This Hired Guns client is a pivotal player in the financial world. They’re revamping 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 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 mother ship, let’s talk! (This is a freelance opportunity expected to last six to twelve months.)
You’ve learned a lot in your decade or so of strong functional product management with a focus on complex, enterprise-level builds. Your e-commerce experience is a huge asset, but isn’t required as long as you’re 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 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 (no pressure, right?). 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, specs, use cases, and work with two off-shore technical teams.
You’ll be expected to bring wisdom, creativity, and leadership to the project. This platform will touch a lot of people, both in the organization as well as customers, so the ability to build relationships and grow consensus is a key skill here.
There’s a lot of collaboration happening here, but ultimately, this is a very entrepreneurial gig. You’ll be taking ownership of your product and you’ll be answerable for its success or failure. Additionally, an e-commerce track record isn’t a requirement to be considered for this role. That makes this a tremendous opportunity for you to get some of that much-coveted experience under your belt while working for 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 shouldn’t pass up.
All qualified applicants will receive consideration without regard to race, color, religion, sex, national origin, creed, age, sexual orientation, veteran status, marital status, disability, or any other status protected by applicable law.