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Product Strategist
Summary
Title:Product Strategist
ID:1066
Department:Product Management
Location:Pleasanton, CA
Description

Join Our Team
We call ourselves Blumers. We work on really exciting stuff together, we eat and play together, and we help each other out (who woulda thought?!).

With 25 years in the business and a full rebranding and renaming of our company in September 2018, think of Blume Global as not your typical start-up. Think up-start.

The secret sauce? Our people.

We’ve got leaders—both women and men—with diverse backgrounds, college interns and lots of talented, smart people in between. We’re a resourceful and scrappy bunch, currently at around 200 employees in 4 offices in the Bay Area, Boston, Chicago, and Hong Kong. And we have a well-established and growing customer and partnership base across the supply chain industry.

Some highlights of working at Blume Global are:

  • Growth – professional development, company, and industry
  • Fun – free lunch Fridays, happy hours, office surprises and more
  • Humility – everyone leaves their egos at home
  • Innovation – We’re working on some really cool stuff for the supply chain, whether it’s AI, machine learning, IoT or blockchain.

About Blume Global

From the world's largest global retailers, manufacturers and consumer products companies to the smallest local drayage trucking companies, success depends on end-to-end visibility and orchestration of global supply chain networks across every move, every mode and every mile. With its AI-enabled, data-driven digital platform and solutions for real-time visibility, logistics execution, asset management, optimization and financial settlement, Blume Global leverages 25 years of data insights, its globally connected network and advanced technologies to help enterprises be more agile and responsive, improve service delivery and reduce costs. Learn more at blumeglobal.com.

We are looking for a Product Strategist who...
Develops products by identifying potential products; conducting market research; generating product requirements; determining specifications, development priorities and schedules, pricing, and time-integrated plans for product introduction; developing marketing strategies.

Responsibilities:

  • Determines customers' needs and desires by specifying the research needed to obtain market information
  • Recommends the nature and scope of present and future product lines by reviewing product specifications and requirements; appraising new product ideas and/or product or packaging changes
  • Assesses market competition by comparing the company's product to competitors' products
  • Provides source data for product line communications by defining product marketing communication objectives
  • Obtains product market share by working with Head of Sales to develop product sales strategies
  • Assesses product market data by meeting with customers, with field salespeople and evaluating sales call results
  • Provides information for management by preparing short-term and long-term product sales forecasts and special reports and analyses; answering questions and requests
  • Brings new products to market by analyzing proposed product requirements and product road maps; preparing return-on-investment analyses; establishing priorities and time schedules with engineering
  • Introduces and markets new products by developing time-integrated plans with sales, advertising, and production
  • Determines product pricing by utilizing market research data; reviewing development, production and sales costs; anticipating volume; costing special and customized development
  • Maintains professional and technical knowledge by attending educational workshops; reviewing professional publications; establishing personal networks; participating in professional societies
  • Contributes to team effort by accomplishing related results as needed


Requirements:

  • 3+ years relevant Supply Chain industry experience
  • Energetic personality with a passion to go the extra mile to get the job done and to delight the customer with innovative product solutions
  • Naturally inquisitive and a proven desire to understand and exploit the latest technology innovations
  • Expertise in written and interpersonal communications, relationship building, consensus building, and in collaboration in a cross-functional team comprised of diverse personalities, skill sets and levels of experience
  • Self-starter with the ability to assess and respond to competing priorities
  • Analytic mind & strong problem-solving capabilities evidenced by a proven ability to quantitatively and qualitatively analyze product concepts, strategic opportunities and competitive threats
  • Flexible and adaptable to changing priorities and deadlines
  • Excellent organizational skills and a focus and attention to detail
  • Presentation skills to communicate complex subjects to C-level executives, including public speaking
  • BA/BS required or equivalent in computer science or engineering discipline
  • Comfort with Agile software development processes

Summary of Skills and Qualifications:

Product Management, Team Collaboration, Understanding the Customer, Agile Product Development, Requirements Analysis, Pricing, Planning, Competitive Analysis, Sales Planning, Financial Planning and Strategy

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