• Product/Market Manager Standards Products

    Job Locations BE-Brussels area
    Job ID
    2019-5947
    Category
    Marketing: Market/Product expert & management
  • Company & department description

    SWIFT provides the platform, messaging, standards and products & services to over 11.000 customers in 215 countries and territories. Our employees are the foundation of this success.

    SWIFT has a unique corporate mind-set, where diversity, personal development and networking are actively encouraged. We think you will like our office culture where fostering excellence through collaboration and interaction in a community driven environment plays a central role.

    If you want to be part of our dynamic, multi-cultural institution with over 2400 employees of 75 nationalities, in 26 offices worldwide, then explore the vast opportunities, rewards and internationally competitive packages that we are waiting for you here at SWIFT.

    Standards are a cornerstone of the financial industry. They provide a common language for international financial messaging which is unambiguous and machine-readable, enabling efficient automation, thereby reducing costs and mitigating risks. Within SWFT’s Marketing division, the SWIFT Standards team develops financial messaging standards with and for the community.

    ISO 20022 is rapidly becoming the standard language of financial transactions worldwide. We are currently evolving and developing ISO 20022 messaging and API models, as well as products and tools, to support today’s and tomorrow’s financial business. We are at the early stages of a global programme to migrate all cross-border payments and reporting messages from MT to ISO 20022, throughout the SWIFT community, by November 2025. This is by far the biggest and most ambitious change management programme that SWIFT Standards has taken on; and we need top talent to join the team to help make it happen. This is your opportunity to help us shape SWIFT future.

    The Standards Products team drives the definition of commercial initiatives around standards including MyStandards and SWIFT Translator, designed to help the financial community to implement and handle standards efficiently. More than 45.000 users are currently registered on MyStandards, consuming more than 24.000 specifications by some 130 publishing organisations.

    Responsibilities

    We are looking for an enthusiastic marketing savvy professional, with interest in new technologies, driving priorities and requirements for the evolution of our Standards Products portfolio which include MyStandards, SWIFT Translator and the integration between the two.

    This includes:

    • Market analysis and consultation with commercial teams and customers, identifying and understanding customer requirements for our products.

     

    • Assess how these requirements fit in our overall strategy, and translate them in clear product requirements. Ensure alignment, convergence and proper prioritization.

     

    • Ensure our products can timely support SWIFT and market driven initiatives. This entails: understand the initiative and its use case for our client base, evaluate the impact to support the initiative and integrate the requirements in our roadmap to ensure supportability prior to the go-live

     

    • Liaise with other divisions/departments, customers, vendors, industry associations and make presentations

     

    • Keep abreast with trends in the industry and share information with other divisions/departments

     

    Qualifications

    For this position, we are looking for a Product Manager who has good mix of business understanding and technological savviness: to work on the development of our portfolio:

    • Flexibility/adaptability as we need to react quickly to identified opportunities;

     

    • Business acumen: the job will include many customer contacts and will require a good understanding of the issues they face;

     

    • Excellent communication skills: modifies communication style to optimize understanding by others; acknowledges and respects other views;

     

    • Customer orientation: making customers and their needs a primary focus;

     

    • Product design experience : ability to design user-friendly solutions to solve identified customer needs, validate the solution and gather feedback from customers through low-cost techniques such as mockups, write specifications and act as the business owner of the delivery team during implementation;

     

    • Ability to create and develop a strong external/internal network, developing and sustaining productive customer relationships;

     

    • Experience in messaging format mapping and translation tools or financial software integration business is a key asset;

     

    • Fluent in English (speaking, writing, reading), additional languages are an asset;

     

    • Experience with SWIFT standards, interface products, messaging and message flows is a plus;

     

    • Agile experience is a plus.

     

     

     

    Education

    University degree.

    Experience

    3 to 5 years’ experience in a similar role.

     

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