Product Manager

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Founded in 1986, KPA is a leading provider of Environment, Health & Safety (EHS), and Workforce Compliance software and consulting services. We succeed if our clients can send their employees home at night, having not experienced a workplace accident or injury. The combination of software, consulting, and training helps clients identify, remedy, and prevent workplace safety and compliance problems so they can focus on what’s important – their core business. 

 

Help us help keep people safe and businesses working efficiently. Named as one of Built In Colorado’s Best Places to Work for four years in a row, KPA is made up of talented individuals working together for the greater good. We’re here to help our clients build safe, thriving organizations, and we’re looking for people with a common goal to help us do it. 


Position Description: 

KPA is looking for a product manager who will be the eyes and ears of the market and the voice of the customer for our highly configurable, user focused EHS management software - KPA Flex. You will play a central role in identifying market needs and developing solutions that solve key-business problems.

Key Responsibilities:

  • Identify market opportunities and determine the corresponding business gaps available by addressing those needs.
  • Work with the Product Director to understand and define the product market, strengths, weaknesses, competitive landscape
  • Manage the entire product life cycle, from planning through development, launch, and retirement phases.
  • Create, maintain, and communicate the Product Roadmaps with stakeholders.
  • Define product requirements
  • Work with the engineering and design team to build high-value, customer-centric solutions.
  • Monitor & adapt to key product success metrics
  • Make data-driven decisions regarding product development priorities while balancing business needs and technical realities.
  • Assist in the creation of the training and tools necessary to ensure the Sales, and Customer Success are educated on the feature/functionality of products
  • Collaborate with the marketing team to develop the right positioning and messaging that resonates with our target buyer personas.
  • Understand and support our sales and customer success teams, enabling them to understand the problems the product solves for our buyers and users.

Required Skills & Qualifications:

  • Ideally 3+ years of product management experience with a record of successfully delivering B2B SaaS products to market.
  • Experience in industries such as Manufacturing, Construction, Utilities (Energy or Oil/Gas), Transportation, or others governed by EHS regulations.
  • Strong skills in research, documentation, and stakeholder engagement
  • Experience with agile development and sprint execution
  • Excellent written and verbal communication skills to audiences needing to understand vision, strategy and execution.

Preferred Skills & Qualifications:

  • Scrum Product Owner Certification
  • Pragmatic Institute Certified (PMC)
  • Experience in Environment, Health, Safety, and Sustainability
  • Strong presentation skills, including experience presenting to executive leadership and large audiences

Compensation:

  • Annual base salary range between $105-120k
  • Bonus potential of 10% annually

Physical Requirements:

  • Physical demands described here are representative of those that must be met by an employee to successfully perform the essential functions of this job. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.
  • - Working at a computer typing and view a screen - Constantly

    - Visual Recognition - Constantly

    - Hearing/Listening - Frequently

    - Travel - Seldom

Location

  • KPA is headquartered in Westminster, CO just outside of Denver, with a secondary office in Tigard, OR. We operate in a hybrid, remote-first work model where local candidates can go into the office for in person collaboration, team meetings, or events. This position can sit 100% remote. There may be a rare occation when you are asked to travel to Colorado or Oregon, however this would be very infrequently, if at all.

Don’t meet every job requirement? At KPA, we are dedicated to building a diverse, inclusive, and authentic workplace. Studies have shown that women and people of color are less likely to apply unless they meet every requirement. If you’re excited about the role but your past experience doesn’t align perfectly with every qualification, we still encourage you to apply! You might just be the right candidate for this or other roles.


As a growing company KPA values its employees by supporting them with a full benefits package including Medical, Dental, Vision, Flexible Spending Accounts, PTO, Paid and Floating Holidays, 401k with Company match and immediate vesting, Company-funded Life Insurance, Employee Assistance Programs, and Pet Insurance.


About KPA


Founded in 1986, KPA is a leading provider of Environment, Health & Safety (EHS), and Workforce Compliance software and consulting services. KPA solutions help clients identify, remedy, and prevent workplace safety and compliance problems across their entire enterprise. The combination of KPA's software, consulting services, and award-winning training content helps organizations minimize risk so they can focus on what's important—their core business.


We are passionate about what we do, how we do and why we do it. Our culture is driven by the KPA core values – Integrity, Helpful, Excellence, Agile, Respectful, and Teamwork. Success will be determined by the capabilities, energy and character of the people we bring into our organization and the performance they achieve.


