Website Brookwood Recruitment

Senior Product Manager – Fintech

We are supporting a global organisation.

6 months initially
Mainly remote with meetings in Amsterdam

€125 per hour, 40 hours per week.

A Senior Product Manager owns larger, more complex products/features or a portfolio of smaller features that are essential to the business in terms of continuity or strategic value. A Senior Product Manager may lead multiple development teams and meaningfully influence the work of teams outside of their immediate control.A Senior Product manager regularly deals with situations with sizable organisational complexity, where aligning strategies and priorities across teams is critical. A Senior Product Manager is able to clearly understand, articulate and size user and product problems by using a wide range qualitative and quantitative insights. These insights drive the long-term vision and strategy for a product/feature or portfolio of products that achieves significant impact. In an optimization-setting, this should mean achieving meaningful incremental performance of their products. In an NPD setting, SPM can get new complex products from 0-to-1, resulting in either significant business impact or new data that leads to higher-level strategic business decisions.

Key Responsibilities

B2B Product Management experience;
Experience in technical product management with many cross functional teams;
Payments and/or fintech experience.
Can manage 1-2 teams effectively
Work with a principle product manager
Manage extensive stakeholder set across finance (e.g. tax, accounting etc)
Manage operational processes e.g. monitoring of inbound tickets, outages etc
Has technical affluence i.e. experience in managing tech modernisation projects in conjunction with engineering manager

Product Delivery
Manages long-term roadmaps with significantly larger complexity and scope (product, organisational and technical complexities all matter) than more junior PMs. Often with dependencies across multiple areas/teams.
Identifies risks and dependencies early-on, and plans for mitigations
Works with the team to establish tactical delivery methodology (e.g. scrum, kanban, hours, points etc.) and execute plans

Stakeholder Management
Identifies other teams and key stakeholders impacted by the current project
Gathers stakeholders’ key requirements and works with their manager to integrate the feedback
Represents the work of the team in a convincing and engaging way
Incorporates stakeholder requirements and feedback more independently before escalating.
Manages stakeholder expectations with timely, concise and clear progress updates, adapted to stakeholder needs and via different mediums (verbal, written, presentation).
Manages expectations up to Director level (occasionally LT)
Handles challenging stakeholders more independently.
Tech Fluency
Partners with the Engineering Manager (Tech Lead)
Actively learns the technical side of their work
Advocates for the customer and business in engineering tradeoff decisions.
Understands what the most critical elements of the technical solution are and can explain and justify the chosen technical solutions
Understands how the multiple systems used to deliver the product are interrelated and anticipates more complex problems or edge cases
Ensures a high-quality user experience with our products by showing technical awareness and understanding of risks
Ensures the technical feature development and strategy are scoped to satisfy the short and long term needs of the business.
Builds bridges between technical and non-technical stakeholders

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