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Vishak Shankar

Product Management

Works remotely from London

  • 51.509648
  • -0.099076
  • Suggested rate €791 / day
  • Experience 7+ years
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Location and workplace preferences

London, England, United Kingdom
Remote only
Primarily works remotely


Project length
  • ≤ 1 month
  • Between 1-3 months
  • Between 3-6 months
  • ≥ 6 months
Company size
  • 2-10 people
  • 11 - 49 people
  • 50 - 249 people
  • 250 - 999 people
  • 1000 - 4999 people
+1 other


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  • English

    Native or bilingual


Skills (21)

Vishak in a few words

Vishak is a program manager, product owner, and technology consultant who navigates enterprise landscapes and manages complex stakeholder environments. He has worked for client service consulting firms such as McKinsey & Company and PwC and digital agencies, including AKQA, Huge Inc., and Bakken & Bæck, to build B2B and B2C applications. Vishak leads front- and back-end development teams, product designers, product managers, and data engineers in creating solutions for enterprise clients and startups.


Bakken & Bæck

Logistics & Supply Chain

Product Lead

London, UK

September 2021 - Today (1 year and 2 months)

- Led the redesign of services, operations, and technology of a software application paired with the hardware to improve warehouse supply chain automation.
- Conducted user research with customers by creating prototypes and hypotheses with product designers and development teams.
- Managed a team of product designers to create best in class UX and UI for an industry (warehouse automation) that requires user research, prototyping, and testing.
- Conducted user research with customers by creating prototypes and hypotheses with product designers and development teams.

Brookfield Properties

Real Estate

Project Manager  - As a freelancer

New York, NY, USA

September 2021 - May 2022 (8 months)

- Joined the engagement as a project manager and ended up working on user experience solutions, project management, content authoring, content strategy, and stakeholder management.
- Created the Figma boards for managing designs and client stakeholders to create a templated approach in structuring pages in Adobe Experience Manager.
Designed and authored over 100 corporate property pages, including landing, city-specific, and corporate information pages.
- Automated and managed the process for quality assurance and content gathering from stakeholders across the environment.
- Edited and optimized thousands of photos for websites using Figma frames and various online tools.
- Built a backlog of improvements to APIs, integrations, and components for front- and back-end teams to prioritize in sprint development.
Acted as the representative for my main client across the Brookfield Properties enterprise while creating marketing pages in Adobe Experience Manager.

McKinsey & Company - McKinsey & Company

Digital & IT

Product Owner

Berlin, Germany

September 2020 - October 2021 (1 year and 1 month)

Product Owner at the Innovation Lab in Berlin

- Lead and manage the execution of digital product development and transformation initiatives
- Translate abstract visions into reality by creating product vision(s), strategic designs, and service blueprints through partnering with Service Design, Data Scientists, Operations SMEs, and Senior Stakeholders within the organization
- Conduct problem solving sessions through customized frameworks and methods with senior stakeholders and SMEs
- Oversee the rollout of a real time proof of concept, in order to test hypotheses and analyze KPIs



Senior Product Development Project Manager

Berlin, Germany

September 2019 - September 2020 (1 year)

- Partner with strategy and technology clients to manage roadmaps, product development, and design of a B2C tool. Deliverables produced include roadmap, capabilities/features blueprints, MVP launch, front/back end development, and coordination of inter-disciplinary teams.
- Managed the budgets and finances between AKQA and client lead/finance team.
- Lead technical decision making of a go-forward development approach, scoping included: integration touchpoint examination, backend re-architecture, and front-end/back-end syncs.
- Lead the scope and resource planning for multiple projects within the overall program.
- Ensured the deliverables from UX, Design, Strategy, and Technology met high-quality standards. Clients: BMW Group, Netflix


Digital & IT

Product Development Project Manager

Washington Metropolitan Area, USA

March 2018 - September 2019 (1 year and 6 months)

- Manage a global product development, consisting of AGILE methodology while collaborating with a Colombia based software development team and US based creative design team for a major European pharmaceutical company.
- Guide back-end team through troubleshooting sprint functionality blockers and designing architectural systems for scalability.
- Utilize Adobe Experience Manager to structure/author international web pages, oversee content strategist authoring, website roll outs, and asset creation.
- Coordinate creation of deliverables, including: application design, content/ copy, and user experiences with globally distributed client groups including legal, marketing/brand, design, business technology, and information technology groups.
- Communicated product and program requirements through Jira, Confluence, and client specific methods. Clients: Merck Group KGaA, United Nations

PWC - PwC Organisation

Digital & IT


Greater Los Angeles, CA, USA

February 2016 - March 2018 (2 years and 1 month)

- Acting product manager / product owner across B2C and B2B development engagement.
- Perform Technology Due Diligences across various industries for private equity and M&A clients.
- Collaborate with PwC Experience Center (UI/UX) to design user experiences in relation to customer journeys, screen flows, and user processes.
- Conduct client interviews, design future-state flows, perform gap analyses, and identify reporting methods to improve effectiveness of client technology.
- Develop epics, user stories, technical requirements, and manage an AGILE development project with offshore teams for multiple implementations, including: and custom built-Java instances.
- Research and synthesize industry trends for telecommunications, entertainment, and retail clients. Clients: NBCUniversal, AT&T, Comcast, Google, LogMeIn, Ansira, Vubiquity