US/Canada - Platinion - Product - Product Manager Lead

Location:

New York, Pittsburgh

Geography:

North America

Capabilities:

Innovation & product development, Technology & digital

Industries:

Technology industries

About Us

Boston Consulting Group partners with leaders in business and society to tackle their most important challenges and capture their greatest opportunities. BCG was the pioneer in business strategy when it was founded in 1963. Today, we help clients with total transformation-inspiring complex change, enabling organizations to grow, building competitive advantage, and driving bottom-line impact.

To succeed, organizations must blend digital and human capabilities. Our diverse, global teams bring deep industry and functional expertise and a range of perspectives to spark change. BCG delivers solutions through leading-edge management consulting along with technology and design, corporate and digital ventures—and business purpose. We work in a uniquely collaborative model across the firm and throughout all levels of the client organization, generating results that allow our clients to thrive.

Practice Area Profile

BCG Platinion launched in Germany in 2000 to add deep technical expertise to the Boston Consulting Group’s existing capabilities. Today, our presence spans across the globe, with offices in Asia, Europe, and South and North America. Our New York-based North American team began in 2014 and in 2017 acquired MAYA Design, a Pittsburgh-based digital design and innovation lab, to grow our capabilities around technology and design. We support our clients’ total digital transformation through technology, design, cybersecurity, and risk management & financial engineering capabilities. And together with BCG, BCG Platinion’s interdisciplinary team of technical experts enable customized technical solutions and accelerate delivery value through new business platforms, application consolidations, and major system implementations.

Role Profile

·       Influencers.  They build strong networks internally and externally using their relationships to influence all levels of stakeholders without formal authority.

·       Leaders. They build, train and lead product teams to continuously discover, design, and deliver breakthrough products that meet business needs.

·       Collaborative. They are supportive team members who give great feedback. They embrace working in interdisciplinary teams and believe different perspectives and backgrounds drive the most innovative solutions.

·       Change Agents. They know what it takes to get people on board for change whether it be implementing a new system, strategy or process to transferring ownership of a product to client teams.

·       Human-Centered. They start with people and thoughtfully consider the usefulness and usability of everything they create.

·       Relationship builders.  They seek alignment with cross functional stakeholder groups across all levels.

·       Problem Solvers.  They use their broad knowledge and experience to drive impact, and think creatively to solve complex issues.

Responsibilities

  • Oversee product definition and delivery, working with designers, strategy consultants, and engineers to create a compelling vision
  • Lead the implementation proof of concepts and pilots to validate value of technology innovation, including defining project scope, requirements and success metrics
  • Work with the design team to gain an understanding of user personas, painpoints, and journeys
  • Lead ideation and brainstorming sessions to devise creative and disruptive digital solutions
  • Define, drive alignment, maintain and communicate the product / concept roadmap
  • Work with teams to develop and implement products, services, APIs, and data solutions to drive digital transformation projects
  • Document requirements and manage multiple products and projects simultaneously
  • Implement Agile principles and methodology
  • Manage day-to-day relationships with stakeholders, technical teams and external development partners
  • Be a strong communicator and storyteller, facilitating meetings and presentations for executive level clients to understand development and delivery process
  • Assist in presenting client demos
  • Manage members of the team, leading them through the CDC (Career Development) process, giving timely and accurate performance feedback
  • Contribute to the BCG Platinion | MAYA Design’s consulting business by:
    • Assisting with business development through writing proposals, scoping projects, and convincing clients of the value of BCG Platinion
    • Contributing to our thought leadership through written publications and speaking at events and conferences
  • Travel around the globe to work with clients and BCG teams. At times, this role involves significant travel to client sites. The amount of travel will depend on client needs and nature of projects


Your Qualifications

  • BS or MS in Design, Engineering, Business or equivalent professional experience
  • 2+ years Agile development in a production environment at a startup or tech organization
  • 6+ years in a product development role with experience in launching digital products (Product owner, Business analyst, Bus/Design Strategist)
  • Proven success working in and promoting a rapidly changing, collaborative, and iterative product development environment
  • Strong interpersonal skills, analytical skills, combined with intellectual curiosity, and a desire and ability to "get things done"
  • Demonstrate a passion for human-centered products and services
  • Must have experience in launching digital products
  • Experience in a client-service or consultative role which might include management consulting, creative services, design, finance or operations
  • Excellent analytical and quantitative skills; ability to use hard data and metrics to back up assumptions and make decisions
  • Knowledge and understanding of technical engineering best practices
  • Familiarity with IoT platforms and technologies

Location

New York, NY or Pittsburgh, PA


BCG Platinion launched in Germany in 2000 to add deep technical expertise to the Boston Consulting Group’s existing capabilities. Today, our presence spans across the globe, with offices in Asia, Europe, and South and North America. Our New York-based North American team began in 2014 and in 2017 acquired MAYA Design, a Pittsburgh-based digital design and innovation lab, to grow our capabilities around technology and design.

We support our clients’ total digital transformation through technology, design, cybersecurity, and risk management & financial engineering capabilities. And together with BCG, BCG Platinion’s interdisciplinary team of technical experts enable customized technical solutions and accelerate delivery value through new business platforms, application consolidations, and major system implementations.


Date Posted:

07-May-2019

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