Lead Product Manager-Enterprise BI platform

Rockville, MD
Jan 21, 2022
Jan 26, 2022
Full Time
The Lead Product Manager owns the vision and strategy, roadmap, and feature definition for multiple products and/or complex products. Responsibilities include defining the roadmap as well as planning and managing products and product features through the product development process. This role manages the product backlogs for a product group while prioritizing work and making product-related decisions based on the needs and expectations of users and stakeholders. This role identifies and manages work with a high level of autonomy. They manage multiple product designs at any given time while partnering closely with the business to understand pain points and develop strategy.Essential Job Functions: User Insight & Product DefinitionDevelops deep understanding of the business and product areas within the product group, as well as the relevant data that can be used to inform key decisionsDefines multiple products and/or complex products and identifies gaps and user needs by creating vision, strategy, and requirements documents for product(s)Utilizes available data or commissions new research to identify user needsPerforms experiments and organizes primary research to uncover additional user valueProduct Portfolio ManagementDevelops, manages, and owns the product roadmap for multiple products and/or complex productsMakes trade-off decisions for multiple products in a product groupDemonstrates expertise across multiple products which facilitates discovery and drives enterprise capabilitiesBuilds partnerships with relevant stakeholder teamsCoordinates with interdependent teams and influences leadership to drive efficienciesBuilds and leverages solid working relationships with business and product stakeholders, UI/UX, architecture, and technology teams to facilitate product and user successParticipates in the intake process for their product domainProduct Planning & PrioritizationLeads the product planning process across multiple products and/or complex products by overseeing the development of requirements documents (user stories, acceptance criteria, use cases) for products or product releasesMaintains a prioritized backlog based on defined user value, aligning with product strategy and resource capacity; uses data and analytics to prioritize the product backlog appropriatelyWorks closely with UI/UX to set the direction for the design of the user experience for their productsDetermines and monitors release goals, prioritization, implementation, and iteration plans for their products according to user valueResolves problems that are escalated during the processProduct DevelopmentFacilitates the development process by reviewing demos with the technology team and validating acceptance criteria for multiple products and/or complex productsProvides UX/UI approval for the assigned productsTracks the development work and drives resolution of escalated issues and bugs for their productsIdentifies issues that will keep their products from delivering on time or at the right level of quality, assesses alternatives to resolve, builds a plan for resolution, and directly resolves or communicates to leadershipLaunchLeads large and sometimes highly complex product launches by working with relevant stakeholders to develop launch plansIdentifies, reviews, and resolves issues and blockers in partnership with team members that may delay the launch or impede the success of product(s)Coordinates formal UAT where necessaryDevelops product documentation and training materials for users in support of product launchesTracks and reports on product launch metrics, utilizing feedback to drive associated actions and product iterationLeads post-launch reviews and drives incorporation of feedback in future product releasesOperateWorks with internal and external teams and users to identify, classify, and resolve product and product group-level user issuesIdentifies new and innovative methods and metrics for tracking product success, works with the technology team to improve reports and monitoringWorks with stakeholder teams to actively monitor metricsTracks performance trends and gathers user feedback to determine product group-level gaps, development opportunities, and if necessary, product end-of-life plansRepresents team in product group-level discussions with stakeholdersAttends business reviews, providing critical input and expert insights to inform the business cases, business strategy, and development of new productsTeam Development & Continuous ImprovementProvides coaching and guidance to more junior-level product management team membersWorks with cross-functional leaders and experts to establish best practices and identify opportunities to improve the product development and delivery processFollow, understand, and apply relevant industry trends, research, and best practices in technology and product managementOther Responsibilities:Additional responsibilities as assigned.Education/Experience Requirements:Minimum QualificationsBachelors Degree in Business, Marketing, Engineering, Communications, or related field (or equivalent work experience in a related field)7 years of experience in one or more of the following: product management, project management, business analysis, program management, or product marketing5 years of experience in product and/or experience managementStrong writing abilityStrong business acumenExperience with Agile software developmentExperience working cross-functionally in a large organizationExperience working closely with senior leadershipExperience translating data into quantifiable actions/deliverablesPreferred QualificationsMasters Degree in Business Administration or similar advanced degreeCSPO CertificationExperience in the Financial Services industryStrong financial acumenExperience collaborating closely with senior leadershipExperience providing guidance and direction to cross-functional resourcesWorking Conditions:Work performed in an office environment.Extended hours may be required.To be considered for this position, please submit an application. 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