Full Job Description
Avalara, Inc., (www.Avalara.com), is the leading provider of cloud-based software that delivers a broad array of compliance solutions related to sales tax and other transactional taxes.
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Position Overview / Job Summary
Senior Product Managers work with Avalara's product teams, engineering teams, and business leaders to define the future direction and scope for our tax return and compliance services. These services are the backbone of our compliance services and critical to Avalara's end-to-end product offerings.
This product role will be responsible for creating the unified backend platform spanning Avalara's exemption and certificate management offerings. Responsible for leading the vision and execution of a scalable best in class exemption management platform, connector solutions (ERP, eCom, and POS), APIs, and data management.
What you'll do....
Work with customers to understand their needs
Be / become an expert in your product's space
Articulate a clear and compelling product strategy that synthesizes customer needs, market dynamics, and business requirements
Create prioritized roadmaps that deliver customer value
Define metrics that measure the success of products, and use these metrics to drive business outcomes
Develop clear, detailed, and actionable product requirements
Serve as agile product owner to ensure engineering execution aligns with your roadmap
Build alignment and collaborate effectively with other internal stakeholders to ensure effective customer-facing launches and a great end-to-end customer experience
Drive strategic cross-product and cross-functional initiatives that will help transform Avalara's business and improve the customer experience
What you'll bring to the role....
8+ years overall professional career experience with a mix of startup and big company perspectives, with experience with tax automation products, ERP, eCommerce, and/or other financial accounting systems
5+ years experience leading products at multiple lifecycle stages; facing multiple business challenges such as high growth, time to market, quality, and technology migrations; supporting back-end platforms, APIs, and data management
Experience with agile development methodologies, the product owner role, and commonly used tools such as Jira, Confluence, etc.
Experience with customer journey maps to create end-to-end customer experience within a product
Demonstrated experience partnering cross-functionally, including with executives and other internal stakeholders driving business outcomes
Ability to work closely with sprint teams, and to deliver product requirements appropriate for the project at hand
Strong attention to detail
Hands-on experience using analytics tools
Team player who is able to drive results through influence and enthusiasm
Exceptional written and oral communication skills, with experience conducting executive-level briefings and demos both internally and with customers
Bachelor's Degree in a relevant field (accounting, business, or computer science); MBA desirable
Former developer with familiarity in data management, back-end processes, APIs, and experience working on integrations across multiple products / services.
Background in finance, tax, accounting and/or compliance documents solutions
Experience working with partners and 3rd party developers
Where you will work….
Avalara helps businesses of all sizes achieve compliance with transactional taxes, including VAT, sales and use, excise, communications, and other tax types. We deliver comprehensive, automated, cloud-based solutions that are fast, accurate, and easy to use.
Avalara offers hundreds of pre-built connectors into leading accounting, ERP, ecommerce and other business applications. Each year, the company processes billions of tax transactions for customers and users, files hundreds of thousands of tax compliance documents and tax returns, and manages millions of exemption certificates and other compliance related documents.
Avalara's headquarters are in Seattle, WA and it has offices across the U.S. and in Brighton and London, England; Brussels, Belgium; and Pune, India. More information at: www.avalara.com
Avalara is an Equal Opportunity Employer. All qualified candidates will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, creed, religion, age, gender, national orientation, disability, sexual orientation, US Veteran status, or any other factor protected by law.