Director, Product Management

Position Id
Toronto ON
Job Type
Full-Time Regular

Location: Downtown Toronto

Role Summary
The Director, Product Management is responsible for leading the product management function for all data analytics products and solutions. The successful candidate will lead a team of approximately five (5) Product Managers each focused on a different set of product(s). He or she will manage a P&L to direct and grow revenue and profitability of the data analytics product suite.

The Product Management function is responsible ideating, developing and growing revenue for all data analytics products. This includes identifying the global addressable market, gathering and prioritizing customer requirements, leading a seamless development process across stakeholders, and working closely with technology, sales and marketing in executing delivery. Client targets and channels will include sell side, buy side, data vendors, other marketplaces, and data/trading terminal vendors.

Key accountabilities

  • Be accountable for the maintenance and growth of product revenue, including hitting annual revenue targets and other commercial objectives (e.g., market penetration, customer satisfaction)
  • Lead and manage a team of 5 Product Managers
  • Lead the development of an innovative and client centric pipeline of new products
  • Partner effectively with the sales team, ensuring a strong connection, communication and execution between product and sales
  • Act as the internal and external champion of product management, building relationships with internal and external product partners and stakeholders
  • Act as a source of expertise and experience on the global competitive marketplace for capital markets data and technology solutions
  • Lead and participate on the necessary teams to help design, develop, price and launch successful products

Must Have Skills:

  • Product Management experience – minimum 10-15 years
  • Securities industry expertise, including trading, technology and related functions and knowledge of how broker/dealers, buy side firms traders, analysts, advisors, retail investors and other industry stakeholders
  • Proven track record of B2B product management - preferably in the area of exchange-traded fund (ETF) and/or OTC derivative financial products
  • Proven skills and experienced in quantitative analysis and/or financial engineering skills in financial products and other asset classes including, but not limited to equity financial products
  • Team management experience with a reputation as an impactful people leader
  • Ideal educational background includes business, mathematics or technology degrees; designations like CFA and MBA are preferred

Soft Skills:

  • Ability to build and develop deep relationships with internal stakeholders and external business partners
  • Important general skills include attention to detail, effective communication abilities, ability to work well in a team environment, self-starter, results oriented, ability to cope with change and ambiguity
  • Strong presentation skills, including experience presenting colleagues, management, executive management, clients and partners
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