Technical Product Manager

Chicago, Illinois, USA Corporate Applications Full-time
Cision Ltd is a leading global provider of innovative earned media software and services to public relations and marketing communications professionals. Cision’s Communications Cloud platform allows users to identify key influencers, craft and distribute strategic content, and measure meaningful impact of PR and Communications Teams’ campaigns. Cision has over 4,500 employees with offices in 23 countries throughout the Americas, EMEA, and APAC. For more information about our products and services, visit and follow us on Twitter @Cision.
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As a Technical Product Manager at Cision, you will be responsible for driving product initiatives from inception through execution. You will bring together our designers, engineers, analysts, and other cross-functional team members within the organization to ensure that our products build continued value for our users.

In this role you will be responsible for defining Stories and prioritizing the Team backlog to streamline the execution of program priorities and will be given the autonomy to think strategically and make data driven decisions that drive our product’s usage and value for clients across our product line.

The right candidate will bring strong product management skills and a solid understanding of how technology can be leveraged to address PR and Communications professionals needs. 

You will help us by:

  • Establishing a shared vision across the company by building consensus on priorities leading to product execution across assigned products
  • Leading the ideation, technical development, and launch of innovative products and driving product development cadences with Cision’s world-class design and engineering teams
  • Defining, documenting, and communicating objectives, requirements and constraints for product initiatives and releases, and communicating development status and document progress toward milestones
  • Working in an Agile environment and continuously reviews the business needs, refiles priorities, outlines milestones and deliverables, and identifies opportunities and risks
  • Translating product roadmap features into well-defined product requirements including features, user stories, and acceptance test criteria
  • Maximizing efficiency in a constantly evolving environment where the process is fluid and creative solutions are the norm

You will be a good fit for the role if you have:

  • Bachelor's Degree and 2+ years product management experience
  • Proactive, self-starter with excellent project management skills and ability to manage multiple tasks effectively
  • Excellent communication skills with the ability to engage, influence, and inspire partners and stakeholders to drive collaboration and alignment in a global environment
  • Ability to establish and manage your business to a set of key metrics and goal as well as working well with designers and engineers
  • Experience working with or in support of diverse communities
  • Entrepreneurial spirit and a passion for having fun

You will be a great fit for the role if you also have:

  • Experience with the following: developing PR/Communications focused products, technologies and platforms, and conceptualizing, developing and launching systems and tools that directly impact customer experience
  • Experience driving initiatives across cross-functional teams in a global environment
  • Software development experience as a developer and/or manager
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