Head of Product Strategy and Innovation (m/f)

You like the feel and power of working in a start-up?

You want to make a real difference in our world-wide Product Management?

Then join The Kreditech Group as our Head of Product Strategy and Innovation! You’ll work directly with the Product team, as well as the Management.

We use big data and complex machine-learning algorithms to serve a simple mission: “Building a ‘digital bank’ for the unscored worldwide.”

The Kreditech Group is split into two parts: “Kredi” stands for the subsidiaries operating as financial service providers that issue credit to private individuals. The second part, “tech” is the Hamburg-based tech company – Kreditech Holding – developing banking technology and providing supporting services.

The Kreditech Group’s subsidiaries operate in eight countries. Founded in 2012 by Sebastian Diemer (CEO) and Alexander Graubner-Müller (CTO) the Kreditech Group has more than 200 passionate employees from more than 40 nations working on the algo-banking of the future.

Your Role:

Lead Kreditech’s product strategy development
Build a team to handle market research, competitive analysis, customer feedback review, product definition and priortiy management
Drive a structured, KPI-driven new product and innovation process in line with the vision and strategy of Kreditech
Take responsibility for the conceptual and creative part of the new product process and work in close coordination with product development and engineering
Have a close eye on new opportunities in the fintech space
Join a team of highly passionate creative, product and engineering professionals
Work closely with senior management, marketing and product development with direct reporting lines to the CEO / CTO

Your Profile:

Most importantly: You are interested in new stuff in all areas of your life.
You hold a degree in business administration, computer science or engineering and bring at least 3 years of working experience in product management with best-of-class consumer internet companies
You are very analytical, detailed-oriented and structured with regards to your work
You have good understanding for consumers and for cultural differences across countries
You have strong knowledge of web / mobile product development and at least a basic understanding of the underlying technologies
You are experienced in managing structured research processes and present your findings
You find the right balance between the creative-, technical- and business-aspects of product development
You have experience in managing projects involving various stakeholders
You can identify business-critical KPIs and quickly understand their key drivers
You are experienced in presenting product ideas working with mockup-tools such as balsamic and invision
Excellent communication skills (verbal and written)
Ability to be pro-active with a sense of urgency
Be a self-starter, a highly motivated person able to work in a fast paced environment that is continually changing
Fluent in English and feel comfortable in an international working environment
Nice to have:
Familiarity with Agile development methodology
Familiar with User Experience and Usability
Experienced team manager

Your Personality:

You get along with just about everyone. You are passionate about your work, like to be around people from all over the world, and you take an active interest in creative development. You want to make the world a better place.

Life @ The Kreditech Group

We want to take good care of our employees – we want to make sure that working is exciting and productive. So to keep the team happy, the Kreditech Group offers a modern, chic centrally located headquarter office in Hamburg. Inside, you’ll find a team of bright, highly motivated individuals to work with, a fast moving environment with rapid growth where the sky is the limit, and the chance to create a real impact in the shaping of the company. Outside, we make sure you can keep fit with a gym pass and some other perks. All in all, you’re in good hands!

The Kreditech Group is a place of innovation, speed, high growth, high performance, and high reward. We break established tradition, we write our own rules, and we bring in the best people to build up the team. If you want to be a part of this, here is your chance.

Kreditech’s Headquarters are in Hamburg, Germany. EU immigration law permits us to accept candidates without an EU work permit only if their profile and applicable work experience is exceptionally strong by the criteria listed above, so it’s best if you already have a work permit valid in Germany.

How to apply:

We accept applications exclusively through our recruiting platform, found under the link: http://grnh.se/bf64hv
There are a few screening questions, and we would like your CV and a short cover letter. That’s it! We look forward to hearing from you.