Senior Product Manager, New York

New York
Lab49 – Product and Delivery /
Full-time /
About Lab49 
Lab49 was founded to bring Silicon Valley solutions to Wall Street. Clients across the financial domain turn to us to deliver best-in-class solutions to their most complex challenges. When you join us, we’ll challenge you to set new industry standards on every project and support you to become extraordinary.  

Lab49 has an opportunity available for a Product Manager to lead work on complex and challenging projects, driving transformative change for our top-tier financial services clients. Operating in an Agile environment, the Product Manager will contribute to the successful execution and expansion of engagements with our top clients. The Product Manager will be responsible for collaborating with delivery teams and engaging with clients to ensure project success, ongoing engagement, and identifying and defining new opportunities. 

The ideal candidate for this role will possess a deep understanding of the financial services industry, along with a proven track record of strategic leadership, business acumen, and client relationship management. By joining Lab49, you'll be part of expert teams pushing the boundaries of innovation in the financial domain and reaching new heights faster, with a view of becoming extraordinary. 

What You’ll Be Doing

    • Develop a comprehensive understanding of customer expectations and aspirations around quality, stability, and performance.
    • Collaborate with developers, designers, engineers in test, and stakeholders to design and align on the roadmap and goals.
    • Engage with C-level executives and other high-level stakeholders on strategy, progress updates, and formal presentations.
    • Own direction on product strategy, discovery, and development.
    • Foster and nurture high-value relationships with clients to drive long-term growth.

Required Skills and Experience

    • Proven experience in the financial sector, working on front-office and customer-facing products.
    • Relevant Sectors: Investment Banking, Sales & Trading, Wealth & Asset Management, Retail Banking, Commercial Banking, Blockchain, Fintech, and Digital Payments.
    • Ability to translate complex financial concepts into actionable product strategies.

    • Product Skills:
    • Previous experience managing product conception, strategy, discovery, development, go-to-market, and growth cycles.
    • Working knowledge of agile, backlogs, personas, journey maps, and strategic roadmaps.
    • Demonstrated ability to leverage market research, data analytics, UX principles, design thinking, feedback, contextual inquiry, and financial acumen to drive the development and success of product development.

    • Consulting Skills:
    • Lead cross-disciplinary teams in brainstorming and strategy.
    • Develop strategic objective alignment roadmaps with stakeholder expectations.
    • Manage stakeholders and facilitate steering meetings.
    • Seek new opportunities to add value for clients.
    • Develop presentations and proposals.

    • Professional Traits:
    • Ownership mentality with meticulous attention to detail.
    • A data-centric approach with proficiency in setting, monitoring, and analyzing key metrics.
    • Rapid learning and adaptability in understanding new concepts and domains.
    • Exceptional problem-solving skills, especially in handling abstract or complex challenges.
    • Stellar cross-team coordination and time management capabilities.
    • Demonstrated skill in influencing stakeholders.
    • Proven record in product delivery from conception to launch.
    • Aptitude for strategic thinking and analysis, particularly in understanding intricate business scenarios.

    • Educational Background:
    • Bachelor’s degree or equivalent professional experience.
    • Recognized certifications in Product Management and Agile Methodologies.
    • Prior consulting experience preferred, if possible, within tailored technology solutions.
    • Possess innate leadership abilities and mentorship qualities.

    • Technical and Communication Skills:
    • Strong ability to engage with tech teams, discussing architectural nuances and potential innovations.
    • Seasoned experience on intricate tech projects with a knack for problem-solving.
    • Exceptional communication skills, inclusive of crafting and presenting material to high-level audiences, and leading teams to victory.
    • Experience in software development, data, analytics, and an understanding of common technical architecture.
    • Direct collaboration experience with engineers, designers, and cross-functional teams.

    • Adaptability:
    • Agility in navigating change, with a readiness to address emerging challenges and opportunities.
We are hiring across multiple levels for this job.
The base salary range across different levels are-
•     Senior Associate – $160,000 - $190,000
Placement within the range provided above is based on the individual’s relevant experience and skills for the role and level.
Base salary is only one component of our total compensation package. Employees may be eligible for a discretionary bonus, which is determined upon company and individual performance.
Salary range disclosure as required by S9427A when hiring in New York.

Our Hybrid Work Model  
At Lab49, we embrace a hybrid work model, offering you the flexibility to work from the office or remotely. We expect our Lab49ers to average 2-3 days per week in person and this could be at our midtown office in NYC or at a client site. We believe that both the flexibility and in person connection to each other and our clients build a collaborative culture and the opportunity to accelerate growth and innovation.  

Lab49/ION is committed to maintaining a supportive and inclusive environment for people with diverse backgrounds and experiences. We respect the varied identities, abilities, cultures, and traditions of the individuals who comprise our organization and recognize the value that different backgrounds and points of view bring to our business.
Lab49/ION adheres to an equal employment opportunity policy that prohibits discriminatory practices or harassment against applicants or employees based on any legally impermissible factor.