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Head of Products, Financial Services - Retail

Role Purpose

An Post is focused on continuing to develop and execute its long term strategy of bringing great products and services into every community in Ireland. An Post Retail, a core part of the An Post Group, has an ambitious objective in leading the way in developing trusted Financial Services products and solutions for consumers and SMEs throughout Ireland.

Based in Dublin and reporting to the Director, Financial Services – Retail, the Head of Products, Financial Services will drive and deliver on the strategic direction of An Post’s Financial Services business. You and your team will ensure that the business develops and implements a clear, integrated, innovative and forward-thinking commercial strategy which will leverage the trusted brand, reputation and reach of An Post, maximising the growth and revenue-generation potential of a sizeable and sustainable Financial Services product portfolio.

Responsibilities

  • Design, develop and lead the realisation of a trusted Financial Services product portfolio development strategy, which will meet the current and future needs of consumers and SMEs.
  • Build the Financial Services product portfolio, working in partnership with market leading providers to deliver and execute An Post’s wider ambition of extending its financial services offerings throughout Ireland.
  • Manage the Financial Services product portfolio full product lifecycle from ideation through development, launch, sale and consumer response.
  • Ensure our Product Portfolio remains vibrant, attractive and relevant across and throughout the Irish landscape.
  • Diligently monitor and evaluate market developments, key industry information and competitor activities to ensure An Post’s Financial Services products are optimised to meet the evolving needs of consumers and SMEs and to identify further opportunities for sustainable growth
  • Collaboratively lead a customer-design-led lending propositions team with partners and other areas across the organisation to identify traditional and new innovation opportunities to meet and exceed customer’s expectations.
  • Ensure that all An Post’s products and processes are compliant with legislation, regulation and industry best practice.
  • Monitor, analyse and report on performance against Business Plan. Articulate the key drivers of variance and recommend corrective actions and participate across the formal governance forums.
  • Lead the development of the financial planning process together with business and support units to create an integrated strategic plan for the An Post sales channels.
  • Manage, lead and encourage Direct Reports and their teams to continuously improve the Financial Services product portfolio in operation and in life-cycle development.
  • Embed a customer-centric ethos within your team.

Knowledge & Experience

You will have a minimum of 10 years customer centric experience across the Financial Services industry, with consumer and SME product management experience building, delivering and growing consumer and SME portfolios in the Irish market.
You are passionate about delivering for customers, which is matched to the conveyance of the commercial needs and strategic objectives for An Post. A commercial track record in strategy, innovation, propositions and proven delivery of robust customer solutions that support the achievement of sustained profit performance is essential.
Demonstrable knowledge of customer-centred design methodologies and of the product / proposition development lifecycle from idea generation, to bringing a new product to market or enhancing existing products / propositions based on changing customer needs is evident in your experience.

A deep understanding of global and domestic consumer and SME Financial Service markets and evolving customer design led innovation is critical. You will also have a strong understanding of new and emerging technologies and their uses in consumer business models. As an accomplished leader, you are adept at motivating and developing teams, demonstrating exceptional stakeholder management capability, harvesting, fostering and maintaining quality relationships with the ability to influence at senior management level.

Critical Competencies

The following competencies are critical to the delivery of results and/or to superior performance in this role:
  • Customer Focus
  • Strategic Focus
  • Commercial Acumen
  • Leadership
  • Builds & Maintains Relationships

About the Benefits

In addition to a highly competitive remuneration package we offer access to the following:
  • An Post Company Medical Scheme
  • Paid Maternity Leave
  • Paid Paternity Leave
  • An Post Pension Scheme
  • Secure on-site bicycle parking & Cycle to Work Scheme
  • Tax Saver Travel Pass
  • City centre location

How to Apply?

We welcome all interested candidates to submit a detailed CV to talent@anpost.ie by 5.00pm on Wednesday 2nd December 2020.
An Post is an equal opportunity employer, celebrating diversity and championing inclusivity. If you require any reasonable accommodations to assist you in participating in the employee selection process, please simply let us know. We heartily encourage all interested parties to apply!

About An Post

An Post is one of Ireland’s leading organisations, offering financial and postal services as well being a trusted gateway to government services. We are transforming from the old world of traditional letters and cash to the new digital world of e-commerce parcels and financial services. The An Post Corporate Centre supports and drives the bold strategic moves we’re taking as an enduring, profitable business in the digital world.
An Post’s core purpose — to act for the common good, improving the lives of people in Ireland, now and for generations to come — is aligned with the United Nations Sustainable Development Goals, putting sustainability at the centre of everything we do.
We are committed to digital transformation enabling us to build customer-centred competitive services. Read more about our strategy as well as our CSR, sustainability and equality initiatives here!