Product Manager

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Our users come first at Mintel. We take complex data and research systems and create best-in-class experiences for our customers. As the world’s leading market intelligence agency, Mintel solutions deliver actionable, relevant data and give our clients a unique perspective on consumers and markets. Everyday companies and brands around the world rely on Mintel products and services to inform strategy, support development pipelines, understand market dynamics and monitor competitors.

As a Product Manager at Mintel in Chicago, you will provide management and leadership in the development of the Mintel product portfolio. You’ll engage with end users and identify critical needs to create a prioritized development pipeline. You'll work with a variety of teams across the business and around the world including software engineers, design, consultancy, marketing, sales and research. You are driven, inquisitive and agile. You understand how to prioritize and can break down complex problems into steps that drive action and deliver results. You have strong project management and analytical capabilities and are skilled at gathering requirements and interviewing users. As a Product Manager at Mintel, you’re a key part of Mintel’s global product management team and will have the opportunity to contribute to the shaping of Mintel’s ongoing growth strategy.


What You Will Be Doing:

  • Work closely with sales, research, client development and marketing to identify marketplace opportunities, client needs and satisfaction levels
  • Use data and insight gathered to drive strategic decision making and develop requirements
  • Manage difficult feedback and handle competing priorities
  • Develop business plans including market size analysis and profitability projections for new product offerings
  • Manage product development process from idea generation to delivery.  This includes assessing needs, creating comprehensive product specifications, building and managing project plans, testing new developments and leading cross-functional project teams
  • Manage new product development on a daily basis – including ongoing prioritization of issues, change requests and new feature requests
  • Cultivate and manage strong working relationships with the software engineering team to ensure needs are met and deadlines are observed
  • Regular presentation of progress and recommendations to a variety of audiences including executive, global product development and end users
  • Partner with sales, marketing and consultancy to develop and deliver excellent communication plans for all product launches, changes and improvements
  • Organize and lead cross-functional task force teams and meetings to ensure all key product and project objectives are identified, detailed and managed on an ongoing basis
  • Continue ongoing Voice of the Customer program to understand customer applications, objectives, challenges and identify new development opportunities; regular exposure to users and occasional travel


Required Experience:

  • Bachelor’s Degree in business or related field
  • Minimum 3 years of product management or relevant project management experience
  • Ability to work effectively in a fast-paced environment under pressure, adhere to deadlines, deliver high-quality results and manage competing demands
  • Demonstrated skill in listening, learning and empathizing with end users
  • Strength in resolving conflicts and negotiating for optimal outcomes while simultaneously taking a confident stand to solving problems
  • Experience with or knowledge of agile product development methodologies
  • Aptitude for presenting and facilitating meetings at top management level
  • Familiarity with consumer research a plus
  • Solid technical skills, including familiarity with MS Office

Equal Opportunity Employer:  Race/Color/Sex/Sexual Orientation/Gender Identity/Religion/National Origin/Disability/Vets

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