Sr. Director, Product Management in Work From Home at TradeStation

Date Posted: 11/30/2020

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Sr. Director, Product Management
Remote
TradeStation is an online brokerage firm seeking to level the playing field for self-directed investors and traders, empowering them to claim their individual financial edge.  At TradeStation, we're continuously pushing the boundaries of what's possible, encouraging out-of-the-box thinking and relentless search for innovation.  We offer a collaborative and flexible work environment, competitive salaries, comprehensive benefits and an unlimited PTO policy.  We are currently seeking a subject matter expert in database architecture to lead the delivery of legendary technology to our business partners through our order execution systems.
At TradeStation, we believe in empowering our customers to claim their individual financial edge. We are committed to creating a financial ecosystem that is a step ahead by delivering the best technology, services, education, and support to traders and investors (watch our Manifesto here). We are continuously pushing the boundaries of what is possible, encouraging out-of-the-box thinking and relentless search for innovation.
We are a team of amazing people who work together in a high-performance, goal-oriented culture to provide our customers with exceptional products and services. We offer a collaborative and flexible work environment, competitive salaries, comprehensive benefits, and an unlimited PTO policy.
                                                                                                   
POSITION SUMMARY:
We are actively seeking a talented and experienced Senior Director of Product Management to oversee and work with a team of skilled product managers responsible for our brokerage products. This position will be responsible for working with business leadership to assess and define TradeStation’s strategy for our core brokerage products and then coordinating and managing the brokerage PM team to execute on that strategy through all stages of the product life cycle.
The ideal candidate is an expert cross-functional collaborator, that holds themselves and their team to a high standard as they execute key PM responsibilities including; conducting competitive and swot analysis, creating product vision and strategy, defining the business requirements and priority of product initiatives, understanding customer segmentation, and creating ways to identify customer needs.
This role reports to the VP of Product and is an ideal opportunity for someone experienced in the broker dealer space who is excited to stay on top of industry trends and customer needs as they create a strategic plan for enhancing our products and product offering in ways that promote growth and give us a competitive edge.
ESSENTIAL JOB FUNCTIONS:
  • Assess and present on product opportunities and industry trends in the brokerage space
  • Collaborate with the President of TradeStation Securities to define the company's product vision and product differentiation strategy for our brokerage products
  • Create and maintain product roadmaps
  • Actively research and analyze industry and technology trends, and the competitive landscape in the broker dealer space.
  • Spend time in the market with customers and vendors to understand opportunities or issues, and find innovative solutions to differentiate and grow our brokerage products
  • Manage and monitor the brokerage product life cycle by collaborating with our Technology, Operations, and Marketing teams
  • Work closely with stakeholders, and our marketing team to optimize marketing messages and maximize product positioning
Managerial Responsibilities
  • Manage a team of experienced product managers responsible for our brokerage products
  • Oversee team member execution of PM responsibilities
  • Provide guidance and mentoring in areas that need improvement by sharing expertise and experience
  • Promote teamwork and facilitate individual development
  • Optimize and evaluate the performance of the PM team based on KPIs, goals, and feedback from teams throughout the company
KNOWLEDGE, SKILLS & ABILITIES:
  • Excellent at executing PM responsibilities, and best practices in an agile organization
  • Working understanding of order execution systems, buying power rules and order validations
  • Strong analytical and data-driven business goal mindset
  • An advocate for simple and effective product designs and customer experience
  • Results driven with a “get things done” attitude
  • Constant self-improvement, permanent learning, and intellectual curiosity is required
  • A passion for learning about innovative market trends in Fintech and technology
  • Outstanding communicator and collaborator
  • Highly organized with the ability to prioritize and track multiple tasks to successful completion
EDUCATION & EXPERIENCE:
  • Experience managing a team and performing managerial responsibilities
  • Background in brokerage products, operations, and risk management
  • Experience with industry vendors such as FIS (phase 3 and GMI), Global Risk, Yodlee, Plaid, etc.
  • Bachelor's degree (Master' s/MBA a plus)
  • 7+ years' experience as a product manager or product owner in the securities industry