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Product Manager

Job title: Product Manager
Contract type: Freelance
Location: New York
Discipline: Marketing
Remote: Yes
Reference: 417473
Contact name: Kate Gilman
Job Published: January 01, 1970

Job description

Contract

5-months

40 hrs/week

Rate: $70-80/hr, depending on location and experience

Remote, but must go into office as needed.

Location Options: NY; Hoboken, NJ; Washington, DC; Alpharetta, GA

 

Top 5 skillsets:
1. Product Management (e.g. roadmap, product requirements, market requirements, etc.)
2. Agile Development (e.g. backlog, epics, features, user stories, Product Owner)
3. Financial Services experience (e.g. banking, insurance, wealth and asset management)
4. Stakeholder & Relationship Management
5. Communication


Work with Client Technology team.  As a champion for change and growth, you will be at the forefront of integrating emerging technologies from AI to Data Analytics. 


Role:
Product Manager is responsible for assisting in the identifying, handling and executing product strategies for their function. Product Manager will interact with individuals up to the Head of Product and Associate Director rank socializing, identifying and recommending products. This role supports the Associate Director for all product aspects including strategy, user experience design, development, and deployment. The role will continuously evaluate and validate product vision to anticipate and address changing business and user needs. This role is responsible for helping to find opportunities for products to align to the firm’s broader organizational mission and strategy and that it is ambitiously positioned driving revenue and our technological footprint in the market.

Responsibilities:
• This position assists the product leadership in defining the vision, strategy, and roadmap for a sophisticated product or a set of products within a product family
• Handles product analysts
• Can communicate the product leadership vision and goals of the product(s) and offerings
• Assist in developing strategies, establishing priorities, and leading the roadmap using criteria and requirements defined during research
• Acts as the customer advocate articulating the user’s and/or buyer’s needs
• Works closely with engineering, sales, marketing, and support to ensure business case and customer satisfaction goals are met
• Has technical product knowledge or specific domain expertise
• Assists in defining what to solve in the market needs document, where you articulate the valuable market problem you’re solving along with priorities and justification for each part of the solution
• Assists in running beta and pilot programs during the qualify phase with almost final products and samples
• Assists in business case development for new products, improvements to existing products, and business ventures
• Assists with the development of 2-3 mid-size products or 1 large enterprise product that is global that may have sophisticated customization. These products will supply to solutions being sold through service lines and will support multi-million-dollar revenue streams for the firm
• Has awareness of competitive pricing to understand how pricing impacts product profit margin compared to competition
• Support product plan execution, collaborating with product owner, engineering and other teams
• Support the demonstration of functionality of completed products to partners
• Assist in developing performance measures to assess the success of products and features and resolve vital enhancements
Skills and attributes for success
• Lead the product lifecycle including market requirements, product release plans, user stories, release criteria, product launch, and organizational readiness activities
• Collect market data and feature requests to define and prioritize the product backlog and manage the roadmap
• Partner with internal customers to validate requirements and priorities through various forums (analysis, meetings, focus groups, etc.) and refine those requirements for broad market applicability
• Collaborate with user experience, business analysts and engineers with a focus on defining product functionality and designing solutions that bring differentiating value to our current and prospective clients
• Supervise market changes and trends to assess driven positioning and opportunities for strategic product enhancements
• Provide regular updates about product direction and release plans to the product leadership team regularly and partners as needed

Qualifications:
• BS/BA required
• Approximately 5+ years management experience
• Approximately 2-3+ in a product management
• Ability to clearly articulate both problems and proposed solutions
• Identify new growth strategies for product(s)
• Proactive approach to identifying issues and communicating solutions and options, and where appropriate, leading to resolution
• Ability to prioritize personal and team workloads to best meet organizational objectives
• Focused in data driven analysis and decision making to identify issues, trends, and product enhancements
• Will be expected to make decisions and recommend approach based on the results from quality reviews

 

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