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Product Manager

Position Description:

As we embark on the journey to instill FinOps mindset and practice in the organization, we are looking for a product manager that can lead a team and develop the roadmap and implementation of capabilities that drives adoption and maturity of FinOps.

You will be responsible for developing and implementation of processes, tools and automation capability to enable optimized utilization for resources deployed, thereby maximizing ROI for our stakeholders. Capabilities that identify and address underutilized or unused resources, including financial analysis to identify trends and performance metrics that maximizes utilization and financial models to facilitate decision making will be the core services delivered from the team. You are expected to incorporate company and FinOps principles and best practices into the operating model and leverage on agile methodologies to deliver outcomes.

You will collaborate closely with other Product Owners, Application Owner, Product Manager and Scrum Master and ensure the team continuously delivers value to the business through enabling effective usage optimization to help our stakeholders improve their operational efficiency.

You are a self-starter; with the ability to identify and pursue opportunities without being provided explicit direction. Strong presentation skills, analytic skills, and adept in improving user experience using technology are essential.

We are transforming as a company and as IT:

  • We are reforming existing teams into product model

  • We are maturing our FinOps adoption across the organization, driving spend accountability and optimization as part of Infrastructure Business Office product line

We are delivering on our strategy with these principles that enable our company to be more agile:

  • Cloud first

  • Low shared responsibility solutions first

  • Customer self-service first

  • Everything as code first

Primary responsibilities:

  • Define the product strategy and roadmap and identify new opportunities and solutions, with a keen focus on value, business outcomes and user experience.

  • Aggregates demand from different stakeholders to gain a deep understanding of their problems and opportunities; communicate them effectively; manages stakeholder expectations.

  • Works with other Product Owners to prioritize features and stories with external dependencies and obtains commitments.

  • Collaborates with the delivery team to convert the roadmap into a prioritized backlog of features.

  • Active participation in all Sprint Ceremonies along with delivery team.


  • Education: Bachelor’s degree in Computer Science or Accounting and Finance or other related disciplines


  • 6+ years relevant experience owning and delivering digital products

  • 3+ years experience working on public cloud

  • Experience in managing geographically distributed squads preferred

  • Experience in different delivery methods (agile, traditional) in large organizations

  • Experience with product management techniques such as strategy, road mapping etc

  • Experience aligning the organization and communicating complex technical decisions

  • Resource optimization tools and/or experience in python preferred

  • AWS / Azure and FinOps certification preferred

  • Scrum Certification preferred

  • Experience with Cloudability a plus

  • Strong track record of on-time, on-budget and to-specification delivery of projects

  • Requires excellent communication, interpersonal, organizational and team building skills, business judgment, and proven expertise in directing the efforts of a technical staff.

  • Strong communication, facilitation, presentation and consensus building skills.

Other Competencies:

  • PMP Certification

  • Experience with both Scrum and Kanban methodologies

What we offer:

  • Competitive salary

  • Position in leading global healthcare company

  • Global projects, international environment

  • Opportunity to learn and grow professionally within the company globally

  • Representative office

Wide range of benefits:

  • Flexible working hours, home office

  • Yearly Bonus based on company and personal performance

  • Pension and health insurance contributions

  • Edenred Benefits + meal vouchers

  • Internal reward system – INSPIRE – with redeeming option as services, goods or vouchers

  • Up to date laptop and iPhone mobile device

Who we are …
We are known as Merck & Co., Inc., Rahway, New Jersey, USA in the United States and Canada and MSD everywhere else. For more than a century, we have been inventing for life, bringing forward medicines and vaccines for many of the world's most challenging diseases. Today, our company continues to be at the forefront of research to deliver innovative health solutions and advance the prevention and treatment of diseases that threaten people and animals around the world.

What we look for …

Imagine getting up in the morning for a job as important as helping to save and improve lives around the world. Here, you have that opportunity. You can put your empathy, creativity, digital mastery, or scientific genius to work in collaboration with a diverse group of colleagues who pursue and bring hope to countless people who are battling some of the most challenging diseases of our time. Our team is constantly evolving, so if you are among the intellectually curious, join us—and start making your impact today.

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