Director IT Product and Relationship Management

US - MA - Boston

Location(s)

US - MA - Boston

Team(s)

Information Technology


Director, IT Product & Relationship Management

Company Description

Rapid7 (Nasdaq: RPD) is advancing security with visibility, analytics, and automation delivered through our Insight cloud. Our solutions simplify the complex, allowing security teams to work more effectively with IT and development to reduce vulnerabilities, monitor for malicious behavior, investigate and shut down attacks, and automate routine tasks. Over 9,300 customers rely on Rapid7 technology, services, and research to improve security outcomes and securely advance their organization. For more information, visit our website, check out our blog, or follow us on LinkedIn.

The Opportunity

Our IT Product Management team is looking for a dynamic team player with the strategic foresight and focus to lead the team into its next phase of growth. This is a highly cross-functional role, partnering with our key business functions to support their priorities with IT solutions and services. As the Director of IT Product & Relationship Management, you will be a driving force within the IT leadership team in defining and executing IT strategy. You will be leading the team by sharing your vision, developing a great team of product leaders, and supporting a culture of innovation, determination, and respect. In this role, you will report directly to the VP, Enterprise Applications, and have coaching and mentoring responsibilities for a team of Product Managers and Business Analysts. This is a pivotal role for a relationship-focused thought leader who wants an opportunity to participate in Rapid7's journey to a $1b+ company.

The Role

The key accountabilities include:

  • Overall comprehensive communication with business partners and stakeholders

  • Governance and prioritization processes for product areas

  • High level IT vision across functional areas 

  • Coordination and communication across teams, departments, and the company

  • Process ownership for communications, work intake, IT governance using agile and lean methodologies

  • Support resolution of scope and other issues impacting the delivery of project and programs

  • Advocate maintaining standards, best practices, and quality of service

  • Partner with and develop strong stakeholder relationships with business leaders; this includes working closely with business units and business owners on a global basis

  • Drive the evaluation and prioritization of initiatives on the product roadmaps and ensure alignment to business strategic objectives and the long-range plan

  • Maintain a positive, results-oriented work environment, building partnerships and modeling teamwork, and communicating to the team in an open, balanced and objective manner

Qualifications and Traits

  • Proven experience in developing strong internal product managers, product owners, and analysts

  • Proven experience in delivering value using agile and lean methodologies

  • Exposure to Salesforce and/or Netsuite highly preferred

  • Detail-oriented yet attuned to the corporate “big picture;” ability to drive strategy as well as dive deep where necessary

  • Aptitude to comprehend, adapt and succeed in diverse business areas

  • Excellent interpersonal, verbal and written communication skills

  • Ability to communicate and facilitate meetings with executive management

  • Demonstrated in organizing, planning and presenting solutions for large complex efforts

  • Client-focused approach to work with a sense of ownership and responsibility for overall quality of services

  • A continuous learner who stays on top of the latest technology, product management, and industry trends 

  • Ability to manage multiple and varied tasks with enthusiasm and prioritize workload appropriately aligned to business needs

  • Bachelor's Degree or equivalent experience; advanced degree in a relevant technical area (Information Systems/Technology Computer Science, Computer Engineering) is a plus