Job ID: 5212
Updated: Nov 8, 2019
Location: Chicago, IL, United States
Category: Information Technology
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Essential Job Functions
The role of the IT Product Manager I will work under the direction of the Senior IT Product Manager II to build relationships with the various practice and administrative areas.The person in this role will work closely with mid - senior level management, attorneys, and general business users, to elicit, document and translate specifications on applications for practice-facing, client supporting and administrative purposes. This individual will translate the specifications into functional and technical requirements, utilizing the Software Development Lifecycle (SDLC) and Agile methodologies, working between the Custom Development and Packaged Solutions teams. This position will allow a person to further hone and maintain technology skills operating primarily as a business/practice IT driver in the Knowledge Management space. Thus, the applicant should have strong communication skills, verbal and written, be an active listener, possess excellent technical documentation skills and have experience in working with developers, architects and external vendors. The IT Product Manager must have a Bachelor’s degree
The IT Product Manager is to work hand in hand with the Sr. Product Manager II to ensure application support, documentation and project deadlines are met for the applications, some custom and some from third party vendors. A strong work ethic, critical thinking and attention to detail are key to success in this role.This position is newly created to ensure the portfolios have the support needed.
The candidate must have a practical understanding of Private Equity as well as the intricate structure of Mergers and Acquisitions deals. Ideally, previous experience in a law firm or financial services that have a focus in Private Equity or M&A deals will be key to this. The Product Manager will be deeply involved in the elicitation and detailed documentation of requirements, with an understanding of the business need and ultimate result of the consumption of data. This position will also perform analysis of processes and data; including rigorous testing, documenting gaps, and looking for opportunities to improve system and data quality.
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