1+ months

Director, Product Strategy - Personal Loans - P116190_S2

Riverwoods, IL 60015
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\u003Cp\u003EAt Discover, be part of a culture where diversity, teamwork and collaboration reign. Join a company that is just as employee-focused as it is on its customers and is consistently awarded for both. \u003Cstrong\u003EWe\u0027re all about people, and our employees are why Discover is a great place to work.\u003C/strong\u003E Be the reason we help millions of consumers build a brighter financial future and achieve yours along the way with a rewarding career.\u003C/p\u003E\u003Cp\u003EDiscover is looking for an entrepreneurial and seasoned business development professional, with a track record of success, to lead the Discover Personal Loans (DPL) Product and Business Development efforts. Reporting to the Vice President of Personal Lending, this position has a full range of responsibilities for the strategic direction and execution of our Personal Loan product and partnerships.\u003Cbr\u003E\u003Cbr\u003E\u003C/p\u003E\u003Cp\u003E\u003Cstrong\u003EMission and expected outcomes for this role:\u003C/strong\u003E\u003C/p\u003E\u003Cp\u003EIdentify and execute on strategies that build capabilities and partnerships to extend into new product categories and distribution. This role serves as a key member of the DPL management team. \u003Cbr\u003E\u003Cbr\u003E\u003C/p\u003E\u003Cp\u003E\u003Cstrong\u003EResponsibilities:\u003C/strong\u003E\u003C/p\u003E\u003Cp\u003E Product and Business Development \u003C/p\u003E\u003Cul\u003E\u003Cli\u003EConsumer insights and competitive analysis - Research and track competitor product and market trends. Drive insights from existing customer experience and the activities of our competitors that inform new strategic initiatives and course corrections on existing efforts.\u003C/li\u003E\u003Cli\u003EStrategic product development - Define new products and features, oversee delivery to market, and monitor product level profitability. Collaborate across the business to establish the short and long term product priorities.\u003C/li\u003E\u003Cli\u003EBusiness development - Identify and develop partnerships and technologies to extend product and distribution capabilities, including point-of-sale. Identify how to expand the product with new partners and or verticals including but not limited to acquisitions and investments.\u003C/li\u003E\u003Cli\u003ECross-functional lead - Sponsor and lead key initiatives that contribute to the organization growth plan. Develop go-to-market plans in collaboration with marketing, operations, and technology teams.\u003C/li\u003E\u003Cli\u003ETeam development - Develop team capabilities to meet evolving needs of the business.\u003C/li\u003E\u003Cli\u003EThought leadership - Responsible for thought leadership initiatives for these business development efforts.\u003C/li\u003E\u003Cli\u003ECommunication - Develop and present to senior leaders within the organization. This requires great written and oral communication skills along with the ability to influence across the company.\u003C/li\u003E\u003C/ul\u003E \u003C/p\u003E\u003Cp\u003E \u003Cp\u003E\u003Cstrong\u003EMinimum Qualifications\u003C/strong\u003E\u003C/p\u003E\u003Cp\u003E\u003Cstrong\u003EAt a minimum, here\u0027s what we need from you:\u003C/strong\u003E\u003C/p\u003E\u003Cul\u003E\u003Cli\u003EBachelor\u0027s degree in Business, Marketing or related field\u003C/li\u003E\u003Cli\u003E10\u002B years of experience in Product Management, Business Development or related field\u003C/li\u003E\u003Cli\u003E1 year of experience in People Management\u003C/li\u003E\u003Cli\u003EIn lieu of education, 12\u002B years of experience in Product Management, Business Development or related field including People Management\u003C/li\u003E\u003C/ul\u003E \u003C/p\u003E\u003Cp\u003E \u003Cul\u003E\u003Cli\u003EExtensive lending experience in both the direct and indirect models\u003C/li\u003E\u003Cli\u003EDemonstrated success scaling or building products and businesses\u003C/li\u003E\u003Cli\u003EExhibit a strong executive presence in a low-ego, approachable and collaborative style\u003C/li\u003E\u003Cli\u003ESelf-starter with ability to tailor and execute on own plan to reach objective\u003C/li\u003E\u003C/ul\u003E\u003Cbr\u003E\u003Cbr\u003E#LI-MW1 \u003C/p\u003E \u003Cp\u003E The same way we treat our employees is how we treat all applicants - with respect. Discover Financial Services is an equal opportunity employer (EEO is the law). We thrive on diversity \u0026 inclusion. You will be treated fairly throughout our recruiting process and without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, disability, or veteran status in consideration for a career at Discover. \u003C/p\u003E \u003Cbr\u003E\u003Cbr\u003E



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Posted: 2019-06-30 Expires: 2019-12-11

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