Institutional Shareholder Services, Inc.

  • Financial Solutions Product Manager

    Job Locations US-MD-Rockville | US-NY-New York
    Job ID
    2019-2290
    Category
    Product Management
  • Overview

    ISS Corporate Solutions is seeking an experienced Financial Solutions Product Manager to work with our various business teams to develop and execute on our product roadmap for a new suite of financial benchmarking, performance measurement and valuation solutions. The product manager will focus primarily on a developing a new cloud-based financial product for the C-suite and finance departments of publicly traded companies, with the primary users being heads of Investor Relations, Financial Planning & Analysis, CFOs and in some instances CEOs and members of the board of directors.

     

    The ideal candidate will use their creativity and industry expertise to build products for ICS’ industry leading products and services. The Financial Solutions Product Manager is responsible for the product planning and execution throughout the product lifecycle, and for integrating various data sources and existing product platforms into a cohesive, compelling, and competitively superior set of services for our core markets. This includes gathering and prioritizing product and customer requirements, defining the product vision, and working closely with colleagues in Product and Project Management, Quantitative modeling and Research, Development, Client Advisors, Sales, and Marketing to ensure revenue and customer satisfaction goals are met.

     

    This position will be based in either New York, NY or Rockville, MD.

    Responsibilities

    The ICS financial solutions business represents a key area of growth for the company and this person is expected to be a key contributor and team player. We are looking to hire a passionate, experienced product manager who can:

    • Manage the product line life cycle from strategic planning to tactical activities.
    • Solicit external market/client feedback on products through user groups, client consultations, beta programs.
    • Assess industry trends, market size, and needs through market research and competitive intelligence assessments.
    • Drive a solution set across development teams from requirements to launch activities.
    • Develop and implement a company-wide go-to-market plan, working with all departments to execute.
    • Develop detailed business and functional requirement documents and specifications.
    • Develop product illustrations and prototypes based on an understanding of the user experience.
    • Gather and decompose abstract and complex details/concepts into business and functional requirements that can be understood by the stakeholders including

    Qualifications

    • CFA designation or equivalent experience strongly preferred.
    • 5+ years of progressive experience in corporate finance, financial product management, or a related field is required.
    • Bachelor’s degree in Finance, Management, Information Systems, or a related field.

    Skills and Personal Attributes

    • Decisive, logical and experienced product manager.
    • A strong work ethic and personal drive to achieve product and company goals.
    • Strong leadership skills, able to work well in a cross-functional team environment.
    • Ability to work successfully in, a global, diverse and multi-cultural environment.
    • Absolute personal and business integrity.
    • Excellent oral and written communication skills with the ability to develop inter-personal relationships.
    • Strong problem-solving skills, ability to follow-through independently.
    • Self-motivated and able to work independently under minimal supervision.
    • Market Research, management, strategic and trend assessment skills.
    • Product management, strategic planning, requirements writing, and launch presentation skills.
    • Strong organizational skills and ability to prioritize.
    • Excellent project management and time-management skills.

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