Job Description

Product Manager II

Location: Baltimore, MD or Remote

Fearless is looking for a Product Manager II to add to our diverse team of 250+ employees (and counting!).

What you’ll be doing:

We’re looking to change the world by building software with a soul, and we want your help.

The Product Manager II is the central team hub supporting strategic and tactical product activities. They are responsible for establishing and communicating the product’s long-term vision and strategy and how it supports and achieves the client’s goals and initiatives. They are responsible for creating and implementing production strategies that drive adoption, resource efficiency, and value delivery. This role closely aligns with the Product Owner’s and the client’s strategic plans. They conduct thorough problem identification, product planning, client expectation management, competitive analysis, user story creation, and backlog management. The PdM II consistently displays leadership and contributes to Fearless’s herd and product management practice.

Responsibilities and Contributions

Organizational and Leadership Role

  • Guides the team, customer, and end users to build a product vision, roadmap, and strategy
  • Aligns client stakeholders
  • Translates roadmaps and visions into user stories and epics.

Functional Role

  • Develops, communicates, and executes long-term product vision and strategy
  • Creates the product roadmap to help clients formulate, prioritize, and implement short and long-term planning
  • Manages the discovery phase to ensure proper problem identification validation
  • Effectively manages stakeholder communication and ensures stakeholder requirements, business needs, and user needs are aligned
  • Serves as a consultant to client product owners on backlog prioritization, epic/feature/use case/user story creation, identifying user personas, and acceptance criteria.
  • Partners with clients to develop and monitor strategies for user adoption, cost savings, and informing product decisions
  • Creates value propositions and partners with stakeholders to establish Minimum Viable Product (MVP)
  • Identifies and communicates risks, business opportunities, and dependencies to the client
  • Builds and maintains strong working relationships with the client, team members, and partner organizations
  • Coaches and serves as a subject matter expert for client product owners.

Essential Skills, Experience, or Competencies

Must-Have Skills

  • Demonstrated experience as a product owner or product manager
  • Experience working in a fast-paced agile environment
  • Excellent written and verbal communication skills; comfortable presenting to internal and external audiences
  • Extensive knowledge of product ownership roles and a solid understanding of ownership gaps
  • Ability to operate and manage work, strategically reason, build relationships, and influence others.

Icing-on-the-Cake Skills

  • Experience consulting in product management
  • Product management experience in local, state, or federal government contracting and/or consulting
  • Experience coaching and/or training internal and external audiences in product management best practices