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Associate Director, Product Management - Financial Services

Posted: 14 Sep 2021 Closes: 14 Oct 2021
London, United Kingdom Competitive
Permanent & Full-time 270616436

Company Description

Publicis Sapient is a digital transformation partner helping established organizations get to their future, digitally-enabled state, both in the way they work and the way they serve their customers. We help unlock value through a start-up mindset and modern methods, fusing strategy, consulting and customer experience with agile engineering and problem-solving creativity. United by our core values and our purpose of helping people thrive in the brave pursuit of next, our 20,000+ people in 53 offices around the world combine experience across technology, data sciences, consulting and customer obsession to accelerate our clients' businesses through designing the products and services their customers truly value.

Job Description

As Associate Director, Product Management at Publicis Sapient, you will act as your clients' trusted advisor inleading the overall business solution, vision, strategy, roadmap, and prioritization for a specific digital product, or products, within engagements with Financial Services customers.You will collaboratewithclientsundertaking major Digital Business Transformation (DBT)engagements to understand their business, end-customerneeds, and then constantly deliver valuewith fast increment cycles.

You'll partnerwith client(s), strategists, experience leads, and enterprise architects,to framebusiness goalsandvalue streams from which we can shape solution propositionsthatprovide transformative business outcomes and customer experience.

You'll also build and develop large solution vision that aligns with the product vision, strategy, and industry compliance, by keeping customer at the center of everything we do while using design thinking tools.

As part of your role, you will also inspire, lead, and mentor, a high-performing team of Product Analysts to continually facilitate improvements in developing and enhancing best-in-class digital products and services.


Your Skills and Experience:
  • Deeply rooted inAgile, Lean, and continuous delivery principles that maximize flow of value with a a passion to extend this understanding throughout the organization
  • Demonstrated success creating large solutions, digital products vision, strategy, experience, and services - from capability identification, ideation to launch, includingengineeringand operational quality
  • Experience working with a multi-disciplinary team on customer-focused products and services
  • Proven ability in collaborating and leading Program Increment (PI) cycles
  • Significant industry knowledge and expertise within the financial services industry, including banking products including, but not limited to, commercial banking and mortgages
  • Proven ability to prioritize multiple demands and obtain buy-in from stakeholders
  • Practice in workshop facilitation to cultivate ideation
  • Ability to define financials, ROI, KPIs, and forecasts, with success leveraging data to make decisions about product feature increments
  • Proven track record of working with senior client stakeholder and diverse teams as a servant leader and steward of economic and customer value
  • Mastery in leading change and inspire others to change behaviours
  • Influencer in continuous learning and innovation
Set Yourself Apart With:
  • Certified SAFe Product Owner/Product Manager designation
  • Certified Agile Product Manager designation

Additional Information

What you'll get from us:

A big canvas - major companies, major brands, major challenges - our clients want us to answer big questions about what their future business should look like. You will be the at the spear point answering that question - and the answer will shape the experience of millions of people.

Capability - Publicis Sapient works at scale with a breadth and depth of creative, consulting, and technology talent - the ideas you shape will be translated into reality.

Autonomy - you'll be faced with unique questions and challenges; client teams will look to you for your expertise in your field; you'll have the chance to shape the company's response, applying your thinking and expertise in the way that best meets the client's needs.

Support - we're committed to making you better at what you do best - plenty of training, learning and development opportunities from conferences to courses to simply working alongside some of the best and friendliest people in the industry.

In the company you'll find:

Smart, decent, fun, stimulating, collaborative folk to work with.

Lots of travel/work abroad opportunities.

Wellbeing perks included subsidised gym and in-house massages.

Lots of support networks - VivaWomen! (for all genders), Egalite (for LGBT), Uni (diversity council), Hue (people of colour).

Free barista drinks all day, Frinks (free Friday night drinks), free fruit and chocolates (it's the little things), quarterly Town Halls (with free pizza and drinks).

Benefits of Working Here:

An array of benefits are offered to Publicis Sapient employees. In addition to a leading compensation package, 25 days paid annual leave, life assurance, dental insurance, income protection, private healthcare for you AND your family (pre-existing conditions included), and a pension is the least we want to provide to you.

The learning opportunities here are endless plus of course the opportunity to be part of a game-changing organisation that encourages outside-the-box thinking and empowerment to know that the world is your oyster when it comes to your career! With free soya lattes and gym fee reimbursement being thrown in, you'll get to taste the best coffee in town (in our opinion).

Flexibility and mobility is required to deliver this role as there may be requirements to spend time onsite with our clients to enable delivery of the first class services we pride ourselves in.
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