Managing Director, Product

Closing Date: 
August 18, 2018

Career Level:
Experienced (Non-Manager)

Location:
Calgary, AB (Primary)

Education:
Bachelor's Degree

Job Type:  
Permanent Full-time

 

Helping Albertans achieve their dreams by turning the complex world of banking into brilliantly simple solutions. That’s ATB. Is that you?

 

Managing Director, Product

We’re passionate about creating the future.  We love rolling up our sleeves and building meaningful innovations at the intersection of humans and technology.  We’re forever tinkering with ideas, products and technologies..  We’re always pushing the boundaries of what could be.   We create because it’s a calling, not a job.  We breath creativity and diversity - and together we make the rocket fuel of innovation.  

ABOUT: ATB INNOVATION

Working at the intersection of science, technology and creativity, ATB Innovation is looking beyond incremental improvements to what already exists, and reimagining and revolutionizing what’s to come.  This means innovating and exploring the future of money in the broadest sense.  

As we continue to check traditional disciplines at the door, ATB Innovation works side by side to invent - and reinvent - how humans experience technology,  and ATB creates its future.
 
Want to be a part of our story? If you’re looking for an organization where you can use your entrepreneurial talents to do remarkable things, read on! 

The Opportunity

You will play a critical role in shaping ATB’s innovation roadmap.  

As MD of Product, you will be responsible for providing strategy and leadership to a team of product owners and UX/UI specialists.   You are accountable for driving and developing a portfolio of products/services that have the potential to ignite new markets and customer segments, drive future revenue growth for ATB, and shape millions of lives everyday,.  

In addition to the above,  you understand the importance of a strong product culture, and are be able to give real examples of your own experiences with product cultures that supports continuous and rapid testing and learning. 

Working in partnership with Innovation’s leadership team, along with other cross functional groups at ATB  (e.g. Data, Digital, Customer Experience), you will help ensure ATB’s competition stays in its rear view mirror.  

You are a skilled creator and product engineer, adept at rallying teams around an idea, and driving it to reality.  You can balance your strong technical and tactical skills with the ability to tell a story that mobilizes the team towards a common goal  - rewriting the rules of banking.   You will inspire alignment while encouraging new and different thinking among the team. You’re comfortable digging in and getting your hands dirty. 

Key accountabilities include:  leadership, product strategy, product pipeline & portfolio management; metrics / KPIs, relationship development, thought leadership
 

Job Requirements

As the ideal candidate, you possess:

 

LEADERSHIP & TEAM DEVELOPMENT:

  • You are a proven product leader who knows how to get things done and has absolutely proven your ability to do so
  • You understand the power of a motivated team.  You are able to recruit and inspire a multidisciplinary team of experts with rapidly changing priorities
  • You have proven experience leading teams through the product delivery process from concept generation to implementation - in an agile manner 
  • You know that great products are the result of true collaboration.  You are able to influence, collaborate and negotiate across the broader ATB organization, and with external partners to achieve desired outcomes
  • Possess networking / relationship development skills: you are able to foster and maintain a network of partners, vendors, and consultants to ensure global-thinking and best-in-class capabilities are integrated into Innovation’s roadmap
  • Strong critical thinking / problem solving skills with the ability to synthesize information and translate effectively to the team and senior leadership across Innovation and the broader ATB organization 
  • Excellent storytelling / communication & presentations skills: you are able to articulate product vision and why it’s important to employees, customers, investors  

PRODUCT STRATEGY & EXECUTION: 

  • Proven experience defining and driving product strategy:  5+ years of real world leadership experience in product, engineering (optional) or design roles
  • You have a passion for uncovering opportunities, creating new and innovative products that have the potential to drive growth and a distinct competitive differentiation 
  • You are an expert on modern forms of customer discovery, product discovery, and product design / development processes
  • You possess data & analytics expertise to help define & measure clear metrics / KPIs for success, while simultaneously protecting the user experience 
  • You understand the need for continuous innovation in a rapidly changing environment
  • You are able to stay on top / ahead of the competition and formulate appropriate responses 
  • Experience building platform / marketplace business models is a bonus

ATTRIBUTES FOR SUCCESS:

  • You focus on impact over hard work: what isn't of a concern is the hours you work, but your results and impact on team members and customers
  • You like to solve difficult problems, together: no one said transforming banking was going to be easy, but we’re collectively reimagining it and there are no solo heroes welcome
  • You operate with a mentality of Build-Measure-Learn: our agile mindset is not just for our technical teams, it's a mindset that every one of us is asked to operate from. We move fast, we make mistakes but we measure the impact, learn, grow and change as a result 
  • You focus on 10X and leave the incremental thinking at home: if something doesn't have significant impact, you are the person to challenge whether or not it's worth doing
  • You do it with passion or not at all: you’re inspired by our purpose and you see the link between yourself and the work you are doing to transform banking 

AS A TEAM MEMBER OF ATB TRANSFORMATION, YOU CAN EXPECT:

  • No day will ever be the same - we’re learning, iterating and making big steps towards our vision of transforming an entire industry, everyday
  • The ability to grow a career within an inspiring, impact focused culture where you are surrounded by changemakers and leaders that empower you to use your voice to make banking work for people
  • To be a part of the energy of an organization that is unlike any other, where you may pinch yourself on the daily and wonder how you got so lucky
  • Bragging rights! You get to call yourself a Transformer and an ATBer and know you play a direct role in helping us become a cutting edge financial institution (it’s going to feel more like a technology company, but either way it’s hella cool.) 

So what can ATB Financial offer you? Imagine paying less for your everyday banking, mortgages, loans and investments. Throw in an excellent benefits and pension package, opportunities for career advancement, and a financial institution that’s leading the way in change – now you’re talking about a career with a company that allows you to grow.  As an award-winning employer-of-choice – we have the best of the best working for Albertans. Sound like a team you want to be a part of?

ABOUT ATB TRANSFORMATION:

We’re invested in transparency being a key part of our recruitment process, so we encourage you to check out and join our Team Transformation Talent Community on LinkedIn to gain real insight on our culture and what it's really like to be an ATB Transformer. You can check it out and join us at https://www.linkedin.com/groups/13551363.

Also, to learn more our work and the transformative projects we have on the go connect with us at https://atbalphabeta.com/.

Every innovator knows they don’t have time to sit on their laurels.  What are you waiting for? 

So what can ATB Financial offer you? Imagine paying less for your everyday banking, mortgages, loans and investments. Throw in an excellent benefits and pension package, opportunities for career advancement, and a financial institution that’s leading the way in change – now you’re talking about a career with a company that allows you to grow.  As an award-winning employer-of-choice – we have the best of the best working for Albertans. Sound like a team you want to be a part of?

Advancement. Fun. Rewards… We get it.
To learn more visit atb.com.

Online applications are preferred. ATB Financial is an equal opportunity employer. We thank all applicants for their interest; however, due to the high number of resumes we receive, only short-listed candidates will be contacted.

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