Name: Christabelle Kozlik
Title: Product Manager
Office Location: Bedford, MA
I’ve been with Dodge Data and Analytics since it was McGraw Hill Construction. The transition over these past three years has been great to be a part of. I started at MHC as a SpecShare Analyst on the Business Intelligence team, giving me the opportunity to understand both customer and market needs. As the Product Manager for the Business Intelligence Suite, Dodge Global Network, and Dodge Global Network Mobile I have been working with the Development, Sales and Customer Care teams to deliver market differentiating enhancements and improve the user experience.
Dodge is made up of very talented and highly motivated individuals whom I have the great opportunity to collaborate with on a daily basis. As a dynamic team we work closely with customers and key stakeholders to understand pain points, provide solutions, deliver insight and most importantly support our customers as they grow their business.
A typical day managing the Business Intelligence Suite, Dodge Global Network, and Dodge Global Network Mobile can vary from translating pain points into solutions with the Development team, meeting with the Marketing team to discuss the promotion of the change to the marketplace, working with the Sales Enablement team to make sure that our sales force is equipped with the benefits of what we’re delivering, and communicating with Customer Care to understand customer challenges and questions. Overall, it’s always very busy here but everyone is very supportive and committed to improving Dodge’s place in the market.
Being in a product management role means that I have to make very tough decisions about what we need to bring to the marketplace and when. Overall as a product management organization, we need to understand how the marketplace is changing by examining data, speaking with customers, and understanding trends to ensure that we’re building efficiently and intelligently. What I like most about my job is having the opportunity to meet with customers and understanding how Dodge currently fits into their workflow and what enhancements can be made to streamline their work and provide additional insight when making business-critical decisions.
I also like that I have a highly supportive and collaborative network of colleagues and product council members who supply me with the additional information, material, and insight that I need to define, present, and execute those decisions on a daily basis.
I think there are a lot of things that we've accomplished during the first few years of being Dodge Data & Analytics. We’ve made some major enhancements to the products and platforms that, together, have helped us become far more competitive in the marketplace. There are so many that I have enjoyed being a part of, but the ones that stand out for me are Visual Search on Network, overseeing the delivery of Dodge Network’s first mobile solution, and presenting it at the Dodge sales conference. The mobile app is something that many customers had specifically requested and it does a great job of connecting users with Dodge information where they are. I was very proud to be part of a great team of people who brought the app to market: Developers, Designers, Product, and Customer Care. It was a great moment for all of us.
Our priorities really haven’t changed since we first became Dodge Data & Analytics. Being the Hub of the marketplace means being the most useful and central experience for all of the construction players: architects, general contractors, subcontractors and building product manufacturers. So our priority for the coming 12 months is to continue to strengthen our position in the marketplace as the Hub and to bring additional features and functionality.
Dodge just makes things easier to do! Our value is that we provide the right information to our customers so they can make the right decisions for their business. Those decisions cross many areas of their company: marketing, business development, and forecasting. Our data can be part of each – reducing risk and improving win rates.
More and more of the marketplace is adopting technological solutions for their day-to-day business. This is a large change for a sector that was known for being slow to adopt technology. I personally think the most attractive opportunities for Dodge are staying ahead and delivering solutions and services as the market shifts. We’re there with the Network, with PlanRoom, with Sweets, and with our CRM offering, and it’s important for us to keep the momentum we have behind those and other products.
Over the past couple of years, I’ve seen more startups enter the construction marketplace with specific offerings to address specific customer needs. I’ve also seen data become more and more accessible—coming down from executive reports and into the trenches where people on the front line are using it to define and strengthen their call list. That is a huge transition that I’ve seen in the past few years.
What spare time? (Just kidding!) I have a great set of friends and family that I spend time with outside of work. Boston is a great city with amazing restaurants and museums, I’m slowly checking them all off my list.
I am a Blackhawks fan!
Keep your eyes on Dodge! It’s a great company and we’re doing more and more cool things!
: Dodge Data & Analytics is North America’s leading provider of analytics and software-based workflow integration solutions for the construction industry. Building product manufacturers, architects, engineers, contractors, and service providers leverage Dodge to identify and pursue unseen growth opportunities and execute on those opportunities for enhanced business performance. Whether it’s on a local, regional or national level, Dodge makes the hidden obvious, empowering its clients to better understand their markets, uncover key relationships, size growth opportunities, and pursue those opportunities with success. The company’s construction project information is the most comprehensive and verified in the industry. Dodge is leveraging its 100-year-old legacy of continuous innovation to help the industry meet the building challenges of the future. To learn more, visit www.construction.com.
: Benjamin Gorelick | Spector & Associates +1-212-943-5858, firstname.lastname@example.org
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