Director, Product Management

Job Locations US-Remote
Posted Date 2 days ago(6/27/2022 4:51 PM)
Product Management


Director, Product Management




Position Summary


Appen provides a blended combination of three critical elements that, together, construct a unique solution in the industry:

1. Software technology platform

2. Expertise

3. Crowd of Contributors to AI Projects


The Director Product Management is focused on managing a team of Product Managers who are maximizing the value of the software platform and enabling customers to access the value of Appen’s AI Expertise and Crowd.






· Execute product strategies and vision, working cross-functionally with leaders in Engineering, Customer Success, Sales, Marketing, Managed Services, Transformation and Finance to enable Product Managers to set and realize their Product Management goals.

· Develop a team of Technical Product Managers to actively participate within Agile Scrum Teams, acting as embedded owners of the product and coordinating cross-team dependencies

· Develop a deep understanding of market needs by continually testing ideas and designs with Appen customers and prospects

· Leverage product analytics to build a data-driven decision framework for Product Management

· Improve discipline, process definition, and precision execution in the prioritization, documentation, planning the development of new features and delivering successful releases, including on-boarding, training, online user documentation, developer documentation

· Work closely with executive management on executing corporate strategy initiatives




Qualifications and Required Experience


· 10+ years of product management or closely related product development experience

· Experience executing commercially successful software product releases working in a mature Agile or Scaled Agile (SAFe) framework

· Excellent customer-facing written and verbal communication and presentation

· Experience hiring and developing the careers of Product Managers

· Ability to manage and align expectations across various functional teams

· Experience building enterprise software for Fortune 1000 customers

· Experience building products that leverage AI/ML

· Ability to analyze complex business problems and multiple data sources in order to define and track metrics to measure success



About Appen

Appen is a global leader in the development of high-quality, human-annotated datasets for machine learning and artificial intelligence. Appen brings over 20 years of experience capturing and enriching a wide variety of data types including speech, text, image and video. With deep expertise in more than 180 languages and access to a global crowd of over 1 million skilled contractors, Appen partners with technology, automotive and eCommerce companies — as well as governments worldwide — to help them develop, enhance and use products that rely on natural languages and machine learning.


At Appen, we value performance, honesty, humility, and grit. We persevere and remain focused, whilst maintaining agility to achieve quality outcomes and exceed expectations. We’re truth tellers – respectfully of course. We take accountability for our actions and believe in giving and receiving direct feedback. We give credit where credit is due and show gratitude to others for their contributions. We seek diverse perspectives as we recognize the value in teamwork and collaboration. Through grit, we take ownership, and we don’t give up.


We are an equal opportunity employer and value diversity at our company. We do not discriminate on the basis of race, religion, color, national origin, gender, sexual orientation, age, marital status, veteran status, or disability status.




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