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Product Manager – Autonomy

by Mar 13, 2023

Ames, IA - Full Time

Job Posting: 3/9/2023                        FLSA Status: Salaried, exempt

Location: Ames, IA                              Supervisory: No

Team:  Product Management             Reports to: Director of Product Management

The Culture

Ag Leader was born from a passion and determination to transform agriculture forever. In 1992, Ag Leader changed the industry by bringing real-time yield data to farmers’ fingertips. Today, more than 30 years later, Ag Leader has become a global team that provides year-round solutions to help farmers plan, plant, apply, and harvest more efficiently and profitably. We are improving the lives of farmers. We are increasing the efficiency of production agriculture around the world. And we aren’t slowing down. Ready to use your talent to implement change? Join our team of innovators revolutionizing agriculture.

The Opportunity

Work within the product management team, identifying new product opportunities and strategic fit while maximizing the impact these products have on our customers’ operations.  In this position you will be the champion for determining Ag Leader’s path towards autonomous product offerings; starting with commercially viable products that solve on-farm problems today. This role will be critical in outlining the future of Ag Leader’s success in an autonomous future.

The Right Person Will

  • Form individual thoughts and ideas to contribute and thrive in a collaborative team environment
  • Recruit and rally others on cross-functional initiatives to achieve product line success
  • Passionately lead in the development of themselves and others
  • Cultivate relationships both inside and outside of Ag Leader Technology
  • Share credit, emphasize team over self, and define success collaboratively rather than individually
  • Have good judgment and intuition around the subtleties of group dynamics and the impact of their words and actions


  • Proactively identify product opportunities for autonomous technologies that help farmers change the way they farm to improve their financial success and quality of life
  • Champion the collaborative development and continual refinement of the autonomous roadmap
  • Develop a strong market expertise gleaned from customer and competitive research regarding market viability, customer need, market potential, and product value proposition
  • Lead cross-functional team to decisions regarding Build/Buy/License strategies
  • Become a product expert, developing a deep understanding of product operation, product positioning, and competitive products in the marketplace
  • Stay up-to-date on new technologies and their potential applications within agriculture
  • Work with a cross-functional autonomy engineering team to determine R&D priority

Qualifications and Skills

  • 5+ years experience in a technical product management, engineering, or product development role
  • Proven ability to make things happen amidst ambiguity, complexity, and inter-dependencies in an organized and structured way
  • Keen observational skills focused on identification of customer problems and unarticulated needs
  • Have, or desire to obtain, a strong understanding of row crop farmers as well as their business and technology practices
  • Proven ability to influence individuals and teams without formal authority
  • Must be able to travel as required to effectively fulfill position requirements

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