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Lead Product Manager

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United States
Base Salary
102k-174k USD

Job Description

@ ICF Next, we are fearless in finding new ways to solve problems, relentless in making sure it pays off for our clients and committed to making a positive change in the world. Join our community of mission-driven creatives, communicators, strategists, and technologists to challenge the status quo.

We are currently hiring for an experienced Lead Product Manager to serve as a senior engagement leader in support of our federal government clients.

Our Team

Join a team of senior consultants and problem-solvers working to champion product thinking in federal IT delivery. Product Managers @ ICF Next are difference-makers. They understand and connect with the client mission and act as the curators and stewards of the product vision throughout Agile IT Modernizations. This is a dynamic and visible senior consultant position, capable of wearing different hats and communication styles in different settings to depending on the day and context: teammate or leader, collaborator or visionary, listener or coach, business development or delivery. ICF is a purpose-driven company with a strong culture and underlying values that prize diversity, opportunity, equality, and respect. Our core values include embracing differences, and we seek candidates who are passionate about building a culture that encourages, embraces, and hires dimensions of differences.

Our Work

A Lead Product Manager in our practice:

  • Serves as a leader on federal client engagements, shapes the Agile team and processes for success and drives the backlog of work in the right direction

  • Is a consultant first; able to effectively represent our practice’s product management playbook and the services we sell in the way they do their work, while also tailoring their approach on a project-by-project basis to deliver value to their teams and customers

  • Uncovers and articulates the needs and goals of the client organization as they relate to the contract and product; Loves to dig in and make sense of things, can quickly get smart on a new program or subject matter

  • Collaborates with a variety of internal and external experts, facilitates conversations and workshops to brainstorm and get buy-in for decisions

  • Generates clear and compelling artifacts to explain the product vision, strategy, process, target outcomes, progress toward those outcomes, and high-level requirements to a variety of audiences

  • Brings a minimum viable product (MVP) mindset to everything they do, keeps the team focused on what matters in different phases and minimizing risks, while also creating time, space, and confidence amongst our teams to innovate and deliver the best results long-term

  • Manages and plans Agile work across multiple workstreams, can effectively balance and steer discovery and delivery tasks to drive the backlog and deliver value to users continuously

  • Is a team player with excellent problem-solving and consensus-building skills; fosters a culture of creativity, collaboration, innovation, honesty, and best ideas forward

  • Is an active member of our product practice; contributes to our community by building relationships across the company, mentoring others, creating and collecting best practices, supporting proposal writing, other internal initiatives that help us grow and thrive

Required Qualifications:

  • Bachelor’s degree

  • 5+ years of professional experience in a digital product delivery role

  • 3+ years direct product management or product strategy experience on an Agile team (e.g. as a product owner or product manager)

  • 2+ years' experience in a professional consulting role

  • 1+ years' experience leading virtual workshops that employ human-centered design, design thinking, or generative brainstorming techniques

  • Ability to obtain a Public Trust Clearance, must reside in the United States

Professional Skills

  • Strong understanding of Agile methodologies, professional experience on integrated cross-functional Agile teams that include discovery functions such as user research and UX design SMEs

  • Excellent verbal and written communication skills

  • Proficient with product management and collaboration tools such as JIRA, Confluence, and Mural

Preferred Qualifications

  • Experience working with distributed remote-first teams

  • Experience working on federal contracts in a variety of engagement models and team sizes, including custom open-source development, low-code/no-code solutions, data projects, and management consulting related roles

  • Agile Product management training or certifications such as SAFe POPm, Pragmatic, Product School or equivalent

Working at ICF

ICF is a global advisory and technology services provider, but we’re not your typical consultants. We combine unmatched expertise with cutting-edge technology to help clients solve their most complex challenges, navigate change, and shape the future.

We can only solve the world's toughest challenges by building an inclusive workplace that allows everyone to thrive. We are an equal opportunity employer, committed to hiring regardless of any protected characteristic, such as race, ethnicity, national origin, color, sex, gender identity/expression, sexual orientation, religion, age, disability status, or military/veteran status. Together, our employees are empowered to share their expertise and collaborate with others to achieve personal and professional goals. For more information, please read our EEO & AA policy.

Reasonable Accommodations are available, including, but not limited to, for disabled veterans, individuals with disabilities, and individuals with sincerely held religious beliefs, in all phases of the application and employment process. To request an accommodation please email [email protected] and we will be happy to assist. All information you provide will be kept confidential and will be used only to the extent required to provide needed reasonable accommodations.

Read more about workplace discrimination rights, the Pay Transparency Statement, or our benefit offerings which are included in the Transparency in (Benefits) Coverage Act.

Pay Range - There are multiple factors that are considered in determining final pay for a position, including, but not limited to, relevant work experience, skills, certifications and competencies that align to the specified role, geographic location, education and certifications as well as contract provisions regarding labor categories that are specific to the position. The pay range for this position is:

$102,285.00 - $173,884.00Nationwide Remote Office (US99)

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