Technical Product Manager

Recruiter
Ordre
Location
Remote work likely, so location irrelevant
Salary
US$100,000 subject to negotiations based on the candidate's skillset and experience
Posted
03 Aug 2021
Closes
03 Sep 2021
Function
Technology
Level
Manager
Contract Type
Permanent
Hours
Full Time

An exciting opportunity exists to work in the fast-paced, ever-evolving world of Fashion Tech, helping to ensure and improve the quality of the ground-breaking technologies propelling our Company’s rapid growth.

ORDRE has broken new ground as a leader in the disruptive change currently being experienced by the fashion industry globally.  The Company developed and launched the world’s first multi-label wholesale showrooms ORDRE.COM in 2015. To help buyers overcome the hesitancy of remote buying without touching or feeling garments, the Company developed high-resolution 360º photography and video technology ORB360. As a result, ORDRE clients are the most prestigious fashion brands in the world.  

Due to its recent success and further funding, ORDRE has added to its product portfolio, Authentique, a blockchain and NFT driven solution for tracing luxury item providence and proving authenticity. As such we are looking for an experienced product manager with a background in blockchain, crypto & NFTs to drive this product forward.

 

Responsibilities

Product Development and Delivery

  • Responsible for ideation, planning, and execution
  • Collaborate with 3rd party blockchain specialists, designers and colleagues to develop new ideas for features and products
  • Conduct feature-specific detailed analysis to be used to create the user stories needed to deliver the user requirements of the project along with defining acceptance criteria
  • Prioritise features and products based on customer, commercial and strategic value
  • Communicate product performance to stakeholders
  • Review of up-and-coming requests and working with brands/3rd parties/stakeholders
  • Review new crypto techniques that can add value to the product
  • Research and deliver new innovative blockchain technologies to the product architecture.

 

Product Strategy and Roadmap

  • Deep research of user needs, the market and technology
  • Model the value of product improvements to the customer and ORDRE
  • Develop and get executive buy-in for the product strategy
  • Sequence new features and product improvements in a roadmap
  • Forecast new product penetration utilising market insight

 

Generate, maintain and prioritise the Product Backlog

  • Identify real customer problems to be solved through ideation with brands/retailers and colleagues
  • Turn requests/issues into a Product Backlog
  • Gather detailed requirements relating to new features and products
  • Turn requirements into the artifacts developers need to get new features and products to market e.g. user stories, process maps, and detailed workflows
  • Refine the Product Backlog by ensuring each user story has acceptance criteria
  • Prioritise and maintain the Product Backlog

 

Drive the delivery of the product strategy and product backlog

  • Deliver the specification of projects needed to ship new features and products
  • Participate in all Agile ceremonies: stand-ups, refinement, planning, reviews and retrospectives
  • Facilitate discussions across the Agile delivery team to ensure problems are solved and blockers unblocked
  • Communicate performance
  • Project management

 

Essential requirements:

  • Deep knowledge and understanding of crypto & blockchain technologies and experience in executing projects utilizing these technologies
  • Experience executing mobile native application projects
  • Experience with NFT minting & transfering
  • Experience in owning a product fully and proactive in making it a success 
  • Technical Background or computer science/software engineering degree
  • Proven experience in a Product Owner/Product Manager role
  • Experience using Agile frameworks like Scrum or Kanban
  • Ability to define a product backlog using standard categories like epics and user stories
  • Very strong project delivery skills: always shipping new features and products
  • Analytical and commercially sharp
  • Top-notch stakeholder management skills, including the ability to influence colleagues in small, cross-functional scrum teams
  • Excellent communication skills both written and verbal
  • Excellent team working skills, ability to manage own workload and tenacious attention to detail
  • Experience in running offshore technology teams
  • Have an interest in fashion & technology
  • Experience in working on projects of a technically complex nature
  • Strong ability to build and maintain relationships with key stakeholders
  • The ability to develop an understanding of industry trends
  • Collaborative team player with the ability to work independently
  • Extremely organised with strong time-management skills, working efficiently and independently in a fast-paced environment whilst working on multiple projects
  • Exceptional attention to detail
  • Pragmatic problem-solving abilities

 

Desirable requirements:

  • Previous history of developing mobile native applications
  • Basic understanding of mobile programming languages. Kotlin/Swift
  • An understanding of the Agile/Scrum framework
  • Previous experience in the luxury fashion industry 
  • Previous experience in image recognition and machine learning

 


 

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