Product Manager Intern - Graduate

Manhattan Beach
America – US Interns
Intern

We’re BCG Digital Ventures. Welcome.
 
We are an ever-growing global team of the world’s most remarkable entrepreneurs, designers, engineers, venture architects, product experts and investors. Our ventures create an unfair advantage for the most important global companies.
 
This is BCG Digital Ventures. Adventure awaits you…
 
Introducing our Venture Build Team.
 
We have entered a decade of disruption of large corporate business models, driven by a step change in the power of technology and the audacity and speed of start-ups. To be fit for the future, visionary companies will deliberately re-imagine themselves by injecting or attacking established models with new ideas fuelled by technology.
 
Our Venture Build Team consists of world-class business strategists, researchers, product specialists and designers. Together, we are helping corporations own the next horizon of innovation.
 
Program Overview.
 
We are looking for students currently pursuing a Graduate degree. The 10-week internship program will allow interns to gain valuable experience to work on one of our current Ventures.
 
Product Manager Overview.
Product managers are builders that bear overall responsibility for product definition and delivery. Product managers work with design, strategy and engineering to create a compelling vision culminating with delivery of a disruptive product to market that fits customer needs. The product manager facilitates the product requirements gathering across the team, and manages the incubation/commercialization process gates and deadlines to ensure successful and hygienic delivery. Product managers are the driver of the multidisciplinary team through lean, agile-based incubation and commercialization process – e.g., Build, Learn, Adapt.
 
Product Managers must possess a broad base of skills and knowledge spanning digital technology, strategy and business planning, user experience design, engineering and agile/lean development practices.  They must possess an entrepreneurial drive to develop new products, while managing client needs and timeframes to broker complex relationships that evolve into real solutions. The ultimate success of a product manager hinges on their ability to guide their peers while influencing decision makers.
 

As an Intern, you will need:

    • Currently pursuing an MBA or  MS degree in Computer Science, Engineering or a related subject from an accredited University
    • Experience with strategy development, business planning, as well as quantitative and financial modeling
    • Experience in a high-pressure start-up environment with exposure to multidisciplinary teams and/or involvement with a top-tier consulting firm
    • Resume and Cover Letter
    • Able to plan, prioritize and organize work effectively and efficiently within a team
    • Creative problem solver

Ideally, you will have:

    • A bachelor’s degree from an accredited educational institution in a technical discipline (computer science, electrical engineering)
    • 2 years of product management experience
    • Strong understanding of mobile and web technologies and industries
    • A demonstrated and focused desire to build products and services that customers will love
    • Working knowledge of agile development methodologies
    • Experience launching at least one digital product
    • An ability to think strategically and creatively
    • Superior  interpersonal and communication skills
    • The ability to ensure the confidentiality of sensitive information and thrive in a fast-paced, intellectually-demanding and service-oriented environment
    • The capacity for self-motivation, independent initiative and creative problem-solving
    • A diligent attention to detail and strong technical intuition
    • The ability to manage time and schedules to meet aggressive deadlines and influence through persuasive written and verbal communication

As a Product Manager intern, you will use your skills to:

    • Act as the voice of the customer in the definition of innovative digital solutions
    • Work with strategic design to gain an understanding of user personas, pain points and journeys
    • Provide insights into product, technology and market trends
    • Develop feature lists, user stories, and roadmaps
    • Gather and manage product feedback through surveys, concept testing, analytics tools, and A/B testing
    • Monitor and report on product KPIs
    • Collaborate with a multidisciplinary team to scope, design, concept test and deliver innovative solutions
    • Assist with the development of business cases and operating plans
    • Assist in the development of materials to communicate progress to partners and clients

Interviews will take place after resumes have been screened for minimum requirements. Please note that this position is not restricted solely to the responsibilities listed above and that the job scope and responsibilities are subject to change.
 
BCG Digital Ventures is an Equal Opportunity Employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, age, religion, sex, national origin, disability, protected veteran status, or any other characteristic protected under federal, state or local law.