Head of New Product Development - Financial Services

Job Reference : NRD---002029
Closing Date : 14/09/2018
Salary : £60-70k DOE + Excellent Benefits
Department : Financial Services
Hours Per week : 36.17 hrs per week, M - F

We are transforming our Financial Services proposition at N Brown to offer our customers the easiest, most flexible and innovative ways to pay for their shopping.  We have an exciting leadership opportunity to join our Financial Services team and lead this transformation.

Reporting to the Development Director for Financial Services, you will lead the technology and business change required to deliver the Financial Services Development Roadmap and support wider group initiatives.

If you are looking for a role with high influence and impact, exposure to various stakeholders, technology-driven change whilst leading a small team you should read on.

What you’ll be responsible for:

  • Responsible for delivering technology and business change across Financial Services and to support change for any wider group initiatives.
  • Responsible for the production and presentation of business cases and benefits for initiatives/projects.
  • Overall responsibility for ensuring all FS business requirements are clearly defined before progressing further through the change process.
  • Act as Business Lead for any change across Financial Services.
  • Overall responsibility for the FS squads that will deliver the change, with direct line management responsibility for Product Owners for these squads. 
  • Responsible for tracking the delivery of the change portfolio for FS, highlighting key risks and issues and proposing solutions. 
  • Champion innovation and embed a culture of test and learn from the team and working with the innovation team in IT and other stakeholders across the business to promote this culture.
  • Overall responsibility for the configuration of FS systems where this lies outside IT and with business teams.
  • Directly line manage and be responsible for building a high performing team.

What you’ll need to succeed:

  • Previous experience in a similar role, able to demonstrate leadership qualities.
  • Leadership in the delivery of change programmes and incentives
  • Strong understanding of technology, specifically working under an agile development framework. 
  • A good knowledge of Financial Services, in particular, relevant Fintech is highly desirable. 
  • Role holder requires strong commercial skills and a good understanding of finance to support the development of business cases. 
  • Strong analytical skills are desirable and the ability to communicate with colleagues at different levels is essential.

Employees in our business may have access to our customers’ personal data therefore for a number of our roles, offers of employment are subject to a satisfactory criminal record check.

Having a criminal record will not necessarily prevent an individual from obtaining a position with N Brown / JD Williams