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Director of Product Development

by EKSiT Inc.

Position Type: Full-time
Location: London, ON
Date Posted: May 20, 2020
EKSiT Inc.

Job Description


Why We’re Looking

Our growing business is using technology to change the way our industry works, and we’re focused on constantly coming up with new ideas and better ways to serve our clients. Our days typically involve a fair amount of individual work, daily scheduled collaboration sessions, and lots (and lots) of coffee.

We need someone who likes to think outside of the box, is willing to work hard to help grow the business, and who puts our clients first. If this sounds like you, please read on!

Who We Are

EKSiT was founded in 2010 in London, Ontario. Over the last 9 years, we have helped small business owners plan for their exit from the business and achieve their personal goals. The problem was that the needs of the business owner weren’t being put first, and we realized that businesses that were more saleable were being penalized by having to pay more when it came time to exit. In 2017, we decided we’d had enough and that business owners deserved better than what companies like us had to offer.

In early 2018, we launched our proprietary software, the EKSiT Outlook. The response from the market has been exceptional – and we’re ready to keep building and innovating, with a new version of the software planned for 2020.

What We Need

We’re not just looking for someone who can handle the traditional role of product management; we want someone who is excited about (and capable of) taking a great product and working hard to make it exceptional. In addition, we want someone who can be part of the technology-focused leadership team, working directly alongside our Technical Advisor to shape the future of the company.

Strategic thinking and strong business acumen are essential in this role.  We also expect you to be well-versed in current technological trends and familiar with a variety of business concepts, to help ensure technologies are used efficiently, profitably, and securely.

There is no other software like this, so it’s constantly evolving -  and we’re looking for someone who is really excited to be part of something new.  

This position will include the following core responsibilities:
  • Develop and implement product strategies consistent with company vision, working directly with the back-end development team
  • Collect and analyze feedback from customers, stakeholders and other teams to shape requirements, features and end products
  • Work with senior management to create product plans and roadmaps
  • Ensure products and releases are launched correctly and on schedule
  • Create a timeline for development and deployment of technology
  • Develop technical aspects of the company’s strategy to ensure alignment with its business goals
  • Discover and implement new technologies that yield competitive advantage
  • Help departments use technology profitably
  • Supervise system infrastructure to ensure functionality and efficiency
  • Build quality assurance and data protection processes
  • Monitor KPIs and IT budgets to assess technological performance
  • Use stakeholders’ feedback to inform necessary improvements and adjustments to technology
  • Communicate technology strategy to partners and investors
     
A Few Other Things

Even if you don’t have all competencies and experiences below, we would still love to hear from you! We recognize that skills can be transferrable, and in our environment of collaboration and diversity, we know that people will grow and evolve.
  • Previous experience in product management and/or a similar leadership role
  • BSc/BA in Computer Science, Engineering or a related field; MBA or other relevant graduate degree is a plus
  • Background in software development and familiarity with Agile framework is preferred
  • Knowledge of technological trends to build strategy
  • Understanding of budgets and business-planning
  • Ability to conduct technological analyses and research
  • Excellent communication skills
  • Leadership and organizational abilities
  • Strategic thinking
  • Problem-solving aptitude
  • Proficiency in written and spoken English

If you’re looking for an opportunity to be a technological leader, be challenged to think outside of the box, and grow with the company – we want to talk to you!

To apply for this position, please email your cover letter and resume to hr@eksit.ca.  We thank all applicants in advance; however, only the candidates selected for interview will be contacted. No phone calls please.

EKSiT provides equal employment opportunities to all employees and applicants for employment. If you require accommodation for any part of the hiring process, we will make any reasonable adjustments that are required to enable you to be considered for the position. If you require an accommodation due to a disability, please contact us at hr@eksit.ca.