Department: Product Management
Location: 710 North Drive - Melbourne, FL 32934
Take advantage of this unique opportunity to work for a world-class leader at the heart of innovation in general aviation.
Skystream is a new company affiliated with Avidyne focused on delivering internet connectivity to smaller private aircraft and UAVs. Using a combination of satellite and air-to-ground technologies, Skystream will deliver medium and high bandwidth connectivity to aircraft worldwide. While there are several companies providing internet services to larger aircraft, our products feature small antennas, light weight and low cost transceivers, and affordable service plans which are tailored for the markets that Gogo, Inmarsat, Intelsat, ViaSat and others do not serve. Skystream is located in Melbourne, Florida and is looking for an experienced Product Manager who is passionate about building products that customers love. This position initially reports to the President.
Avidyne has a robust benefit package for eligible employees to include assistance with costs to obtain your private pilots, IFR, multi and commercial ratings.
As Product Manager, you will work with our network, distribution and design partners to define, create and bring products to market. You must possess a unique blend of business and technical savvy; a big-picture vision, and the drive to make that vision a reality. You will need to define requirements and create product presentations the clearly communicate our needs to our partners and our plans to our customers.
The Skystream products are currently under development and you must have experience in working with internal and remote development resources to enable them to meet the companyís product needs. You will need to understand the technical requirement of the products and capabilities of the engineering resources in great detail to insure a smooth development and entry to service process. You must enjoy spending time with prospective customers to promote our vision, better understand their needs and gain their interest in our efforts. You will develop the detailed product road map and make sure all constituents understand their role in making it happen.
You must be able to work effectively with all areas of the company. You will work with an engineering counterpart to define product release requirements. You will work with marketing communications to define the go-to-market strategy, helping them understand the product positioning, key benefits, and target customer. You will work with sales to make them as effective as possible promoting the products. You will also serve as the internal and external evangelist for your product offering, working with the sales channel and key customers. You will work with specific target customers and all areas of the company to open new market opportunities.
Skills and Core Competencies
The product manager is the person responsible for defining the ‘why’, ‘what,’ and ‘when’ of the product that the engineering team will build. They are the CEO of their product -- which means they lead cross-functional teams from a product's conception through to its launch.
Here are the core aspects of product leadership that all product managers should feel accountable for and work hard at:
The product manager is responsible for setting a product vision and strategy. Their job is to clearly articulate the business value to the product team so they understand the intent behind the new product or product release. They own the strategy behind the product along with its roadmap and must work with engineering to build what matters.
Every organization wants better ideas -- but it is tough to manage and prioritize them. Product managers own ideation -- the creative process of generating, developing, and curating new ideas. They collect, curate, and promote the most relevant ideas into features. They know which ideas should be promoted to features -- the ones that will achieve key objectives for the product line and business. They also ensure that key feedback and requests are seamlessly integrated into their product planning and development processes.
The product manager defines the features and requirements necessary to deliver a complete product to market and lead the product team to success. They are responsible for articulating the ‘what’ and working with engineering to determine the ‘when.’
The product manager is typically seen as the CEO of a product. For the product manager, this means they are responsible for making product decisions and often is the lead resource for the rest of the organization when deep product expertise is required. This includes supporting the organizations that help bring the product to market and work directly with customers -- namely marketing, sales and support.
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