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Director, Product Management

Toronto, Ontario  - Permanent

Job Description

The Director of Product will oversee the organization’s product management function including leading the development and execution of our product strategy and roadmap. Bringing an entrepreneurial mindset and strong technical background, you will be very comfortable managing product development across technology and design teams, with a special focus to continuously improve customer experience. We are currently building a leading edge new technology platform to serve millions of customers located around the world, while maintaining and planning the seamless transition from existing platforms.

This role will be the go-to person for all things product including product planning, product roadmap, customer discovery, product discovery, user research and the product development process. You will also look for ways to leverage current product offerings and identify new unique product & services opportunities to assist in continually grow an already very successful privately held Canadian company!

A passionate Product leader, you know how to create a strong vision for product strategy with demonstrated ability to inspire and motivate product teams working in a MicroServices development environment to execute that vision collaboratively, consistently, and effectively.

- Work with the leadership team to develop, deliver and support the company’s product roadmap consistent with and reflecting the company’s overall strategic plans for corporate growth
- Develop and document corporate plans and systems for product development
- Lead the direction of the product roadmap through deep analytic perspectives, and execute the related strategy with ability to adjust as needed based on the needs of the business and changes in the market
- Lead ideation activities, product feasibility assessments, business case preparation, and overall product definition (feature lists and prioritization)
- Work closely with analytics, development and IT operations in the design and implementation of product development methodology. Ensure involvement of InfoSec on application security and, legal on PI/privacy related matters
- Leverage market research and business analytics to assist with product design and understand changes in the marketplace
- Collaborate with business analytics and marketing to determine optimal pricing and revenue strategies
- Present and defend business cases with ROI and financial justification
- Continuously look to identify opportunities to enhance customer user experience and retention
- Provide ongoing and clear direction, performance management and career development support to the product management team.

Must Have Skills:

Required Experience:

- 5-10 years’ experience in a related senior product or comparable role
- 5+ years’ internet based consumer-facing product related experience
- Deep knowledge of web/mobile technologies and UX best practices
- Experience working in a fast paced Lean, Agile Micro Services development environment
- Proven ability to successfully bring multiple new, innovative products from concept to market, on time, on budget, that achieve success in the marketplace
- Strong business acumen and highly analytical: ability to think rationally and make data-driven decisions
- Demonstrated related experience executing market, competitive and other user research to develop product strategies that proved successful
- Superb verbal and written communication skills with a demonstrated ability to collaborate with others to achieve productive results
- Extremely disciplined and organized approach to product and project management
- A passion for people, you have strong team leadership skills and enjoy mentoring your team to be able to do their best.

Starting: ASAP
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