Senior Manager Product Strategy (Risk and Security)

Employer
BCD Travel
Location
Baltimore, MD
Posted
Mar 15, 2017
Closes
Mar 24, 2017
Hours
Full Time
Senior Manager Product Strategy (Risk and Security) **Requisition #:** USAHQGBL-12548 **Position Type:** Full Time - Regular **Work Countries:** United States United Kingdom Singapore China Australia Global **Work Cities:** Atlanta GA-US Chicago IL-US Dallas TX-US New York NY-US San Francisco CA-US Austin TX-US Newark NJ-US Virtual US Virtual Virtual Virtual Virtual **Job Description:** **BCD Travel** **Where will** **your** **career take you?** **Senior Manager, Product Strategy (Risk and Security)** *This position is virtual and can be filled in the United States, UK, or APAC* **Job Summary:** The Senior Manager, Product Strategy (Risk and Security) leads the product strategy for BCD Travel's Risk & Security Solutions, taking full responsibility for the strategic product roadmaps and their delivery. Recognized as a subject matter expert, the successful candidate will be the internal and external go-to person for the assigned product and be as comfortable with representing BCD at industry events as consulting with clients on the topic. We are looking for an energetic and self-guided individual, with a can-do attitude and desire to continuously take on new challenges. Candidates should have demonstrated expertise in strategically managing complex products on a global scale. **Essential Duties and Responsibilities:** _Core responsibility 1: Product Planning_ *Gain insights from key technology, operational, commercial and functional business leaders regarding product and applications needs of the business. *Look outside of the box, investigating relevant 3rd party and industry trends to create strategic roadmap *Monitor your product development projects to ensure they're on-scope, on-schedule and on-budget. *Collaborate with the procurement team to select and source key vendors. *Prepare successful market introduction with the product marketing team and hand-over to product delivery teams. _Core responsibility 2: Products & portfolio strategy_ *Provide oversight of strategy, technical, marketing and competitive aspects of all products in your assigned product category *Validate current market problems (foreseeing future ones) and seek new opportunities by positioning our products for the right buyer types. *Create and maintain the business plan, which should include an analysis of product profitability, sales success and pricing strategy for all products within BCD Global Travel & Expense integration solutions *Determine whether it's best to build our own, buy or partner with another company when considering new products in your solution line. _Core responsibility 3: Product marketing_ *Oversees product marketing of assigned product category. *Refine the unique selling proposition and messaging *Develop effective launch strategy based on alignment of offering with needs in each customer segment *Develop marketing collateral, working in concert with broader creative team. Toolkits will support commercial teams and account-level rollouts _Core responsibility 4: Thought leadership_ *Recommend further investigation and involvement of external stakeholder for surveys on high-stake topics; giving reasons on impacts to be expected for the industry and our company's benefits to address the issue. *Recommend which insights to share and with whom (internal/external stakeholders) / for what purpose (planning, marketing or publication). _Core responsibility 5: Stakeholder management_ *Reach out to colleagues across the company - create a network of resources and support. *Maintain and further your relationships with our strategic partners; listen to their thoughts and foster ways to work together successfully. *Connect people within and outside the company to ensure great ideas are followed-up on. **Qualifications** _Essential:_ *Bachelor degree or equivalent work experience *>5 years relevant work experience *Excellent communication and interpersonal skills. *Deep understanding of employee and/or travel risk management *Ability to get the big picture and demonstrate top down approach in your planning activity and strategies *Ability to motivate yourself and be able to get up to speed quickly - functioning independently in a supportive team *Excellent time-management and project-management skills: you'll be constantly challenged to balance multiple initiatives, projects and perspectives *Competency with Microsoft Office Products, and collaborative software used for projects with remote team members and stakeholders *Capable of working in a virtual and multinational team environment _Preferred:_ *Previous corporate travel experience, understanding of travel risk management topic *Understanding of TMC or BCD operational processes *Good knowledge of additional languages would be an advantage *International experience/exposure is a plus **Field of Interest Category:** Marketing **Shift:** **Percent of Travel:** 1-25% **Relocation:** No **Languages Required:**