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Product Manager

Req id:  24293

Mississauga, ON, CA Waterloo, ON, CA Richmond Hill, ON, CA


As the Information Company, our mission at OpenText is to create software solutions and deliver services that redefine the future of digital. Be part of a winning team that leads the way in Enterprise Information Management. 


OpenText is looking for a Lead Product Manager with Retail/Supply Chain experience to support the Active Applications portfolio within Business Network business unit. The Lead Product Manager develops the product strategy, drives the definition and the delivery of product releases and is responsible for the full life cycle of the product. She/he works closely with the go-to-market team to ensure the product roadmap can meet the requirements of the business plan and be successfully rolled out. 


In this role, the Lead Product Manager will drive the Business Network strategy for the Active Catalogue product portfolio.  This role requires a strong understanding of retail catalogues and integration technologies and how those are used to streamline business processes, supply chain solutions, APIs, SaaS solutions, and managed services delivery and support models.  A strong technical background is required. 


The Lead Product Manager is responsible for the development and implementation of the strategic plan for the product. He/she maintains close relationships with the market (customers, evaluators, and potentials) for awareness of market needs, defining market requirements, development of solutions, packaging features into product releases, and managing Agile product backlogs.  This position involves close interaction with sales, marketing, development leads, product architects, and key customers.   


You are great at: 

  • Discovering and validating market problems (both existing and future customers). 
  • Seeking new market opportunities by leveraging the company’s distinctive competence. 
  • Providing oversight of strategy, technical, and marketing aspects of the product. 
  • Creating and maintaining the business plan including pricing. 
  • Determining buy/build/partner decisions. 
  • Approving final marketing and go-to-market plans. 
  • Analyzing the competitive landscape. 
  • Working with key customers, analysts, and members of the field organization to gather requirements for future releases and feedback on current releases. 
  • Maintaining the product roadmap and representing it internally and externally. 


What it takes: 

  • Bachelor's degree or equivalent in product information management systems, retail, supply chain, or logistics & transportation.  MBA is a plus. 
  • 5-7+ years of Product Management experience in retail, B2B supply chain, integration technologies, or enterprise resource planning software. 
  • Experience with GS1 Product Standards, GDSN Data Pools, Vendor Portals, and the management of Master Data across enterprises.
  • Experience with any of the following integration solutions:  B2B supply chain, catalogues, A2A, Enterprise-class PIMS, or integrated PaaS solutions. 
  • Strong customer orientation and proven experience in delivering revenues from existing products. 
  • Strong background in consumer or enterprise software user experience strategy, design, and development. 
  • Skilled in presentations and discussions with business and technical staff. 
  • Knowledge of software development lifecycle processes and methodologies. 
  • Strong English language communication, leadership and presentation skills. 
  • Effective at influencing and convincing others into action yet able to also be a collaborative team member. 
  • Accustomed to working in an international environment involving multiple development sites in geographically distributed time zones. 


While OpenText is an Equal Opportunity Employer, our efforts to build an inclusive work environment go beyond simply complying with applicable laws. Our Employment Equity and Diversity Policy provides direction on maintaining a working environment that is inclusive of everyone, regardless of culture, national origin, race, color, gender, gender identification, sexual orientation, family status, age, veteran status, disability, religion, or other basis protected by applicable laws. Should you require accommodations during the selection process, please contact accomodationrequests@opentext.com).


Our growing team is mapping the future of Information Management, and we continue to make new discoveries that expand its boundaries. Join us and be part of a winning team, where the opportunities for your career are limitless. 

From its innovative start as a research project by University of Waterloo professors in 1991, OpenText has grown into a global company with offices in more than 35 countries. Our high- performance culture has forged our growth and is an excellent fit for people looking to push themselves to learn and do more.

It’s our time to lead, and as part of our team, it will be your time too. Our continued growth will provide you the opportunity to explore, learn and chart an exciting career path while enjoying a good work-life balance. 

If you thrive in a dynamic work environment, there is always a new horizon to explore. We are proud to offer excellent benefits, challenging work and competitive financial rewards. 

Our employee programs prioritize employees’ well-being and that of their families. We offer a comprehensive benefit plan, education assistance, a wellness/fitness reimbursement and time off to volunteer. 

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With offices around the world and flexible work arrangements, OpenText strives to make sure all our employees feel connected. Teamwork extends to our social lives too from local social events to company-wide activities, we want our employees to take time to relax and have fun.  

Corporate Citizenship  
Corporate Citizenship is more than a program for us, it is engrained in our purpose, impact, and approach to doing business. Through numerous volunteer initiatives, we support education and innovation for global change.

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