Chief Product Officer

Job Title: Chief Product Officer
Contract Type: Permanent
Location: London
Industry: Technology & Change Management
Contact Name: Ben Horn
Contact Email:
Job Published: September 27, 2021 13:53

Job Description

I have a new mandate for a very well-funded payments business which is in the process of acquiring a well-known, global payments brand. Reporting into the CEO, you will become the Global CPO responsible for overseeing the strategy, product roadmap and product requirements across all the company’s consumer-facing products and B2B products.

Responsibilities will include developing and championing a compelling product vision, strategy, and roadmap, defining future product needs and enhancements, and leading a high performing product management team.

Key Responsibilities

  • Understand the vision of the organisation, it’s product and market opportunities and translate the vision into product strategy that drives ambitious growth.
  • Work with the Marketing director on the go to market plan for product adaptation, launch and management.
  • Be the voice of the product vision internally, collaborate with stakeholders to ensure Enterprise wide alignment and engagement in a successful product strategy.
  • Seek and analyse product feedback through testing and surveys.
  • Leverage assets and resources to drive meaningful product growth through innovation as well as iteration
  • Partner with the CCO, CTO and other stakeholders to define the processes and ways of working which constitute the product development process
  • Lead the transformation of product ideas into actionable concepts, timelines, and projects
  • Create and manage a process that drives toward a scalable product portfolio
  • Define and implement the product development strategy ensuring continuous improvement as well as compliance to market
  • Oversee product design, maintenance and improvement ensuring consumer and user appeal
  • Create, define, and prioritise business cases for large product development projects
  • Motivate, manage, coach a team of Product Owners and designers constantly ensuring improvement in professional skills and positive morale.
  • Play a leading role in evaluating market trends, product industry and competition strategies including analysis and review of new web technologies and marketing tools

Key Requirements

  • Experience in designing and engaging others on product vision and strategy, technical approach, and architectural decisions
  • Excellent track record of managing and developing major products, improving, and ensuring quality of products, and solid product management skills within a high-growth business
  • Strong leadership, interpersonal, influencing and communication skills
  • Proven experience leading and managing high performance products, design and/or engineering teams
  • Extensive experience of building teams within the product environment
  • Proven track record with managing large scale web products
  • Excellent understanding of the use of data analysis to drive product improvement
  • Structured and dynamic approach to project management and product development