Technical Product Managers & Product Owners

Contract, Contract-to-Hire, and Direct Hire Services
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Who Understand Product Roles


At ProFocus, we bring a wealth of experience and expertise to the table when it comes to placing Technical Product Managers and Product Owners. Our track record of success in helping clients find the talent they need speaks for itself. With a strong background in Fortune 500 companies, we’ve consistently delivered results in critical environments, giving you the confidence that we can do the same for you. 

Since 2014, we’ve been specializing in Product Roles, accumulating a decade’s worth of experience and a deep understanding of the intricacies involved:

  • We zero in on the right candidates. With many different types of roles using the Product Manager title, it is difficult to sort through candidates.  The ProFocus team is good at this and you’ll benefit when we find the right candidates and not send you the wrong ones.   
  • We understand nuances, such as the reality that a Business Analyst or Project Manager with the right experience and approach could be a great candidate.  You’ll benefit by finding ideal candidates.  
  • We understand your Product Manager role may have a Product Owner title and vice versa…or they may be a combined role.    
  • We understand Agile, and how the Product Manager, Product Owner, Scrum Master, and Scrum team work together.    
  • We have an extensive network of talent. We’re constantly engaged in filling Product Roles for our clients, which ensures that our talent pool remains fresh and dynamic.
  • We pay attention to the details. You need specific skills and background and culture fit.  We carefully consider these in candidates and only introduce accurately matched candidates.

Our unique business approach emphasizes quality over quantity, resulting in fewer introductions but better candidates. We’re all about technology – it’s the one thing we do, and we do it exceptionally well. This focus on technology allows us to make superior candidate matches for our clients while providing a top-notch experience for our consultants.

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We are not just recruiters; we are true analysts of tech job roles.

We understand the nuances of technologies, tech skills, job roles, team dynamics, pay levels, talent availability, and much more. With us, you get a partner who goes beyond just finding candidates – we help you build high-performing tech teams. 

FAQ Product Professionals

What questions will staffing companies ask about your product roles?
While not all companies understand the nuances, ProFocus asks questions like:

  • Does your Product Manager position also hold the function of Product Owner? 
  • Would an experienced PM or Business Analyst be a potential candidate? 
  • Do you have an established Product Manager function at your company or will this person need to create the role? 
  • How technical do you expect your Product Manager to be? 
  • Do you want an Agile purist or would you prefer someone more flexible on process? 
What is the difference between a Product Owner and a Product Manager?
ProFocus can help you understand the key differences between these two roles and help you decide what is needed on your team. Product Owners typically focus on maximizing the value of the product created by the development team, often working closely with them to define user stories and prioritize the product backlog. Product Managers have a broader role, focusing on the product’s vision, strategy, and market positioning, often bridging technical teams with business and marketing stakeholders.
What are the projects product owners and product managers?
There are many different types of projects product professionals are essential to. Some common ones ProFocus works with include:

  • Product Manager/Owner for a software product at a software company  
  • Product Manager/Owner for a data analytics system   
  • Product Manager/Owner for a Generative AI initiative 
  • Product Manager/Owner for an ERP such as Workday, SAP, Oracle, Dynamics Product Manager/Owner for a CRM such as Salesforce, Microsoft CRM  
  • Product Manager/Owner for e-commerce environments
What are common tech environments for product roles, and how do they impact project work?
The choice of environment depends on project needs and team preferences, directly influencing productivity and project success. Some common examples that ProFocus consultants have experience with include:

  • Corporate Applications – ERP, CRM, HRIS, Accounting, Finance, Marketing, Sales, Logistics, Operations, Supply Chain Management (SCM), Enterprise Asset Management (EAM), Electronic Medical Records (EHR), etc  
  • Software Development and Engineering  
  • Data Analytics – Business Intelligence  
  • E-commerce  
  • Generative AI – Machine Learning (ML), Data Science 
  • Information Security  
  • IT Infrastructure – Networking, Data Center, Telecom  
  • Tech Applications – VR, AR, Robotics, etc  
  • Software Companies   
  • Tech Devices  
  • Cloud – Microsoft Azure, Amazon AWS, Google GCP  
  • SAP, Workday, Salesforce, Oracle, Microsoft Dynamics, Netsuite 
What industries do staffing companies provide services for?
ProFocus provides technology professionals in a variety of industries including:

