Senior Lead Product Manager - Financial Services

New York
Oct 12, 2016
Oct 24, 2016
Employer Type
Direct Employer
Employment Type
Full Time
Job Board
CenturyLink is the third largest telecommunications company in the United States and is recognized as a leader in the network services market by technology industry analyst firms. The company is a global leader in cloud infrastructure and hosted IT solutions for enterprise customers. CenturyLink provides data, voice and managed services in local, national and select international markets through its high-quality advanced fiber-optic network and multiple data centers for businesses and consumers. CenturyLink is an S&P 500 company and is included among the Fortune 500 list of America's largest corporations.

US-Colorado-Denver; US-Louisiana-Monroe; US-Massachusetts-Boston; US-Minnesota-Minneapolis; US-Missouri-St Louis; US-New Jersey-Newark; US-New York-New York 36012

Job Overview:

The Senior Lead Product Manager is responsible for the overall strategy and direction of the CenturyLink Dedicated Managed Hosting Services for the financial market. The position will leverage proven leadership and collaboration skills to deliver the Company's product strategy with cross-functional teams. In addition, s/he is accountable for defining market requirements, profitability models, and establishing how products/platforms are consumed and sold. This role will also lead the P/L for these services and is accountable for the growth and profitability of these products in the financial market.

Job Responsibilities:

* Responsible for the lifecycle management of current Dedicated Managed Hosting offerings tailored for the financial market
* Examine and develop strategic product offerings/bundles to extend and enhance the current set of hosting server and data center network products tailored for the financial market
* Work with financial sales teams on complex, large customer deals
* Actively work within a team of Product Managers to get the details right, while not losing the big picture
* Coordinate with marketing, pricing, sales, & engineering senior leadership
* Define and educate internal/external stake holders on required managed hosting evolution for the financial market with the continuous aim to get validation and buy-in
* Effectively manage change and risk, partnering with the team/client to ensure the right decisions are made at the right time, appropriate communication occurs, and that plans are intelligently adjusted as business needs change
* Coordinate and communicate with internal customers, external customers and third-party partners as needed to set and manage expectations, highlight and resolve issues, and ensure an overall excellent experience

Minimum Qualifications:

* Bachelor's degree or equivalent education and experience. Typically with 10+ years related experience or 8+ years related experience with Master's Degree.
* 5+ years with product management experience, experience in financial market, and previous hands-on technology role (engineering, product development, sales engineering, or systems operations)
* Demonstrated knowledge of hosting and data center network services (performance servers, low latency network devices, and customizable commercial models).
* Proven experience navigating enterprise environments, marrying complex business requirements to progressive product design solutions, and overseeing transition to production from product development
* . Ability to leverage organizational capabilities to develop detailed documentation and manage complex product commercialization services
* Strong knowledge of the following technology areas: servers, routers, switches, VLANs, cross-connects, load balancers, and compliance requirements
* Experience with go-to-market strategies, sales and technology product integrations
* Situational fluency, ability to influence and motivate others, and perseverance to handle challenging business situations
* Ability to gather data from the market and customers to analytically determine business priorities
* Excellent interpersonal and leadership skills with demonstrated ability to build and lead high performing cross functional teams
* . Excellent written and verbal communication skills with the ability to articulate complex technical concepts to a broad range of technical and business audiences

Alternate Location: US-Colorado-Denver; US-Louisiana-Monroe; US-Massachusetts-Boston; US-Minnesota-Minneapolis; US-Missouri-St Louis; US-New Jersey-Newark; US-New York-New York

Company Statement

CenturyLink is an industry-leading provider of communications, high speed Internet and entertainment services from coast to coast. Our combination of business and residential service solutions - including home and wireless voice solutions and digital television - provide innovative solutions to our customers. CenturyLink is proud to be a participant in the U.S. General Services Administration Networx program, the largest communications services contract in the world. CenturyLink offers you the opportunity to develop and cultivate your career as we lead the communications industry into the future.


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