Vantiv Product Manager - Core Payments in Cincinnati, Ohio

Position Description:

The Product Manager -- Core Payments will be the product owner for Vantiv' s Authorization and Settlement platforms. In this role, the individual will be responsible for managing the prioritization process in accordance with the strategic priorities of the organization as well as prioritization within the Line of Business and Product organizations. This person will be the liaison between key stakeholders and the Agile Product team and will be responsible for making short term and long term planning decisions. They will be responsible for producing roadmaps and communicating updates on features, epics, and releases to the appropriate leaders and vested parties. This role will lead cross functional teams and work across agile teams to help establish the best course of work.

In addition to serving as the Product Manager for the Merchant Core Platform team, this individual will also assist the Merchant Core Product team in new product design, development, market research and data analysis as necessary to support the ongoing efforts and objectives.

This role will report to the Product Manager Director. The individual must have strong communications skills, a background in Project Management or Project Planning and a solid understanding of the principles of Agile SAFe methodology. Experience working on and/or leading agile teams is a plus.

Key responsibilities include the following:

  • Collaborates with cross functional teams to align product and development plans

  • Helps to prioritize product features and specifications while considering budget, timeline and other constraints

  • Works well in a cross functional setting, acting as a leader of cross functional teams, managing product plans, priorities, and roadmaps

  • Communicates the impact of product planning decisions to all stakeholders

  • Oversees the life cycle of responsible platform products from inception to sunset

  • Documents products, features, and enhancements and works with product marketing and other functions to produce internal and external facing product collaterals

  • Works with industry and network compliance teams to ensure regulatory and compliance requirements are met

  • Brings market and strategic perspective in prioritizing work on the core platform

  • Acts as a subject matter expert on core payment platform capabilities

  • Works well with suppliers and partners, safeguarding Vantiv's strategic assets and goals


  • 5+ years of Product Management or related Project/Product Planning experience

  • Bachelor's or Master's degree required

  • Proficient in Agile methodologies, especially SAFe.

  • Background in Software As A Service (SaaS) industry

  • Understanding of the Payments industry and related products and services

  • Familiarity with Rally Agile tool a plus