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Digital ICT Product Manager (for Research Platforms)

About our client

Do you believe that - with the right insights - investors could contribute to a more just and sustainable global economy? Over the last 25 years, they have dedicated themselves to this mission as a leading provider of environmental, social and governance (ESG) and corporate governance research and ratings.

They are proud to have helped several of the leading global investors implement responsible investment strategies that leverage their research. Through the IRRI survey, they have selected them as one of the top two ESG and corporate governance research firms, since 2014.

Our client is a global company with over 350 employees in 13 offices that are situated in the US, UK, Japan, France, Canada, Romania, Australia and the Netherlands.

Position details
Job Type: Full-time
Level: Director
Location: Bucharest
Start date: As soon as possible

Position purpose

The purpose of the position is to lead and manage the Research Platforms digital team, as well as contribute to the overall management of the ICT unit within the company.

The mandate of the Research Platforms digital team includes the following components:

• Design, build and maintain technology platforms that automate and optimize the research processes
• Source, curate and maintain the data that is used as basis of their research, or that is integrated into their products
• Contribute in designing/building new research methodologies and products (through data mining, data science & statistics)

Key Responsibilities
Research Platforms portfolio leadership
• Three digital products under management
• At least 3 product managers/owners and 3 quality assurance engineer direct reports
• Two teams (10-12 developers) assigned to the portfolio/indirect reports
• Part of the ICT Senior Management team (along with other senior product managers, head of UX and head of software development)

Product management
• Oversee products in portfolio, including planning, scheduling, managing and progress reporting
• High-level stakeholder and expectations management, including Research and Client Facing units
• Establish overall priorities and work with the senior ICT management team to facilitate product prioritization and use of resources within their domain
• Hands on lead responsibility for at least one of the team’s products (not just a leader, but a doer too)

Strategic Direction
• Partner with VP of ICT to set direction and strategy for products to be developed within the market domain
• Contribute to the preparation of strategic and operational plans for the ICT unit to ensure that all necessary ICT platforms, processes and people are in place to meet the requirements of the business and contribute to the achievement of short- and long-term goals of the Company.

Operational management
• Ensures continuous operation and cost-efficiency of the digital platforms under management.
• Oversee the implementation and maintenance of technology infrastructure in line with Company growth plans, and changing business requirements or technological advancements.

Software development
• Contribute to software development and engineering expertise to bear on the conceptualization and planning of digital products for the disciplines
• Work with the Architecture team members to integrate the discipline’s product roadmaps with the overall technology roadmap

• Min 10 years’ professional experience
• Technical degree (computer engineering), supplemented with business degree (or equivalent qualifications)
• Strong understanding of digital product management, software design and development. Minimum of 5 years’ product management experience in an upstream role such as systems analyst, business analyst, product owner, product manager or portfolio manager
• Solid management experience: demonstrated ability to lead and motivate teams and develop team cohesiveness
• Cultural and ethical sensitive, widely traveled
• Strategic thinker
• Strong product management skills: product roadmap definition, requirements gathering, scoping and describing features, product rollout, stakeholder management Leadership and team builder, ability to work across functional teams
• Living or willing to move to one or our major offices Excellent command of English
• Understanding of emerging technology developments and how to use them to solve problems Understanding of the structure of software products and functional architectural interdependencies
• Experience in digital software definition, planning, development and roll-out
 Experience leading cross-functional teams of product owners and quality assurance engineers

 Experience with and leading geographically dispersed teams

 Ability to drive multiple, critical initiatives at strategic & tactical levels across the portfolio

• Competitive salary depending on the skills and expertise;
• A generous training budget for your professional development (certifications, trainings); Excellent medical benefits;
• Partial reimbursement of gym subscription; Bonus based on your performance;
• Interesting career development options in a very innovative market;
• Dynamic, professional and friendly work environment within a global, mission-based organization.