Director of Product Management / Principal Product Manager

Adaptive Planning Palo Alto, CA
Company Introduction:

Adaptive Insights is the enterprise software leader in cloud corporate performance management (CPM), empowering finance and business leaders everywhere with critical insights to plan smarter, report faster, and analyze better. We deliver powerful and intuitive solutions for midmarket, enterprise and non-profit organizations seeking to transform the management of their business performance. A five-time consecutive Deloitte Technology Fast 500 winner and ranked as the #16 Most Influential SaaS Company in the World and named a visionary in Gartner's Magic Quadrant for CPM Suites, Adaptive Insights is addressing the needs of a large and rapidly growing cloud CPM market.

The award-winning Adaptive Suite is a cloud-based solution built to automate financial planning and forecasting activities through easy-to-deploy cloud-based applications with a user-friendly and "Excel-like" interface. It is the only fully-integrated CPM and business intelligence (BI) suite built for the cloud containing planning, consolidation, analytics, and reporting applications. Available in eight languages with support for more than 190 currencies and exchange rates, the Adaptive Suite powers over 3,300 customers in more than 85 countries worldwide. We are reinventing CPM and BI technology within the world's most intuitive cloud suite and delighting customers everywhere!

Roles & Responsibilities:

As a key leader of the Adaptive Insights Product Management team, you will work closely with UX, technology and business to advance the Adaptive Suite. Your responsibilities will include (1) owning the strategic product vision, (2) translating that into product roadmap, (3) orchestrating the execution of the roadmap, and (4) evangelizing the solution to internal and external audiences.

In order to execute on your responsibilities, you will interface with customers, prospects, and partners to understand user needs and customer use cases. In addition, you will work with sales, marketing, and professional services to understand competitive trends and market evolution. You will interface with engineering and UX teams to execute on the product roadmap, as well as work with marketing to ensure alignment with external communication in terms of target markets, go-to-market strategy, product positioning, and key benefits. You will also serve as an internal and external evangelist for your product offering.


* Managing the product life-cycle from strategic planning to tactical product management activities. This includes acting as product owner on one or more scrum teams.

* Working closely with product marketing to ensure that the products are packaged and positioned accurately and in their best light.

* Acting as the subject matter expert on the product for the company.

* Working in an outbound capacity to provide domain expertise in support of sales and partner opportunities.

* Working closely with engineering and UX teams to provide the input needed to guide the product development effort.

* Developing business cases as needed for major new product initiatives.

* Prioritizing product requirements for new features by conducting market and customer research supported by on-going communications with customers, prospects and with internal customer-facing organizations.


* BS/BA degree required, preferably in a technical discipline; MBA desirable.

* 7+ years of experience in enterprise software product management.

* Experience with a SaaS or other recurring revenue/service business model desirable

Personal Attributes

* Independent self-starter with the ability to complete tasks at a detailed level.

* Exceptional presentation skills, whether presenting to other executives, to partners or large customer audiences

* Comfort in a less structured environment, but with the leadership ability to guide the organization toward a more structured process

* Great written and oral communication skills