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Hi all - I’m an IT project manager here in the investment and asset management space in Toronto. I am looking at recent job postings for Google Product managers and not sure how I can better align myself. I have experience implementing and supporting SaaS ERP solutions (Yardi, Workday), business systems analysis and product road mapping. I’m an MIS grad and also hold my PMP, DASM and CSM. I’ve tried for years at the big 4, but product managers are a hot field right now. Any advice on pivoting?

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That will be a stretch. We don’t have product managers for internal tools/3P systems like you mentioned. Would recommend looking into he Business system analyst or Program manager ladder, specifically for POps (HR) systems within Corporate Engineering as your skillsets appear to closely match.

Yeah a lot of my experience also comes from IT ops and service delivery. Are those roles you mention common in Toronto and the surrounding area?

Unless you went to Waterloo Eng 😀(not me)

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