Senior Product Manager

Senior Product Manager

eFront is the leading provider of software solutions to manage alternative investments (Private Equity, Real Estate, Private Debt and Funds of Hedge Funds).
We have grown extensively year-on-year since our inception and the forefront of our strategy is to continue this trajectory. To support our future growth, we are looking for professionals with great skills, drive and enthusiasm, who are keen to make a difference and be successful. We are a global organisation with offices across Europe, North America, Asia-Pacific and the Middle East. We encourage and actively support our employees to learn, develop and progress throughout their careers.
To support our constantly growing business, we are looking for a Senior Product Manager to join our Technology function, and report directly to our Chief Technology Officer.

The Role:
eFront is a market leader in the provision of technology solutions for managing complex investor relationships at scale. With our Investment Café product, we enable our clients to securely control the flow of digital information across the investor relationship lifecycle and increasingly drive efficiencies and client experience across the sector.
We are now looking for an exceptional candidate to accelerate our business. You will build on our current success and craft the direction for this product alongside our clients and internal stakeholders.
Your hands-on experience in Investor Relations, wide exposure to Asset Servicers, track record in driving long term innovation, and sustainable client engagement and support will be needed for success in this role.

Main responsibilities:
Work with the Senior Executive Team to define the product strategy and vision. Clearly articulate the business value to the delivery teams so they understand the intent behind the new product or product release. This implies a strong understanding of the needs of Asset Servicers and Investor Relationship Management, and you should bring your expertise in these sectors to bear.
The product manager is will operate as the “CEO” of this product. Responsible for making product decisions and acting as the lead resource for the rest of the organization when product expertise is required. This includes supporting the wider eFront organisation (including Marketing, Sales, Professional Services and Customer Support) that help bring the product to market and working directly with clients.
Own the strategy behind the product along with its roadmap and work with engineering to build what matters and delivers value to clients.
Plan for what their teams will deliver and when they will deliver it. The product manager owns the release aspect of product including release plans, managing features and dependencies in and across releases; and managing releases with phases and milestones.
Own the process of generating, developing, and prioritising new ideas. Ensure that suitable ideas achieve the key objectives for the product line and eFront. Ensure that key feedback and requests are integrated into their product planning and development processes. Have a good feel for simplicity and great user experience.
Define the features and requirements necessary to deliver a complete product to market and lead the product team to success. You are responsible for articulating the ‘what’ and working with engineering to determine the ‘when.’
In the role you will be required to travel between eFront offices as well as to clients across the world.

Team structure:
Although this role has no direct reports, you are working alongside a team of Product Managers, and are expected to co-ordinate and manage dependencies between eFront Products.
You will be working with a Delivery Team that are responsible for the engineering, delivery and technical support for your product. You should have experience influencing and motivating teams without direct control.
Experience:
•At least 10 years working in preferably the Asset Servicer or Investor Relationship sector with a focus on software and analytics, or within Alternative Investments again with a software and analytics focus, most recently as a Product Manager (or equivalent)
•Hands on experience with operational aspects of Asset Servicing or Investor Relationship Management
•Demonstrable track record of creating, growing and running a product line to market success.
•Created value adding partnerships with clients and vendors.
•Understanding of data handling, processing and analytics technologies and techniques.
•Commercial acumen, with ability to prioritise and execute quickly.
Skills:
•Strong team player with ability to lead and influence
•Ability to communicate across all levels in the organisation (up to Main Board)
•Exceptional written and verbal communications skills
•World class presentation skills, comfortable presenting to large specialist audiences
•Entrepreneurial mind-set with the ability to make decisions quickly
Education:
•Undergraduate in Technology or Finance
•Master’s in Business Administration (or similar) with a focus on Finance and Technology
•Formal Product Management training would be beneficial

About eFront:
We exist at the crossroads between software and Private Equity, Real Estate and Insight. We foster international and cross-functional mobility across our broad office network
Our culture encourages risk-taking and pace. While we are a financially robust and established company, we value innovation and agility and offer plenty of opportunities to gain responsibilities rapidly.
This is a fantastic opportunity for an ambitious professional to join our rapidly growing and successful company. Please visit our career page at: http://careers.efront.com/ for more information.

For more information about eFront please see our LinkedIn page: https://www.linkedin.com/company/22306/