Head of Subscription Products

Head of Subscription Products

Euromonitor | Cape Town, WC, ZA

Posted 10 days ago

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Brief overview of the role

Reporting to the Chief Technology Officer, the Head of Subscription Products is the senior technology executive responsible for a portfolio of products, accountable for delivery and product effectiveness.

The Head of Subscription Products will create the environment for product success in terms of cross functional teams, the tools, the process and the information that allows for informed decision making concerning the portfolio.

With the support of their team, the Head of Subscription Products will work closely with Executive Sponsors and Product Owners to ensure a clear roadmap is defined and technology resource is aligned to execute against set expectations.

Key Relationships

Executive Sponsor(s) – Members of the Global Leadership Team who are aligned to the portfolio
Product Owners – Members of staff outside technology responsible for supporting requirement definition and backlog prioritisation
Stakeholders – As determined by the product
Technology Functional Heads – Partnering with peers to ensure resource and support is considered ahead of time
Other Portfolio Heads – Partner with other portfolio leaders to ensure cross portfolio dependencies are managed effectively
Euromonitor Customers – Alongside Product Owners, engage with end users to validate the evolution of the product both pre and post delivery
Delivery Partners – Own the relationship with third party delivery partners
Euromonitor Customers – Alongside Product Owners, engage with end users to validate the evolution of the product both pre and post delivery
Delivery Partners – Own the relationship with third party delivery partners
Key responsibilities:
Lead a team of Product Managers, Business Analysts, Scrum Masters and Project Managers to deliver on the objectives of the portfolio
With support of Functional Leads, manage the portfolio delivery matrix consisting of staff across technology aligned to the portfolio
Own the delivery process/methodology/tools across the portfolio
Own a portion of the technology budget assigned to the portfolio
Work with the executive sponsor to ensure priorities are understood and resource is aligned to the priorities within the portfolio
Partner with functional heads to create cross functional delivery teams that are right for the job
Own communication from tech concerning the portfolio to the wider business including delivery plans and sign off of releases
Providing overall governance and management information from the Portfolio to the Exec Sponsor and other stakeholders in order to support timely decision making
Partner with functional heads to ensure their specific subject matter expertise (Engineering, Architecture, UX/UI, Security) is considered when gathering both functional enhancement and roadmap priorities
Work closely with Finance to ensure both operational (OPEX) and project (CAPEX) budget reporting is available in support of actual spend and future forecasting
Be externally facing and identify product opportunities based on external factors, highlighting these to Product Owners and other Stakeholders for exploration
Collaboration with other departments to understand Product limitations / Competitive threats / Market opportunities / Consumer Experiences that could influence the product roadmaps
Chair portfolio steering meetings to ensure the priorities and progress across the portfolio are clear and that expectations are being met/managed effectively
Keep abreast of all portfolio value streams and own the action plan to mitigate any upcoming risks concerning product delivery and timeline commitments
Own the relationship with vendors supporting the delivery of work packages within the portfolio
Why work for Euromonitor?

Our values
We act with integrity
We are curious about the world
We are stronger together
We seek to empower
We find strength in diversity
International: not only do we have a very multinational workforce in each office but we are all dealing with our 16 offices worldwide on a daily basis.

Hardworking but sociable: our staff know how to work hard but also how to enjoy themselves! We pride ourselves on creating an appropriate work-life balance, with flexible hours and regular socialising including frequent after work meet ups, summer and Christmas parties and a whole range of sports and other groups to be involved with.

Committed to making a difference: We think that people are looking for something worthwhile in a company beyond the workplace. Our extensive Corporate Social Responsibility Programme gives each member of staff two volunteering days a year in addition to holidays. It sees us reaching out into the local community with our mentoring, group volunteering, and fundraising initiatives as well as supporting international charities through our website sales, matching staff sponsorship fundraising, and carbon offsetting all our flights, amongst many other activities.

Excellent benefits: we offer highly competitive salaries, enhanced healthcare and pensions, plus generous holiday allowances and in many offices a Core Hours policy allowing flexible start and finish times to each day.

Opportunities to grow: we offer extensive training and development opportunities at all levels. The vast majority of our managers and directors have been promoted from within and many have moved across departments as well as upwards. We pride ourselves on identifying and rewarding talent.

Equal Employment Opportunity Statement: Euromonitor International does not discriminate in employment on the basis of race, colour, religion, sex, national origin, political affiliation, sexual orientation, gender identity, marital status, disability and genetic information, age, membership in an employee organization, or other non-merit factor.