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Job Description

This is a high-profile role leading the product management of a strategically important legal software solution. The qualified candidate will have a passion for AI, innovation, and a customer-focused mindset. Strong problem-solving skills and a delivery-focused operational mindset are a must as the Director will work directly with customers, stakeholders, technology, and go-to-market teams in a cross-functional, agile environment to deliver new AI-powered products and product enhancements to the market.


We are looking for an exceptional enterprise-software product leader who can think strategically while being pragmatic and tactical. A product leader who blends technical product management abilities with a design and customer-centric approach. 
 

Key Objectives

  • Lead the product build of a new global legal productivity solution using a design-led and customer-centric approach

  • Lead and develop a high-performing legal product management team that falls in love with the customer problem to be solved

  • Define and lead the overall roadmap, product design, and business requirements

  • Be the product visionary that articulates the problem, opportunity, and solution to customers, cross-functional product-build teams, and internal stakeholders.

  • Be a champion for agility and pace by ensuring the product development process for this product is aligned to the new ways of working within the organization.

Key Responsibilities

  • Own the definition, design, development and business success of the product.  Champion legal products to prospects, customers and internal stakeholders

  • Apply product management, industry, and market expertise to develop the product roadmap and provide thought leadership on emerging industry trends.

  • Partner with strategy teams, sales, internal stakeholders and customers to validate requirements, priorities and refine requirements for broad market

  • Work with architecture, engineers, data scientists and user experience teams to determine right technical solutions to develop faster, better and cost-effective solutions

  • Manage complete product lifecycle including market requirements, product release plans, user story and success criteria authoring, and product launch activities

  • Work with key stakeholders (Product Management, Marketing, Proposition, Legal, Finance, Support and more) on collateral and campaigns, ensuring a well planned and executed the go-to-market strategy

  • Prioritize work and make strategic trade-off decisions during the development cycle with a focus on delivering immediate business value with shorter release cycles.

  • Monitor market changes and trends to formulate and communicate competitive product positioning and identify opportunities for current and future business consideration

  • Work collaboratively with our customer segment leaders to launch the product on time to co-development customers and early adopters.

  • Participate in the creation of a strong story around why customers should choose this solution from Thomson Reuters. 

  • Participate in revenue planning and pricing decisions for new products

  • Devise business plans for budgetary approval

Skills

  • Self-starter who understands how to effectively deal with ambiguity and changing priorities.

  • Strong analytic skills required, including the ability to interpret customer and segment leads needs into application and operational requirements.

  • Good team player - must have a successful history of resolving team conflict, managing negotiations, providing feedback, and driving change management practices to achieve required outcomes.

  • Required experience in Agile Scrum Agile Development Methodology focusing on the daily scrum, sprint planning, sprint reviews, retrospectives and consistently improving maturity in agile practices.

  • Driven to provide quality work product that meets high-standards

  • Demonstrate strong business acumen throughout the product management lifecycle

  • Solid communication skills both written and verbal

Qualifications

  • Degree in a technical or business-related field required. MBA or other advanced degrees desirable

  • 8+ years of relevant work experience delivering results in complex enterprise software

  • Strong track record of end-to-end delivery on one or more complex products involving a global, cross-functional team.

  • Background in B2B SaaS products, AI and Machine Learning

  • Familiarity with TR’s legal product portfolio in product management, proposition, or solution role a plus

  • Experience with Agile / Scrum software development desired

  • Demonstrated ability to bring a new product to market in a competitive environment

  • Demonstrated ability to define the product roadmap, to translate business problems into product requirements, and to launch products to stakeholders, the market, and customers

What’s in it For You

At Thomson Reuters, our people are our greatest assets. Here are some of the benefits we offer for your personal and professional growth:

  • Learning & Development:

    • Exposure to a wide breadth of clients using our leading-edge technology

    • Career growth - ability to work on multiple projects and/or with various teams

    • Professional growth and development opportunity through various training programs, conferences, networking events, in-house speaker series etc.

    • Access to diverse and talented teammates, Unconferences, Harvard Manage Mentor and more, we offer learning opportunities for everyone

  • Benefits/Perks

    • Health benefits

    • Savings/investment plans

    • Paid time off (including time off to volunteer and extended parental leave)

    • Flexibility: We've been named as one of Forbes, Best Companies for Work/Life Balance

    • Global Opportunities:  We have employees in over 90 countries, working across 3 different industries

    • Your wellbeing:  We offer a program that focuses on making our lives healthier

    • Do you want to be part of a team helping re-invent the way knowledge professionals work? How about a team that works every day to create a more transparent, just and inclusive future? At Thomson Reuters, we’ve been doing just that for almost 160 years. Our industry-leading products and services include highly specialized information-enabled software and tools for legal, tax, accounting and compliance professionals combined with the world’s most global news services - Reuters. We help these professionals do their jobs better, creating more time for them to focus on the things that matter most: advising, advocating, negotiating, governing and informing.

      We are powered by the talents of 25,000 employees across more than 75 countries, where everyone has a chance to contribute and grow professionally in flexible work environments that celebrate diversity and inclusion. At a time when objectivity, accuracy, fairness and transparency are under attack, we consider it our duty to pursue them. Sound exciting? Join us and help shape the industries that move society forward. 

      Accessibility 

      As a global business, we rely on diversity of culture and thought to deliver on our goals. To ensure we can do that, we seek talented, qualified employees in all our operations around the world regardless of race, color, sex/gender, including pregnancy, gender identity and expression, national origin, religion, sexual orientation, disability, age, marital status, citizen status, veteran status, or any other protected classification under applicable law. Thomson Reuters is proud to be an Equal Employment Opportunity/Affirmative Action Employer providing a drug-free workplace.

      We also make reasonable accommodations for qualified individuals with disabilities and for sincerely held religious beliefs in accordance with applicable law.

      More information about Thomson Reuters can be found on thomsonreuters.com.
       



      Locations
      Toronto-Ontario-Canada;London-United Kingdom;Dallas-Texas-United States of America;Eagan-Minnesota-United States of America
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