DST Systems Senior Digital Product Manager in Kansas City, Missouri

The speed of technology. The influx of data. Shifting regulations. Increased customer expectations.

That's where you'll find DST, helping clients find opportunity in ever-changing and complex customer, business, and regulatory requirements. Mastering complexity is a constantly changing and evolving challenge – one that only a few people can embrace and thrive upon.

If you see your opportunity in complexity, then we are the right fit for you.

Job Description:

Organizational Overview

While working at DST Financial Services, you will help our clients discover opportunities in the complexities associated with mounting inflows of data, rapid technological advancements, shifting regulatory change, rising security risks and increasing demands from their customers. Your job is to help our clients discover opportunity through technology, strategic advisory and business improvement solutions. You will work with some of the world’s leading Alternative Asset Managers, Asset Management Service Companies, Banking Companies, Broker-Dealers, Distribution Companies, Insurance Companies and Retirement Companies. Everyday our global offices in Australia, the United Kingdom and the United States work together to master the complexity of the financial industry to transform the most challenging tasks into opportunity and competitive advantage.

Role Overview

The Digital Investor Product Manager will be responsible for the product lifecycle management and strategic planning of our flagship investor self-service product suite including the application, platform and the features. This role is a senior product role and will work closely with executive management, product management, and cross-functional teams to define, lead the development, and execute the deployment and operational support of the Digital Investor product suite. The ideal candidate possesses an innovative approach to product management, an entrepreneurial spirit, and an understanding of digital platforms. He/she must be able to work with a diverse group of individuals, and possesses an orientation to successful, on-time, on-budget product management. The Product Manager is ultimately responsible for attaining product revenue and profitability objectives by creating compelling experiences for diverse user groups. The Product Manager will be well served by his/her expertise in writing detailed multi-scenario functional requirements and business rules.

Responsibilities

  • Determine product strategy and vision for products covered with eye towards innovative concepts and solutions

  • Assess customer needs and “pain points” to build prototypes to validate solution approach

  • Experience in design lead strategies to develop and manage products, tools and technology to address and resolve user problem(s)

  • Provide clear vision and scope documentation, use cases, workflows, wire-frames, design and product requirements, and other materials as needed to support UX design and development;

  • Build and present end to end executive product updates inclusive of current production metrics, new feature delivery planning and financial forecasting

  • Integrate data analytics, product metrics, user experience research, competitive and market analysis, and company goals to drive prioritization of product initiatives

  • Facilitate and lead strategy/concept/requirements sessions with cross functional teams of user research, market research and technology partners

  • Strong understanding of APIs, with proven track record of managing, delivering and monitoring programs that enable APIs

  • Proven track record creating concise, compelling content and business case to present and sell concepts through to senior management

  • Experience in prioritizing stories based on user need, business impact and technical effort to efficiently manage backlog

  • Work with multiple products/projects/business units in parallel. He/she must be able to come up to speed quickly in new business areas, balance multiple initiatives, while keeping a high level of performance and customer service

  • Work with vendors; performing new vendor analysis, managing relationship, vendor negotiations, managing initial product integration requirements

  • Work with internal partners to identify shared opportunities and help drive project delivery (Risk, IT, Marketing, legal, audit)

  • Work with solution architects to identify business solutions that are scalable, both tactical and strategic to business goals

  • Participate consistently with tech teams to answer and help resolve technical challenges and review sprint deliveries

Qualifications

  • Bachelor’s degree and 8 years of product management work-related experience, or Master’s degree and 4 years of work-related experience, or 10 years equivalent work-related experience

  • Expertise in defining and building out product roadmap and business models

  • Experience authoring themes, epics, stories and managing to release schedule for market impact

  • Experience with integrating third party vendor solutions a plus

  • Proven ability to deliver on commitments.

  • Exceptional team player with proven ability to lead through influence and work within a matrix organization

  • Ability to influence stakeholders with diverse points of view

  • Ability to lead and work autonomously across groups in different physical locations & time zones

  • Ability to handle multiple competing priorities in a fast-paced environment

  • Experience in working in an agile product team.

  • Self-motivation and commitment suitable to a startup team

  • Excellent organizational skills, analytic capabilities, and attention to detail.

  • Excellent verbal, written, and presentation skills

  • Experience presenting to executive leadership and handling sensitive customer situations.

  • Experience speaking in front of large internal, external and global audiences.

  • Creative thinker that can generate innovating ideas and work well cross-functionally.

  • Delivering innovative product designs and features to improve client loyalty and profitability

Location:

Kansas City Missouri

DST is an equal opportunity employer and values a diverse and inclusive workplace. All qualified candidates will receive consideration for employment without regard to age, race, color, religion, genetic information, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, disability status, protected veteran status, or any other characteristic protected by law. For more information about Equal Opportunity in the Workplace please click here and here. DST is committed to working with and providing reasonable accommodation to job applicants with disabilities. If you are a qualified individual with a disability and need an accommodation or accessibility assistance to complete the online application, please contact us at PeopleCenter@dstsystems.com for assistance.

DST Systems, Inc. is a leading provider of specialized technology, strategic advisory, and business operations outsourcing to the financial and healthcare industries. Combining unmatched industry knowledge, critical infrastructure and service excellence, DST helps companies master complexity in the world’s most demanding industries to ensure they continually stay ahead of and capitalize on ever-changing customer, business and regulatory requirements.

We work with companies in some of the world’s most demanding industries where rapid shifts in consumer, regulatory, and technology trends are increasingly affecting how our clients do business. For them, keeping up in a landscape of constant change is becoming more and more complex. Through our technology, strategic advisory, and business improvement solutions we work with clients to help them stay ahead of and capitalize on customer, business, and regulatory change.

Mastering complexity is not an end-state. It’s a constantly changing and evolving challenge – one that only a few people can embrace and thrive upon. If you see your opportunity in complexity, then we are the right fit for you.