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Director, Product Transformation

Employer
London Stock Exchange Group
Location
London, United Kingdom
Salary
Competitive
Closing date
May 2, 2024

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Job Function
Other
Industry Sector
Finance - General
Employment Type
Full Time
Education
Bachelors
LSEG and Microsoft have entered an exciting strategic partnership for the development of next-generation data, analytics and cloud infrastructure solutions. Our customers' needs are evolving and so are financial markets. This partnership will transform the way customers discover, analyse and trade securities around the world. It will also advance our cloud strategy and build the improved resilience, efficiency and agility that our customers need. All of Microsoft's customers will also have access to our data and analytics capabilities through a single flexible infrastructure that is intuitive and responsive.

The partnership will deliver against its ambitious objectives by adopting a Product-centric, Agile operating model in which we iteratively build solutions in close collaboration with our customers, and transparently connect team execution to our Product and strategic goals.

The transformation team is responsible for uplifting the product management discipline and enabling more effective product development within the LSEG-Microsoft Partnership. We are seeking a talented product leader to help drive capability uplift and change across the product portfolio. As a product and agile transformation leader, you will help lead the organization towards a more customer-centric model for delivering products and focus on developing standards and processes to improve the company's ability to operate. In this role, it will be essential to partner with stakeholders from across the company (e.g., product, technology, finance, sales, operations, etc.) to enable them to support a Product way of working effectively. You will leverage your expertise in product management to define standards for the discipline and to create the guardrails, artefacts, approaches and learning required to embed Product craft effectively.

Main Responsibilities:
  • Designing and launching a Product Academy for Product People to upskill and grow their career and enable consistent craft development
  • Designing and releasing artefacts, tools, templates and 'how tos' for Product Management, including e.g. prioritisation frameworks, roadmaps, OKRs, product canvases
  • Consulting on Product Management best practices and coaching Product Managers at all levels
  • Defining and iterating an holistic Product Competency Framework supported by underpinning competencies and skills
  • Defining the learning interventions and support required to uplift Product Management capability
  • Facilitating and developing a Product Community of Practice
  • Evangelising and role-modelling the Product Mindset within LSEG
In this role, you will:
  • Influence people across the Partnership to help implement Product Management best practices
  • Work closely with Microsoft to ensure best practices are sought and incorporated into LSEG's Product way of working
  • Set a roadmap for Product transformation with clearly communicated outcomes, informed by continuous discovery work that evolves our understanding of how best to achieve those outcomes
  • Collaborate with scrum masters, agile coaches, Product and Technology leaders and senior leadership
  • Build relationships across the organisation and help drive and support the enterprise level drive for agility and Product-centricity
  • Provide regular feedback regarding scope, roadblocks, concerns to your colleagues and key stakeholders
Skills / experience required
  • Significant experience in Product Management, in companies that have undergone Product-led transformation is essential
  • Experience in Management Consulting, specifically in Digital/Product/Agile transformation is also preferable
  • Excellent written and oral communication skills
  • Proficiency with MS PowerPoint & Excel
  • Ability to prioritise effectively and work with shifting priorities in a fast-paced environment
  • Emotional intelligence, level-headed diplomat, skilled listener and clear communicator
  • Patient, persistent, optimistic, self-motivated and determined; results driven and goal oriented
  • Critical thinking, problem solving and lateral thinking skills
  • Quick learner
LSEG is a leading global financial markets infrastructure and data provider. Our purpose is driving financial stability, empowering economies and enabling customers to create sustainable growth.

Our purpose is the foundation on which our culture is built. Our values of Integrity, Partnership , Excellence and Change underpin our purpose and set the standard for everything we do, every day. They go to the heart of who we are and guide our decision making and everyday actions.

Working with us means that you will be part of a dynamic organisation of 25,000 people across 65 countries. However, we will value your individuality and enable you to bring your true self to work so you can help enrich our diverse workforce. You will be part of a collaborative and creative culture where we encourage new ideas and are committed to sustainability across our global business. You will experience the critical role we have in helping to re-engineer the financial ecosystem to support and drive sustainable economic growth. Together, we are aiming to achieve this growth by accelerating the just transition to net zero, enabling growth of the green economy and creating inclusive economic opportunity.

LSEG offers a range of tailored benefits and support, including healthcare, retirement planning, paid volunteering days and wellbeing initiatives.

We are proud to be an equal opportunities employer. This means that we do not discriminate on the basis of anyone's race, religion, colour, national origin, gender, sexual orientation, gender identity, gender expression, age, marital status, veteran status, pregnancy or disability, or any other basis protected under applicable law. Conforming with applicable law, we can reasonably accommodate applicants' and employees' religious practices and beliefs, as well as mental health or physical disability needs.

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