Expert Product Management (End User Services / Digital Workspace)

  • Full Time
  • Toronto

Canadian National Railway



At CN, we work together to move our company—and North America—forward. Be part of our Information & Technology (I&T) team, a critical piece of the engine that keeps us in motion.

From enterprise architecture to operational technology, our teams use the agile methodology to automate and digitize our railroad ensuring our operations run optimally and safely and our employees can focus on value-added tasks. You will be able to develop your skills and career in our close-knit, safety-focused culture working together as ONE TEAM.

The careers we offer are meaningful because the work we do matters. Join us!

Job Summary

The Expert, End User Services Product Management is responsible for translating business requirements into product roadmaps.

The incumbent works closely with the Business and I&T stakeholders to develop and drive the evolution of CN IT enterprise platforms products and solutions under their responsibility. The Expert will achieve this based on user and business client feedback, alignment with System Architecture strategies and using reports and feedback from the Service Offering Manager and Product Manager.

This role ensures that the product and these evolutions meet CN’s requirements Regulatory and Cybersecurity requirements, good market practices and modernization objectives. The Expert, Product Management also oversees the operationalization of this roadmap.

Main Responsibilities


Customer Partnering – 40 %

• Create a trusted relationship with customers and support leads, ensuring clear communication channels.


• Translate customer and Business needs into solutions through formal product roadmaps.

• Collaborate with other departments to define and improve requirements for products and solutions.


• Manage the evolution pipeline or the creation of new products.

• Collect high-level business requirements to support the Portfolio Manager.


• Provide support to Business Analysts in defining requirements.

• Work with the Portfolio Manager and Integrators to ensure the clarity and accuracy of the project requirements.


• Work with the Service Offering Manager to understand product cost, capacity, and licencing.

• Work with Architecture to allow them to design solutions aligned with the needs.


• Review the pipeline with Support Managers to take the operational reality into account.

• Lead the annual budget process and service health assessment process.


• Measure and manage customer satisfaction.

Evolving Product Roadmaps – 60 %


• Provide an overview of innovative technologies that could impact the product portfolio

• Manage and organize the Product Governance (POD) to formally approve the Product Roadmap and review with Sr Management the proposed initiatives as input for the financial planning processes


• Pay close attention to product lifecycles and enable steady alignment as part of product management in collaboration with the internal technical Subject Matter Expert (SMEs)

• Engage with Cybersecurity to assess security risks and factor the risk response plans into the Product Roadmap


• Work with the Portfolio Manager and Integrator group to monitor the execution of projects vis-à-vis the Product Roadmap

• Work with the Architecture group to align the product roadmap with Architecture strategies and positions



• Manage roadmap priorities.

Facilitate definition and tracking of key metrics related to products (e.g. performance, financials)

• Work with other Product Management experts and other stakeholders to identity and manage inter-dependencies ensure consistency between various products


• Engage with vendors to understand and influence their product evolution based on CN’s strategic needs

• Ensure teams responsible for delivery do deliver products that meet requirements


Working Conditions

The role has standard working conditions in an office environment with a regular workweek from Monday to Friday. The role requires occasional business travel (



Requirements


Experience

Relevant Work Experience

• Minimum 10 years of relevant work experience


· Experience of Product Management

· Experience shaping, building, scaling and sustaining products


· Experience with requirements analysis

· Experience working with complex technology systems in large organizations *


· Minimum 5 years of leadership experience and overseeing deliverables.

· Experience with requirements analysis.


· Experience in transportation logistic companies*

• Strong experience in the End User Services / Digital Workspace area: M365 suite with focus on MS-Teams and SharePoint, Atlassian Confluence, PC and Toughbook’s in a Windows OS landscape, Software Packaging and Distribution, VDI, Printers, eFax, Mobility (iOS, Android operating systems and Mobile Device Management (MDM) systems Workspace One and Intune), IP Telephony (Cisco CUCM, IP Phones and Voice Gateways) and Contact Center Technologies (Genesys, Nice)


* Any experience in one of the fields above is considered an asset

Education/Certification/Designation


• Bachelor’s Degree in Computer Science, Engineering or equivalent

• Competencies


• Inspires others with impactful communications, leadership and adapts to the audience through speech and writing

• Innovates through problem solving


• Knows the business and stays current with industry trends to elevate expertise

• Demonstrates organizational and planning abilities, including but not limited to decision making, problem solving and prioritization


• Collaborates with key internal stakeholders to enable higher productivity

• Works independently with little supervision and strong organization skills


• Demonstrates analytical, strategic and critical thinking and a broad vision when making decisions

• Technical Skills/Knowledge


• Knowledge of Design Thinking principles and Agile and Safe delivery concepts

• Ability to develop a product vision and execute to make that vision a reality


• Familiar with key principles of Cybersecurity Governance Risk and Compliance

• Continuous process improvement


• Strong command of the office 365 suite (Powerpoint, Word, Excel), familiarity with Service Now are a plus

Organizational Impact


Decision Making and Impacts

The Expert, Product Management is responsible for making recommendations that influence CN Strategy, Architecture and technology roadmaps.

The incumbent works with the Architecture team, specifically to make decisions related to new technologies. The role also establishes product evolution priorities.

Working closely with the delivery teams, the role follows the project lifecycle and phases, and escalates to I&T stakeholders when required.



Level of Interaction/Influence

The Expert, Product Management interacts with and influences various internal and external customers. Within the organization, the incumbent has high-level interactions with I&T VP/AVP, Directors and Senior Managers.

External to CN, the incumbent collaborates with external vendors and rail industry counterparts.



Employees Supervised/Organizational Structure

The Expert, Product Management reports to the Manager, Product Management. No supervisory responsibility.



This position is posted as a grade LEVEL 7.

For internal candidates, note that the grade level of the position may adjust based on the employee’s experience.


About CN
CN is a world-class transportation leader and trade-enabler. Essential to the economy, to the customers, and to the communities it serves, CN safely transports more than 300 million tons of natural resources, manufactured products, and finished goods throughout North America every year.

As the only railroad connecting Canada’s Eastern and Western coasts with the Southern tip of the U.S. through a 19,500 mile rail network, CN and its affiliates have been contributing to community prosperity and sustainable trade since 1919. CN is committed to programs supporting social responsibility and environmental stewardship.

At CN, we work as ONE TEAM, focused on safety, sustainability and our customers, providing operational and supply chain excellence to deliver results.



For internal candidates, note that the grade level of the position will depend on the employee’s experience.


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