Product Manager

Tauber Institute for Global Operations
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Job Location: 
Ann Arbor , MI
Contact Name: 
Joe Ciliberti
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Job Description


SkySpecs helps owners of energy infrastructure make better decisions about maintenance and repair. We do this with a combination of autonomous drones to collect consistent, high quality data, and analytics tools that use this data to make better predictions about when maintenance needs to be done, how much it should cost, and how much more energy can be generated when a repair is done. SkySpecs, based in Ann Arbor, Michigan, is a venture-backed company with operations around the globe.


SkySpecs is seeking a Product Manager that will gain a deep working understanding of the SkySpecs’ products and work with various stakeholders throughout the organization to coordinate various product activities. You will be tasked with helping SkySpecs take our autonomous inspection product to the next level to continue double digit growth as well as participate in launching Horizon, our brand-new wind turbine analytics and management platform. The Product Manager role is a high-visibility role within the organization, and you will have the opportunity to work directly with customers to understand their needs, work with SkySpecs leadership on product strategy, work with Sales and Marketing to build go-to-market materials, and to work with the technology teams to develop amazing software.


Product instincts that focus on the user and drive delivering value to customer
• 3+ years in a software product management or product engineering role working on web-based applications.
• BA/BS in Business, Engineering, or another technical/analytical field
• Expertise using business intelligence tools such as Tableau or Sisense to perform analysis on large datasets to drive business value
• Demonstrated project management skills in development, implementation or technical analysis projects
• Experience developing software requirements and communicating with development teams
• Strong written, presentation, and communication skills to both internal and external stakeholders
• Comfortable using SQL database tools to manage large datasets and manipulate data.
• Willingness to travel up to 25% • Based in the SkySpecs’ Ann Arbor office 


• Renewable or wind energy asset management experience
• Product design, user interface design, or software development experience
• Pragmatic Marketing/Gartner marketing methodology experience
• Startup experience


As a SkySpecs’ Product Manager, your role is to build new products and features by combining existing ideas with new ideas from your experience and interactions with customers and prospects. You will need to have a deep technical understanding of the SkySpecs products, as well as a big-picture understanding of the challenges that face our customers and technologies needed to solve those challenges. You will:
• Talk to customers as often as possible to better understand what they are doing, working on, and what challenges they have
• Define product requirements and work with developers to design and build new features
• Assist in QA of the software and documentation writing
• Answer customer support questions and work with customers to find resolution on their issues
• Work with Marketing to develop sales support materials, demos and use cases
• Work with Sales to develop technical sales materials, inspection analysis materials and demonstrations
• Develop relationships with key customers and broaden adoption of our products within their companies
• Work with the Solutions Delivery team to help deliver value to customers and improve internal products

• A motivated self-starter, able to prioritize, multitask, and operate in the fast-paced environment of a growth-stage company
• Comfortable creating processes and procedures where none may yet exist
• Extremely focused on customer needs
• A strong verbal and written communicator 


• A flexible work schedule and work environment
• The respect of your teammates regardless of department or skillset
• The option of working from home when it suits you and your team
• A fun, energetic, often zany workplace that is open and accepting of all interests
• A great downtown Ann Arbor office with access to coffee, shopping, bars, restaurants, etc.
• An open vacation policy (our policy is: Get your work done; be reliable; go above and beyond because you want to, and take rest and relaxation when you need it!).
• Medical, dental and vision insurance • Compensated parking 


Please send your resume and cover letter to:

Closing Date: 
Position is open until filled