Head of Product Management

An excellent opportunity has arisen to join comparethemarket.com as Head of Product Management. This exciting role requires a creative and commercially astute senior manager to own and develop key product verticals – ensuring the customer journey provides the best possible experience for customers. Working in Agile teams you’ll provide leadership, inspiration and commercial insight to make sure we hit all of our targets. You will be the ‘custodian’ of customer journeys for key products and with your team and colleagues you’ll ensure comparethemarket.com remains ahead of the competition and true to its consumer centric principles.

Following the phenomenal success of the meerkat campaign, comparethemarket.com has grown rapidly over the last three years to become one of the UK’s leading price comparison websites. As well as insurance, comparethemarket.com also offers comparisons on credit cards, loans, mortgages, savings accounts and utilities. The pace is fast but fun, and we offer an environment in which your commercial acumen and drive will be recognised and well rewarded.

Is this you?

Delivering commercial success and ‘best in class’ customer propositions; owning all aspects of a product vertical at comparethemarket.com. Working internally with IT, Finance and Digital and Customer Insight, this pivotal role will require commercial dexterity, strategic insight and significant innovative flair to generate profitable business growth. This will involve creative collaboration with colleagues to develop and execute the best possible customer journey. One of the key success factors of this role is to review and analyse market conditions and MI data to identify and exploit commercial opportunities.

What will it take?

You may have been performing in a senior product management role in a company which values customer above all else – you will have a good understanding of internet distribution channels and possibly a background in Financial Services or Insurance. But sector isn’t a deal breaker for us, if you have a strong understanding of the commercial digital environment with proven project management experience and outstanding commercial acumen – we’d like to talk to you.

In previous roles you may have been responsible for maximising commercial value from products and you will definitely be able to bring considerable insight to this role from your experience of online customer journeys. Wherever you’ve gained your experience, you’ll be able to demonstrate the core values of BGL Group and comparethemarket.com; you’ll be creative, innovative and capable of making a difference. The successful candidate will be innovative, resilient and personable, and will bring genuine integrity to bear when building and developing commercial relationships. When we meet you, you’ll also be able to demonstrate some (if not all) of these skills & attributes:

◦Project management experience

◦Excellent relationship builder with presence and confidence

◦Digital industry experience and business development capability

◦Some technical knowledge of Financial Services and Insurance propositions would be beneficial

◦Good understanding of internet distribution channels

◦Strong financial acumen

◦Ability to deliver innovative tailored solutions

◦Proven ability of managing multiple and competing tasks

◦Ability to effectively engage at all levels

◦Strategic thinker

◦Excellent communication skills

◦Strong leader with Integrity, analytical dexterity and a personable approach

◦Results driven, ambitious and commercially astute

◦Open minded, enthusiastic and able to show initiative

◦A team player who is also forthright in actions

Why choose us?

The benefits package is excellent and comprehensive; as Head of Product Management you’ll earn a competitive salary and you will be part of an annual Management Bonus scheme that could yield 15% of your salary. We offer a contributory pension, private medical insurance, life assurance and range of other benefits that you would expect from a good employer. Perhaps most importantly in this role, you will have the opportunity to work with some outstanding people in a fun and thriving environment.

What next?

If you can see yourself succeeding in this role, it would be great to speak to you. The first step is to click apply.