Are you a talented and engaging Senior Product Manager looking for an opportunity to make a real impact? This is a rare opportunity for a hands-on Lead Digital Product Manager to join a start-up operation fully funded by a large financial institution. This exciting new venture invested in the latest technologies in containers and microservices will develop a Digital Platform unique to Cyprus. This is a great job opening for anyone looking to work in a cloud-native and fully agile environment, with a start-up mentality.
As the Lead Digital Product Manager, you will be responsible for developing, prioritizing, and managing a backlog for a product/value stream, ensuring the development team understands and delivers the requirements. Additionally, you will be responsible for driving the initiative from initial stages to delivery to post-deployment, ensuring successful delivery and adoption.
Your success in the role will be based on the efficient and effective delivery of the product direction and vision of this exciting new venture.
The position is based in their fancy, newly set up office space in Nicosia.
Position’s Duties and Responsibilities
Collaborate with senior leaders to define the overall product direction. Explain this to the Product team as well as the wider delivery team and oversee the overall execution.
Oversee the work of the Product team to ensure efficient and effective delivery.
Work closely with relevant stakeholders to define, conceptualize, analyse, plan the roadmap for delivery, develop a project approach and monitor/coordinate the implementation and utilization of Digital Products.
Closely follow market trends; assess competitive dynamics and advancements in digital experiences and technologies inside and outside of the financial services sector that add value to the bank. Explore innovative technologies and how to best deploy them.
Identify innovative ways of achieving efficiency and effectiveness using technology and digital services.
Involve stakeholders in the design process from the outset, perform research and analysis, use data and analytics to make decisions wherever possible.
Identify / define Digital Services and Products that provide value. Translate effectively product value propositions, features and functions into outstanding digital customer experiences. Act as the Product Manager for these to ensure that these are clearly defined, processed and included in the relevant Roadmap.
Define Digital Products that leverage the Bank’s core business assets and customer base effectively. Ensure that the defined products allow users (including customers) to achieve the main goals quickly and simply, provide an experience that is personal and relevant, provide interaction methods that are intuitive and similar to other digital products, learn about the user behaviour and preferences, provide an experience that is seamless across multiple devices and channels and that deliver a surprise and enriched customer experience factor.
Develop product designs at prototype stage in collaboration with the design team and keep iterating until the product definition is ready to be handed over to the software development processes.
Monitor the development and implementation of the Digital Products under his / her responsibility to ensure the generation of value and benefits realization.
Create and manage external eco-systems to support innovation in their respective product area.
Execute any other activities assigned to him/her, that falls within and are relevant to his/her area of responsibility.
Bachelor’s or Master’s degree in Computer Science, Information Systems or related field
Agile Certification highly desired – e.g. Certified Scrum Master (CSM), Certified Scrum Professional (CSP) or Certified Product Owner (CSPO)
At least 5 years of experience managing products or leading technology transformation is required
People Management Experience Preferred
Strong Product management expertise
Banking industry understanding and experience preferred
Outstanding knowledge of Agile models: SAFe, Scrum, Spotify etc.
Transformation expertise for the particular initiatives
Design Thinking / Technology understanding will be considered as an additional advantage
Broad knowledge of all aspects of IT and Digital Services with strong analytical, strategic planning and communication/presentation skills
Ability to thrive in a fast-paced fluid environment, where creativity and strategic thinking is the norm