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Product Manager, Yard Management



Chicago, IL, USA · United States · Remote
Posted on Saturday, June 1, 2024

At FourKites we have the opportunity to tackle complex challenges with real-world impacts. Whether it’s medical supplies from Cardinal Health or groceries for Walmart, the FourKites platform helps customers operate global supply chains that are efficient, agile and sustainable.

Join a team of curious problem solvers that celebrates differences, leads with empathy and values inclusivity.

We are seeking a dynamic and experienced Product Manager to join our Facilities and Yard Automation team. As a Product Manager, Yard Management, you will be responsible for the end-to-end product lifecycle, from conceptualization to launch and beyond. You will collaborate closely with cross-functional teams including engineering, design, marketing, and sales to drive the development and success of our products. The ideal candidate will possess a strong blend of strategic thinking, technical understanding, and customer empathy to deliver innovative solutions that meet market needs and drive business growth.

The primary responsibility for this Product Manager role is to continue the growth and adoption of FourKites DynamicYard+ solution, optimizing and automating the tasks required to successfully manage trailer inventory and operations within the yard of a facility.

What you’ll be doing:

  • Product Strategy: Develop and execute product strategies aligned with business objectives, market trends, and customer needs.
  • Market Research: Conduct market research, competitive analysis, and customer interviews to identify market opportunities, user needs, and product requirements.
  • Roadmap Planning: Create and maintain product roadmaps, prioritizing features and enhancements based on business value and customer impact.
  • Requirements Definition: Translate product vision and customer feedback into detailed product requirements, user stories, and acceptance criteria.
  • Cross-Functional Collaboration: Work closely with engineering, design, marketing, and sales teams to define product specifications, resolve issues, and ensure timely delivery of high-quality products.
  • Performance Monitoring: Track key product metrics, analyze user feedback, and iterate on product features to optimize user experience and drive product adoption.
  • Stakeholder Communication: Communicate product updates, priorities, and timelines to internal stakeholders and external partners.

Preferred Qualifications:

  • Bachelor's degree in business, engineering, computer science, or related field; MBA desirable but not required.
  • Proven experience in product management, with a track record of successfully launching and managing products from conception to delivery.
  • Strong analytical and problem-solving skills, with the ability to translate complex business requirements into actionable product plans.
  • Excellent communication and collaboration skills, with the ability to work effectively with cross-functional teams and influence stakeholders at all levels.
  • Technical proficiency and understanding of software development processes; experience with Agile methodologies preferred.
  • Customer-centric mindset with a passion for understanding user needs and delivering exceptional user experiences.
  • Strategic thinker with a results-oriented mindset and a drive for continuous improvement and innovation.

Who we are

FourKites® is the #1 supply chain visibility platform in the world, extending visibility beyond transportation into yards, warehouses, stores and beyond. Tracking more than 2.5 million shipments daily across road, rail, ocean, air, parcel and courier, and reaching over 185 countries, FourKites combines real-time data and powerful machine learning to help companies digitize their end-to-end supply chains. More than 1,000 of the world’s most recognized brands — including 9 of the top-10 CPG and 18 of the top-20 food and beverage companies — trust FourKites to transform their business and create more agile, efficient and sustainable supply chains.

FourKites provides competitive compensation with stock options, outstanding benefits and a collaborative culture for all employees around the globe. To help you be your best, we have 5 global recharge days, in addition to standard holidays, and a hybrid, flexible approach to work. Parental leave for all parents, an annual wellness stipend and volunteer days also provide you with time and resources for self care and to care for others. Throughout the year, FourKites sets aside time during the workday to learn and celebrate diversity. And we're always listening for new ways to support everyone in and out of the office.

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