DESCRIPTION / OPPORTUNITY The real estate market is undergoing a significant and exciting change – driven by data and technology. Digital and Technology powered products play a vital role in CBRE's mission to create unmatched value for our clients. The Product Manager will be a guiding force in defining these products and executing on them with engineering for a line of business. S/he is a key member in the Product Management team reporting to the Vice President, Products. The person must have a passion for developing digital and technology powered products that blend seamlessly with customer's workflows and provide the right information at the right time. The individual must possess technical expertise, project management experience and a strong knowledge of the engineering, agile software development and support processes. Creativity is key requirement as many times the customer looks to CBRE to provide solutions to their problems. This position is strongly cross-functional in nature, requiring strong working relationships with multiple teams, including Data Analytics, User Experience, Marketing, Research, Engineering, and Operations. In addition to internal constituents, you will also work with real-estate brokers, customers, and partners to understand the market requirements and to support the business. The work is often quite consultative in nature, and therefore a strong problem-solving orientation is critical, and past professional services or consulting experience would be very valuable in this position.
Manage and improve the overall Product Management process
Deliver a complete product to the market (software, hardware, services, documentation, training)
Gather and analyze feedback from customer, real estate brokers, marketing, development, data scientists and analysts in addition to a good understanding of the real estate market
Lead our internal process to define the product strategy, roadmap and priorities
Serve as the customer representative in planning and requirements definition
Develop requirements documents and use cases for new product features
Owns the product backlog, facilitates discussions, and user story grooming
Monitor the status of development projects supporting new features
Conduct business-level verification and market testing of new features
Become an expert on competitive products in the marketplace
Provides regular updates and manages executive stakeholder communication and reporting
Be a go-to person and strategic leader for the product within the company
Perform product demonstrations and product technical presentations
Perform analysis for build/buy/partner decisions
Manage 3rd party technology product vendors and contracts
Bachelor's degree (BA/BS) in a related field of work or equivalent work experience. Requires technical and business knowledge in multiple disciplines/processes.
Typically has 10+ years of relevant work experience, including previous experience leading a project.
The individual must be highly entrepreneurial and a strategic thinker who can solve today issues as well as build processes for growth.
The individual will need to be hands-on and work closely with all levels in the company, including senior management. The person needs to have:
Ability to motivate team members with influence and accomplish goals
Ability to cover whatever gaps that may exist in the process to get the product shipped
Proactive in identifying problems early and to prioritize deliverables
Good combination of technical and business background
Effectively communicate with engineers and executives
Demonstrated success in defining and launching excellent products
Self-motivated, smart and quick to learn
Interest in, and focus on, customers and passionate about creating good user experiences
Willing to travel, locally and internationally. Likely 20-30%
Excellent project management and organizational skills
Excellent written and verbal communication skills
Good knowledge of agile software development processes
A commitment to your career so you can grow with the group
An awesome team with whom to collaborate (including great consulting partners)
A competitive compensation package, complete with benefits (Medical/Dental/Vision/401(k)/Disability)
An open source culture/atmosphere that encourages learning and contributing back to the community. We support staying on top of the latest best practices and tools
Flexible work schedules and casual atmosphere
ABOUT OUR TEAM
We are a growing product management team within CBRE's digital and technology group. We are well positioned within the organization to access global data, tools, resources, and leaders throughout the industry. Our mission is to empower both the enterprise and its constituent lines of business with the game changing data and insights needed to develop and execute business strategy. We believe that personal growth is equally as important as Company growth, as the two are, in fact, largely interdependent. We dream big and want to work on the most interesting real estate questions with great people, leading technology and shared curiosity.
Internal Number: 18028609
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