DigitalBCG | Platinion Product Manager

Location:

Tokyo

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

We create IT products and services regardless of whether they are in new or existing business, with specialists in various fields such as business managers, product owners, engineers, and experience designers.  We are looking for someone to lead development management in cooperation with designers and engineers, and operation and improvement based on KPIs and be involved in the everything from customer journey design to product design, marketing strategy, operation design, business operations, and organization, and plan and review new services through user and market research.

  • Formulating merchandise strategy from qualitative surveys: Designing and conducting research using the appropriate framework, understanding and visualizing user behavior habits, pain points, and needs, understanding advanced trends and scenario thinking, catch-up to advanced examples of ideation

  • Product/Service Design: User story creation, creating a customer journey, targeting user persona, stakeholder mapping creation, product function design, non-functional design, product IT architecture design

  • Pitch-Craft/Storytelling: Creating value proposition of business concept, vision statement creation, delivery method consideration, presentation/pitch story supervision

  • Product Management: Creating WBS from development to launch and cost calculation from product development to launch - Investment plan creation management

You’re Good At:
Expertise
(Product Lead / Product Principal)
  • Able to visualize customer journeys, identify pain points from the customer's perspective, and plan and design products
  • Able to do system overview design and operation design of digital products
  • Based on the technology that forms the foundation of the product, you are able to evaluate technology after grasping the trend in the medium to long term 
  • Based on business strategy, you are able to formulate a business plan for service and manage its progress
  • Experience in E2E from service planning, design, development, and launch to initial flow response and growth (development project management experience welcomed)

(Senior Product Owner)
Able to contribute as a team member to multiple areas of the overall capabilities required of a Lead /Product Principal
  • Product planning and design
  • Product management
  • Service design
  • Platform design

Team management & consulting
(Product Lead / Product Principal)
  • Able to lead discussions between BCG consultants, BCG Digital engineers, and BCG Digital service design with different ideas, and act as a bridge between the three parties
  • Able to lead cooperation with external vendors
  • Able to join the client's business, advertising and marketing, and IT departments to lead communication, facilitation, explanations and discussions, and lead them in the direction of the BCG hypotheses

(Senior Product Owner)
  • Communication skills and knowledge and experience in specific areas to the degree that you can square off against consultants in charge of clients in their area of responsibility
  • Facilitation ability to lead departmental and team meeting-level discussions
  • Ability to understand business and experience in IT to mediate between business and IT in their area of responsibility

What You'll Bring (Experience & Qualifications)

  • Product management experience from product and actual service planning and design, to launch
  • Design thinking experience in prototyping and strategy formulation
  • Exceptional communication skills to be able to lead discussions that encourage decisions on deep questions in user interviews, vendor management, and client communication

Nice to Have:
  • Experience in everything from IT product planning to product management
  • Industrial design experience in everything from drafting to management of overall marketing
  • Experience in new service, planning new business, and executing business plans
  • Business-fluent written and spoken English language skills
  • Native level of written and spoken Japanese language skills

Date Posted:

17-Feb-2022

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