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The Role
: The Senior Manager for the Asia Product team is responsible for working with technology development teams to ensure timely production and release of key product features defined within the overall portfolio strategy for the Asia markets.

The Impact: This Asia role is cross-commodity and multi-national. It is key to ensure that assigned products are developed and maintained according to the objectives for Platts Product Development and Customer Experience and executed within the defined scope, budget, and timeline.

The Team/ The Business: Managing a maximum of 5 product/ project managers; Works with Product Strategists, Content and Commercial teams to ensure the Asia products/platform is producing the products, tools and services according to the business vision and objectives. Will also be working with content managers to ensure optimal collaboration and seamless flow between content and product.

The Skills: The individual will be a product management expert and role model, preferably with experience and knowledge of Commodity markets. The candidate should have a good understanding on the strategic goals for Product and IT as well as cross functional strategic imperatives that are relevant to the Product Portfolio.

Responsibilities:

  • Ensure seamless execution, communication, and timely delivery of key product features for new and existing products in their assigned portfolio
  • Provide regular status updates to Product Development Leads across the Core, Market Data and Analytics teams
  • Manage assigned project(s) and ensure alignment to the overall Asia portfolio strategy and strategic objectives and goals set by Platts Product Leadership
  • Manage the lifecycle of all assigned products and feature backlogs
  • Manage budget, resources, communications, critical issue / risk resolution, and champion all projects providing a bridge between business strategy and project delivery
  • Work to understand customer needs and how Platts can exceed these creating value for the customer and maximizing the opportunity for Platts
  • Manage the creation and execution of the product road map including new launches and enhancements to existing products in relation to the Asia markets
  • Build an organization that reliably brings new products to market by using the product development practices across Platts Asia
  • Reduce product platforms to a minimum by working with technical leaders in product development in order to concentrate technical talent on building on fewer systems
  • Drive an ongoing process of evaluating the product portfolio through life cycle stages
  • Assist Sales by direct customer contact and assist Marketing in the development of marketing materials
  • Manage assigned project(s) within the Asia product portfolio throughout the product lifecycle, from idea through launch to expansion and retirement
  • Leverage the standardized product launch process to ensure compliance with Platts standards for product management and ensure cost and margin growth are optimized
  • Liaison with internal groups including acquired teams to ensure seamless flow of content to product/tool/service
  • Leverage domain expertise to work with the Product Development lead and inform the overall platform priorities in regular roadmap and portfolio reviews
  • Provide regular status updates to the Global Product Development teams and partake in cross platform product review meetings with the Product Leadership team
  • Adhere to standards for project management established by the PMO
  • Execute the vision for the product defined by management
  • Champion product features and the customer experience strategy to ensure assigned products under development support the leadership vision
  • Contribute to market analysis and provide customer intelligence to support pricing models
  • Review request for scope, budget, schedule changes, and submit to senior management as appropriate
  • Ensure that development teams adequately engage key Platts stakeholders throughout the development process
  • Ensure appropriate use of specific tools such as detailed project plans, charters, risk assessments, Gantt charts, decision matrices, and other tools throughout the project as specified through Platts Project Management Standards
  • Identify strategic product issues and implement changes to the Asia Product Portfolio
  • Maintain and contribute to standard operating procedures to support ongoing performance improvements in the product launch process

Qualifications:

  • Bachelor’s degree, MBA or MA preferred or equivalent work-related experience
  • 6+ years of product management experience in managing teams or projects, defining and developing product features, influencing cross functional team members and key stakeholders.
  • Excellent people and team management skills
  • Well-developed communication and problem solving skills
  • Exhibit leadership and influence amongst colleagues and stakeholders, execution oriented
  • Comfortable working across different sectors



About S&P Global Platts

At S&P Global Platts, we provide the insights; you make better informed trading and business decisions with conviction. We’re the leading independent provider of information and benchmark prices for the commodities and energy markets. Customers in over 150 countries look to our expertise in news, pricing and analytics to deliver greater transparency and efficiency to markets. S&P Global Platts coverage includes oil and gas, power, petrochemicals, metals, agriculture and shipping.

S&P Global Platts is a division of S&P Global (NYSE: SPGI), which provides essential intelligence for individuals, companies and governments to make decisions with confidence. For more information, visit www.platts.com

Job ID :
225000
Posted On :
3-2-2017
Location :
Singapore, SG
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