Job descriptionOur Client, a well established financial software company is looking for a VP of Product to support their strategic direction and product management team.
In this role, you will be responsible for and drive a shared vision, strategy and road map, informed by their product management, research findings, quantitative data, and key stakeholders’ inputs from across the organization. You will work alongside the engineering and product leadership teams in articulating and measuring goals and progress on strategic initiatives. You will also help motivate and align product managers, fostering effective practices in support of a cohesive team and an iterative, high impact of work.
You will also serve at a mentor, responsible for fostering and growing the team of product managers. You will cultivate an inclusive environment that brings out the best in your team holistically, and you will directly manage and mentor both Group Product Managers and individual contributors on your team. You will champion, coach, and encourage your team members in concert with supporting the healthy functioning of the broader organization by fostering transparency and engagement and ensuring successful cross-departmental communication and knowledge sharing.
What you will be doing:
Identifying and analyzing areas for exploration in order to diversify the product offering, with an emphasis towards long-term vision.
Maintaining strong relationships and consensus across departments to ensure that colleagues collaborate effecively across the organization.
Ensuring roadmaps are aligned with the organization’s vision and strategy.
Ensuring the team’s work has been communicated internally and externally so that there are no surprises and people can understand how to leverage the value of the platform.
Managing, coaching, hiring and retaining excellent product managers across all levels of seniority, who own specialized domains and roadmaps.
Providing professional development for all direct reports (support feedback, regular check ins, goal setting, etc.)
Fostering a data-driven mindset, where everything important is measured.
Contributing to operational evolutions as they scale the Product and Engineering organization.
What you have:
Minimum of 10 years’ experience in Product Management with at least 5 years of leadership.
Expertise defining, building, and expanding B2B and B2C SaaS products, particularly those with a high volume of transactions.
5+ years of demonstrated relationship management experience with vendors and partners to identify, cultivate, and maintain relationships.
Demonstrated ability to understand the customer and design solutions to meet stakeholder needs.
A proven track record of supporting long-term organizational and product strategy.
Ability to bridge the gap between business and technology, build trust with key stakeholders to inspire and align multiple teams, and deliver on strategic initiatives.
A history of cultivating an organization-wide understanding of and effective collaboration with Product as a strategic voice.
Expertise in continuous product discovery, a strong business sense, and a passion for problem solving.
Leadership and Management
Servant leader and player-coach with strong emotional intelligence.
A personal commitment to fostering psychologically safe environments for your teams.
Passion for people leadership, building high performing product management teams, and developing exceptional talent.
A good listener who advocates for the entire team.
Effective communicator, both written and verbal.
One who adjusts communication based on the audience.
Thrives in a fast-paced environment of constant change
Openness to fluidity and an unstructured environment.
Empathetic and non-judgemental.
Confident, but humble.
Enthusiastic and engaged.