KPMG Lead Product Manager, Digital and AI Capabilities in Boston, Massachusetts
Business Title: Lead Product Manager, Digital and AI Capabilities
Requisition Number: 72106 - 39
Area of Interest: Digital Lighthouse
The KPMG Advisory practice is currently our fastest growing practice. We are seeing tremendous client demand, and looking forward we don't anticipate that slowing down. In this ever-changing market environment, our professionals must be adaptable and thrive in a collaborative, team-driven culture. At KPMG, our people are our number one priority. With a wealth of learning and career development opportunities, a world-class training facility and leading market tools, we make sure our people continue to grow both professionally and personally. If you're looking for a firm with a strong team connection where you can be your whole self, have an impact, advance your skills, deepen your experiences, and have the flexibility and access to constantly find new areas of inspiration and expand your capabilities, then consider a career in Advisory.
KPMG is currently seeking an experienced Lead Product Manager in Technology Enablement for our Consulting (https://advisory.kpmg.us/) practice specializing in digital and AI capabilities, who is passionate about solving B2B problems, and creating subscription-based products that drive unique and simple client solutions.
This individual will lead product development activities for an emerging product launch team in Lighthouse. Along with a customer and business development team, as well as sector and functional leaders, this role will help shape the vision for products in AI/ML at KPMG, and translate that vision into specific products developed and launched as part of a new business model for the firm. You will continuously demonstrate and apply your strategic and analytical abilities, being laser-focused on delivering products in quick iterations. Your vision and ability to develop and deliver will work closely with every function in chosen industry sectors to drive our most critical product initiatives in AI/ML. Over time, you will also guide ongoing product management activities led by dedicated teams for those products that mature and scale.
Co-define product vision, strategies and roadmaps based on a shared view of product priorities with the customer development team (who work with cross-industry, cross-functional and early adopter customer teams); the vision and direction for products must be informed by deep customer insights that are cultivated by the customer development team (through market research, competitive analysis and evaluation of business metrics)
Define detailed product requirements, scope, release and measure features to ensure the customer and business goals are met, from concept to prototype to minimum viable product; ensure that product features and functionality leverage the team's understanding of complex business workflows of internal and external clients; drive product development and execution with a team of world-class engineers and designers
Build trust and effective relationships with peers/cross-functional teams in the Lighthouse product group (by mapping challenges and opportunities) and influence senior leaders' ability to communicate AI/ML vision, strategy, goals, status and customer impact; influence cross-functional decisions among stakeholder within the Lighthouse product group without direct authority
Work closely with customer development and product stakeholders to prioritize technical feature requests and build a unified roadmap for the best machine learning infrastructure that can be leveraged across products, in consultation with KPMG Ignite (AI accelerator portfolio and platform within Lighthouse)
Work closely with UI/UX designers, data scientists, data engineers, full stack engineers, infrastructure engineers and strategists in creating product backlogs and assisting in story creation
Assist in managing applications and products throughout their lifecycle, ensuring business relevance, adoption and continuous improvement
Minimum ten years relevant experience in product management, product development or architecture design with a focus on technology platform, data and machine learning services and APIs
Bachelor's degree in a technical field such as Computer Science; advanced degrees including MA/MS, PhD or MBA preferred
Experience must include large-scale application platform and infrastructure management; experience with public cloud providers such as Google, AWS and/or Azure is preferred; proven ability to make smart features (customer experience) versus time-to-market trade-offs; experience using data and metrics to back up assumptions and assertions of business value
Entrepreneurial drive and demonstrated ability to achieve stretch goals in an innovative and fast-paced environment, with experience working with products rooted in machine learning; working knowledge of deep learning, machine learning and statistics and/or working knowledge of SaaS AI platforms and prior experience in migrating on-prem AI/ML platform to public cloud will be a plus
Experience with qualitative and quantitative methodologies to understand customers; ability to explore and structure customers' insights to inform prioritization; experience working with customers, technical teams and management to collect requirements and describe software product features and technical designs
Strong ability to translate product needs to technology and understand technology; detail-oriented, unfazed by technical detail, committed to flawless execution; mastery of technical concepts and system-design; ability to participate in technical discussions and help make technical trade-offs; excellent customer experience intuition; demonstrated success in creating innovative and user-friendly software applications and customer-facing features
Strong product and technical leadership, project management skills and analytical problem-solving capabilities; excellent verbal and written communication skills; team player, with the ability to effectively interact with and build relations at all levels; strong communication and collaboration skills, to build consensus, drive technical decisions with customer stakeholder groups of all sizes and work across functions and influence senior leaders
Must be legally authorized to work in the United States without sponsorship of a VISA now or in the future
KPMG LLP (the U.S. member firm of KPMG International) offers a comprehensive compensation and benefits package. KPMG is an affirmative action-equal opportunity employer. KPMG complies with all applicable federal, state and local laws regarding recruitment and hiring. All qualified applicants are considered for employment without regard to race, color, religion, age, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, disability, protected veteran status, or any other category protected by applicable federal, state or local laws. The attached link ( https://assets.kpmg.com/content/dam/kpmg/us/pdf/2018/09/eeo.pdf) contains further information regarding the firm's compliance with federal, state and local recruitment and hiring laws. No phone calls or agencies please.
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