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

About us:
Blume Global is a technology company based in Pleasanton, CA. We recently renamed and relaunched our company as Blume, but we have been an established technology services company for 24 years as REZ-1, Inc., primarily servicing the North American intermodal transportation market. Blume is a successful, privately owned company with approximately 200 employees located in offices in Pleasanton CA, Wellesley MA, Oak Brook IL, and Hong Kong. Today, we develop and operate cloud-based solutions for stakeholders in the global supply chain; shippers, logistics companies and transportation providers.

Our relaunch as Blume is part of a new growth strategy that entails significant investment in R&D over the coming 2-3 years as we build upon our industry-leading digital platform with machine learning, AI and big data at its foundation. This is an extremely exciting time for Blume, and we are urgently building out our organization to enable and support our growth.

Blume is an energetic, diverse environment where we pride ourselves on high standards, collaboration, and personal development. As an established and successful company, we offer our employees competitive compensation, and a broad set of benefits often only found with larger companies, but more importantly, a working environment where everyone makes a difference - with opportunities to match.

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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