Senior Specialist Product Management
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Senior Specialist Product Management
Senior Specialist Product Development and Innovation
This role will support efforts across product development and innovation. The individual will be expected to work closely with the Director of the product or initiative development in understanding new business opportunities. Converting that understanding into business and functional requirements to eventually create a new product, service or enhance those existing. Some of the responsibilities include analysis, planning, coordinating and documentation and low level project management. It is a well-rounded position that will mold the candidate into a Product Manager. The ideal candidate must be open to ambiguous and open ended problem statements around which they will analyze and assess, eventually providing the necessary information to support the Director in arriving at a solution that contributes to a business outcome. This role requires gaining knowledge across several other products that can be fashioned into a new product, essentially bundling to create a new digital experiences.
Partner with business owners to understand new business opportunities and define the business and functional requirements. Deliver high quality business and functional requirements to the development teams for the purpose of completing the design, coding, testing, and implementation phases of the project life cycle.
Roles and Responsibilities
Support Digital payments in the region through analyzing and identifying trends and changes that can be converted into an opportunity to build new payment experiences. Coordinate and participate in review, revisions, changes to building product roadmaps. Contribute to qualitative and quantitative market research to validate trends and competitive opportunities for specific new product development efforts in supporting the development of existing or new products. Analyze new and innovative product solutions that support digital product/segment strategy Analyze business and functional specifications and requirements for new products and services Collaborates with internal and external stakeholders to execute requirements across building products under the Program Management Excellence structure at Mastercard. Interfaces with technical developers to translate product requirements into technical requirements. Monitors appropriate use and compliance with the Product Management Excellence/Go-To-Market (PME/GTM) process for products. Prepare plans, presentations and reports to communicate progress across any initiative. Up to date with all training necessary to be proficient across product development using the PME framework. Performs launch-related activities, including managing implementation tasks associated with new or highly customized product implementation, including marketing / communication and collateral; training and procedure updates; product testing validation, and medium-sized project management.
About the candidate:
•Bachelors Degree or equivalent work experience required, advanced Degree Preferred.
•Prior Business Analyst and Project Management experience required.
•Proficient in Microsoft Word, Excel, Visio and MS Project Management.
•Applies extended expertise of principles theories and concepts plus broad knowledge of business/function and development life cycle, usually acquired through three to five years of experience.
•Broad technical knowledge.
•Intermediate understanding in translating market intelligence into useful solutions
•Working knowledge of building business cases to support product development
•Experience in data analytics converting quantitative data into opportunities to innovate.
•Experience in supporting product launches Ability to identify and solve for customer pain points
•Has previously worked in a cross functional environment and has good command of planning and preparing
•Reacts enthusiastically and with a sense of purpose in assessing new requirements to changing end-user needs.
•Ability to identify elements that drive operational excellence and financial results through focusing on customer value and cost efficiencies.
•Exemplifies a global and diverse outlook in approaching business ideas, products and solutions. Has the ability to maneuver cross-cultural relationship s to his/her advantage
•Has the ability to motivate and energize a team to act towards achieving a common goal and the ability to improve oneself and others.
Mastercard is an inclusive Equal Employment Opportunity employer that considers applicants without regard to gender, gender identity, sexual orientation, race, ethnicity, disabled or veteran status, or any other characteristic protected by law.
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