Product Strategist

Punchcut is looking for a Product Strategist to remotely join our team. You’ll be an extended member of our talent network to serve as a consultant supplementing our internal capabilities as we scale. You’re a master of prioritizing client needs and product features, and partnering with product development teams via meticulous documentation and proactive management and communication. You have at least 5 to 7 years of relevant product management, and you feel comfortable working in a fast-paced and collaborative creative-agency environment. The ideal candidate would be an independent product manager that we could work with on projects from time to time over the next 1-3 years, however, may be a contract-to-hire option based on client demand.


The Product Strategist will provide business strategy, product strategy, and hands-on product development experience to Punchcut and client design teams, and help us exceed client expectations.

  • Help develop product and service strategies for our clients as part of our broader team
  • Assess market competition, landscape, differentiators and unique selling points
  • Translate product strategy into detailed requirements
  • Recommend / facilitate determination of product scope, feature set and MVP drivers
  • Provide overall product development and feature-level direction to project teams
  • Recommend go-to market product launch plans, including strategic product roadmaps
  • Define user stories and ensure requirements are met
  • Develop sprint plans and support project managers in execution of the sprint plans
  • Interface with main executive sponsors, Punchcut creative teams, and client technical development teams
  • Partner with Punchcut Project Managers to monitor and guide workflow and product development related tasks; set daily, weekly, and long-term project goals and report status
  • Work within an enthusiastic team to further refine our product management philosophies, capabilities, processes and tools


  • Proven track record of delivering products on time and within budget in the consumer technology industry
  • Minimum of 5 years experience managing both large- and small- scale go-to-market interactive and digital products
  • Proficiency developing and documenting product roadmaps, user stories, product requirements, etc.
  • Ability to independently identify and resolve product development issues
  • Maintains up-to-date market and technical knowledge, including competitive/comparative analysis
  • Demonstrated proficiency in Microsoft Project, Word, Excel, PowerPoint, JIRA, Zeppelin, Confluence and/or other product design & development tools
  • Excellent estimating and scheduling skills
  • Experience with UX design and agency/consulting environments
  • Excellent presentation, oral and written-communication skills, including meeting and workshop-facilitation experience
  • Flexibility to jump head first into a project and hit the ground running
  • Excellent team building, problem solving, and conflict resolution skills
  • Enthusiasm, positive energy, and sense of humor

Bonus points for:

  • Experience working in a creative/design agency environment
  • Familiar with Keynote, Sketch, Figma, Adobe Suite

Why Punchcut?

Punchcut is a human interface design and innovation company headquartered in San Francisco. For twenty years, we’ve worked with the world’s top companies to envision, design and launch connected products and services that engage customers and transform businesses.

We also love the diversity, challenge and satisfaction that come from our projects. Whether envisioning the next autonomous vehicle or working closely with engineers on next year’s hottest wearable, Punchcut designs the future.

Well, what are you waiting for? Come design the future of everything!

Punchcut is an Equal Opportunity Employer.


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