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Senior Product Manager

Houlihan Lokey

Houlihan Lokey

New York, USA
Posted on Saturday, May 25, 2024

Business Unit:

Data Strategy Group


CORP - Corporate


Houlihan Lokey (NYSE: HLI) is a global investment bank with expertise in mergers and acquisitions, capital markets, financial restructuring, and financial and valuation advisory. The firm serves corporations, institutions, and governments worldwide, with offices in the United States, Europe, the Middle East, and the Asia-Pacific region. Independent advice and intellectual rigor are hallmarks of the firm’s commitment to client success across its advisory services.

Houlihan Lokey is the No. 1 investment bank for global M&A transactions under $1 billion, the No. 1 M&A advisor for the past eight consecutive years in the U.S., the No. 1 global restructuring advisor for the past nine consecutive years, and the No. 1 global M&A fairness opinion advisor over the past 25 years, all based on number of transactions and according to data provided by Refinitiv.

Job Description

Houlihan Lokey is looking for an experienced Product Manager to join the Digital Product team. You will be joining a new and growing team, playing a pivotal, hands-on role in helping to shape the function, while driving the success of our internal and client-facing products from conception to launch and beyond.

In this role, you will report to the Head of Digital, and play a crucial part in identifying pain points and opportunities to improve our current processes and create solutions. You will collaborate with cross-functional teams, including business groups, technology, analytics, and operations, to deliver high-quality solutions that meet our clients’ and bankers’ needs and help us drive business growth and scalability.

Key Responsibilities Include:

  • Gain a deep understanding of our client and colleague experiences, identify, and fill product gaps, and generate new ideas that improve the user experience, increase productivity, and drive growth

  • Conduct market research and analysis to identify and collect client and internal user needs, market trends, and competitive landscape

  • Define product vision, strategy, and roadmap based on market insights, business goals, and process optimization opportunities and create buy-in both internally and with key external partners

  • Translate product vision into actionable strategies and drive execution with key stakeholders

  • Ensure alignment of product initiatives with broader portfolio planning at HL

  • Collaborate with business and technology partners to prioritize features, create user stories, and drive product development with a focus on efficiency and process improvement

  • Work closely with business teams to develop go-to-market strategies, positioning, and communication

  • Partner with our Analytics and Support teams to develop and analyze product performance, gather user feedback, and iterate on product improvements

The ideal candidate will possess the following:

  • User-Focus: User-centric mindset with a focus on understanding and addressing pain points, delivering value, and ensuring a positive user experience

  • Strategic Planning and Thinking: Ability to think strategically and develop a comprehensive roadmap that aligns product goals with HL’s vision and objectives

  • Problem-Solving: Strong problem-solving skills to address challenges, resolve conflicts, and make decisions that drive product success

  • Product Vision: Strong vision for the product and the ability to communicate and inspire others with that vision and create and manage product roadmaps that prioritize features and align with business goals and client needs

  • Requirements Gathering: Ability to work closely with stakeholders to gather and document detailed product requirements

  • Cross-Functional Collaboration: Strong teamwork and collaboration skills to work effectively with and through other groups, including business, technology, operations, analytics, legal and compliance

  • Leadership: Ability to lead and motivate teams, facilitate decision-making, and drive consensus among stakeholders

  • Results-Oriented: Ability to take accountability and drive successful outcomes

  • Technical Aptitude: Understanding of technical concepts and technologies relevant to the product, as well as the ability to collaborate effectively with engineering teams

  • Adaptability: Ability to adapt to changing market dynamics and evolving user needs

  • Prioritization: Ability to manage time, prioritize tasks, meet deadlines, and manage multiple projects simultaneously


  • Bachelor’s Degree

  • At least 3-5 years prior experience in product management or management consulting, ideally within investment banking or a similar role within the financial services industry

  • Familiarity with agile methodologies and product management tools

  • Proven track record of managing all aspects of a successful product throughout its lifecycle and effectively communicate recommendations to executive leadership

  • Proven ability to lead with influence, fostering a positive work environment, while driving impactful results

Salary Range

Houlihan Lokey is committed to providing its employees with an exciting career opportunity and competitive total compensation package, which may include other components such as discretionary incentive compensation. The firm’s good faith and reasonable estimate of the possible salary range for this role at the time of posting is:


Actual salary at the time of hire may vary and may be above or below the range based on various factors, including, but not limited to, the candidate’s relevant qualifications, skills, and experience and the location where this position may be filled.

We are an equal opportunity employer and all qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, national origin, disability, gender identity, sexual orientation, protected veteran status, or any other characteristic protected by law.