  • Government  
  • Education  
  • Agriculture  
  • Energy / Natural Resources  
  • Services 
  • Manufacturing  
  • Financial / Banking / Insurance / Real Estate  
  • Healthcare  
  • Retail / E-commerce  
  • IT & Telecom 
Do we offer product manager and product owner consulting?
  • Product Best Practice Consultants
  • Agile Transformation Consultants
  • Agile Coaches 
  • Agile Consultants 
  • Executive Coaching for Improving Product processes and systems 
What skill levels can staffing companies provide?
Staffing companies typically provide all skill and experience levels. Here at ProFocus we specialize in highly-skilled, senior technologist but have a talented network of all levels including:

  • Junior
  • Mid-Level
  • Senior
  • Architect
  • Lead
  • Supervisor
  • Manager
  • Director
  • VP
Do staffing companies provide on-site, remote, and hybrid talent?

Staffing companies typically can staff on-site or remote/hybrid. At ProFocus we have a range of offerings including:

  • On-Site
  • Remote
  • Hybrid
  • Nearshore
  • Offshore
What key skills should I look for when hiring a Product Owner or Product Manager?
ProFocus looks for strong leadership, communication, and analytical skills. Both roles require the ability to understand customer needs, market trends, and to work closely with cross-functional teams. Product Managers should also have strategic planning and market analysis skills, while Product Owners need a deep understanding of agile methodologies.
How can I assess a candidate's fit for a Product Owner or Product Manager role?
ProFocus evaluates their experience in product lifecycle management, ability to work with cross-functional teams, and understanding of the customer and market. We discuss real scenarios or challenges they’ve faced and how they handled them. We consider role-specific case studies or exercises to assess their strategic thinking and prioritization skills.
What are common challenges when hiring for product roles and how can ProFocus help?
Finding candidates with the right mix of technical understanding, market insight, and stakeholder management skills can be challenging. ProFocus specializes in placing highly skilled technology professionals, including Product Owners and Product Managers. We pre-vet candidates to ensure they not only have the necessary technical skills but also fit your company culture and possess the soft skills needed to succeed.
How does ProFocus ensure the quality of candidates for Product Owner and Product Manager roles?
ProFocus leverages a thorough screening process that includes technical assessments, behavioral interviews, and culture fit analysis. Our deep understanding of the tech industry and specific role requirements allows us to select candidates who not only match the job description but also have a proven track record of success in similar positions.
Can ProFocus help with temporary or contract positions for Product Owners and Product Managers?
Yes, ProFocus offers flexible staffing solutions, including contract, contract-to-hire, and direct-hire placements. Whether you’re looking for temporary project leadership or aiming to fill a permanent role, we can provide highly qualified professionals to meet your needs, ensuring agility and adaptability for your product development process.

By partnering with ProFocus for your hiring needs, you gain access to a curated pool of top-tier candidates for Product Owner and Product Manager roles, ensuring your projects are led by professionals who can drive product success from conception through launch and beyond.

Talent Satisfaction

  • ProFocus Net Performer Score (NPS) 87.5% 87.5%
  • Average Staffing Industry 18% 18%

Client Satisfaction

  • ProFocus Net Performer Score (NPS) 83.3% 83.3%
  • Average Staffing Industry 41% 41%
ClearlyRated’s Best in Staffing surveys calculate a Net Promoter Score (NPS) based on how likely a person is to recommend a company to a friend or colleague on a scale of 0-10, with ten being extremely likely and zero not likely at all. 

Ways We Help Tech Hiring Managers

We partner with hiring managers and tech leaders to only carefully introduce talent. They trust us to introduce them to talent that matches their tech stack and culture. We support hiring managers and talent every step of the way.

Introduce you to vetted talent
Find talent in your budget
Setup interviews for you
Coordinate onboarding
Provide coaching & feedback
Provide career support

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