Interim Head of Product

Interim employee for 12+ months / Depending on experience

Our benefits include:

  • 25 days holiday plus bank holidays and an extra day for your birthday
  • Flexible working hours
  • Choose to work remote, hybrid or in our Brighton office – whichever suits you
  • Annual profit share
  • Group income protection cover
  • Mental health support and resources including monthly wellness contribution
  • Company socials
  • Occasional goodies in the post (because we like to spoil you!)

About the role

We are looking for an Interim Head of Asset Bank to cover maternity leave.  This is a key role in our business and will give you the opportunity to work with an experienced and committed team of leaders driving the success of our highly regarded software product Asset Bank

At Bright, we pride ourselves on our culture – we’re committed to diversity and inclusion and are proud to have won a UK best workplace award from Great Place to Work. We’ve worked hard on maintaining our friendly, collaborative office culture while we adjusted to remote working and are proud to have embraced hybrid working.
This role is full time (though we are also open to 80%, 4-days per week) and requires at least one day per week to be office based in Brighton. Our office is is close to the station with great views of the sea and the Downs.

Let’s not forget the perks. As well as our supportive and collaborative work environment, we offer a range of great benefits including 25 days holiday, flexible work hours, income protection and monthly wellness contribution. We are particularly proud of our profit share scheme that ensures everyone benefits from our success.

We have company funded outings, a monthly lunch-club and regular treats for teams. Whilst we’re enjoying the opportunity to meet in person again, we still make great efforts to involve anyone working from home in company and social activities.

Check out our ‘meet the team’ videowebsite and Glassdoor page to get a flavour of who we are.

Purpose of the interim role

To provide the support, expertise and guidance needed during 12+ months of maternity cover by:

  • Leading the Asset Bank team and everyone in it on the right path to sustained success. This encompasses a wide range of disciplines including product development, sales and marketing, customer success and infrastructure.
  • Leading and supporting the team in the delivery of their strategy and objectives. Ensuring the team’s strategy continues to meet the needs of the company by providing a link to the MD/senior leadership team and steering the direction as required.
  • Working with and drawing on the knowledge of the team leaders, and experts within the team, in order to help shape the strategy, implementation details and team culture.
  • Bringing effective knowledge and experience to collaborate with the key roles and guide activities across the team, including leadership, product management, project management, software design and development, customer success, sales and marketing.

What you will be responsible for

Leadership and strategy:

  • Ensure the continued delivery of our current year’s strategy, evolving the details as required. Work with the team to develop an updated strategy taking us into the next financial year (which for us starts on November 1st 2024). Lead and support the team in delivery of this e.g. through OKRs (objectives and key results).
  • Be accountable for the team’s performance at a company level, including ongoing management of budgets, completion of objectives and KPIs (key performance indicators).
  • Inspire and motivate the team, supporting the continued development of our great culture with a few focuses:
    • Celebrating the success and potential of Asset Bank as we continue to prove it’s value
    • Encourage our culture of open feedback so that team members feel supported yet challenged to grow
    • Foster a culture of continuous improvement
  • Feeding back up to the senior management, including tensions/improvements to the company vision, budget or other product strategies.
  • Lead the budget creation for our next financial year (starting November 1st), balancing company profit and investment goals with team needs.

Team Development:

  • Support our strong team of team leaders, providing them with coaching and development support to improve their leadership skills and manage the delivery of work within their own teams.
  • Providing facilitative leadership that allows team leaders freedom and autonomy yet provides guidance when needed.
    • Be the point of support and escalation for issues faced by the team and hold the knowledge/resources to effectively solve escalated problems.
    • Identify and remove roadblocks for the team.
  • Fostering understanding & ownership of the Asset Bank strategy across the roles and teams.
  • Traditional “line manager” responsibilities including running 121s, providing feedback and dealing with performance challenges.

Current Strategic Impact:

  • Support our Customer Acquisition Team that is focused on developing strong product market fit, improving our sales and marketing effectiveness and ultimately reducing cost of acquisition.
  • Ensure that Asset Bank has a strong, inspiring product vision to set the direction of the product for the years ahead. 
  • Ensure that within the vision, we have a clear product strategy: where we’re going next, why this direction, how we’ll make progress, what’s our next action? 
  • Work with our Customer Success team to ensure we are driving engagement, delivering value, upselling and reducing churn.

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