Western Union Director, Product Management, WU EDGE in San Francisco, California

Job Title: Director, Product Management, WU EDGE

Requisition #: 1801531

Western Union is changing. Yes, we’re the company that moves money around the world quickly and reliably in 200 countries and territories. We are also present in over 510,000 locations bringing immense distribution convenience to our consumers. But we’re on the cusp of becoming much more than that. Our vision is to be the preferred financial services provider for the underserved – billions of people and businesses with unmet financial service needs. That means aggressively pursuing digital, mobile, ATM/kiosk and stored value card strategies that meet the needs of today’s global consumers and businesses. So, if you’re looking for a company on the move – and truly one of the most diverse work environments on the planet – then Western Union could be for you.

Right now, we are seeking a Director, Product Management, WU EDGE , based at Western Union’s Digital headquarters in San Francisco, California.

The Director of Product Management, is an experienced and strategic leader who will drive global product leadership and execution of Western Union Business Solutions (WUBS) customer facing proposition on the WU EDGE platform. The individual will be responsible for leading a small product team and engage our customers and stakeholders in markets across the globe. This leader and team will drive product initiatives on the EDGE platform throughout the lifecycle from vision, concept and customer testing, development, launch, measurement and ongoing enhancement.

You will contribute proactively to the development of the company’s EDGE platform through ideas and creativity based on solid market research, competitive analysis, customer understanding and working in close collaboration with Sales, Marketing, IT, Operations, and the Regional Product teams.

As a key member of the WUBS Global Product Team, the Director will contribute as a thought leader on both business and technical issues related to the EDGE platform and will also play a critical role in strategic planning. This position is expected to formulate and execute a global product strategy that directly contributes to the company’s revenue, profitability and overall value proposition.

Sound interesting? Here are some specifics:

Product Vision and Leadership

  • Collaborate withstakeholders in all markets to define the vision and detailed growth plansfor the WU EDGE platform by region.

  • Provideleadership, motivation and hands-on direction and design to thedevelopment teams to deliver exceptional product experiences.

  • Cultivate an agileand results-driven culture in which innovation and excellence are expectedand customer experiences that exceed expectations is the standard.

Product Strategy and Planning

  • Drive andfacilitate our EDGE product strategy and planning process across thebusiness to provide focus and alignment on critical strategies anddelivery plans

  • Engage customersto ensure there is a clear and differentiated value proposition includingtesting of concepts and ideas

  • Execute a clear,actionable product strategy roadmap with priorities to deliver optimalresults for customers and the business.

  • Will be a criticalinput in to product marketing strategies for demand generation and clientdevelopment: buyer/user personas, customer and market segmentation,product launch, channel partner management, sales training and tools,presentations, competitive analysis, lead generation and nurturing,content marketing, e-marketing, loyalty/retention and cross-selling

Product Roadmap and Execution

  • Manage thecollection and analysis of market and competitive data and customer feedback,prioritize opportunities, derive conclusions and create a strategic visionthat outlines the product roadmap to drive future revenue growth

  • Define customerrequirements and Use cases forcustomer facingplatforms and key applications, to drive ITdevelopment

  • Establish productreporting cadence and work closely with the sales organization to align onsales and profitability goals.

  • Define productpriorities and schedules in collaboration with product developmentleadership across products and all relevant countries.

Leadership and Talent Management

  • Motivate theglobal and regional product stakeholders through proactive performancemanagement, clear accountability and on-going measurement against goals

  • Provide coachingand development opportunities to their team for career growth

Key Characteristics

  • Self-starter whocan simultaneously manage multiple internal and externalinitiatives/projects and deliver outstanding results

  • Inspirationalleader who can thrive in a fast-paced environment

  • Ability to workcollaboratively with employees at all levels of the organization andestablish and maintain strong relationships with strategic partners

  • Unwilling toaccept behavior inconsistent with WU Behaviors

  • Business-mindedstrategic thinker with a strong ability to execute for results

  • Demonstratedleadership experience in a complex business

  • Tough-minded butable to be flexible when the situation demands it, able to think on feet,ability to engage in critical discussion without personalizing outcomes

  • Tenacious andresourceful problem solver with deep analytics skills

  • Strong businessacumen and the ability to synthesize and analyze data to identify trendsand marketing opportunities

What you will need tosucceed:

  • Bachelor’s Degree,preferably in Business or Finance is preferred. MBA is strongly desired.

  • 10+ years relatedwork experience within a related software industry and/or financialservices.

  • Experience workingfor/with SME and mid-market clients essential

  • Experience workingfor a Tier 1 Financial institution and / or FinTech software providerpreferred

  • Experience workingwith stakeholders across multiple regions/geographies

  • Proven experiencein using product and marketing to build an organization’s revenue, brandand identity.

  • Excellentcommunication, interpersonal and leadership skills.

  • Highly effectivefacilitation, presentation, planning, organizational and problem-solvingskills.

  • Ability to workindependently and manage multiple projects simultaneously.

What it’s like here:

Western Union (WU) is a company on the move! We believe that when money moves, better things can happen. From small businesses and global corporations, to families near and far, or NGO’s in the most remote communities on Earth, WU helps people and business move money globally. We have a rich legacy of innovation and are continuing to develop new and more convenient ways for our customers to send and receive money through digital, mobile and retail channels. We have a combined digital and retail network that spans over 200 countries and territories. Some companies specialize in cash-based retail money transfer and others play only in digital. We are leaders in both!

Being on the Western Union team means being tenacious and goal-oriented. It means taking risks and quickly finding the path to success. It means having integrity and finding ways to make things work. It means thriving as part of a diverse, global team of over 10,000 people who are committed to moving money for better. It means being driven to win, and to do work that makes a difference… on a global stage. Sound like you? Apply now!

Inclusion and diversity are fundamental to our culture and success. Achieving our common vision depends on people with diverse backgrounds working together. Who knows; your unique point of view could be the key to our next groundbreaking idea. We’d love to explore that possibility!

Western Union is proud to be an Equal Opportunity-Affirmative Action Employer. We are committed to equal employment opportunity regardless of race, color, religion, sex (including pregnancy or related medical conditions), national origin, veteran status, sexual orientation, gender identity, age, disability, marital status or another protected category.

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