Institutional Shareholder Services, Inc.

  • ESG Product Manager - Client Platforms

    Job Locations DE-Munich
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  • Overview

    The Product Manager is responsible for workflow design, product planning and execution throughout the product lifecycle, and for integrating various existing product platforms into a cohesive, compelling, and competitively superior set of services for our core markets. This includes gathering and prioritizing product and customer requirements, defining the platform vision, and working closely with colleagues in Product Management and Development, Client Coverage, and Marketing to ensure customer satisfaction goals are met. The ideal candidate will use their user experience/design and industry expertise to build products for ISS’ next generation ESG client platform. 


    The Product Manager’s job also includes ensuring that the Product supports the company’s overall strategy and goals. ISS ESG is looking to hire a passionate, experienced Product Manager who can:

    • Manage the design and execution of a next gen ESG platform—from strategic planning to business and user requirements.
    • Solicit external market/client feedback through user groups, client consultations, beta programs
    • Assess industry UX trends and platform needs (including problem identification) and competitive intensity through market research
    • Gather and decompose abstract and complex details/concepts into business and functional requirements that can be understood by the stakeholders including end users, developers, and testers.
    • Develop detailed business and functional requirement documents and specifications.
    • Develop product illustrations and prototypes based on an understanding of the user experience.



    • 5-7 years of progressive SaaS software product management experience is required.
    • Previous experience in financial services is required.
    • Knowledge of sustainable investing and ESG research highly desirable.
    • Demonstrated success defining and launching excellent products.
    • Agile/Scrum development experience preferred.
    • Bachelor degree in Finance, Marketing, Management, Information Systems, or a related field.
    • Occasional international travel to meet with other ISS stakeholders or clients.

    Skills and Personal Attributes

    • Decisive, logical and experienced product manager
    • A strong work ethic and personal drive to achieve product and company goals
    • Strong project leadership skills, able to work well in a cross-functional team environment
    • Ability to work successfully in a global, diverse and multi-cultural environment
    • Absolute personal and business integrity
    • Excellent oral and written communication skills with the ability to develop inter-personal relationships
    • Strong problem-solving skills, ability to follow-through independently
    • Self-motivated and able to work independently
    • Market research, management, strategic and trend assessment skills
    • Product management, strategic planning, requirements writing, time-management, and launch presentation skills
    • Strong organizational skills and ability to prioritize


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