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Sr. Product Manager - MyBlock

Company: H&R Block
Location: Independence
Posted on: October 13, 2021

Job Description:

What you'll do...

JOB SUMMARY

Responsible for developing, planning and managing implementation of activities for complex products and programs with broad scope, high impact and long implementation time frames. Lead both the technology as well as the business change required, while ensuring that day-to-day operations keep functioning flawlessly during the transition. Consult with product sponsors, participants, stakeholders and customers to review product proposals including goals, time frames, and funding limitations. Ensure that product goals are accomplished and in line with business objectives. Develop and manage product budgets. Responsible for managing the product teams.

ESSENTIAL DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES

Responsible for all aspects of the development and implementation of assigned products including the business change as well as the technology conversion. Act as a single point of contact for assigned products.

Deliver products on time and on budget with superior quality.

Coordinate all activities with, and report regularly to the Product Board.

Oversee teams of individuals from both the business side and technology, as well as the vendor conversion team.

Work in partnership with business leaders to obtain and commit necessary associate resources at the appropriate time, level, and expertise to support the products.

Ensure compliance with corporate product management office, using appropriate product management tools, processes and procedures.

Manage the product budget, putting in place financial disciplines and ensuring their execution to meet or beat budget.

Manage the overall vendor relationship and ensure their delivery, on time and on budget.

Responsible for the delivery of all technology components (applications, interfaces, data center and network).

Use outstanding influence leadership skills, work closely with other senior leaders to ensure all technology is coordinated for on time delivery.

QUALIFICATIONS

Minimum Requirements

Bachelor's degree in related field or the equivalent through a combination of education and work experience.

Six (6) years of relevant experience

IT, business, and/or consulting experience

Product management experience to include experience leading large mission critical products that involve significant business and technology change.

Experience leading teams in a matrix management environment with demonstrated record of establishing priorities and meeting deadlines.

Ability to be an effective leader in a fast-paced pressure environment.

Experience developing and managing product budgets.

IT and/or business consulting experience to include budgeting, systems analysis and design.

Experience developing and negotiating partnerships with external vendor/ suppliers.

Knowledge of business case development including cost/benefit analysis, NPV, and current and future state assessment.

Advanced oral, written and interpersonal communication skills. Strong presentation and facilitation skills necessary to communicate and persuade a wide range of audiences.

Advanced supervisory skills with the ability to oversee tasks delegated to subordinates.

Familiarity with compliance (regulatory, SOX, etc.) and governance issues.

Preferred Qualifications

MBA

Experience in Big 5/6 consulting environment

Tax or financial background

It would be even better if you also had...

  • Experience with mobile apps.
  • Experience interpreting and levering analytics.
  • Tax or financial background
  • Technical background or experience building products and features that rely on one or two-way data communication with 3rd party systems
  • Experience or understanding of financial technologies (fintech)
  • Experience with OCR and intelligent content extraction technologies


What you'll bring to the team...

Education:
  • Bachelor's degree in a related field or the equivalent through a combination of education and related work experience.
Work Experience:
  • 5 years Minimum related work experience
  • Familiarity with compliance (regulatory, Sarbanes-Oxley Act (SOX), etc.) and governance issues.
  • Effective oral, written and interpersonal communication skills. Effective presentation skills to all levels, from senior management to line/staff associates.
  • Experience with cost benefit analysis in preparing/reviewing business cases.
  • Strong organizational skills and the ability to manage and prioritize work in order to achieve critical deadlines.
  • Superior supervisory and matrix management skills; demonstrated ability to oversee tasks delegated to others.
  • Product management experience to include experience leading large mission critical products that involve significant business and technology change.


About H&R Block...

We're here to live our purpose-to provide help and inspire confidence in our clients and communities everywhere. We take our work personally, because we know what it represents: Families and homes. Livelihoods and lives.

We've been true to that purpose since brothers Henry and Richard Bloch founded our company in 1955. Since then, we've grown to approximately 12,000 tax offices throughout the United States and around the world. When you join our team, you'll add to the momentum of a forward-thinking company-one that defined an industry and is now leading its transformation.

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