First Data Director of Product Research (Pipeline Only) in Tipperary, Ireland

In line with First Data’s new Research & Development Centre plans to open by the end of the year in Nenagh, Co. Tipperary, we are currently engaging potential candidates for possible upcoming opportunities.



Role Overview /The Director of Product Research will be responsible for interfacing across the First Data enterprise and the broader security and fraud product landscape to provide strategic direction on research projects related to fraud and security analytics./ / / Key Responsibilities * Lead the generation of new applications of research to existing and new product concepts. Identify gaps in existing products and offerings that can be addressed through ongoing projects * Provide product roadmap leadership through interactions across the enterprise. Work across the enterprise throughout the product life cycle (from research to commercialization) to maximize commercial viability of offerings * Lead ideation exercises, investigate market needs, define unique value propositions. Perform competitive intelligence studies to better understand the market and how existing products are positioned * Engage with clients to beta test and sell newly developed offerings, developing pitch/ sales decks in concert with sales teams * Create and maintain strategic partnerships with universities, vendors and companies to ensure that the appropriate requirements are being addressed

Experience * 8 years of professional, product related experience (consulting, software development, testing, quality assurance, tool management, team management), with a minimum of three years in management * Ability to manage numerous work streams simultaneously * Experience working in a technical setting with engineers and scientists * Demonstrated success defining and launching excellent products and solutions * Excellent written and verbal communication skills * Excellent teamwork and project management skills * Ability to meet work and project deadlines in a timely fashion, with high quality output * Flexible, adaptable and able to work under pressure * A great mix creativity, strategic thinking, analytical thinking and leadership skills * A great understanding of metrics and data combined with an entrepreneurial mindset * A track record of learning new markets, coming up with ideas and getting them done * Be an excellent communicator of product decisions and the rationale behind them

Education: * Bachelor’s degree in Marketing or related field; MBA preferred

First Data is a global leader in commerce-enabling technology solutions, serving more than six million business locations and 4,000 financial institutions in 118 countries around the world. Our 23,000 owner-associates are dedicated to helping companies, from start-ups to the world’s largest corporations, conduct commerce every day by securing and processing more than 2,300 transactions per second and $1.9 trillion per year. First Data is committed to staying at the forefront of our industry, and we are innovating a wide range of next-generation commerce technology solutions to help our clients better detect fraud, gain insights into consumer spending patterns and build customer loyalty. There are many exciting opportunities for talented individuals who would like to join our team and play a meaningful role in helping us shape the future of global commerce.

First Data’s Product Development, Client Solutions and Technology functions are responsible for innovation and advancement of our technology solutions across all of our client segments, and make a critical contribution to ensuring that First Data retains its position as a leading technology innovator. Our Product Development teams are responsible for end-to-end ownership of the product life cycle. Our Client Solutions teams deliver global solutions and expertise that make commerce possible. Our Technology teams develop a wide range of applications and solutions that enable next-generation commerce and create the infrastructure of the global commerce ecosystem. They also ensure that our data remains secure through their work in cyber-security.

Job: *IT Leadership

Title: Director of Product Research (Pipeline Only)

Location: Ireland-Tipperary-Nenagh

Requisition ID: 170000A9