Assistant Director, TAS Innovation Senior Product Manager
EY Leadership
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2019-06-08
EY’s
Transaction Advisory Services (TAS) practice helps businesses drive competitive
advantage by proactively managing their capital agenda, which determines how
they strategically raise, invest, preserve and optimize their capital. We work
with a wide range of clients to help them make better and more informed
decisions about how they strategically manage capital and transactions in an
increasingly disrupted marketplace.

The rapid
advancement in technology is one of the key forces that is driving this
disruption – impacting both our clients as well as our own business.

The
opportunity


To respond to
this technology disruption, the TAS practice has embarked on a journey of
change to exploit the opportunities from technology and fundamentally evolve
how we serve our clients – from the use of artificial intelligence and advanced
analytics to identify insights in data, robotic processes to automate routine
tasks and natural language generation to automate report writing.

As part of
this journey, we have created a dedicated team to drive our innovation agenda
under the direction of our Chief Innovation Officer. We now have open roles to
continually develop our innovation portfolio and drive our solutions from
initial ideas through to proof-of-concepts and pilots, and ultimately leading
to the scaling and integration of technology based products into the core
business.

These tasks
will involve working closely with and managing multiple stakeholders – from
business teams, technical developers through to external technology vendors. A
combination of strong communication, project management, product development
and technology understanding will be key to this role.

Although the
TAS team is largely London-based, we operate as a national team so this role may
require some travel within the UK.

Your
key responsibilities


In partnership with business owners, you will help identify
a pipeline of innovation opportunities, developing solutions and roadmaps
whilst managing a portfolio of products that are in various stages of
development. You will help support the creation of business cases that
demonstrate value to the business as well as capturing and defining
requirements and documenting functional and technical designs as appropriate. You
will have the opportunity to create and own of the delivery plans, whilst working
closely with the development steam to build solutions to plan. In addition, you
have responsibility for:
  • The creation of user
    guides, FAQs, demo videos as necessary to support adoption
  • Producing budgets, project plans and progress
    reports that successfully manage stakeholders’ expectations
  • Working closely with EY stakeholders beyond TAS to
    remain aligned with broader innovation initiatives.
  • Ongoing horizon scanning of relevant technologies
    and how these may impact our business
Skills
and attributes for success
  • Demonstrable enthusiasm and interest in technology
    through hands on experience in programming, or other technical skill, and willingness
    to learn new technology
  • Ability to successfully interact with senior
    stakeholders
  • Experience of leading diverse teams, complex
    engagements, mentoring and coaching junior staff to maximise performance.
  • Sound understanding of disruptive technologies and
    innovation
  • Excellent oral and written communication skills
To
qualify for the role you must have
  • Project management experience with a track record
    of successful delivery covering analysis, design, test, deployment and operation
    of new products
  • Senior Product Management experience including
    delivery of entire technology based products from start to finish in time and
    on-budget
  • Experience in agile development methodologies and
    product management frameworks
  • Experience of vendor management and working with
    offshore teams
Ideally,
you’ll also have
  • A background in software development
  • Good knowledge of typical services provided by a
    transactions advisory/corporate finance practice of a Big 4 professional
    services firm
  • Experience of working in a professional services
    environment, including exposure to high profile transactions
What
we look for


Highly motivated individuals with excellent
problem-solving skills and the ability to prioritize shifting workloads in a
rapidly changing industry. An effective communicator, you’ll be a confident
leader equipped with strong people management skills and a genuine passion to
make things happen in a dynamic organization.

What
working at EY offers


We offer a competitive remuneration package
where you’ll be rewarded for your individual and team performance. Our
comprehensive Total Rewards package includes support for flexible working and
career development, and with FlexEY you can select benefits that suit your
needs, covering holidays, health and well-being, insurance, savings and a wide
range of discounts, offers and promotions. Plus, we offer:

Support, coaching and feedback from some
of the most engaging colleagues around

Opportunities to develop new skills and
progress your career

The freedom and flexibility to handle
your role in a way that’s right for you

EY
is committed to being an inclusive employer and we are happy to consider
flexible working arrangements. We strive to achieve the right balance for our
people, enabling us to deliver excellent client service whilst allowing you to
build your career without sacrificing your personal priorities. While our
client-facing professionals can be required to travel regularly, and at times
be based at client sites, our flexible working arrangements can help you to
achieve a lifestyle balance.

About
EY


As a
global leader in assurance, tax, transaction and advisory services, we’re using
the finance products, expertise and systems we’ve developed to build a better working
world. That starts with a culture that believes in giving you the training,
opportunities and creative
freedom to make things better. Whenever you join, however
long you stay, the exceptional EY experience lasts a lifetime. And with a
commitment to hiring and developing the most passionate people, we’ll make our
ambition to be the best employer by 2020 a reality.

If you can confidently demonstrate that you meet the
criteria above, please contact us as soon as possible.


Join us in building a better working world.

Apply now.
Who we are

EY is committed to being an inclusive employer and we are happy to consider flexible working arrangements. We strive to achieve the right balance for our people, enabling us to deliver excellent client service whilst allowing you to build your career without sacrificing your personal priorities. While our client-facing professionals can be required to travel regularly, and at times be based at client sites, our flexible working arrangements can help you to achieve a lifestyle balance.