Product Control

Job Title: Product Control
Contract Type: Permanent
Location: Athens
Salary: Market related
Start Date: 01 September
Reference: 0007
Contact Name: Sims Nyandeni
Contact Email:
Job Published: July 26, 2018 11:58

Job Description


My client is looking for a talented Product Manager, in the Product Innovation Department, who will spearhead our strategic entry into banking solutions that provide affordable loans to customers who ordinarily do not qualify due to insufficient credit history, data or low income. We count on you replicating our success in this new vertical. Success will be celebrated jointly.

You supplement our current Product and Commercial teams with a deep understanding on the banking environment and micro-loan products, whilst leveraging on the best practices and platforms that are already developed.

Major Responsibilities include:

  • Industry, market and competitor research
  • Conduct feasibility studies & write business plans
  • Define product roadmap and specification requirements
  • Ensure adequate throughput of user stories to the development team
  • Contribute towards QA test cases and be an active participant in sprints, demos and tests
  • Support initial product roll-outs and integrations
  • Product lifecycle management and service performance optimization
  • Define GTM strategy
  • Write sales support documentation, proposal templates and other collateral
  • Draft contract templates in conjunction with the legal team
  • Product training to the commercial teams
  • Assist in tender/RFP responses, large account presentations and workshops
  • Act as the expert in industry media and events


  • Excellent communication, writing and presentation skills (English)
  • People person who can get multi-disciplinary teams motivated and aligned
  • Solid understanding on fintech market and consumer needs and the ability to translate this into innovative, compelling and profitable products
  • Bachelor's degree in Business, Finance/Economics, Marketing, Computer Science
  • 5-10 Years experience in Product Management and Marketing
  • Proven track record of designing and developing successful software products
  • At some stage in your career you have sold or marketed financial services, preferably microfinance, mobile banking services, credit rating, card products etc. and you have developed a working knowledge of standard lending processes, loan product & pricing and underwriting strategies
  • Understanding on profiling and scoring models
  • Proficiency in Bank IT & Technology systems
  • Broad understanding on general data privacy, security and regulatory matters
  • Affinity with the following would be advantageous:
  • Readiness to travel up to 30%
  • Willingness to work long hours if the situation requires so
    • Agile/scrum development methodologies
    • Collaboration platforms such as Confluence, Jira
    • Software architecture and modeling approaches
    • Modern software development and data technologies
    • UX/UI Design

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