Head of Product, Corporate Tax & Productivity

Toronto, Ontario, ca
Company: Thomson Reuters
Category: Accounting
Published on 2021-03-11 12:12:45
Job Description

Thomson Reuters is looking for a strong Product leader to help us build the future of work for skilled professionals. Thomson Reuters builds industry-leading software and information solutions that underpin the legal industry, justice system, and accounting profession. We also create software that ensures the efficient application of taxation across the world, supporting commerce and enabling the operation of governments and the economy. Our Corporate Tax & Productivity solutions drive global tax compliance and accounting decision-making around the world through the industry’s most powerful corporate tax technology platform.

As Thomson Reuters continues to evolve our business, we strive to deepen our customer understanding, focus, and elevate our product portfolio, and continuously improve the customer experience. Our Product organization has recently embarked on an ambitious transformation journey. This will result in products and solutions that align with the most important needs of its clients and are successful by both customer and business measures. 

About the Role:

As Head of Product and a key senior leader, you will be responsible for overseeing a comprehensive, constantly evolving product portfolio. You will instill in your team a strong sense of purpose, a vision for growth, a customer-centric mindset, and the ability to develop and ship leading-edge products. You will understand customer problems and lead a team to identify creative solutions to those problems. You will anticipate new technology trends in our market and understands how to apply artificial intelligence (AI), data analytics, blockchain, cloud computing to our product roadmap. You will be a key owner of our growth plan, ensuring that our products retain their market-leading position.

The Head of Product for Corporate Tax & Productivity will be responsible for ONESOURCE, software used by corporations around the world to streamline data and automate processes across their tax departments. It includes tax compliance, tax provision, transfer pricing, trade compliance and information reporting offerings. From managing increasing regulatory complexity, global supply chains, and audit processes to improving efficiency and reconciling differences between provisions and compliance data, ONESOURCE offers an end-to-end web-hosted solution for the entire tax lifecycle.

As a Head of Product, you will report to the Chief Product Officer of Thomson Reuters and lead a team of experienced Product Managers and Content specialists around the globe.

About You:

You will have demonstrated success in leading world-class product teams. You will possess a broad business view and the ability to think through profitability while solving for market dynamics, customer needs, and the overall business strategy. You will be a proven change-agent and will demonstrate a track record of success around leveraging leading-edge technology solutions, overhauling product capabilities, and partnering effectively with stakeholders to drive business outcomes.

Setting Strategy and Demonstrating Strong Product Intuition

  • Ability to define the strategy for a portfolio of products that bring clarity to an ambiguous problem space and get alignment with cross-functional leadership stakeholders to execute and dedicate resources to the plan.

  • Effectively articulates an inspiring vision for the future of Corporate Tax & Productivity, creating a shared purpose, excitement and energy for execution, and clarity for senior leadership.

  • Creates innovative and compelling product ideas that clearly address customer problems and needs, are clearly aligned to the mission of the company and reflect product principles that govern prioritization decisions

  • Demonstrates deep customer empathy and is experienced in collaborating with designers and researchers and using design methods to explore and validate customer problems.

  • Data-driven; seeks and analyzes data from a variety of sources to support decisions and to align others with the organization's overall strategy.

  • Executing for Results

  • Displays a strong execution orientation. Collaborates across departments and with external partners to ship products on time and within expectations.

  • Sets clear and challenging goals while committing the organization to improved performance; tenacious and accountable in driving results.

  • Comfortable with ambiguity and uncertainty; the ability to adapt nimbly and lead others through complex situations.

  • Illustrates decisiveness and wisdom in the face of limited data while influencing others in a way that results in acceptance or agreement and drives the business forward.

  • Identifies and solves potential problems in a creative and timely manner.

  • Leadership

  • Demonstrates success in attracting and recruiting top talent, motivating the team, celebrating diversity, and managing and rewarding performance.

  • Naturally connects and builds strong relationships with others, demonstrating strong emotional intelligence and an ability to communicate clearly and persuasively.

  • Displays self-awareness and eager to grow through feedback.

  • Comfortable leading a team through rapidly changing circumstances, priorities, and goals.

  • Responsibilities

  • Overall responsibility for the successful execution of Corporate Tax & Productivity products

  • Creating a shared vision, roadmap, and strategy for Corporate Tax & Productivity products and building consensus with cross-functional teams on priorities to execute against.

  • Owning the end-to-end lifecycle for Corporate Tax & Productivity products including product discovery, ideation, design, development, and market launch.

  • Driving product development with a cross-functional group of engineers, subject matter experts, designers, data analysts, and user researchers and their leadership group.

  • Driving innovation in your product portfolio partnering with R&D teams, machine learning and AI engineers, designers, and forward-looking customers

  • Defining and achieving ambitious goals and targets for product teams in Corporate Tax & Productivity using metrics that capture both product and business outcomes

  • Providing leadership to content and operations teams that are responsible for powering our products

  • Negotiating and managing strategic partner relationships where applicable for the success of Corporate Tax & Productivity products

  • Being a visible leader in the industry to champion our products and tell our story

  • Managing, growing, and inspiring a team of product managers and product experts.

  • Education/Experience

  • 15+ years of successful leadership of product management in a software or information business

  • Experience leading a diverse, complex product suite while taking a customer-centric approach

  • Deep familiarity around advanced technologies

  • Ability to influence c-level executives with experience pitching and affecting major investments and significant shifts in strategy

  • Strong analytical, problem solving, and decision-making skills

  • Required ability to travel up to 40% of the time, including globally

  • BS/BA required, MS / MBA a plus

  • Do you want to be part of a team helping re-invent the way knowledge professionals work? How about a team that works every day to create a more transparent, just and inclusive future? At Thomson Reuters, we’ve been doing just that for almost 160 years. Our industry-leading products and services include highly specialized information-enabled software and tools for legal, tax, accounting and compliance professionals combined with the world’s most global news services – Reuters. We help these professionals do their jobs better, creating more time for them to focus on the things that matter most: advising, advocating, negotiating, governing and informing.

    We are powered by the talents of 25,000 employees across more than 75 countries, where everyone has a chance to contribute and grow professionally in flexible work environments that celebrate diversity and inclusion. At a time when objectivity, accuracy, fairness and transparency are under attack, we consider it our duty to pursue them. Sound exciting? Join us and help shape the industries that move society forward. 

    Accessibility 

    As a global business, we rely on diversity of culture and thought to deliver on our goals. To ensure we can do that, we seek talented, qualified employees in all our operations around the world regardless of race, color, sex/gender, including pregnancy, gender identity and expression, national origin, religion, sexual orientation, disability, age, marital status, citizen status, veteran status, or any other protected classification under applicable law. Thomson Reuters is proud to be an Equal Employment Opportunity/Affirmative Action Employer providing a drug-free workplace.

    We also make reasonable accommodations for qualified individuals with disabilities and for sincerely held religious beliefs in accordance with applicable law.

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