Product Manager

1 month ago

Job Description

At Griffin, we believe that great organisations are those that focus on building great products for their customers. On that mission, itโ€™s the product teamโ€™s job to shape our products and manage the complete development, launch, and growth of the product, co-ordinating support from other Griffin guilds.

Success in this role involves getting into the detail of product shaping and development to help better define our products, so that we can deliver better outcomes for customers. Financial services is a complex industry, and unpacking that complexity will be a key input into our product development process.

Who you are

The ideal candidate for this job will have most of the following:

  • Experience as a Product Manager within FinTech or RegTech, ideally within one of banking or payments, compliance or KYC/KYB, or data and reporting.
  • Experience across the whole product development lifecycle from discovery to deliver and iteration
  • Experience in writing strategic product documents, managing and communicating a product roadmap.
  • Experience working with engineering teams to translate the product vision into deliverable solutions that can be built, tested and taken to market.
  • Experience of working closely with product designers and/or experience with the UX/UI design process.
  • Previous experience of understanding customer needs, using this to shape your rationale and being the voice of the customer internally.
  • You are a great facilitator who consistently makes sure everyone in the product team has what they need to deliver great customer outcomes.
  • A track record of delivery - you have owned and delivered a key product or portion of a product before from end to end
  • Demonstrated experience running customer research processes with both quantitative and qualitative methods as part of product discoveries.
  • Comfortable spending a significant portion of your time focused on internal tooling, where internal teams are your customer.

What will you be doing here?

As a Product Manager at Griffin, you will...

  • Lead one of our product teams, be responsible for one a core aspect of the Griffin platform
  • Contribute to the vision and product strategy for the company. We don't yet have product market fit and you will play a leading role in helping us get there.
  • Be the balance between market-fit and deliverability - core to the role is to be the bridge between customer needs (i.e. requirements) and engineering scope (i.e. specifications)
  • Evangelise our product culture. Make sure we adopt product management best practice and maintain a strong focus on customer needs.
  • Work with your team to help them define OKRs that fully align with the company goals.
  • Prioritise customer and business problems that deliver outcomes that help product achieve its OKRs.

What can we offer you?

We are an early stage startup and we're working hard to expand our benefits package. We're planning to add to this list in the future.

  • 25 days off a year + bank holidays
  • Flexible, remote-friendly working - including supporting home office setup
  • Tax-advantaged stock options under HMRC's Company Share Option Plan (CSOP)
  • Auto-enrolment into company pension scheme
  • Enhanced parental leave with up to 6 months at full pay
  • Private medical insurance and life insurance (provided by Vitality and AIG respectively)

How do I apply?

Are we your next move? Apply via the link below, if there's a match our Talent team will reach out to schedule an initial conversation and talk you through our interview process in detail. 

N.B: We have a small London office in Moorgate, and we are comfortable hiring people to work from anywhere in the UK. About half of the company is based within occasional commuting distance of London, the other half is full-time remote.

Our goal is for Griffin to proportionally represent the diversity of the working population in society. Weโ€™re working to ensure that Griffin is a supportive, empowering and inclusive environment for every member of our team โ€” whatever your combination of race, ethnicity, gender, age, sexual orientation, physical ability, nationality, neurodiversity, and religious beliefs. If youโ€™re part of a group that is under-represented in fintech, weโ€™d love to hear from you

Griffin Bank Ltd request that recruitment agencies do not speculatively submit CVs to any employee or associate of our company unless explicitly asked to do so by a member of our Talent team. 

Any CVs sent to any member of our team on a speculative basis will not be recognised and we will not accept liability for any fee or commission should we subsequently employ a candidate who applied to us directly or was introduced by an instructed agency that may also have been submitted speculatively by an uninstructed agency.

About Griffin

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We want to make it easy for companies to bring finance to their customers at the point of greatest relevance. So, we built a bank.

But not just any bank! Griffin is a technology platform and a bank: fully regulated, API-first, developer-centric, and purpose-built to serve innovative fintechs and brands who want to build and embed financial products.

Our context

We're rapidly heading towards a future where most of us access financial services through technology companies rather than high street banks. All sorts of companies are now embedding financial products into their apps and user journeys so that their customers can seamlessly make payments, manage expenses, take out loans, save, invest, and do more.

The problem is that companies are still dependent on legacy banking infrastructure if they want to offer regulated financial products. They need to either partner directly with an (slow-moving, risk-averse) incumbent bank and/or stitch together middleware from various Banking as a Service (BaaS) providers. This process is slow, expensive, and complex and makes it very hard for companies to get new financial products off the ground.

At Griffin, we want to change this.

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