Product Manager, Customer Experience

Company Overview:
Payability is a fast-growing fintech company founded and located in New York City. Payability provides flexible financing solutions to the small businesses in the digital economy. Payability has financed over $1 billion in growth capital to thousands of small businesses. We’re looking for talented people to join our dynamic team in continuing to drive our rapid growth, and bringing friction-free financial products to small businesses. 

Team Overview:
At the heart of Payability, the Product Management team is responsible for helping craft and execute on the company’s product vision to provide friction-free financing to marketplace sellers. You will be part of our “product engine” that drives product strategy and guides our platform through the entire product lifecycle. We sit at the intersection of business and technology and work hand-in-hand with Payability stakeholders and developers to innovate, conceptualize, design and implement capabilities to solve client problems. This role will report directly into the Head of Product Management.

Position Overview:
We are looking for a Customer Experience PM to join our growing Product Management team.

Primary responsibilities of this role include:
  • Drive the entire product lifecycle from ideation, gathering requirements, documenting specifications, partnering with Engineering for software implementation, testing, procuring end-user sign-off, and leading  product launch.
  • Work very closely with engineering to ensure they understand business logic and end-state product vision. Deliver top-notch specifications to Engineering for every initiative. 
  • Work with internal stakeholders, conduct customer explore sessions, research market landscape to generate new ideas that will allow for market disruption.
  • Partner with UI design team for implementation of new features to front-end products. Ensure that all proposed changes to front-end are reviewed by C-Suite stakeholders, product feedback is incorporated, and communication is disseminated to impacted internal teams prior to product launch.
  • Leverage data and reporting to make data driven product decisions.
  • Assist in troubleshooting any production issue that may surface for the customer facing products.
  • Enforce ‘connect-the-dots’ collaboration with fellow product managers by quickly identifying any necessary changes required to front-end products due to other projects/initiatives
  • Opportunity to participate in several cross-functional projects beyond front-end products and covering other areas of the Payability platform
  • Continually learn about the Payability platform and other areas outside of front-end products to stay up-to-date on the complete product offering.
  • Own all aspects of the front-end experience & act as a gatekeeper - no change goes out for the product without your review.

The ideal candidate will demonstrate the following characteristics:
  • Self-driven individual who will quickly dive in to understand Payability’s financial products, tools, and all things Payability.
  • Strong individual contributor mentality:
  • Able to effectively plan and organize work - capable of handling multiple demands & competing priorities at once. Excel by identifying goals, developing plans, estimating timeframes and not letting things ‘slip-through-the-cracks’. 
  • Cognizant of information wheel - maintain tight feedback loop by noting down details (product feedback, user requests, etc.) from all company stakeholders. Ensure that no detail is forgotten or left behind and is definitively acted upon. 
  • Deliver consistent results - assume personal responsibility for delivering outcomes. Work on the right tasks, finish what is started, and deliver top-quality results.
  • Customer’s perception is your reality - demonstrate empathy for ALL customers who depend on you. This includes external customers, internal stakeholders, engineering, fellow product managers. You will be tugged in multiple directions but remain graceful under pressure while juggling with numerous demands and keep in mind larger company goals.
  • Possess stakeholder relationship management skills. Be able to work closely with stakeholders to incorporate their needs, while also being capable to push back in order to achieve larger company goals.
  • Live & breathe Payability (while having fun along the way). 

A typical day will include:
A typical day for the product manager will start off in huddle with the engineering team. In huddle, engineers will discuss daily updates, request certification on any in-progress features, and ask questions on existing projects. There may be also further requests for product demos, additional clarification on business logic, wireframes, drafting specifications, & deep dive discussions. The PM will be responsible for delivering the necessary outputs required for Engineering to push their work forward, solely from a business point of view. During the day, the PM may receive product requests from internal stakeholders (generally BAU) as well as be pulled into discussions for company initiatives that might disseminate from top-down (CEO, CMO, CTO, Head of Product, etc). This will require continuous juggling of multiple priorities, keeping track of noteworthy stakeholder discussions, pushing back when needed, maintaining tight feedback loop etc. Other day-to-day activities will include assisting & triaging production issues, working closely with internal stakeholders, conducting customer explores, and ongoing market research to understand competitive landscape. 

Requirements:
  • 5+ years working in a product management team, specifically for customer facing products
  • Exceptional project management, organizational and analytical skills, and a proven ability to drive complex projects with minimal oversight
  • Proficient in AB testing, funnel optimization, and all things relating to the growth of key product metrics.
  • Experience in FinTech and/or small business lending
  • Proven track record as a product manager
  • Strong business intuition and ability to understand complex business systems
  • Experience creating workflow diagrams, wireframes, user flows, etc.
  • Experience using JIRA and AGILE methodology. Familiarity with SCRUM and SDLC processes a plus. 
  • Experience working with engineering team of 5+ engineers. Off-shore a plus. 
  • Experience working in a start up a plus
  • Experience in UX a strong plus

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