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Senior Product Manager / Snr Business Analyst - 2024-17

Remote, Remote
Description of Work:
Advancing Investment Management Capabilities (AIM) is a discovery initiative focused on uncovering functional and non-functional needs that will allow us to identify and ultimately select a comprehensive technological solution that will enable us to set a solid foundation as well as future enable our business strategy with scalable technology.
Once requirements have been defined, this effort will navigate through a Request for Proposal; assessing each RFP respondents ability to establish capabilities and services required by the business. Through this effort, we will identify and select a desired solution we wish to pursue further.


Required Skills and Experience:
**Deep understanding of Private Investment Management, Dealer, Asset Management, Order Management is highly sought after**
  • Lead product discovery, design and delivery tied to the strategic priorities while delivering value to end users
  • Translate and communicate the business vision into outcomes and objectives to support product work
  • Align product work to best practices ensuring we make the right choices to deliver against the goals and objectives while limiting barriers, roadblocks or re-work
  • Define and manage product roadmaps (concept, requirements, development, delivery and refinement)
  • Aligning business and operational needs with intent to solve important customer problems while achieving business goals
  • Lead the creation of Business Cases in order to define business problems, value propositions and outcomes
  • Ability to gain a deep understanding of business needs, features/functionality and translate those into the user stories or requirements
  • Facilitating workshops with different levels and skill sets to elicit business need and requirements tied to application functionality and overall user experience
  • Navigate through Request for Proposals (RFPs) to ensure the right solutions are selected to align to business needs, outcomes and strategy (incl. requirements, vendor demos and assessments, scorecarding etc)
  • Map out and communicate end to end business and technical processes
  • Build value-driven relationships with stakeholders, cross-functional teams, senior leadership and our partners
  • Define success metrics for your product and drive all product efforts to those measures.
  • Maintain a backlog of future enhancements or operational improvements and work directly with the business to prioritize based on business/user need
  • Define risks, assumptions, dependencies and constraints and impact to the product delivery
  • Build a deep understanding of the voice of the user and identify the requirements and impacts to the product
  • Collaborate with external (Vendors) and internal (Engineering, Design, Marketing, Communication, Adoption) cross functional team members to enable the product vision
  • Build a solid knowledge base across specific business domains and their series of products and services
  • Consistently identify areas to improve the product practice through approach, practice, templates etc.
  • Ask the right questions, craft solutions and deliver user validated digital products to meet business needs
  1. Bachelor’s degree or diploma in Commerce, Information Technology (i.e. MIS) or equivalent experience
  2. 5-7 years of related project or product delivery experience
  3. 5+ years co-leading or leading initiatives across digital products as a Product Manager/ Business Analyst
  4. Deep understanding and application of product delivery practices are required - Agile/XP/SCRUM, work processes and business analysis methodologies
  5. Commitment to empathy for the end user; usercentric focus and approach
  6. Comfort and confidence in decision making with executive leadership, areas of expertise and strategic support units
  7. Collaborate with partners and internal cross functional team members to enable end user value (Engineering, Design, Marketing, Communication, Adoption)
  8. Break down complex problems into actionable steps (and opportunities)
  9. Define and drive out options for a problem or find a way of looking at things differently
  10. Define and drive out task management actions and activities
  11. Knowledge and application of business analysis concepts, tools and processes
  12. Knowledge of IT resources and enabling technologies; software, architecture and databases
  13. Excellent communication skills across oral and written
  14. Technical fluency; types and application of technologies to deliver a business need - applications, integrations and data sources
  15. Understanding and application on agile and user-centered design values, principles and practices
  16. Create an environment that supports inclusion, recognizes bias and promotes psychological safety
Additional Skills "Nice to Have":
  • **Deep understanding of Private Investment Management, Dealer, Asset Management, Order Management is highly sought after**
  • Product Management / Business Analysis certification is an advantage
  • Software development experience is an asset
  • Conducting RFP’s for Consultancy / Implementation is an asset
  • Banking, Wealth Management, Investment Management, Financial Industry experience is a differentiator

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