1+ months

Director, Product Strategy - Personal Loans - P116190_S2

Riverwoods, IL 60015
  • Job Code
    P116190_S2

At 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. We're all about people, and our employees are why Discover is a great place to work. Be the reason we help millions of consumers build a brighter financial future and achieve yours along the way with a rewarding career.

Discover 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.

Mission and expected outcomes for this role:

Identify 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.

Responsibilities:

Product and Business Development

  • Consumer 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.
  • Strategic 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.
  • Business 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.
  • Cross-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.
  • Team development - Develop team capabilities to meet evolving needs of the business.
  • Thought leadership - Responsible for thought leadership initiatives for these business development efforts.
  • Communication - 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.

Minimum Qualifications

At a minimum, here's what we need from you:

  • Bachelor's degree in Business, Marketing or related field
  • 10+ years of experience in Product Management, Business Development or related field
  • 1 year of experience in People Management
  • In lieu of education, 12+ years of experience in Product Management, Business Development or related field including People Management

  • Extensive lending experience in both the direct and indirect models
  • Demonstrated success scaling or building products and businesses
  • Exhibit a strong executive presence in a low-ego, approachable and collaborative style
  • Self-starter with ability to tailor and execute on own plan to reach objective


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Discover Financial Services is an equal opportunity employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, age, protected veteran status, among other things, or as a qualified individual with a disability.



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  • Banking / Finance
Posted: 2019-06-30 Expires: 2019-10-04

Welcome to Discover
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