Platinion Product Lead/Principal
New York, NY  / Pittsburgh, PA 
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Job Description

Location:

New York, Pittsburgh

Geography:

North America

Capabilities:

Innovation & product development, Technology & digital

Industries:

Technology industries
Who We Are

Boston Consulting Group partners with leaders in business and society to tackle their most important challenges and capture their greatest opportunities. BCG was the pioneer in business strategy when it was founded in 1963. Today, we work closely with clients to embrace a transformational approach aimed at benefiting all stakeholders-empowering organizations to grow, build sustainable competitive advantage, and drive positive societal impact.

Our diverse, global teams bring deep industry and functional expertise and a range of perspectives that question the status quo and spark change. BCG delivers solutions through leading-edge management consulting, technology and design, and corporate and digital ventures. We work in a uniquely collaborative model across the firm and throughout all levels of the client organization, fueled by the goal of helping our clients thrive and enabling them to make the world a better place.


BCG Platinion

As a seamlessly integrated part of the BCG network, we provide consulting services focused on the development and implementation of business-critical IT architecture and digital solutions. We create technology platforms and deliver exceptionally customized solutions of the future for our clients, from data strategies to next-generation customer journey solutions and transformational business models. We solve the most daunting challenges that companies face today and envision for tomorrow. Our style is entrepreneurial - nimble and innovative, with multifaceted, cross-functional teams and completely vendor-independent. Our unique selling proposition is technology expertise and delivery excellence.


Platinion was founded in 2000. Since then, we have grown continuously and successfully. Today we have offices in Europe, North and South America, Asia Pacific and Africa.

Practice Area Profile
BCG Platinion launched in Germany in 2000 to add deep technical expertise to the Boston Consulting Group's existing capabilities. Today, our presence spans across the globe, with offices in Asia, Europe, and South and North America. Our New York-based North American team began in 2014 and in 2017 acquired MAYA Design, a Pittsburgh-based digital design and innovation lab, to grow our capabilities around technology and design. We support our clients' total digital transformation through technology, design, cybersecurity, and risk management & financial engineering capabilities. And together with BCG, BCG Platinion's interdisciplinary team of technical experts enable customized technical solutions and accelerate delivery value through new business platforms, application consolidations, and major system implementations.
What You'll Do

At BCG Platinion, we're bringing design to the front line of business challenges, creating work that solves problems in novel and feasible ways. Our Product Principals are responsible for leading teams to ship products that are useful, useable, and desirable. They act as a balanced leader who understand the value of both a hypothesis and discovery-driven approach, and can push teams to make logical decisions for the best digital solutions. We look for Product Principals who are resilient-mitigating risk and guiding teams back on course when things don't go as planned. They work well under pressure, can easily insert into a team-even in the middle of a product's life cycle, and are confident decision-makers-especially with incomplete information.

Product Leads/Principals at BCG Platinion are:

  • Influencers. They build strong networks internally and externally using their relationships to influence all levels of stakeholders without formal authority.
  • Leaders. They build, train and lead product teams to continuously discover, design, and deliver breakthrough products that meet business needs.
  • Collaborative. They are supportive team members who give great feedback. They embrace working in interdisciplinary teams and believe different perspectives and backgrounds drive the most innovative solutions.
  • Change Agents. They know what it takes to get people on board for change whether it be implementing a new system, strategy or process to transferring ownership of a product to client teams.
  • Human-Centered. They start with people and thoughtfully consider the usefulness and usability of everything they create.
  • Relationship builders. They seek alignment with cross functional stakeholder groups across all levels.
  • Problem Solvers. They use their broad knowledge and experience to drive impact, and think creatively to solve complex issues.

Responsibilities

  • Manage the team, overseeing product definition and delivery. Works with designers, strategy consultants, and engineers to create a compelling vision
  • Lead the implementation proof of concepts and pilots to validate value of technology innovation, including defining project scope, requirements and success metrics
  • Manage the design team to gain an understanding of user personas, painpoints, and journeys
  • Lead ideation and brainstorming sessions to devise creative and disruptive digital solutions
  • Define, drive alignment, maintain and communicate the product / concept roadmap
  • Work with teams to develop and implement products, services, APIs, and data solutions to drive digital transformation projects
  • Document requirements and manage multiple products and projects simultaneously
  • Implement Agile principles and methodology
  • Manage day-to-day relationships with stakeholders, technical teams and external development partners
  • Be a strong communicator and storyteller, facilitating meetings and presentations for executive level clients to understand development and delivery process
  • Present client demos
  • Lead and manage the internal capability, define offerings, determine training and education, manage team to build internal tools and processes
  • Mentor and lead other members of the team in human-centered design and the field product management to develop talent, provide direction, and oversee output and projects
  • Manage members of the team, leading them through the CDC (Career Development) process, giving timely and accurate performance feedback
  • Contribute to the BCG Platinion consulting business by:
    • Assisting with business development through writing proposals, scoping projects, and convincing clients of the value of BCG Platinion
    • Contributing to our thought leadership through written publications and speaking at events and conferences
  • Travel around the globe to work with clients and BCG teams. At times, this role involves significant travel to client sites. The amount of travel will depend on client needs and nature of projects
What You'll Bring (Experience & Qualifications)
  • BS or MS in Design, Engineering, Business or equivalent professional experience
  • 6+ years Agile development in a production environment at a startup or tech organization
  • 6+ years in a product development role with experience in launching digital products (Product owner, Business analyst, Bus/Design Strategist)
  • Proven success working in and promoting a rapidly changing, collaborative, and iterative product development environment
  • Strong interpersonal skills, analytical skills, combined with intellectual curiosity, and a desire and ability to "get things done"
  • Demonstrate a passion for human-centered products and services
  • Experience in a client-service or consultative role which might include management consulting, creative services, design, finance or operations
  • Must have experience in launching digital products
  • Experience in a client-service or consultative role which might include management consulting, creative services, design, finance or operations
  • Excellent analytical and quantitative skills; ability to use hard data and metrics to back up assumptions and make decisions
  • Knowledge and understanding of technical engineering best practices
  • Familiarity with IoT platforms and technologies

BCG pioneered strategy consulting more than 50 years ago, and we continue to innovate and redefine the industry. We offer multiple career paths for the world's best talent to have a real impact on business and society. As part of our team, you will benefit from the breadth and diversity of what we are doing today and where we are headed next. We count on your authenticity, exceptional work, and strong integrity. In return we are committed to supporting you in discovering the most fulfilling career journey possible-and unlocking your potential to advance the world.

BCG Platinion launched in Germany in 2000 to add deep technical expertise to the Boston Consulting Group's existing capabilities. Today, our presence spans across the globe, with offices in Asia, Europe, and South and North America. Our New York-based North American team began in 2014 and in 2017 acquired MAYA Design, a Pittsburgh-based digital design and innovation lab, to grow our capabilities around technology and design.

We support our clients' total digital transformation through technology, design, cybersecurity, and risk management & financial engineering capabilities. And together with BCG, BCG Platinion's interdisciplinary team of technical experts enable customized technical solutions and accelerate delivery value through new business platforms, application consolidations, and major system implementations.

Date Posted:

01-Jan-2021

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The Boston Consulting Group is an Equal Opportunity Employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, age, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity / expression, national origin, protected veteran status, or any other characteristic protected under federal, state or local law, where applicable, and those with criminal histories will be considered in a manner consistent with applicable state and local laws.

 

Job Summary
Start Date
As soon as possible
Employment Term and Type
Regular, Full Time
Required Education
Bachelor's Degree
Required Experience
6+ years
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