Product Director - FTC

Redwood Recruitment
Covent Garden
Very competitive, commensurate with the responsibilities involved
12 Oct 2016
20 Oct 2016
Ref: PD101016 Location: London Salary: Very competitive, commensurate with the responsibilities involved Redwood Publishing Recruitment has been retained by a renowned customer-focused company, with a strong online consumer presence, to recruit an experienced Product Director to provide strategic leadership and day-to-day management. The Product Director will be responsible for leading product development, design/UX and innovation strategy for a plethora of products and programmes. This role is based in London on a 6-9 month contract initially. Reporting to the Managing Director and working with the Editor in Chief, the Product Director is responsible for leading the product and design/UX development and innovation strategy for a wide set of products and programs , as well as providing strategic leadership and the day-to-day oversight . With a strong knowledge of the consumer finance landscape, and track record in delivering operational excellence, the Product Director will drive the overall product roadmap, inspiring innovation and efficiency in accordance with the organisation’s unique Editorial Code. You will be a catalyst for differentiating the organisation in the marketplace and a thoughtful leader across the company’s other brands within the Group. Relationship management skills are key, and our client is looking for a great team player and partner to their design, delivery and editorial teams. Key responsibilities of this senior role include, but are not limited to: Overall responsibility and planning for product development; aligning the product roadmap with the overall business strategy Setting the strategic product development vision and prioritising the work load to ensure continuous delivery and optimisation Building comprehensive investment cases to present to key stakeholders Efficiently and effectively lead the product development team of 11, with 6 direct reports Delivering high quality UX to meet commercial objectives Playing a vital role on the Operating Board and Senior Leadership Team of the business, providing progressive plans and ideas Partnering with key senior stakeholders to successfully drive significant strategic initiatives Promoting clear and effective collaboration across the editorial, commercial and operations team to deliver the best outcomes Implementing monitoring systems for performance, both financial and non-financial, against plans and budgets Ensuring operating objectives and standards are understood and adhered to by management and employees The successful candidate will have: Strong experience and success in product management and development at a senior management level Deep consumer finance insight and experience Extensive experience within tech/digital business, leading complex, multi-faceted, digital environments Proven success in delivering operational excellence in SME type business Extensive understanding of editorial working environments Proven success in effectively managing a diverse team Excellent communication and problem solving skills This role would suit an experienced, senior-level professional with recent and strong product management experience. You will have a real entrepreneurial flair and commercial astuteness and a strong interest in consumer-based products. This role carries a very competitive salary package, commensurate with the responsibilities involved. Candidates are invited to forward their CV with a covering letter in the first instance, demonstrating suitability, salary expectations and availability. This job was originally posted as

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