Job title: Assistant Product Manager

Location: Milton Keynes

Closing date:

Job Summary

To assist the Head of Home Finance (Products) in developing and managing the Bank’s home finance offering, with consideration applied to the commercial, market and regulatory operating requirements (internal and external) through robust risk management in addition to managing and influencing key stakeholder relationships. The role is primarily focussed on Retail Finance products, with support for other product types.

About us

Founded in 2007, we are a challenger bank that operates in accordance with Shariah principles, with offices in London, Milton Keynes and Wilmslow. We offer personal and corporate savings products and finance for UK residential and commercial property, in addition to sourcing and advising on UK real estate investments.

Key responsibilities

  • Assist the Product Manager in the management of the Bank’s Home Finance offering – the development of new product strategies/propositions and ongoing management of existing products
  • Regularly research and analyse customer needs and the UK home finance market
  • Monitor market competition by comparing the company's products and criteria to competitors' products and make recommendations in line with business needs
  • Source data for product line communications by defining product marketing communication objectives in collaboration with the Commercial and Marketing team
  • Attend broker visits and events
  • Assist in the production of management information for short-term and long-term product forecasts, special reports and analyses
  • Work with colleagues across the Marketing & Communications team to develop marketing plans to support the Bank’s Home Finance offering
  • Manage relationships with market platforms that promote the Bank’s products and criteria
  • Deputise for the Product Manager in internal and external meetings where necessary

Skills required

  • Experience of product marketing in UK financial services – preferably in the home finance market (residential/buy-to-let)
  • Knowledge of best practice and governance frameworks, methodologies, and emerging practice, in relation to the development and management of home finance products in UK regulated financial services context
  • Strong written and verbal communicator with the ability to influence and motivate others
  • Problem-solving skills, with the ability to analyse complex information to identify the key issue/action and drive resolution
  • Knowledge of regulatory environment and key regulatory regimes
  • Previous experience of product management in the mortgage sector, (residential and BTL) preferably with knowledge of the Shariah market

Additional Details:

We offer a highly attractive reward package; the typical benefits include:

  • 25 days holiday entitlement increasing with service
  • Pension Plan
  • Private medical insurance

Gatehouse Bank is an equal opportunities employer and positively encourages applications from suitably qualified and eligible candidates regardless of sex, race, disability, age, sexual orientation, gender reassignment, religion or belief, marital status, or pregnancy and maternity.

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