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Chief Product Officer

Company: Market Traders Institute, Inc.
Location: Orlando
Posted on: January 13, 2018

Job Description:


Often referred to as MTI, Market Traders Institute Inc. is an industry leader in trading technology and investor education based in Orlando, Florida. We help investors make better, faster, and smarter trading decisions by using our proprietary strategies and trading technology. MTI has been recognized as an INC. 5000 (2015 & 2016) fastest growing companies in America, and has also received several awards for the being a ---Best Place to Work--- in Central Florida.

Employees enjoy a fast-paced, business casual environment while working with one of the most innovative and stable companies in the industry. As a team member, you will share your skills in a creative, collaborative and empowering environment. While refining your skills, you will work seamlessly with customers and team members in an internationally-known organization. This 20+ year family-owned company is dedicated to providing growth opportunities for those who work hard at enhancing our culture.

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Core Values:

-- Do the Right Thing

Have integrity even when no one is looking

-- Care

Care about each other and our clients

-- Make it Happen

Don---t watch it happen or wonder what happened. Make it happen!

-- Live with Urgency

There is no need to wait

-- Grow or Die Mentality

If you are green you grow, if you are ripe you rot

-- Create a Great Client Experience

It is often the little details that customers recall

Primary Responsibilities:

Silo Program:

-- As a member of the Forex Guru team, work with marketing to build a personality brand

-- Create Free Lead Gen Products

-- Create Mirco Ebooks and Courses

-- Create Continuity Subscription Products

-- Mid range courses

-- Create Launch Products

-- Create Mastermind Product

Product Development and Content Creation:

-- As a member of the Forex Guru team, identify educational product needs and develop continuing education courses

-- Develop original course content and manuals

-- Work collaboratively across functional areas to manage and coordinate new program/course launches

-- Evaluate and adjust CE course curriculum through student/participant evaluations and level of interest shown

-- Collaborate with the E-Learning development team to develop and review-- proposed project efforts to determine scope and time frames.

Instructional Activities:

-- Recognizes and delivers a clear vision, organizational direction, and purpose

-- Deliver instruction on topics of the FOREX

-- Improve students--- knowledge of FOREX trading

-- Create and deliver project content designed to enhance course instruction-- e.g. course manuals, charts, videos, and follow-up courses

-- Assist in the delivery of major MTI products and initiatives such as, but not limited to: 5-Day events, Round Tables, course kickoff events and mastery courses

Leadership/Supervisory Role: The most prominent function of the CPO is to head the entire Product Management department. He plays a supervisory role to key product management officer such as the Director of Product Management, the Director of UX, the Head of Product Analytics, and the Director of Product Marketing. The CPO ensures that these key roles are being executed in the most efficient way possible, leading to the overall efficiency of the Product Management department.

Apart from being a supervisor, the CPO also plays a mentorship role for key product management personnel, constantly ensuring improvement in their professional skills and offering assistance in their duties upon request.

At this capacity, the CPO also leads the transformation of product ideas from their most formidable stages into actionable concepts, timelines, and projects while maintaining a serious consideration of the financial implications, marketing needs, and the overall objectives of the business. The CPO is the manager of the day-to-day execution of all product activities for the purpose of meeting the product and business---s goals.

Vision and Strategy: The CPO is responsible for the formulation of the Product Management department---s vision and also for imparting that vision in every sub-department and employee in the department. The CPO ensures that every sub-department is led by a unified and cohesive vision.

At this capacity, the CPO spearheads the product---s strategy formation as well as execution. The CPO creates and manages a process that drives toward a scalable product portfolio that will in turn drive the business---s product profitability. He also ensures that there is a continuous improvement in the product as well as the product---s compliance to market needs wrapped in a product experience that continuously and consistently delights the consumers.

The CPO, in this context, is also responsible for the identification of target consumer segments and markets. He also plays a leading role in evaluatingmarket trends, product industry, and competition strategies from which he can send recommendations on product pricing and positioning to junior product management officers. He also reviews, refines, and supports product sales strategies presented to him by junior product management personnel.

Marketing and Evangelism: As the head of the Product department, the CPO is also tasked with playing a lead role in marketing the product. The CPO acts as the lead evangelist for the business---s product leveraging the input of Product Marketing and Communications departments to assist him.

At this capacity, the CPO also coordinates the functions of product design, product maintenance, and product improvement, ensuring that the product resonates with the consumers and, therefore, boosting the product appeal to the consumers and in turn increasing the consumer base and sales volume. It is also the CPO---s duty to coordinate the local as well as international marketing communications, conferences, events, demos, press, and launches. He actively supports the product---s exhibitions, making speeches and presentations at conferences, meetings, and events.

In his marketing endeavors, the CPO will also meet and interact directly with current and prospective consumers in an effort to relay to them the product---s value and benefits while simultaneously sourcing feedback and assessing their reception and experience with the product.

Long-Term Culture: The CPO is responsible for the creation of a long-term business culture and Mode of Operation (MO). The CPO establishes the methodologies and procedures for conducting research, design conceptualization, prototyping, and product development across the entire product management department. The CPO also hones and grows sensibilities and skills across all disciplines of the department.

At this capacity, in order to ensure the efficient execution of functions across the entire product management department, the CPO also engages in the interviewing, recruitment, hiring, and mentoring of key product management personnel. He is also charged with the creation of anexciting, dynamic, and sustainable work environment that pulls in and retains talent in the department.

Research and Analysis: As the head of the entire product division, the CPO is expected to critic, refine, and make further recommendations on researches and analyses conducted by junior product management personnel. The CPO is also charged with the performance of various product analyses such as gap analysis in an effort to establish product differentiation and execution strategies that will lead to the product---s ultimate success. He also, conducts researches and analyses that lead to informed decision making on issues such as cost, utility, and timelines for product implementations.

Required Qualifications:

  • Doctoral or Master---s degree in Instructional Design is preferred
  • 10+ years in Leadership, managing teams of 15+ is required
  • Experience in developing and leading a team to be successful
  • Minimum 5 years of Forex/stock exchange experience (successful trader track record)
  • Financial trading or education experience is required
  • Experience in building self-paced instructional courses
  • Knowledge of delivering effective web-based content
  • Knowledge of trading software
  • Fluent in English, excellent oral communication skills
  • Certification in teaching or trading a plus
  • Local candidates preferred but will consider relocation for the right candidate

    Communication: It is an absolute necessity for the CPO to possess great verbal and written communication skills. The CPO makes numerous presentations to the business---s stakeholders reporting on various aspects of the product---s development, from marketing, research, analytics, management, and profitability. He will also make numerous presentations to junior product management personnel and any collaborating personnel in team building meetings as well as addressing consumers in conferences, events, clinics, and marketing initiatives. All this interaction, especially with the consumers, needs to be clear, concise, unambiguous, satisfactory, and fulfilling. For this to happen, the communication skills of the CPO have to be impeccable.

    Leadership Skills: The CPO, must demonstrate exceptional leadership skills, after all, he is the leader of the Product Management department. The CPO needs to demonstrable a rich blend of analytical, creative, and strategic talents in order to win the confidence of his juniors who will then be more willing to follow in his directives and specifications. These qualities will also be needed in order to earn the confidence of the stakeholders and any external partners. The CPO will need to demonstrate an ability to effectively communicate, motivate, and inspire cross-functional teams with professionalism and clarity.

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