Product Analysis and Design lead

  • Competitive
  • New York, NY, USA New York NY US
  • Permanent, Full time
  • IHS Markit
  • 14 Aug 18 2018-08-14

Product Analysis and Design lead

Duties & accountabilities

Business and Product Analysis

  • Take the lead on product analysis and design for the strategic Indices roadmap including and responsibility for execution of product vision.
  • Act as a liaison between business development, product management, operations, business heads and technology groups and scrum teams to facilitate communication on initiative.
  • Conduct independent research and stakeholder interviews to understand business vision requirements. Write complete business requirements where needed and facilitate sign-off
  • Produce user stories and use cases using different modelling techniques for detailed technical requirements.
  • Work with system architects to ensure system design meets business requirements and present high level system architecture to business stakeholders as it relates to business requirements
  • Coordinate User Acceptance Testing and support the change management process
  • Ensure consistency of specifications across initiatives and platforms and conduct gap analysis and downstream impact.
  • Write, revise, and edit client education, user, administrative, and support materials
  • Conduct user training workshops as required.
  • Communicate requirements and updates to the same to the relevant stakeholder group
  • Assist Product owner with initiating projects, defining scope, assessing resources, creating plans and communicating at all levels.
  • Evaluate and recommend a successful approach and execution plan across business IT and operations, covering change programmes, company/department structure and resourcing, governance, operational risk mitigation, implementations and methodologies.
  • Manage project risks and issues, dependencies & assumptions, including developing contingency plans.
  • Support product owner and scrum teams in managing project risks and issues, dependencies & assumptions, including developing contingency plans.
  • Liaise with clients, technology suppliers, and legal for external facing products
  • Propose and champion process improvements based on outputs of post project reviews and day to day experiences.
Business competencies
Education and experience
  • Bachelor's degree in the field of technology or finance required.
  • Graduate degree (MS, MBA) preferred.
  • Proven experience and solid understanding of SDLC processes including Agile.
  • Proven delivery track record.
  • 10-15 years' experience managing delivery of projects into complex platform environments where many dependencies need careful management.
  • Prior involvement in major, multi geography projects
  • Experienced in Microsoft tools, Jira, Confluence and PPM software.
  • Experience with Agile or other iterative processes is a plus.
Commercial awareness
  • Understanding of general financial terms and principals required.
  • Interest in financial markets and transactions required.
  • Experience with data and feeds desired
Management requirements
  • Competence in liaising with Clients, Product, Development and Operations stake holders.
  • Able to facilitate meeting where required and ensure decisions/actions are captured, communicated and tracked
  • Take ownership of the programme of work, ensuring process, infrastructure and communication mechanisms are maintained.
Personal competencies
Personal impact
  • Highly focused on project delivery
  • Strong influencing skills
  • Ability to work under pressure, multi-task and consistently meet tight deadlines, Excellent estimating and planning skills
  • Good presentation skills
  • Solid documentation skills
  • Strong analytical skills
  • Good problem solving skills
  • Able to work independently with minimal supervision
  • Meeting Management
  • Issue Management
  • Decision Support
  • Facilitation
  • Conflict Resolution
  • Logical Thinking
  • Flexibility and attitude to achieve tight deadlines
Communication
  • Strong written and verbal communication skills.
  • Fluent written and spoken English
  • Ability to lead conference calls with both internal and external participants
Teamwork
  • Ability to work with a complex stakeholder group across geographical boundaries
  • Ability to work creatively, propose ideas and contribute to working groups
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