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Product Strategist
Summary
Title:Product Strategist
ID:1054
Department:R&D
Location:Pleasanton, CA
Description
It’s an exciting time to grow your career at Blume Global. We’re looking for new team members to help us forge a brighter future of global supply chain innovation. We're seeking individuals who have a track record of high performance, outstanding results, teamwork and collaboration.
 

Blume Global (formerly REZ-1) is empowering a new era of supply chain innovators to accelerate their businesses and deliver products and services more efficiently and effectively. We’re drawing on more than two decades of experience to build a purpose-driven, growth-focused global supply chain ecosystem that aligns asset management, real-time visibility and financial settlement—all on one platform.

As part of Blume Product Strategy team you will 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, working closely with our R&D team who will use the latest innovations in artificial intelligence, machine learning, natural language processing, blockchain, big data, intelligent robotic process automation and Internet of Things to create a vibrant supply chain ecosystem that is truly collaborative, purposeful and focused on real value creation.

Job Duties:

  • 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 sales people 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

Summary 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

Ideal Profile:

  • 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

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