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Associate Product Manager 

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The Associate Product Manager demonstrates an understanding of markets and buyers and will be an important part of the product development strategy and execution. As an APM at Ascentis, you must have deep interest in learning about the product’s buying audiences and needs.  Centered around our cultural norms, you will relentlessly deliver on commitments and collaborate fearlessly to support aggressive revenue growth targets for Ascentis in the $18 billion HCM software industry.

Cultural Norms:

What are the general responsibilities of the position?

  • Conduct market and customer research to understand buyer audience and develop user personas and define customer problems and goals around our product space.
  • Perform market segmentation and targeting exercises to identify the segments most likely to buy.
  • Write and communicate a set of requirements while using agile scrum practices that can be developed to meet the needs of those likely to buy
  • Use tools such as Jira, Confluence and others to manage execution during the development process and participate as a key team-member during development sprints.
  • Develop product positioning, value propositions and messaging.
  • Participate in launch planning and assist team in execution of commercial releases.
  • Create sales enablement materials that may include case studies, product sheets and collateral, training and Microsoft PowerPoint presentations.
  • Collaborate with marketing to create and deliver content and to customers and prospects via media such as corporate web site, electronic brochures, promotional letters, emails, regional workshops, webinars, blogs and press.
  • Work with peers to implement projects 


Position Requirements

What are we looking for in a candidate?

  • Bachelor’s Degree
  • Related market/industry experience preferable
  • Ability to conduct market, competitor and customer research to gather insights and assess market opportunities
  • Ability to create clear value propositions and messaging strategies
  • Ability to conduct win loss interviews and evaluate pipeline data to detect deficiencies and opportunities in product, sales and marketing approach
  • Strong writing, verbal communication, presentation development and delivery skills
  • Comprehends and interprets complex concepts along with solid decision-making skills in the face of imperfect data
  • Project management experience with proven ability to drive projects to completion on time and within budget
  • Concentrate, analyze and resolve complex problems
  • Entrepreneurial thinker that effectively collaborates with teammates and colleagues in a fast-paced, high growth environment
  • Moderate travel required to Ascentis locations, clients, and industry events
Location Minneapolis  
About the Organization The Ascentis mission is to create innovative products that are easy to use for the often under-served mid-market that cover the full Human Capital Management (HCM) suite. This full suite approach combined with an amazing team equals success!

We at Ascentis firmly believe that a product is only as good as the people behind it. Whether it's platform development, technology maintenance, client support, product management, sales or operations, all of our employees see the direct impact of their work. As a leader and one of the fastest growing 'Software as a Service' (SaaS) companies in the Human Capital Management space, Ascentis focuses on hiring talented and motivated people from diverse backgrounds. If you want to channel your ambition and drive for success, you belong with Ascentis!

Ascentis has grown tremendously over the last 3 years. Recently, we announced a majority recapitalization by global growth equity investor Summit Partners. Summit invests across growth sectors of the global economy and has invested in more than 440 companies in technology, healthcare, life sciences and other growth industries. These companies have completed more than 140 public equity offerings. So, needless to say, we are all extremely excited with where we are headed!


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