AVP, Product ManagementApply Job ID: R-011435 Date posted: 10/20/2020 Primary Location SC-Fort Mill Other Locations CA-San Diego
The Investor and Investment Solutions (IIS) organization is hiring an AVP, Product Management, operating in the role of product manager/product owner, to join our product management team responsible for delivering ongoing improvements to LPL’s advisor-facing technology tools and capabilities. You must exude a passion for product management with the outcome being a delightful, streamlined technology experience that results in the utmost satisfaction of our advisors and their clients. The ideal candidate will be able to understand the needs of our advisors andleverage that knowledge to collaborate with broad cross-functional teams to drive meaningful improvements.
This position requires strong analytical skills, the ability to manage multiple bodies of rapidly evolving work simultaneously, and demonstrate the ability to creatively define, develop, and execute plans to solve highly complex matters. This position will have the opportunity to partner with cross-functional stakeholders and executives across multiple business areas in the firm to:
- Determine advisor needs and desires through interviews, market research, competitive research and insights from our stakeholders to support the technology needs of our users
- Define mid- and long-term technology product development roadmap, key features/capabilities, and manage the development cycles with clear schedules, deliverables and milestones
- Develop metrics to assess the success of products and features and determine necessary enhancements
- Support the implementation of new offerings through requirements gathering, requirements writing, testing, and participation in and evaluation of prototypes and pilots
- Build cross-functional relationships to establish a collaborative environment at all levels of the organization to create a more collaborative team
- Demonstrate strategic and creative thinking skills, a strong ability to turn analytics into compelling insights, and be capable of concise oral and written communication
- Sourcing latest technologies and maintain professional and technical knowledge by attending conference; establishing personal networks; and participating in professional societies.
- Working closely with a cross-functional team to develop feature set priorities to execute and achieve the overall strategic product vision
- Identifying requirements and writing user stories
- Providing research, analysis, project management, and UAT testing support on a variety of strategic initiatives
- Completing ad hoc assignments that assist in development and implementation of strategies and new processes
- Synthesizing internal and industry data into themes and patterns to provide insights and data-driven recommendations
- 5+ years professional experience as a product manager or product owner in an Agile software development environment
- Bachelors degree strongly preferred; an MBA is a plus
- Strong communication skills, both written and oral, with the ability to present materials to the highest levels in the organization and the ability to frame complex issues
- Strong analytical skills with a demonstrated ability to evaluate business opportunities within the context of a larger organization and its objectives
- Ability to manage multiple simultaneous efforts across different projects
- Empathy for the user experience and a passion for delivering outcomes that improve that experience
- Background in a client-facing role and/or the financial services industry a plus, but not required
- Entrepreneurial perspective, self-starter, ability to work with minimal supervision
At LPL, we believe that objective financial guidance is a fundamental need for everyone. As the nation’s leading independent broker-dealer, we offer an integrated platform of proprietary technology, brokerage, and investment advisor services. We provide you with a work environment that encourages your creativity and growth, a leadership team that is supportive and responsive, and the opportunity to create a career that has no limits, only amazing potential.
We are one team on one mission. We take care of our advisors, so they can take care of their clients.
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