Product managers are like acrobats. They are required to juggle countless responsibilities. There is so much input that they have to take in, evaluate, and understand to make sure they are meeting the needs of their users. So, what does it take to be successful as a product manager? This week, Product Leader and ProductTalk host, Neha Shah, interviewed CarMax Product Leader Susan Stavitzski on the skills required to be a great product manager.
About the speaker
Susan Stavitzski is a Senior Product Manager at CarMax, the largest used vehicle retailer in the United States. She leads teams focused on improving the in-store experience for associates and customers. Before CarMax, she was Director of Product at a Richmond-based start-up focused on home improvement notifications. She started her career in Product at Snagajob, a job board for hourly workers, building marketplace products between employers and gig workers. Susan is passionate about customer discovery and sharing product practice principles. You can find her engaged in the LinkedIn Product community and sharing product insights on Medium when not at work.
About the host
My experience covers the trifecta of B2B Product Management, Sales, and Marketing. I also co-founded a B2C startup focused on family and education technology. I believe technology can be a creative and powerful driving force for change, and am passionate about building products that improve every day experiences.