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Commonwealth Financial Network Product Manager in Waltham, Massachusetts

Do you love using technology to find creative solutions to business problems? Are you adaptable, flexible, and comfortable working in a fast-paced environment? Do you want to lead transformational efforts that are mission critical to our future success? If so, you may be the right fit for our expanding Application Solutions team.

We are looking for a highly analytical and creative person to help lead our product efforts. We are evolving our culture of indispensable service to provide modern and efficient solutions at scale. As a team, our areas of focus include the development and support of internal systems, as well as integrating with third-party applications.

Key responsibilities

  • Creating and managing, in alignment with the corporate strategy, strategic product road maps

  • Leading efforts to uncover and understand customer needs, translating them into detailed requirements for prototype construction and final product development

  • Assessing buy, build, and partner implementation options to determine the right approach

  • Leading teams without direct supervision to gain alignment and drive efforts toward common goals with success metrics, ensuring that implementation plans align to goals

  • Helping the organization adopt data-driven methods and use customer insights to influence product decision making

  • Understanding, researching, and following technical trends in the industry and in general

  • Assessing emerging products and companies to measure their potential value or threat to the company, as well as making recommendations on which new technologies to invest in or leverage

  • Developing and managing business capability maps

  • Rationalizing technologies and products across the enterprise

  • Championing product capabilities and helping drive adoption

  • Facilitating the creation and maintenance of proper product documentation

  • Using data tools to analyze key performance indicators and evaluate experiments

Core strengths

  • Demonstrated success defining and launching excellent products

  • Excellent analytical skills and ability to think strategically

  • Exceptional written and verbal communication skills

  • Proven ability to influence cross-functional teams without formal authority

  • Examples and at least one sample of an effective document delivered in the past

Additional skills and knowledge

  • 5+ years’ experience as a product manager

  • 3+ years’ experience in the financial services industry

  • Technical background, experience with API management and data integrations

  • Bachelor’s degree (MBA preferred)

Have we piqued your curiosity? Can you see yourself thriving in this opportunity? Let’s introduce ourselves.

About Commonwealth—and Our Anything but Common® Culture

Commonwealth Financial Network® is the largest privately held Registered Investment Adviser–independent broker/dealer in the U.S., with offices in Waltham, Massachusetts, and San Diego, California. Since 1979, we’ve been delivering indispensable service to independent financial professionals so they, in turn, can put their clients first. Our technology, research, resources, and support—plus a variety of affiliation models—deliver what today’s independent advisors need to thrive.

That being said, we are a financial services company with a unique mission—one that encompasses purpose, vision, and core values in equal measure. Staying true to these guiding principles is the reason we are recognized so often and by so many for the quality of life we enjoy here. We believe it directly translates to a better experience for everyone: employees, advisors, clients, and our communities.

Creating a supportive culture where everyone can thrive is a mission we take seriously. From professional development to comprehensive benefits, grassroots leadership opportunities, generous bonus and stock option incentive plans, opportunities to unwind and connect, and so much more, Commonwealth is not just a great place to work—it’s a place that, for many, feels like home.

We care about your online safety as a prospective employee and encourage you to exercise caution when responding to job postings online. Commonwealth Financial Network® will never ask potential hiring candidates to pay or transfer funds as a precondition of interviews or employment, nor will we authorize recruiters or agents to do so on our behalf.

Commonwealth Financial Network® is an equal opportunity employer that is committed to a diverse workforce.

ID: W-2021-002

External Company Name: Commonwealth Equity Services, Inc.

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Street: 29 Sawyer RD