The Product Specialist is a senior level position responsible for the development of product plans, strategies and tactics in coordination with the Product Management team. The overall objective of this role is to coordinate the promotion of products to develop new markets, increase share of market and obtain competitive position.
Manage the strategic program roadmap, program development, launch, and marketing to gain maximum benefit from each product
Leverage internal partners (CIOs, Innovation Lab, Citi Research, and other partners) and define new products/solutions
Leverage subject matter expertise on innovation or groundbreaking product development
Promote innovation including working with external partners/alliances to maintain/improve product status
Direct creation and negotiation of client agreements, Service Level Agreements (SLAs), and/or vendor contracts
Utilize familiarity with field concepts, practices, and procedures in relation to data science, big data, artificial intelligence, and predictive analytics
Formulate strategy around resource allocation between traditional research, analytic solutions, and data focused solutions
Work with Operations and Technology with regards to process design and vendor procurement as well as communicate business plans on marketplace approach
Direct and oversee all aspects of program life cycle management including market demands, technology trends, and competitive field
Participate in budgeting and planning for strategic priorities and initiatives
Appropriately assess risk when business decisions are made, demonstrating particular consideration for the firm's reputation and safeguarding Citigroup, its clients and assets, by driving compliance with applicable laws, rules and regulations, adhering to Policy, applying sound ethical judgment regarding personal behavior, conduct and business practices, and escalating, managing and reporting control issues with transparency.
15+ years of experience
8-10+ years of managerial experience
Experience managing across multi-function, global business
Experience leading cross-functional team to define and achieve high value business goals
Experience in statistical modeling or similar techniques
Broad and diverse functional experience (e.g. marketing, credit, acquisitions, product development, analytics)
Demonstrated experience driving business innovation, leveraging management information, and data analytics to drive results
Experience in scenario development and forecasting as well as experience serving a range of clients
Demonstrated knowledge of product development, financial acumen, and investment processes across asset classes
Ability to work unsupervised and adjust priorities quickly as circumstances dictate
Ability to work under pressure and manage deadlines or unexpected changes in expectations or requirements
Demonstrated problem-solving and decision-making skills
Demonstrated analytical and influencing skills
Consistently demonstrates clear and concise written and verbal communication
Bachelor’s degree/University degree or equivalent experience
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