Product Operations Manager



Product, Operations
Hyderabad, Telangana, India
Posted on Tuesday, June 18, 2024

About Us

Planful is a leading Financial Planning & Analysis (FP&A) vendor. Our SaaS product powers finance teams for more than 800 customers including the Boston Red Sox, Bonobos, Evernote, Stoli Group, and Pipedrive. Our mission is to help businesses organize and share financial information to drive continuous planning and agile decision making.

Planful has one of the richest FP&A feature sets in the market, and has recently enhanced the capabilities of the platform with Artificial Intelligence. Our ambition is to also lead the market in User Experience, having the best looking, most intuitive and enjoyable to use product in the market.

For more information, please visit or connect on Twitter via @planful.

About the role

We are seeking a Product Operations Manager to own the cross calibration and coordination between teams within our Product org to optimize workflows as we scale and develop new features. The role will drive forward our product goals and ensure alignment throughout the product development lifecycle.

Reporting directly to the Chief Product Officer, this person will create systems and processes that allow for seamless execution while further establishing functional best practices.

Key Responsibilities

  • Build out and oversee various project timelines and deliverables to ensure we are remaining on schedule
  • Manage key resources and points of emphasis for each existing product vertical and for future product features
  • Collaborate with stakeholders across different product verticals and keep everyone aligned around expectations
  • Identify areas for improvement or inefficiencies across the product development lifecycle and implement changes when necessary
  • Help to execute on the roadmap
  • Define how we gather and analyze data around decision making
  • Report to our executive team on overall progress, sprint plans, release plans, blockers and other relevant info around launches
  • Standardize best practices across teams

Required Skills & Experience

  • 6+ years of experience in a fast-paced, product-oriented environment
  • A strong track record of program managing multiple complex projects at once
  • Excellent written and verbal communication
  • Competent technical skills, especially with modern program management tools.
  • Strong presentation skills and comfortable presenting to high level executives
  • Prior experience working in a product management role or at least very closely embedded within a product organization
  • Solid understanding and exposure to an end-to-end product development lifecycle, from initial planning conversations through launch
  • Previously worked in an environment that managed stakeholders across different teams and timezones, with ability to foster a collaborative environment with a global workforce

Preferred Additional Experience

  • Ideally, prior financial domain experience, or at least some finance domain knowledge
  • Experience working in a fast-paced, growing technology startup