Product Manager Data Discovery

J Harlan Group, LLC - New York, NY

Product Manager

NYC Data Discovery Technology Firm

J Harlan Group is currently conducting a search for a Product Manager at a prominent NYC Data Discovery Technology firm.

Their Data Discovery platform compresses the complex data discovery to analysis workflow from countless hours to minutes, saving clients time, energy, and budget in harnessing data to reach their analysis and business goals, all in one comprehensive platform suitable for technical and non-technical professionals alike. Their platform help organizations across numerous sectors arm themselves with the data and data infrastructure to execute on their digital and data transformation initiatives, vital to long-term sustainability.

As a Product Manager at the firm, you will be responsible for building amazing, market differentiated products that users love. You know the immense value of user and potential user input, yet you understand that users may not be able to imagine or know how to ask for the future they are trying to invent.

We are looking for an extraordinary individual with unusually high levels of customer empathy, who intuitively puts the user at the center of their decision making. You will have knowledge of the data ecosystem and the data supply chain and understand the common goals and problems of users within this ecosystem. You will delight in solving customer problems and designing elegant user experiences that create a community of users who are advocates for your product.

Key Responsibilities:

  • Understand current and potential client goals, needs, problems and workflows as they relate to consuming data through our enterprise portal product, and use these to drive product design and development
  • Develop target segments, user personas and story maps to help drive product definition, prioritization, and roadmaps
  • Assess the strengths and weaknesses of current and potential competitors and identify the opportunities and threats that these present
  • Develop business models and pricing strategies to maximize the revenue opportunities from the firm’s products
  • Develop product launch strategies and coordinate and support product marketing to maximize product uptake
  • Support sales as a product expert to reduce the cycle time
  • Collaborate with stakeholders to prioritize work and develop the product roadmap
  • Collaborate with training and support teams to maximize user adoption, stickiness and satisfaction

The ideal candidate would have a background including:

  • Product experience; 3+ years of experience in product management or similar role, preferably in a SaaS or data management business
  • Data expert: deep understanding of the ways that participants in the data supply chain get their work done
  • Highly empathetic; naturally views problems from the customer point of view
  • Openminded; seeks data to support decisions
  • Communicator: excellent written and verbal communications skills required with the ability to explain technical concepts to non-technical audiences
  • Leader; Can define a vision and be an inspiring advocate for that vision
  • Influencer: Ability to facilitate meetings with diverse and sometimes conflicting points of view and the ability to influence and guide to decisions and finality
  • Imperfectionist; Comfortable working in a high growth or early-stage environment

Dependable; Uncompromising commitment to the highest levels of honesty and Integrity

An individual who loves solving deep and complex business problems and wants to have an outsized impact with the products they deliver. An individual with a passion for product management, high level of intellectual curiosity, a commitment to excellence and an unparalleled drive to deliver world-class services / technologies.

About the Client:

Our Client is a privately owned New York-based data technology company founded in 2011. The firm deploys knowledge management solutions globally across multiple industry verticals. The company has a global team of data engineers, economists, and developers, with US-based employees in New York City, Washington, DC, and Austin, TX.

The firm is the most comprehensive source of global decision-making data in the world. Their tools allow individuals and organizations to discover, visualize, model, and present their data and the world’s data to facilitate better decisions and better outcomes.

The firm manages an open platform via its website, offering access to data visualization resources for more than 3.5 billion time series from more than 1,400 sources that are commonly used in open press and other publications globally and referenced in data aggregator and science libraries. In February 2020, the firm pushed into the alternative data space through its acquisition of an alternative data aggregator and solutions provider.

They seek candidates who are high-energy self-starters who want to join an investment management firm on the leading edge of the global markets. The management team needs individuals of the highest professional caliber who are leaders, problem solvers, analytic, detail-oriented, and entrepreneurial. Everyone at the firm works side-by-side with the firm’s senior partners in a highly collaborative and charged environment.

Successful candidates are:

  • Analytic and relentless in pursuit of the right answer
  • Strong communicators who excel at rapid synthesis
  • Able to demonstrate sound business judgment
  • Able to digest complexity while maintaining an understanding of the “big picture” of business needs
  • Team players who are energized by a collaborative enterprise

The firm’s employees maintain the highest professional and ethical standards. The firm has earned a reputation for honesty, fair dealing, and transparency in a competitive industry. They believe that these standards are the foundation for superior performance and are critical to delivering performance to clients

Posted On: Wednesday, May 5, 2021

Position Contact
Jerry Goldberg
Manager Director
(212) 792-0099

After years as a Senior Financial Services Executive, I have decided to make a career change and leverage my vast knowledge of the financial services and technology industry as an executive recruiter and have opened an executive search and recruiting firm "J Harlan Group, LLC' specializing in technology and financial services talent search.

Financial Services Executive with expansive Private Equity, Hedge Fund, Investment Banking, Asset Management, Securities Brokerage, Commercial Banking and Insurance experience. With combined expertise as a Chief Information Officer, Chief Administrative Officer and Principal/Consultant, my responsibilities have expanded a broad cross-section of business disciplines – technology, strategic planning, operations management, HR, administration, outsourcing, business development, strategic partnering, product development, financial operations and reporting, client relationship management.

Specialties: • Leadership authority for building and managing the technological, operational, and administrative platforms for financial services organizations.

• Contributed significantly to starting, developing and building a privately-held organization into a $1 billion market cap publicly traded company on the NYSE within five years of inception.

• Recognized achievements in building top-performing, best-in-class organizations capable of supporting corporate objectives.

Contact: – 212-792-0099 – 

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