This Hired Guns client is a pivotal player in the financial world that’s in the early stages of a major revamp of their e-commerce platform, and they need a Senior- or Director-level Product Manager who can parachute in to help drive this very large, very high-profile replatforming effort to a successful completion. If you have high-level product management experience, team leadership skills, and an appetite for start-up excitement within a stable yet growth-oriented mothership, let’s talk! (This is a freelance opportunity expected to last six to twelve months.)
To succeed in this opportunity, you’ll need a decade or so in strong functional product management with a focus on complex, enterprise-level builds. E-commerce experience is a huge asset, but isn’t required as long as you are comfortable with technical product development in an Agile framework and are adept in working with UX designers, translating business needs into functional requirements, and structuring use cases for development teams. More than a whiteboard strategist, you have a bias toward action and love to think big and then execute.
Collaboration is the name of the game with this client, and your history of forging strong relationships with IT and creative resources, along with clients and other stakeholders, is mission critical. Finally, your skill at presenting complex issues to senior executives effectively and eloquently will be your ace in the hole.
All future revenue for the company hinges on this platform, which is why it has the attention of the top brass (did we mention you love pressure?). You will lead the transformation of an array of non-integrated legacy e-commerce platforms into a single well-oiled solution. You will gather requirements, create wireframes and specs, and work with not one, but two technical teams, both of which are off-shore.
You’ll be expected to bring wisdom, creativity, and leadership to the project. This platform will touch many, many people in the organization as well as customers, so the ability to build relationships and grow consensus is a key ingredient here.
An e-commerce track record isn’t a requirement to be considered for this role, which makes this a tremendous opportunity for you to get some of this much coveted experience under your belt on a high-profile, internationally renowned brand.
Whether you are looking for your next freelance gig or are considering a stable alternative to working for the man, this is one you should not pass up.