We help business owners get the right finance in place, so they can trade, plan and grow with confidence.Funding is the fuel companies need to grow, adapt and survive. But all too often, businesses can find it hard to secure the finance they need – there are too many confusing products, complex application forms and long waits.When we started Funding Options in 2011, we wanted to transform the business finance market. We set out to make sure every business owner could make an informed choice, and have access to instant funding decisions.With a panel of 120+ lender partners, we’ve helped more than 10,000 businesses across the UK and the Netherlands access over £0.5B. Through the launch of Funding Cloud™, we’ve reduced the time from loan application to credit approved to a record-breaking 20 seconds.We’re proud to have recently won LendTech of the year at the 2021 UK FinTech Awards. We’re also one of the winners in Nesta’s Open Up Challenge for Open Banking, and have been designated by HM Treasury for the bank referral scheme, to help UK SMEs find alternative finance when they’re unsuccessful with the major banks.We are now about to embark on the next step on our exciting journey.
Shaking Things Up
About the Role:
The Product Manager role is a key hire for us in Product as we build a culture of true customer-led product design through data-driven solutions to broaden and deepen our product set.
The Product Manager will:
Own one of our core products; responsible for identifying opportunities and issues, formulating hypotheses , rapidly ideating, testing, delivering and iterating solutions to create a best in class product that exceeds customer expectations.
Help develop and deliver an improved process for how features and new products are prioritised and added to the roadmap.
Work collaboratively with developers in our Engineering team, unpicking problems or advising on how to implement a new feature.
Be a product leader in the Funding Options team, sharing your work regularly with leadership as well as with the rest of the company
Help deliver market-leading technology to continually improve the process of selecting and accessing funding for small businesses.
This role will give you the opportunity to:
Shape and define how we ‘do product’ here at Funding Options, implementing projects as you see fit to help us scale at pace
Own critical company products from scratch. For example, we’ve launched in the Netherlands and delivered a full integration partnership with Lloyds TSB (more to come!)
Work across teams, not just Engineering, but with Operations, Sales, Marketing etc. to get product features and broader initiatives delivered
You’re an experienced Product Manager with a broad skillset – driven, analytical, and strategic with a passion for using technology to remove friction from accessing funding You are resolutely customer-focused and recognise the importance of truly understanding what matters to customers, constantly obsessing about customer.
You are a self-starter and entrepreneurial, able to take direction from leadership, come up with an action plan and start delivering fast
You take responsibility and get things done
You are data-driven; quickly able to find the information you need but pragmatic enough to know when what you have is good enough to move forward
You have a passion for technology and you are happy to talk about the nuts and bolts of the product with our Engineering team
Employee assistance and wellbeing support plan (including face to face counselling when you need a little extra support)
25 days annual leave for you to relax and recharge plus bank holidays
Enhanced parental leave pay for the primary carer – regardless of gender and family makeup
1 paid volunteering day per year