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Product Director Retail Banking (Product Development) Amsterdam

The job in short

You will own the Retail Banking product line of the Backbase Digital Banking Platform. You will drive the vision, strategy and foremost: execution. You will lead and inspire the product teams that are driving the retail banking product line. Simultaneously, you will make sure that your product is positioned strongly in a competitive market: from product demos, to presentations and marketing collateral, you're in charge - all the way.

Meet the job

Your main tasks and responsibilities include:
● Product Strategy - Defining and driving our retail banking product vision together with your product team and internal stakeholders, based on customer / prospect requirements and market developments;
● Leadership - Support, coach & mentor your product team with product managers and product owners through leading by example; ensuring strong team dynamics, true ownership & accountability and actively coaching individual team members on their performance and personal growth;
● Capacity Planning - Ensuring your tribe has the execution power to deliver on our vision. Driving the recruitment process to get the best talent to join your product line;
● Portfolio Management - Aligning and working with cross-functional teams together with your development manager; overcoming dependencies smartly and servicing your dependants properly;
● Customers - Establishing strong and trusted relationships with customers, internal stakeholders and external suppliers to ensure we deliver a great product;
● Consistently championing and clarifying our product vision for 10+ engineering teams that are executing the Backbase retail banking product vision across the globe;
● To represent the Backbase product both internally as well as externally, from both an operational level as well as at a strategic level at our customers, prospects and at conferences.

How about you?

● You are customer-obsessed, and bring a mix of technical, business and UX know-how to your teams;
● 10+ years experience in a digital, cross-functional Agile (scale-up) environment, used to manage across different locations & cultures with a strong Product Owner background;
● You have strong digital banking knowledge in the retail banking domain, and can really act as a Subject Matter Expert on this topic, backed by years of experience working in the digital or IT domain at a bank;
● You are excited about the latest technologies, a degree in computer science is of advantage;
● You have a distinctive, strategic mindset and ability to prioritize and delegate high numbers of tasks with varying workload and importance;
● You have the ability to set up a long term strategic roadmap for our product and involve all stakeholders in its execution;
● You are driven and constantly pushing toward clarity and delivery while balancing the need for great collaboration;
● You prefer executing smart experiments with an outcome focused on challenging assumptions and learning, over personal opinion;
● You are able to build, manage and inspire a product team that consistently delivers our product roadmap on time and at the highest quality level;
● You are passionate, ambitious and a “go-getter”.

Why Backbase?

Backbase is leading the way in the Digital Banking space and we are widely known for our innovative power and visionary view of how all of us (including you) handle our daily financial lives. Exploring is in our nature and we love technology. No matter how big the challenges are: we make it work.

We come from all over the globe (45+ nationalities) and we currently employ the brightest people in the field. We are organized to support you. You will work with some of the best people in the business. We are work and play. At Backbase, you can come as you are and say it like it is.

Join us for a journey instead of a job!

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