Forge Global is hiring a

Product Manager

New York, United States

At Forge (NYSE: FRGE), we know our team is our greatest asset. As technology innovators in the private market, our vision is to deliver a richer future for everyone. We live that vision through our values of being bold, humble and accountable. We experience the value that our vision brings to the world every day, helping the teams behind the greatest innovations of our generation, from space travel to planet-saving, plant-based nutrition and more.

Our mission is to empower more people to exercise ownership in the world’s leading private companies via a world-class technology platform with access to the largest network of buyers and sellers in the world. With liquidity solutions, exclusive data and insights, a custody offering, and a vibrant marketplace, Forge’s goal is to build the best-in-class technology infrastructure to power a global private market that is transparent, accessible and seamless for companies, their employees and investors. Through Forge, employees can sell their private shares, employers can reward shareholders with pre-IPO liquidity and individual and institutional investors can participate in private unicorn growth.

Forge's differentiated global marketplace addresses rising demand among individual and institutional investors for exposure to private company stocks and it is building a growing network effect with defensible competitive advantages. The Forge marketplace has over 440,000 registered users and private shares have traded in more than 500 companies since inception, representing over $12 billion in volume across over 21,000+ transactions.

Our ability to offer these powerful financial solutions has generated incredible interest from investors, demand from customers, and a need to grow our team to meet the needs of more companies, teams and innovators in this way. You can learn more about Forge in the following video: “The private market future starts now”.

The Role:

Forge is seeking a Product Manager to assist in driving product development for our next generation private market trading platform.  

The role will focus on executing key deliverables on the product roadmap for the trading platform, delivering measurable customer outcomes and supporting the company’s strategies and objectives.  This role is an excellent opportunity to join our Product Management team and will have a tangible impact on the delivery of market-leading solutions to our growing customer base. This hybrid role will be based out of our New York City or San Francisco office. 

Responsibilities:

  • As a member of the Product Management team, you will collaborate closely with program management, product designers and engineers to support the discovery of effective solutions to customer problems, and work with the cross-functional Product Team to deliver those solutions. You will drive product structure, outline milestones and deliverables, and identify risks
  • Effectively communicate product initiatives and deliverables to the broader teams, ensuring a shared understanding and alignment to deliver measurable customer outcomes through a trusted experience tailored to the needs of the market participants 
  • Develop a product vision and strategy that delivers value to and shape the experience for our institutional clients 
  • Define, own and manage the roadmap for a key product vertical on the Forge Trading Product team aligned to the firm’s strategic initiatives  
  • Develop a framework and measure KPIs for product features and capabilities helping to inform current and future initiatives 
  • Lead product discovery efforts by: 
    • Assist with market analysis, competitive research, and user/customer research (both qualitative and quantitative) 
    • Partner with design to create/refine foundational artifacts (journey maps & archetypes/personas, early wireframes, and more) 
    • Assist with stakeholder engagement/communication 

Required Qualifications: 

  • 5-8 years working on a technology-powered financial services product as a Product Manager with a proven track record of bringing both products and platform-based solutions from concept to launch  
  • A customer-focused, outcome-driven mindset, with the ability to discover solutions to difficult customer and business problems within numerous constraints 
  • Demonstrated understanding of institutional and retail trading workflows, trading UIs and systems, and post trade processes. 
  • Planning and organizational skills, including the ability to prioritize tasks and communicate effectively with key stakeholders 
  • Proven ability to engage productively with engineers, designers, business stakeholders (e.g., Operations, Legal & Compliance, Finance, Marketing, etc.), and company leadership in a constructive and collaborative relationship  

Preferred Qualifications: 

  • Experience building products inside a FinTech company. Specific experience with the capital markets, private markets, secondary transactions and workflows and trading UIs highly desired 
  • Experience defining and building asset management/trading institutional customer-facing UI and UX financial solutions 
  • Product management training or certifications (e.g., CSPO), or interest in ongoing training through relevant programs 

For residents of San Francisco/Bay Area, CA or New York, NY the annual salary range for this role is $145,000-$155,000 + bonus. Final offers may vary from the amount listed based on geography, candidate experience and expertise, bonus, and other factors

Forge implements a mandatory COVID-19 Vaccination Policy, which applies to all employees. All employees covered by this policy are required to be fully vaccinated as a term and condition of employment at Forge. Employees are considered fully vaccinated two weeks after completing primary vaccination with a COVID-19 vaccine, with, if applicable, at least the minimum recommended interval between doses. Employees must provide truthful and accurate information about their COVID-19 vaccination status, and, if applicable, their testing results as of the first date of their employment.

Employees may request an exception from this mandatory vaccination policy if the vaccine is medically contraindicated for them or medical necessity requires a delay in vaccination. Employees also may be legally entitled to a reasonable accommodation if they cannot be vaccinated because of a disability, or if the provisions in this policy for vaccination conflict with a sincerely held religious belief, practice, or observance. All such requests will be handled in accordance with applicable laws and regulations.

 

Forge is proud to be an equal opportunity employer and values diversity at our company. We do not discriminate on the basis of race, religion, color, national origin, gender, sexual orientation, age, marital status, veteran status, or disability status.

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