As a Director of Product Management - Transit at Passport, you will guide a team responsible for our transit payments and ticketing services. You will be responsible for delivering value to end users through our mobile apps and to clients through our management portal. You will build out the product strategies and roadmaps for your products, and then, inspire the broader cross-functional team to maintain and flawlessly execute that strategy. You’ll partner closely with a variety of stakeholders across engineering, sales, and service delivery to ensure customer and client feedback, market intelligence, and institutional knowledge are analyzed and infused into the product roadmaps. You will be instrumental in helping Passport grow revenue through your efforts on your products.
Leading, inspiring, and mentoring a team of product managers (once the team is established) to build, deliver, and continuously improve upon their product roadmaps
Coaching and developing your team to successfully incorporate client and customer feedback, along with outside market data analysis to build strategic product roadmaps aligned with business forecasts
Navigating internal and external barriers to continue driving forward with the product roadmaps, serving as the primary escalation point for team members
Forecasting key business metrics aligned with the unique user behaviors in your product portfolio
Developing offers for your products to the market that are consistent with pricing strategies and strategic objectives of the company
Creating and validate business cases, complete with financial models for new product concepts
Prioritizing features for development and implementation based on sound financial analysis, while working in conjunction with product engineering on resource allocation
Owning all product scope templates and the evolution of these based on internal and external feedback for your product portfolio
Evangelizing your product portfolio across the organization and industry, including as needed to support Sales and Marketing efforts of the company
Communicating effectively with all areas of the business involved with your product portfolio, this includes senior leadership team and other teams such as engineering and sales
Highlighting key insights on product-market dynamics for your products and industry to the rest of the organization
Documenting key workflows, stories, handoffs, and roadmap details in our systems of record and ensuring that documentation stays relevant and up-to-date
Keeping stakeholders focused on the strategic objectives of each product, proactively identifying challenges, and figuring out how to measure our collective impact at achieving the company’s goals
Establishing a culture of excellence, learning, and regular best practices sharing within the product team
Creating and providing regular reporting against key performance indicators (e.g. metrics for customer satisfaction, operating efficiency, and product quality) and leveraging data from case submissions to provide insights to the broader team about client and customer challenges; escalating key trends to development team for immediate resolution
Produce outstanding output and improve the routines and processes within Product Management at Passport to consistently deliver top performance
At least 10 years of professional experience, and significant experience managing products and leading teams
Excellent organizational and communication (written, verbal, and listening) skills
Strong technical background, experience in software development is a plus
Experience developing products for mobile
Interest in public transit systems and broader transportation industry
Familiarity with data architecture, database systems, and SQL is a plus
Superior resource, planning, and time management skills
Process, problem-solving, strategic, and continuous improvement mindset
Keen attention to detail
Bachelor’s degree is required, MBA or other graduate degree is a plus
SaaS company experience is a plus
You know how to take complex concepts, build a strategy, and work across teams to execute on that strategy. You are not afraid of changes along the way - you have a chameleon-like ability to adapt to your surroundings and still figure out how to drive the strategy forward. You obsess over the details. You blend technical ability with business acumen. While you are not necessarily a developer, you may have tinkered and are familiar with development methodologies. You are effective at connecting long-term vision to near-term objectives. Simply put, you have it all together - people enjoy working with you, your team respects you, your clients are regularly impressed by you, and you can juggle it all.
You are incredibly organized. Nothing slips through the cracks when you’re running a portfolio. You measure everything. You are inquisitive, and you know how to listen and incorporate new knowledge into your team’s strategy. You know how to work collaboratively across teams in order to produce the strongest outputs. Above all else, you are also an excellent communicator, both written and verbal, and you understand how to effectively convey ideas to various stakeholders across the organization.
You will have the opportunity to wear several hats, and you should be comfortable learning new things and taking on new responsibilities. You’ll spearhead strategic initiatives. You won’t hesitate to roll up your sleeves and do the dirty work to turn your concepts into reality.
You read the books, you’ve followed the blogs, and as someone committed to continual improvement, you’re excited to improve the overall practice of product management at Passport.
Passport is reimagining the transit and parking experience with a suite of SaaS platforms for our clients and mobile applications for end users. Passport’s software platform enables municipalities, agencies, and private operators to improve operational efficiency for parking and transit operations through smart technology for payments, management, and reporting. By leveraging online and mobile services, leaders are able to access rich data that generate insights that drive better revenue, eliminate waste in the system, and improve outcomes for citizens.
Passport's product lines--parking payments, transit payments, enforcement and permit management--collectively serve to deliver dynamic tools for agencies to better connect with their communities. Its services have been adopted by over 20 of the top 50 cities in North America and over 2,000 locations including Chicago, Toronto, Boston, Portland, and Miami. Passport’s mission is to reduce operational complexity and deliver intelligent data to improve decision making for its clients.
All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, national origin, age, disability or protected veteran status, or other category or classification protected by applicable law.