KPA, with headquarters in Colorado and teammates throughout the United Sates, is recognized as one of Colorado's Best Places to Work and Best Midsize Places to Work by Built In Colorado for 2023.


“To be ranked so highly in Built In’s Best Places to Work Awards is a recognition of KPA’s dedication to creating a team of outstanding professionals and our efforts to create a positive and safe workplace culture for everyone,” said Chris Fanning, KPA President and CEO. “I believe we’ve developed a high caliber organization comprised of passionate people who are experts in their respective fields and deliver great value to our customers.”


KPA is committed to providing equal opportunity in all of our employment practices, including selection, hiring, promotion, transfer, and compensation, to all qualified applicants and employees without regard to race, religion, religious dress/grooming, color, ethnicity, sex (including sex stereotyping), sexual orientation, gender identity or gender expression, national origin, ancestry, citizenship status, creed, uniform service member status, military or veteran status, marital status, pregnancy, breast-feeding and/or pregnancy-related conditions, age, protected medical condition, leave status, physical or mental disability, genetic characteristics, or any other legally-protected status in accordance with the requirements of all federal, state and local laws. In compliance with federal law, all persons hired will be required to verify identity and eligibility to work in the United States and to complete the required employment eligibility verification document form upon hire.


If you need assistance or an accommodation due to a disability, you may contact us at [email protected].

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An Insider's view of KPA

What's something quirky about your company?

We have such a diverse workforce! From the Sales team to QA Analysts; people who've spent their careers in auto dealerships to new Environmental Health and Safety graduates; from the steel industry in PA to compliance software in OK to auditors on both coasts and everywhere in between. I'm so pumped to work with so many different kinds of people!

Meghan

Human Resources Generalist

How do you collaborate with other teams in the company?

I love how enthusiastic other teams and departments are to work together. Everyone in the organization is willing to lend a helping hand whether it’s through a quick ping, email, or a video call. It’s energizing being at a company that feels like one big team!

Emma

Senior Financial Analyst

What makes someone successful on your team?

Being in a client facing role, holding a professional & positive demeanor is crucial to one’s success. The ability to empathize with varying clients’ needs & changing communication styles are also essential. Most importantly though, is relationship building. It is our job to instill trust with our clients & once this happens, the rest is simple.

Matt

Client Success Manager

What are KPA Perks + Benefits

KPA Benefits Overview

KPA strives to create a productive work environment by supporting employees and their families with competitive benefits.

Culture
Volunteer in local community
Partners with nonprofits
Open door policy
Open office floor plan
Hybrid work model
In-person revenue kickoff
President's club
Employee awards
Flexible work schedule
Remote work program
Diversity
Mandated unconscious bias training
Diversity manifesto
Diversity employee resource groups
KPA's DEI Group helps to create an inclusive environment for our diverse workforce by developing internal training and organizing events and initiatives within the community.
Hiring practices that promote diversity
KPA is careful to source diverse candidates and interviews fairly based on skills and aptitude. Our recruiting team contiunally collects and analyzes data to promote equity in our hiring practices.
Health Insurance & Wellness Benefits
Flexible Spending Account (FSA)
Disability insurance
Dental insurance
Vision insurance
Health insurance
Life insurance
Pet insurance
Wellness programs
Team workouts
KPA has provided a place for employees to gather online to take live yoga, stretching, and meditation classes.
Mental health benefits
KPA's EAP and Teledoc programs are available to all employees are easy to use resources to support and promote mental health during the pandemic.
Financial & Retirement
401(K)
401(K) matching
Performance bonus
Child Care & Parental Leave Benefits
Generous parental leave
We provide up to 2 weeks of parental leave.
Family medical leave
Company sponsored family events
Vacation & Time Off Benefits
Generous PTO
Paid volunteer time
Paid holidays
Floating holidays
Bereavement leave benefits
Office Perks
Company-sponsored outings
Free snacks and drinks
Some meals provided
Company-sponsored happy hours
Onsite office parking
Mother's room
Onsite gym
Professional Development Benefits
Job training & conferences
Tuition reimbursement
Lunch and learns
Promote from within
Continuing education stipend
We offer $2000 annually for continuing education.
Online course subscriptions available
Customized development tracks
Paid industry certifications
Virtual coaching services

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