Product Manager

FinancialForce.com · Mar 2nd 2018

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*** PRODUCT MANAGER - LOCATION UK FLEX***

THE ROLE

As the Portfolio Product Manager you will display a high degree of customer focus; work collaboratively with R&D leaders, participate in the identification of portfolio projects that support the product strategy for FinancialForce and be responsible for guiding program execution and governance.

This position requires someone with great interpersonal skills, you will need to work with many departments to ensure that the requirements of many stakeholders are incorporated in our products, additionally you will be comfortable communicating with individuals and teams from both technical and commercial backgrounds.

This role is office based and involves working closely with the FinancialForce development teams; a knowledge of the SCRUM methodology would be an advantage

RESPONSIBIILTIES

The responsibilities for this role are as follows:

Portfolio

  • Manage the Portfolio Backlog

  • Ensure each Portfolio Epic (Lex, Checkmarx, Encryption) has an owner and progresses through the Portfolio Kanban

  • Own and Manage the Release Planning process through the following stages

  • Portfolio Planning

  • Program Management (preparation between Portfolio and Face to Face Planning)

  • Identify shared components across Workflows

  • Ensure consistency in how compositions are built between workflows and with 3rd party applications by establishing patterns:

  • Design migration paths from the current solutions to the new workflows

  • Definition and design of the “configuration console” to help the system configurator manage and monitor compositions across Workflows.

  • Deliver the configuration console

  • Design dashboards giving “the expert/accidental/also/systerm  administrator” personalised insight into their compositions

  • Define the models, metrics and performance indicators to measure and analyse the product portfolio

ERP

  • Work with other Product Managers to identify and plan features within the ERP backbone

  • Guide the ERP product direction and determine roadmaps for future releases

  • Work with the development team to design appropriate business solutions

  • Co-ordinate and communicate ERP deliverables across the product set

  • Define the models, metrics and performance indicators to measure and analyse the product portfolio

  • Identify shared components across Workflows

  • Ensure consistency in how compositions are built between workflows

  • Designing migration paths from the current solutions to the new workflows

BASIC QUALIFICATIONS

  • Must be a strong communicator used to achieving results by building effective relationships with working peer group.

  • Demonstrable experience of constructive persuasion and negotiation

  • Demonstrable experience of building a broad network of relationships with individuals within and external to FinancialForce

  • Demonstrable experience of consultation and coalition building

  • Demonstrable experience working as a product manager or business analyst

  • Deep understanding of ERP solutions

  • Educated to degree level or equivalent

  • Effective Decision Making - Engages in unfiltered dialog to arrive at decisions. Actively participates in defining what we do and how; actively listens and cultivates decisions from opposing positions, uses data to drive

  • Ability to work independently or as part of a team

  • Must be a strong communicator with the ability to communicate to technical and commercial teams

  • Experience in customer facing positions either as a consultant, support or presales

  • Ability to adapt style and approach to different audiences

  • Managing multiple priorities

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