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Product Strategist - Construction Technology

at Stanley Black & Decker

Posted: 9/16/2019
Job Reference #: 838917

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Product Strategist - Construction Technology

US - Corporate Caisson


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About Us:

CAISSON is a construction technology start-up, backed by Fortune 500 company Stanley Black & Decker, Inc. (NYSE: SWK), that strives to advance the skilled trades through the adoption of technology. The CAISSON team includes some of the brightest minds in construction technology with a shared vision to help construction firms adopt and deploy the right digital tools and processes to drive productivity and win more work.

CAISSON’s offering of consultative and managed services for construction firms and skilled trade associations integrates critical subject matter experts and pre-configured digital tools directly into the client’s existing business and project teams. This allows the client to augment expertise, capabilities and resources presently unavailable within their current teams at a lower cost and with increased speed. Our approach and services minimize the barriers to entry of innovation our clients face when adopting new technologies and advanced workflows. Although operating as a start-up, CAISSON will quickly move into a period of hypergrowth with an abundance of opportunities for advancement.

Position Summary

The Product Strategist position is an integral part of the commercial team, working together with business development, sales and marketing, industry partners and most importantly the customer. This role requires a strategic thinker with industry experience who can translate customer challenges and needs into value-based products and services. Initially, this person will help strategize, build and maintain the companies first manage service offering - a customized Virtual Desktop Infrastructure (VDI) and Desktop as a Service (DaaS) platform targeted towards several key construction industry segments. This “virtual workspace” will support various customized construction software stacks that enable powerful BIM and CAD workflows for both VDC teams and fabrication teams.

The Product Strategist’s key responsibility when joining the team will be to deliver this initial managed service to the market quickly: executing with a sense of urgency. The CAISSON Virtual Workspace will not be a static product, but a continued managed service provided to our customers that requires an experienced leader in place to manage the on-going product life cycle. The role will evolve as the business grows and will include responsibilities for bringing additional products and services to market. The Product Strategist will work closely with both internal commercial teams and key external relationships. He or she will work closely with our Construction Technologists and Strategic Account Managers to ensure that the products & services we deliver to our customers exceed their expectations and deliver measurable value. He or she will also provide technical sales support to these internal teams during product launch and assist with product training as these teams grow. Lastly, this person will be accountable for building strong customer relationships within the industry as well as strategic partnerships with complimentary construction technology firms in the space.

In this role, the Product Strategist will be required to travel to engage with prospects, build industry partnerships and visit directly with end users to gather VOC (estimated at 25% or more).
Main Responsibilities
  • Work collaboratively with internal and external teams to launch successful POC’s of the CAISSON Virtual Workspace.
  • Lead licensing and pricing strategies
  • Build and organization standardized software stack configurations to meet client needs.
  • Lead efforts to provide file exchange environment to match client needs.
  • Lead efforts to establish and test templates for the unique desktops needed.
  • Lead system integration workflows and requirements with developers and product management teams.
  • Work quickly to move from POC’s to MVPs of this initial product
  • Develop, deliver and own the product & services portfolio and on-going roadmap
  • Develop and own the product(s) Voice of Customer (VOC) strategy and life cycle management.
  • Leverage assets and teams across Stanley Black & Decker where necessary to maximize speed and agility.
  • Work closely with the Marketing Team to build product positioning, collateral, supporting content and commercialization efforts. 
  • Take part in public marketing and product training and education.
  • Represent our brands in public speaking engagements as an expert in the industry and be an overall brand advocate.
Essential Skills & Experience
  • Bachelor’s Degree in relevant discipline(s)
  • Five (5) or more years leading a managed services portfolio.
  • Experience with Virtual Desktop Infrastructure (VDI) and Desktop as a Service (DaaS) delivery methods.
  • Construction experience supporting VDC teams within commercial construction.
  • Background and proven success in Strategic Planning and Agile Methods to Project Management.
  • Self-Motivator with excellent communication skills: verbal and written.
  • Superior at strategic planning, project management and execution.
  • Ability to work in a team setting, sharing responsibilities and being accountable.
  • Ability to maintain a positive attitude and work in a fast-paced environment.
  • Demonstrated ability to build and foster strong business relationships.
  • Skilled in problem resolution and alternative methods of task and goal delivery.
Stanley Black & Decker offers its employees a competitive salary and a comprehensive benefits plan that includes medical, dental, life, disability, 401k, retirement savings, vacation, paid holidays, and more! Only those candidates who are currently eligible to work in the US will be considered for the opportunity. Stanley Black & Decker is proud to be an Equal Opportunity Employer.

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