Product Manager, SmartVM (Greensboro, NC)

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The Data Product Manager is responsible for growing the smartvm database by securing new data contributors and identifying third party data providers to supplement our data asset. The role will involve identifying potential organizations, data providers, and industry groups that could add value to our smartvm database. The Data Product Manager will collaborate with development, data, sales, and marketing teams to bring data quality and product features to the smartvm product.

Primary Tasks/Activities:

  • Source and manage new data that may complement our existing smartvm database.
  • Be a subject matter expert in all aspects of smartvm. This includes a deep understanding of the technical aspects of the product and the underlying data used.
  • Oversee data cleansing, enrichment and drive data issue remediation using Data Governance defined standards. Monitor and enforce data quality.
  • Investigate and evolve new data sources, mappings, identifying key signals and attributes for proprietary and partnership data.
  • Partner with the data, smartvm, and analytics teams to analyze, clean and structure data that can be used by APEX, our clients, and our partners.
  • Work with our Quantitative Analytics team to build machine learning techniques to improve and expand existing and new models within the smartvm platform to optimize performance, profile suppliers, quantify accuracy, and predict results.
  • Partner with other APEX data owners on consolidation of internal data that populates smartvm, e.g., Imports from Commercial / FSCore and Portal.
  • Define and prioritize data product requirements and develop and maintain a product roadmap.

  • Source and manage new data that may complement our existing smartvm database.
  • Be a subject matter expert in all aspects of smartvm. This includes a deep understanding of the technical aspects of the product and the underlying data used.
  • Oversee data cleansing, enrichment and drive data issue remediation using Data Governance defined standards. Monitor and enforce data quality.
  • Investigate and evolve new data sources, mappings, identifying key signals and attributes for proprietary and partnership data.
  • Partner with the data, smartvm, and analytics teams to analyze, clean and structure data that can be used by APEX, our clients, and our partners.
  • Work with our Quantitative Analytics team to build machine learning techniques to improve and expand existing and new models within the smartvm platform to optimize performance, profile suppliers, quantify accuracy, and predict results.
  • Partner with other APEX data owners on consolidation of internal data that populates smartvm, e.g., Imports from Commercial / FSCore and Portal.
  • Define and prioritize data product requirements and develop and maintain a product roadmap.


POSITION REQUIREMENTS

Knowledge Components:

  • Ability to communicate at all levels with clarity, poise, maturity, and precision both written and verbal.
  • Ability to create and document functional requirements for development team.
  • Excellent problem-solving and critical-thinking skills.
  • Technical expertise in data, its standardization and transformation.
  • Must understand data flows, data profiling, and statistical analysis.
  • Software implementation experience
  • Good understanding of Accounts Payable & procurement principles, including Accounts Payable best practices
  • Project Management skills, including creation of project plans and regular executive status reporting


Experience (Years and types):

  • 3+ years of Product Management experience with customer or supplier information management or data product.
  • 5+ of experience with data and business insights analysis which identify and drive ongoing excellence in data quality practices.

  • Experience with SQL and BI tools.
  • Experience managing products through their entire life cycle with a track record of successful delivery of commercial products.
  • Experience in Supply Information Management is desirable.


Education Levels/Credentials (Degree types and Emphasis):

  • Bachelor's degree in Business, Computer Science, IT, Engineering, or related discipline or equivalent experience. Master's degree preferred.


Skills and Abilities and Other Characteristics:

  • Results-oriented, diligent, and works with a sense of urgency. Assertive, responsible for his/her own work (self-directed), have a strong affinity for defining work in deliverables, and be willing to commit to deadlines.

  • Excellent communication skills, both written and verbal, including ability to communicate effectively with both business and technical personnel, both inside the APEX organization and within client organizations, at both peer and senior levels.
  • Influential, focused, and versatile team player that is comfortable under pressure.

  • Data literacy and analytical mindset.
  • Creativity and drive, coupled with a desire to grow through thought leadership, initiative, and strategic thinking.


Location: Greensboro, NC. This is an onsite position.

apexanalytix is the leading provider of trusted supplier data; supplier portal software; controls, auditand analytics software; and AP recovery audit services. We protect over $5 trillion in spend andprevent or recoverover $3 billion in overpayments annually, and our client portals actively support over 3 million suppliers. Our software and audit services are built on our SmartVM®database of over 20 million supplier records with contacts, scored for accuracy and age, based on integration with over 650 external data sources and over 10 million communications with suppliers each year. apexanalytix Archimedes™, an advanced cognitive technology and innovation system, supported by IBM Watson®, is integrated into apexanalytix software and services to harness the power of the future through smarter recoveries, controls, analytics, working capitaland supplier data. We serve over 250 Fortune 500/Forbes Global 2000 clients around the world and are fluent in languages covering 98 percent of global trade.

Our Culture:

At apexanalytix, our culture drives everything! We live our culture of performance, respect, candor, and fun-in that order. Performance is measured by delivering value to our clients, generating goodwill, trust, and partnership. Sincere respect for each other, our diverse backgrounds and our well-being are our cornerstones. We value open and honest relationships with each other, our clients, and our communities. And life is too short to not have fun! We look for team players who possess the qualities of being humble, hungry, and smart.We recruit candidates who will strive for accountability in performance and career growth, serving our clients in long-term respectful relationships, and working in a diverse and caring environment.

The Perks:

We owe our growing success to our team of bright, passionate, and innovative individuals. We truly value our associates and strive to provide the highest quality benefits program, offering competitive compensation packages with tailored bonus plans and generous benefits. Our benefits include health and insurance plans (medical, dental, optical, life insurance, disability insurance, FSA, HSA employee assistance program, supplemental insurance options and pre-paid legal), a generous paid time off plan, 401k plan, flexible work schedules, wellness programs (company fitness and weight loss challenges, financial wellness software tool, and gym membership stipend), associate and customer referral bonus programs, and paid community hours. And here at apexanalytix, you won't get lost in the shuffle. Our focus on internal training, growth, and development results in annually filling over a quarter of our open positions with internal promotions! With resources such as a strong Mentor Program, Internal Training Portal, plus Education, Tuition, and Certification Assistance, we provide tools for our associates to grow and develop. If you are looking for a place to shine, come join the team!

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