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Lead Product Manager

Company: FINRA (Financial Industry Regulatory Authority) -
Location: Rockville
Posted on: May 15, 2022

Job Description:

Job Description Summary: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:

  • Develops 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 decisions
  • Defines 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 needs
  • Performs experiments and organizes primary research to uncover additional user valueProduct Portfolio Management
    • Develops, manages, and owns the product roadmap for multiple products and/or complex products
    • Makes trade-off decisions for multiple products in a product group
    • Demonstrates expertise across multiple products which facilitates discovery and drives enterprise capabilities
    • Builds partnerships with relevant stakeholder teams
    • Coordinates with interdependent teams and influences leadership to drive efficiencies
    • Builds and leverages solid working relationships with business and product stakeholders, UI/UX, architecture, and technology teams to facilitate product and user success
    • Participates in the intake process for their product domainProduct Planning & Prioritization
      • Leads 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 releases
      • Maintains a prioritized backlog based on defined user value, aligning with product strategy and resource capacity; uses data and analytics to prioritize the product backlog appropriately
      • Works closely with UI/UX to set the direction for the design of the user experience for their products
      • Determines and monitors release goals, prioritization, implementation, and iteration plans for their products according to user value
      • Resolves problems that are escalated during the processProduct Development
        • Facilitates the development process by reviewing demos with the technology team and validating acceptance criteria for multiple products and/or complex products
        • Provides UX/UI approval for the assigned products
        • Tracks the development work and drives resolution of escalated issues and bugs for their products
        • Identifies 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 leadershipLaunch
          • Leads large and sometimes highly complex product launches by working with relevant stakeholders to develop launch plans
          • Identifies, 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 necessary
          • Develops product documentation and training materials for users in support of product launches
          • Tracks and reports on product launch metrics, utilizing feedback to drive associated actions and product iteration
          • Leads post-launch reviews and drives incorporation of feedback in future product releasesOperate
            • Works with internal and external teams and users to identify, classify, and resolve product and product group-level user issues
            • Identifies new and innovative methods and metrics for tracking product success, works with the technology team to improve reports and monitoring
            • Works with stakeholder teams to actively monitor metrics
            • Tracks performance trends and gathers user feedback to determine product group-level gaps, development opportunities, and if necessary, product end-of-life plans
            • Represents team in product group-level discussions with stakeholders
            • Attends business reviews, providing critical input and expert insights to inform the business cases, business strategy, and development of new productsTeam Development & Continuous Improvement
              • Provides coaching and guidance to more junior-level product management team members
              • Works with cross-functional leaders and experts to establish best practices and identify opportunities to improve the product development and delivery process
              • Follow, understand, and apply relevant industry trends, research, and best practices in technology and product managementOther Responsibilities:
                • Additional responsibilities as assigned.Education/Experience Requirements:
                  • Bachelor's 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 marketing
                  • 5 years of experience in product and/or experience management
                  • Strong writing ability
                  • Strong business acumen
                  • Experience with Agile software development
                  • Experience working cross-functionally in a large organization
                  • Experience working closely with senior leadership
                  • Experience translating data into quantifiable actions/deliverablesPreferred Qualifications
                    • Master's Degree in Business Administration or similar advanced degree
                    • CSPO Certification
                    • Experience in the Financial Services industry
                    • Strong financial acumen
                    • Experience collaborating closely with senior leadership
                    • Experience providing guidance and direction to cross-functional resourcesWorking Conditions:
                      • Work performed in an office environment.
                      • Extended hours may be required.You can also apply directly at:

Keywords: FINRA (Financial Industry Regulatory Authority) - , Rockville , Lead Product Manager, Executive , Rockville, Maryland

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