Product Lead

Location:

Beijing, Shanghai, Shenzhen

Geography:

Asia Pacific

Capabilities:

Technology & digital

Industries:

Technology industries

Who We Are

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 work closely with clients to embrace a transformational approach aimed at benefiting all stakeholders—empowering organizations to grow, build sustainable competitive advantage, and drive positive societal impact.

Our diverse, global teams bring deep industry and functional expertise and a range of perspectives that question the status quo and spark change. BCG delivers solutions through leading-edge management consulting, technology and design, and corporate and digital ventures. We work in a uniquely collaborative model across the firm and throughout all levels of the client organization, fueled by the goal of helping our clients thrive and enabling them to make the world a better place.


BCG Platinion

As a seamlessly integrated part of the BCG network, we provide consulting services focused on the development and implementation of business-critical IT architecture and digital solutions. We create technology platforms and deliver exceptionally customized solutions of the future for our clients, from data strategies to next-generation customer journey solutions and transformational business models. We solve the most daunting challenges that companies face today and envision for tomorrow. Our style is entrepreneurial – nimble and innovative, with multifaceted, cross-functional teams and completely vendor-independent. Our unique selling proposition is technology expertise and delivery excellence.


Platinion was founded in 2000. Since then, we have grown continuously and successfully. Today we have offices in Europe, North and South America, Asia Pacific and Africa.

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.

What You'll Do

  • As a Product Owner Lead at BCG Platinion you will work on some of the most interesting business challenges across industries.
  • You will work closely with clients and collaborate with fellow BCGers to:
    • Define (e.g. client change transformations from process- to product-led and define what to build what value it would bring)
    • Develop (e.g. MVPs and pilot product squads)
    • Enable (e.g. coaching product squads and leadership)
    • Lead (e.g. manage Platinion case teams)
  • For clients seeking to undergoing change transformations you will be consulting and advising clients on how to shift from being process-led to product-led. You will shape define how product fits and operates within the new client organisation.
  • You’ll lead teams to conceptualize innovative product solutions to complex business problems. This will involve organising & facilitating ideation and incubation sessions to uncover creative and disruptive digital solutions. This will result in providing the client with an actionable roadmap for the client to execute themselves or up to MVP collaboratively with BCG.
  • For clients seeking support to build and deliver, you will lead delivery teams in building a range of products & services that could include responsive digital apps, APIs and data solutions to drive digital transformation projects. 
  • A key part of this will be taking ownership of business outcomes, product vision, prioritisation, product backlogs (complete ownership or partnering with client Product Owner), eliciting requirements from key stakeholders and developing user journeys and roadmaps. Following product deployment and adoption you will encourage continuous improvement among your stakeholders.
  • You will lead and drive the Digital Product and Services functions end-to-end (establish culture, establish sustainable pace for team's work, maintain pipeline of products and projects, ensure on-time and on-budget delivery of product and projects, partner with Design, Engineering, and Architect teams and provide weekly status reports). 
  • You will likely work on multiple prototypes at the same time as well as facilitate client demos. Though much of your role will be focused on technology products, you will also deliver service change, process change and development of new customer experiences. You will need to confidently communicate with business stakeholders and sponsors in order to be successful.
  • For clients seeking to build capabilities you will work alongside the client team coaching both their product teams and leadership on how to instil and sustain product thinking for high value delivery. This is as much around the techniques for product design and delivery as it is around the culture and mindset required within an organisation for those techniques to be successful.
  • In your role you are likely to manage Platinion case teams and be accountable for the outcomes and responsible for enabling the team.
  • You will be expected to provide team members with clear structure and support as well providing feedback during the case. A strong grasp of agile principles and methodology is essential, as well as the ability to adapt it to the case environment

YOU’RE GOOD AT

Iteration
  • You are excited to prototype at all levels of fidelity—and have the humility to walk away from ideas when they fail
  • You are receptive to feedback and adaptable to different contexts

Collaboration
  • You have the ability and enthusiasm to work with researchers, engineers, business consultants, and other designers who will all challenge and support each other, acting as the glue tying it all together.
  • You are empathetic, with a human focus able to the heart of the problem for both clients and users.

Comfortable with ambiguity
  • You know projects and businesses move fast. That means the path forward isn’t always well-defined. You are comfortable and collaborative through our process.
  • You have a commercial mindset, able to both identify and maintain business value focus
  • Strategic mindset (hypothesis driven, 80:20 mindset, iterative approach, activist stance)
  • You have ambition and drive to act and shosome leadership skills to guide others to do you too

What You'll Bring (Experience & Qualifications)

We’re looking for exceptional talent from consulting, industry or both to join us. You would typically have:
  • [7 +] years’ of experience of end-to-end product ownership across either or both in consulting and industry
  • Leadership potential to transform the consulting industry in particular around interaction with management consultants, designers, architects and engineers 
  • Experience of working in and leading multi-disciplinary teams (Designers, Engineers, Product Owners, Architects) within a fast-paced environment whilst maintaining calm under pressure
  • Experience in launching products, both digital and otherwise across industries (preferable) either in industry itself and/or consulting
  • Proven success working in and promoting a rapidly changing, collaborative, and iterative product development environment 
  • Experience of working and leading different venders for delivering hight qualified products
  • Experience delivering products to all the way to market, including have knowledge of the necessary considerations (e.g. legal, compliance, finance, etc.)
  • Experience in leading or supporting in designing and implementing service designs that embed quickly within organizations to smite sustainable change
  • Evidenced understanding and application of human centered design and delivery
  • Fluency in a range of tech (inc. web, data, CRM, etc) to direct, inspire and drive technologists within agile teams
  • Know-well about Emerging Tech (inc. IOT, AI, Blockchain, etc), and experience in building digital ecosystem with partners
  • BCG Managing Directors and Partners (MDP’s), Consultants and PLs
  • PLA Managing Directors (MD’s), Designers, Engineers and Architects
  • BCG Consultants at all levels
  • PLA Consultants at all levels
  • Senior clients across industries
  • Vendors, 3rd party partners (both at BCG and at Clients)

Shenzhen,Shanghai,Beijing

At BCG Platinion you will have the opportunity to 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

Date Posted:

24-Feb-2021

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