Nav is democratizing small business financing. In other words, we give small business owners access and control. Yes, this challenges the norm, but it means working with curious, purpose driven, dedicated, and inquisitively smart people who push themselves, our company and the community to the next level (and every level after that). We are the people behind the tech. And when it’s good, we look for better. We don’t over think the value we bring nor spend time trying to revamp mantras. We also do not come up with some crafty way to tell you who we are and what we offer. We are Nav! Here, you’ll gain a wealth of experience, learn the tricks of the trade, and work with winners. All companies say people are connected to their mission but in our case our mission and our people are one – it is a way of being not just a cause you are committed to. And since 2013, Nav has holistically and organically developed its own ideology because Nav can only be Nav.
Join Nav as we build the leading SMB financial health platform. As a Director on the Product Management team, you will lead the product vision and delivery of enterprise data/ bureau platform integrations for the organization. This role will play a critical part in delivering key insights for SMB’s overall business and personal financial health through data integrations from our credit bureau partners
What we will empower you with:
Lead a cross-functional team of data science, engineering, design, and marketing. You’ll guide product definition, strategy, and long-term vision for what data we need and how we will use it to power Nav experiences.
Manage relationships with bureau vendor partners.
Set product vision and lead road mapping, goal setting, prioritizing, capability delivery, and product roll-out strategy.
Partner with engineering leadership as we define integration priorities and architecture.
Leverage a deep data and architecture understanding to make grounded recommendations.
Define the product by answering questions like: What features do we expose to small businesses? What features would be most utilized? How do we drive actionable alerts and insights? How do we integrate our solution in an enterprise solution?
Continually drive to understand customer needs and ensure they are considered in prioritization and trade-off discussions.
Leads and advocates for a long-term vision for the Credit Bureau Reporting Platform that supports a broader enterprise vision and industry trends
Provide thought leadership on building “Big Data” Platform capabilities that support the extensible development of credit reporting across many financial products.
Serves as the central point of contact and primary subject matter expert for credit reporting products & processes across Nav verticals.
Lead grooming activities with POs of multiple Agile teams, and partnering to define and write user stories, acceptance criteria, and customer experience (as needed)
Help with overall thought leadership around platform development at the intersection of Data and Tech for the sake of creating meaningful, measurable business and customer value.
Explore how we can leverage third party data including bureau, bank account, financial statements and less traditional data in our assessment
Evaluate new third party data providers to determine future business viability.
What you bring to the table:
Product Management background credit card and/or lending online marketplaces, ideally a Fintech or SaaS environment.
Strong understanding of Business Credit Bureau data required, background in integrations / APIs highly preferred.
Equally comfortable setting future-oriented strategy and vision as they are designing and delivering capabilities today.
On the whole, operates in a rapidly changing environment with a sense of urgency.
Ability to work with highly integrated systems and think holistically about solutions
Invites stakeholders into his/her design process, creates advocacy/alignment, and looks for opportunities to achieve win-win outcomes.
One with a high level of intellectual curiosity and comfort with ambiguity.
A fantastic storyteller who is at ease presenting to senior executives.
Manage the end to end process for procedural enhancements while striving for cross business alignment.
A demonstrated ability to translate business strategy and goals into optimal strategies and business requirements that are scalable, simple, customer-focused, and adaptable to unique and changing business needs.
Strong project management skills with the ability to manage multiple projects at one time.
A proven track record of prioritizing work appropriately to ensure alignment with success metrics and effectively communicate prioritization to stakeholders. You are able to determine when progress is not being made and suggest alternative approaches.
Familiarity with data science principles, Python, benchmarking, data standardization, data visualization, machine learning, and SQL.
WHO YOU ARE:
You are comfortable operating on both strategic and tactical levels, simultaneously acting as an internal ambassador, educator, analyst, solutions architect, and implementer.
Experienced operating in an Agile software development environment and proficient in the Scrum framework and relevant tools.
A passion for documenting plans, roadmaps, with attention to detail and organization.
A deep intellectual curiosity and tenacity, with a desire to quickly test and learn.
You are comfortable managing relationships, delivering feedback and coaching up, down and to the side.
You have outstanding written/verbal communication and presentation abilities, able to communicate complex product concepts to wide audiences like engineers, marketers, execs, etc.
You are flexible and respond quickly and positively to shifting demands and opportunities; able to work under tight deadlines and plan, organize and carry out multiple, detailed tasks.
Relentless passion for hitting business targets and a habit of diving into the data daily.
You have an entrepreneurial mindset, with a bias towards employee-centric innovation.
INCLUSION AT NAV:
At Nav, we celebrate what makes our employees unique because the businesses we serve are progressively diverse and distinctly original. Navericks are diverse, side hustlers, immigrants, veterans, queer, and we push generational boundaries. We are college dropouts, PhDs, special needs parents, allies, pet owners and community leaders. Navericks are human. We are committed to upholding a safe, supportive environment where everyone matters. We are committed to making a better future for all of us. We have created a workplace where people of all backgrounds can express their identities authentically. To put it simply we want you to be proud to be you.
OUR COMPENSATION PHILOSOPHY IS SIMPLE BUT POWERFUL.
We believe great, enduring relationships are grounded in trust and transparency. Compensation shouldn’t be a distraction, and employees should understand how pay and career advancement decisions are made. Providing equal pay for equal work is table stakes for being a great place to work. Gender and ethnic inequity should only be something that our children read about in history books. We believe providing Navsters with company ownership, competitive pay, and a range of meaningful benefits is the start of creating a culture where people want to give the best they’ve got — not because they’re simply making money, but because they’ve fallen in love with our vision, mission, values, and team.
OUR IMPACT ON YOU:
Competitive Pay. Company Ownership. Unlimited Vacation. 401k and HSA company match. Benefits Day One. 6 Weeks Paid Parental Leave. Work From Anywhere (yes we were distributed before it was cool). Flexible Work Arrangements. Free Telehealth and Telemental Health For All Employees. Employee Networking and Events. Community Network Groups (Women’s, PRIDE, Culture, Geek). Meaningful Perks and Rewards. Learning and Growth Opportunities.
A NAVERICK’S DNA:
We look at the future and say “why not”; we see possibilities where others see problems or routines. We show the way ahead and are committed to achieving ambitious goals.
We practice straight talk and listen generously to each other with empathy. We value different opinions and point of views. We ensure that we connect outside as well as inside to learn from others and inspire each other.
We hold ourselves accountable for delivering results. We choose to not to be a victim of circumstance. We make decisions & take responsibility so that we can act & support each other, rather than adopting defensive, and “finger pointing” behaviors.
As leaders, we motivate & engage our teams to undertake beyond what they originally thought possible, by developing our teams & creating the conditions for people to grow and empower themselves through enabling & coaching.