Deputy Director, Product Management


Organisation: Singapore Academy of Law
Job Description:

The Product Manager together with Business / Functional Owners will define the why, when and what of the product to be built and its lifecycle.  They will do so by leading cross-functional teams from a product’s conception, approval, development, release all the way through to its retirement. 

The Product Manager will be accountable for product:


a.       Strategy

The product manager is responsible for setting a product vision and strategy. Their job is to clearly articulate the business value to the Business / Functional Owners and development teams so they understand the intent behind the new product or product release. The product manager holds custody and de-conflicts all Singapore Academy of Law roadmaps and must prioritize building what matters most to achieve the Singapore Academy of Law strategic goals and initiatives behind the product.

b.       Ideation

The Product manager will drive the creative process of generating, developing, and curating new ideas. They determine in conjunction with the Business / Functional Owners the business case to push the product strategy forward.  The business case includes ideas that should be promoted into features that will achieve key objectives for the product line and Singapore Academy of Law strategy. To this end, they also ensure that feedback and requests are seamlessly integrated into their product planning and development processes. Product managers then communicate the status of ideas back to their stakeholders, members, partners, and internal team members who submitted them.

c.        Features

The product manager will prioritize features by ranking them against the strategic goals and initiatives. This requires making difficult trade-off decisions based on the value that new features will deliver to customers and to the business. The product manager is also responsible for defining the requirements for each feature and the desired user experience. Product managers work closely with engineering (whether internal or external parties) on the technical specifications and ensure that teams have all of the information they need to deliver a complete product.

d.       Releases

Product managers must plan with Business / Functional Owners and the technology teams timeline for implementation. The product manager shall support Business / Functional owners in defining the release process and coordinating all of the activities required to bring the product to market. This involves bridging gaps between different functions within Singapore Academy of Law and aligning all of the teams involved — namely marketing, sales, and customer support. Responsibilities also include managing dependencies in and across releases to complete release phases and milestones.


In addition, the Product Manager will also be responsible for building the Product Management practise within the Singapore Academy of Law.


  • Trusted advisor to Chief Digital Officer to build great products that stakeholders love to use on time and within budgets assigned

  • Determine internal and external stakeholders needs and desires whether by market research, surveys or user group testing

  • Recommends the nature and scope of present and future product lines by reviewing product specifications and requirements; appraising new product ideas and/or product or packaging changes

  • Assesses market competition by comparing the company's product to competitors' products

  • Provides source data for product line communications by defining product marketing communication objectives

  • Obtains product market share by working with sales to develop product sales strategies

  • Assesses product market data by calling on customers with sales and evaluating sales call results

  • Provides information for management by preparing short-term and long-term product sales forecasts and special reports and analyses; answering questions and requests

  • Brings new products to market by analysing proposed product requirements and product development programs; preparing return-on-investment analyses; establishing time schedules with development teams

  • Introduces and markets new products by developing time-integrated plans with sales, marketing and development teams

  • Completes operational requirements by scheduling and assigning employees; following up on work results

  • Maintains product management staff by recruiting, selecting, orienting, and training employees

  • Maintains product management staff job results by counselling and disciplining employees; planning, monitoring, and appraising job results

  • Maintains professional and technical knowledge by attending educational workshops; reviewing professional publications; establishing personal networks; participating in professional societies

  • Contributes to team effort by accomplishing related results as needed


Candidates for this position must be highly motivated, tenacious, and self-starters with a track record of building great products in time and on budget.  Experience in building, motivating and driving high performance teams is a plus!

  • Proven track record in successfully
    • managing a Team to achieve performance goals
    • understanding the end-user and driving product adoption
    • end user requirements analysis
    • delivering products on-time and within budgets for internal / external stakeholders
  • Polished professionalism with outstanding strategic, organizational, planning (project & finances), communication, and problem-solving skills
  • A team player
  • Strong presentation skills
  • Comfortable working in a fast-paced and dynamic environment
  • Proven track record of exceeding KPIs
  • Proven ability to collaborate with internal and external stakeholders
  • Strong metrics and analytical orientation
  • Excellent written and verbal communication skills
  • Drive to continually improve product management skills through on the job coaching, self-learning
  • Fluency in English
  • Background operating in Legal practice will be a plus
  • Initial 2-year contract, with an option to extend


How to Apply:

Interested candidates are invited to submit your resume, stating your current/expected salary and date of availability to [email protected]

Only shortlisted candidates will be notified