Product Manager – Software

Product Manager – Software

The KOHL Group, Inc. (since 1984)

Position Title: Product Manager – Software
KOHL Position ID: R0341
Arrangement: Direct or Contract to perm; must work full time on client’s site

(remote is not an option for this position)

Location: Ramsey, NJ

Job Description:

The Product Manager (PM) will lead the growing firmware, software and networking product line that is fundamentally changing the fastening and bolting industry.  The candidate will manage both day-to-day response to customer requests and overall development on next generation software products.  The product manager works collaboratively with our engineering team, other product managers and vendors to develop comprehensive solutions.  The scope of products includes embedded firmware, software applications and network communication software.  The candidate acquires an in-depth knowledge of industry practices, applications and business opportunities to shape the software roadmap. The manager is responsible to develop use-case and detailed functional requirements for all software products.  The PM oversees the release process including support for operations and field service.  The candidate drives the voice of the customer, usability and expected response into all products.  The position supports marketing communication, training, customers and sales to provide a complete understanding of the operation of all software features and capabilities.

Primary Responsibilities:

  • Primary point of contact for firmware/software/network feature requests.
  • Work with engineering/product team to develop the best solution and schedule for implementation.
  • Define and document software product functional requirements.
  • Provide leadership, coordination, call meetings, document plans.
  • Plan release updates, new products and marketing launch.
  • Specify customer network connectivity, e.g. via Bluetooth, WiFi, other.
  • Define software for a variety of platforms; PC, IOS, Linux.
  • Ensure products incorporate best practice for User Interface (UI) design.
  • Support software development project management, Agile, Scrum, as needed
  • Participate in reviews for system integration test and assist with expert user testing
  • Develop clear user documentation source and training source material.
  • Work with team members to ensure software usability and reliability.


  • BS/MS in CS/EE or BS Business IT/MIS
  • MBA a plus
  • PMP/Agile Certification a plus
  • Five years planning and implementing relevant firmware/software solutions
  • Suitable combination of equivalent education, training or experience will be considered
  • Strong customer service skills
  • Demonstrated development of written requirements, use cases and interface specifications
  • Demonstrated knowledge of User Interface Design, Menu Structures, Graphical Interface, etc.
  • Technical knowledge of data communication, Bluetooth protocols and embedded firmware
  • Knowledge of development languages such as Java, Python, C++
  • Excellent people management, communication and team skills.


If you are interested, please email your resume in Word format to Ann Boschetti at  Otherwise, please consider referring friends or colleagues you think may be qualified and interested and take part in our referral fee program.