, membership or activity in a local human rights commission, status with regard to public assistance or any other characteristic protected under applicable federal, state or local law. All employees, other workers and representatives of Nerdery are prohibited from engaging in unlawful discrimination. Nerdery will ensure that all employment practices are free of such discrimination. Such employment practices include, but are not limited to: hiring, promotion, demotion, transfer, recruitment or recruitment advertising, selection, layoff, disciplinary action, termination, compensation, benefits, selection for training, including apprenticeship and other terms and conditions of employment. Nerdery will also provide reasonable accommodation to applicants and employees with disabilities pursuant to all applicable laws.

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