Contract Product Manager

$50 - $60 hourly
Job Category: Technology
Position Type: Contract / Temporary
Work Model: Hybrid
Location: Chicago, Illinois
Job ID: 124796
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LaSalle Network has partnered with a leading distribution company seeking an experienced and dynamic Product Manager to lead the development and execution of their product strategy. As a Product Manager, you will play a pivotal role in defining, building and delivering innovative products that meet customer needs and drive business growth.

The ideal candidate will possess a deep understanding of market trends, user behavior and technology, coupled with strong leadership and collaboration skills.

Product Manager Responsibilities:

  • Define and articulate the product vision, goals and roadmap in alignment with the company's overall strategy
  • Conduct market research, competitive analysis and customer feedback analysis to identify opportunities and challenges
  • Collaborate with cross-functional teams and stakeholders to gather and prioritize product requirements
  • Translate customer needs and business goals into detailed product specifications and user stories
  • Create and maintain a comprehensive product roadmap that outlines features, enhancements, and releases
  • Balance short-term priorities with long-term strategic goals, adapting the roadmap as needed based on market shifts and business priorities
  • Work closely with engineering, design, and other teams to drive the development process, ensuring timely delivery of high-quality products
  • Provide clear product specifications, wireframes, and prototypes to guide development efforts
  • Champion a user-centered design approach, advocating for the best possible user experience throughout the product lifecycle
  • Conduct user research, usability testing and feedback sessions to continuously refine and enhance the product
  • Maintain open and transparent communication with stakeholders, keeping them informed about product progress, changes and milestones
  • Collaborate with sales, marketing, and customer support teams to ensure effective product launches and ongoing support
  • Define key performance indicators (KPIs) and measure product success against these metrics
  • Analyze data, user behavior and feedback to identify areas for improvement and inform future product iterations
  • Lead cross-functional teams through the product development process, fostering a collaborative and innovative environment
  • Drive alignment among different teams and departments to ensure successful product delivery

Product Manager Requirements:
  • Bachelor's degree in Business, Marketing, Computer Science or a related field; master’s preferred
  • 3+ years of experience as a Product Manager, contributing to the development and launch of successful products
  • Strong understanding of product management principles, methodologies and best practices
  • Exceptional analytical, problem-solving and critical-thinking skills
  • Excellent communication and interpersonal abilities, with the capacity to engage and influence both internal teams and external partners
  • Experience with Agile and Scrum methodologies, and proficiency in project management tools
  • Ability to balance technical requirements with user needs, ensuring the product's functionality and usability
  • Familiarity with data analysis and data-driven decision-making
  • Strong leadership qualities and the ability to motivate and inspire teams
  • Comfortable navigating ambiguity and adapting to evolving market conditions

This Product Manager position is an open-ended contract with the potential for both extension or conversions. This role is onsite 1-3x/week in downtown Chicago.

If you are interested in this opportunity and qualify per the requirements, please apply today.

Thank you,

Emily Burkhardt
Project Manager – Technology Services
LaSalle Network


LaSalle Network is an Equal Opportunity Employer m/f/d/v.

LaSalle Network is the leading provider of direct hire and temporary staffing services. For over two decades, LaSalle has helped organizations hire faster and connect top talent with opportunities, from entry-level positions to the C-suite. With units specializing in Accounting and Finance, Administrative, Marketing, Technology, Supply chain, Healthcare Revenue Cycle, Call Center, Human Resources and Executive Search. LaSalle offers staffing and recruiting solutions to companies of all sizes and across all industries.

LaSalle Network is the premier staffing and recruiting firm, earning over 100 culture, revenue and industry-based awards from major publications and having its company experts regularly contribute insights on retention strategies, hiring trends and hiring challenges, and more to national news outlets. LaSalle Network offers temporary Field Employees benefit plans including medical, dental and vision coverage. Family Medical Leave, Worker's compensation, Paid Leave and Sick Leave are also provided. View a full list of our benefits here