The Team: Morningstar`s Software Division manages all of our software products and services for institutions, advisors, and individuals. Products include Morningstar Direct, a global research platform for institutions; Morningstar Advisor Workstation, a research and investment planning software platform for financial advisors; and Morningstar.com, an investment website with research, data, and tools for individual investors. We also provide custom tools for investment professionals looking for a more tailored solution.
The Role: The Product Manager will be the main driver in developing product strategy and will be involved in all aspects of the product development life cycle. This individual will solicit direct and indirect feedback from clients on new and existing product offerings and use this information to establish development requirements and workflow design. The Product Manager will develop a marketing strategy and execution plans to introduce new products and features to the market place. This role will also work closely with sales teams to identify business opportunities, conduct product demonstrations, create proposals, and help close new business. The Product Manager will manage a team of developers, quality analysts, and project managers, the majority of which are located in Shenzhen, China. This is a Chicago-based position.
+ Define the product development roadmap for Presentation Studio.
+ Lead the design and development of new features.
+ Work with clients, sales and support teams to identify client needs and develop functional requirements.
+ Demonstrate reporting and presentation capabilities to prospective new clients, focusing primarily on Morningstar Direct Presentation Studio capabilities.
+ Interact with prospective new clients to understand their business needs.
+ Train sales and support teams on new features.
+ Communicate clear and concise project status to stakeholders including sales, product management and clients.
+ Work with product management and product development teams to meet client project needs and ensure that future product development reflects market needs.
+ A minimum of five years of relevant work experience.
+ Investment data knowledge.
+ Proven project management skills with hands-on experience, preferably in a software environment.
+ Experience in a client-facing role, preferably with clients who have sophisticated investment knowledge.
+ Excellent communication and presentation skills.
+ Passion for building great software applications.
+ Aptitude for design.
+ A bachelor`s degree.
Morningstar is an equal opportunity employer.