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SG - Chief Product Officer

Permanent employee, Full-time · Singapore

About the role
Why are we hiring a Chief Product Officer?
Our Technology and Product departments have expanded significantly over the past 12 months, and as such the amount of product development going on in parallel has increased. Additionally, we will soon be live in 5 countries (up from 2 for the first two years), with each country operating in a different regulatory framework and having to adapt to local preferences. This also affects the speed and timing of new products to be rolled out across those countries. Further complexity arises from having to deal with various combinations of those products across the markets. This drastic increase in complexity combined with the importance of "getting product right" requires a substantial degree of senior (C-level) attention on the topic. So far, this has been a shared responsibility of the C-suite, with Nino (Co-founder & CTO) bearing the bulk of it. We thus decided to hire a Chief Product Officer and get in front of some of the upcoming challenges of 2021.

Who are we looking for?
We are looking for someone who can help the company and the product team grow over the upcoming years into a truly global company, continuing to drive innovation in the wealth management industry. As the product team is still fairly junior this will involve coaching team members on an individual level, being ready to get hands-on and deep-diving into topics, and providing all necessary guidance along the way. Communication and social skills are extremely important in this central role that requires achieving buy-in without enforcing a hierarchical structure. We are looking for someone who has "done this job before" in some form to be credible to the team and provide relevant coaching directly, and someone who also has the seniority and standing to fit into the current C-suite of the company.

Responsibilities
  • Product Strategy. One of the main responsibilities of the CPO will be to guide the development of a product strategy for the next 2-5 years and to own that strategy and execute on it.
  • Communication & Alignment. The company has grown substantially over the past 12 months. As a result, the importance of communicating and aligning across all teams on the product vision and strategy has increased. This alignment may also translate into the executive board, and having a spokesperson at the table that is deeply involved in the product strategy as well as business objectives will help facilitate discussions.
  • Organisational Structure. The product and engineering teams were restructured into a "Squad" structure in early 2020, with an additional organisational element of "Tribes" being introduced in early 2021. Keeping an eye on the developing dynamics, establishing processes, and driving the "Tribe" concept forward will be one of the main organisational challenges of 2021.
  • Roadmap Planning & Priorities. With a large increase in the number of stakeholders from business functions and countries the prioritisation of the roadmap will get significantly more difficult and will require reviewing and potentially overhaul existing processes.
  • Product Development. Currently, our Squads are in the phase of aligning the best development process that will be streamlined and agile. These efforts should be supervised and coordinated on a top-level by providing feedback, coaching, and advice to the various teams, and ensuring that we can ship products at a rapid velocity.


Requirements
  • 10-15 years of work experience, out of which at least 5 years of experience in a senior leadership role within a product organization.
  • Excellent interpersonal skills and ability to develop strong working relationships across functional and geographical teams.
  • Strong business acumen demonstrated in a professional work context, as well as experience in communicating with engineers and product designers and other business stakeholders from different backgrounds.
  • Strong personal and demonstrable interest in investing or wealth management more broadly.
About us
What We Do

StashAway is the faster way to reach your financial goals. As a digital wealth management platform, we design personalised portfolios and monthly investment plans based on your unique characteristics, and manage your portfolio with highly advanced investment strategies.

The company was founded in Singapore in 2016 with the ambition of expanding to other fast-growing Asia Pacific markets since 2018.

StashAway is led by its three founders, Michele Ferrario, former CEO of ZALORA Group; Freddy Lim, former Global Head of Derivatives Strategy of Nomura; and Nino Ulsamer, founder of several technology companies around the world.

Why We Do 

We deliver sophisticated, personalized advice at a fraction of the cost of existing, basic solutions. Our advanced technology enables us to deliver to each investor a sophisticated investment strategy that was once only available to institutions and high net-worth individuals.

Traditional investment products charge between 1.25% and 5% in annual fees. At 0.2% to 0.8% in annual management fees, StashAway offers a convenient, digital user experience with personalised portfolios with no minimum balance, no restrictions for withdrawals, and real-person client service. We encourage individuals of all net worths with portfolios of any size to build their wealth.

Who We Are

Supported by prominent advisors, the StashAway team is committed to providing investment advice and client experience of the highest quality. Our team is made up of top-tier developers, designers, fund managers, creatives, and managers with diverse backgrounds from all over the world – currently representing Canada, China, France, Germany, India, Indonesia, Italy, Malaysia, Singapore, the United Kingdom, the United States, and Vietnam.

In July 2020, StashAway raised US$16 million through a Series C round led by Square Peg, the largest venture capital fund in Australia. Burda Principal Investments, the growth capital arm of German media and tech company Hubert Burda Media, as well as existing investor Eight Roads Ventures, the global investment firm backed by Fidelity, both also participated in the round.

We write our own rules, and do whatever it takes to build a substantial, meaningful product and service. We work hard, don’t cut corners, and love bonding over (lots of) food.

With regards to our culture, we want StashAway to (i) have a rewarding, diverse, radically candid and cooperative growth environment; (ii) where people work hard, take responsibilities and grow as individuals and as a team; (iii) embrace an open-minded meritocracy, and (iv) are ethical and compliant.
Your application
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