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Shaifali Kumar

Senior Global Product Manager

12 years of industry experience

An experienced professional, having worked both in India and abroad, as Global Product Manager at well known industry names, Shaifali is passionate about product management, product strategy and business management. Her expertise is in consumer categories with business management scope - recognizing consumer insights, defining the value proposition, new product introduction/management, P&L management, go to market strategy, product life cycle management. She has also worked as a brand manager and in sales during her career.

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Julien Nérée

Head of Hardware Product

7 years of industry experience

Julien has accumulated more than 7 years of experience in hardware product development, with deep insights into manufacturing operations and data analytics. Working with engineers and factories in China on a daily basis gave him hands-on experience to all necessary steps to bring ideas to mass-manufactured products. An alumnus from ECE Paris, Julien is passionate about IoT and Project Management. To know more visit https://julneree.com/

KEY SKILLS

  • A General Understanding of Data 

  • Industry InsightsVisionary

  • Be a jack-of-all-trades

  • Master technical know-how

  • Design and User Experience Knowledge

  • Excellent communicator

  • Know their way around metrics

  • Team player

  • Empathy 

  • Problem solving

  • Curiosity

  • Team spirit

  • Leadership

  • Problem-solving

  • Process building

PROS

  • Most appealing part is capturing the talents of a vast team and tactfully aligning them to execute a common vision

  • Understanding complex customer problems and building the right solutions for their problems is definitely satisfying

  • There's a creative and intellectual challenge of balancing the fresh and the practical aspect while being profitable 

  • Product Managers tend to have a lot more freedom to do their work than others in an organization

  • The task of building a product, releasing it, and seeing it used by 1,10, 1 million, 100 million people is a thrill and is an interesting process that teaches you plenty

  • It develops your entrepreneurial skills and mindset

CONS

  • Having to overcome the limitations imposed by budget and technology

  • You have to budget a lot of time around communication while concentrating on product details

  • Lack of time- you will not have enough time to do everything that is needed

  • Selecting a company to work for is a bit harder since product management might mean different things to different companies

OPPORTUNITY TYPES

GOT WHAT IT TAKES?

  • Companies 

  • Agencies

  • You understand emotional intelligence

  • You must understand customers’ concerns about their product 

  • You have relationship management skills

  • Interest in translating business-to-technical requirements, and vice versa

  • You love defining and tracking success metrics

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Interesting Facts about the career


  • Offers for product management jobs in Finland have increased by 160%

  • Product managers provide 34% extra revenue to companies  

  • Less than 30% of executives fully appreciate their value

  • Senior product managers are the most sought after candidates  

  • The most in-demand skill for product managers is project management

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