JOB DESCRIPTION 

      

Position: VP Product Management      Status: Full Time 

Supervisor’s Title: SVP Product       Start Date: Upon agreement 

Location: Remote 

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VP Product Management- Small Business Value-Proposition 

  • Are you passionate about helping small businesses? 

  • Do you like working in a fast-paced, start-up environment? 

  • Are you confident in a product management role with end-to-end product responsibility? 

  • Do you like to build things and obsess over making them better and better? 


Markaaz is where small businesses come to verify and improve their essential business data. Our fintech platform allows small businesses to show their growth and utilize their financial, personal, and public data to build a better business.  


Our Dashboard is also a small business networking community featuring our hand-picked enterprise partners that can give the entrepreneur a step-up in their business journey, plus other small businesses to connect and partner with for growth. We power equitable and inclusive solutions for global SMBs, while also providing unique business opportunities, faster verification, and more efficient onboarding for the SMB-focused enterprises we choose as our partners.  


The VP Product Management for Small Business will play a central role in the development of our platform with responsibility for creation of value-added features of genuine value to small businesses and generating patterns of ongoing, regular engagement with the Markaaz platform to advance and monitor their businesses. 


Requirements: 

  • 10+ years of industry experience supporting small business solutions such as lending, other banking services, seller marketplaces, leasing, payments 

  • 5-10 years of Product Management experience working end-to-end from business development and marketing to technology development 

  • Ability to self-start and operate equally well independently and with teams  

  • Comfortable operating in a cross-functional environment without direct reports 

  • Combination of detail orientation and strategic understanding for context 

 

Location: Prefer NYC/Atlanta 

 

 Competencies: To perform the essential functions of this position and the job successfully, an individual should demonstrate the following competencies. 

  

  • Critical thinking—able to think critically, reason, and apply knowledge learned on the job to the tasks at hand; 

  • Problem solving—identifies and resolves problems in a timely manner; gathers and analyzes information skillfully; exhibits creativity and a willingness to try new solutions; and appropriately applies problem-solving techniques. 

  • Confidentiality—operates with the highest level of discretion and maintains complete confidentiality of all business matters, 

  • Interpersonal skills—thrives in, and fosters, a team-oriented environment; able to establish strong relationships based on a foundation of trust; is able to easily and confidently work with a diverse constituency in regard to cultural backgrounds, levels/roles, and personality differences; remains open to others' ideas. 

  • Oral communication— speaks clearly and persuasively in positive or negative situations and able to effectively make presentations to small or large groups. 

  • Written communication—drafts products with minimal oversight; edits work for spelling and grammar; presents numerical data effectively and accurately; able to skillfully write, read and interpret written information. 

  • Technical knowledge—possesses thorough knowledge of all operating systems and programs required by this role. 

  • Leadership—drives results and establishes and follows fundamental goals; successfully manages and motivates employees; proposes innovative solutions; fosters a success-oriented, accountable environment. 

  • Planning/organizing—effectively prioritizes and plans work activities; manages own time as well as others’ time efficiently and effectively; successfully manages conflicting priorities; communicates key objectives and necessary tactics to meet project requirements/goals; proactively identifies and anticipates needs and makes recommendations for implementation. 

  • Quality control—demonstrates accuracy and thoroughness and monitors own work to ensure quality. 

  • Adaptability—skillfully adapts to changes, delays, or other unexpected events; manages competing demands, priorities, and deadlines; able to coordinate across various time zones. 

  • Dependability— self-directed, self-accountable, and self-motivated; meets deadlines; attendance is punctual and reliable; able to take direction, follow instructions, and work independently; solicits feedback to improve performance. 

  

Supervisory Responsibilities: This position does have direct supervisory responsibilities. 

  

Work Environment: This position is predominantly remote. This role routinely uses standard office equipment such as computers, phones, photocopiers, and filing cabinets. While performing the duties of this job, the employee may be required to stand for up to eight hours or more at a time. The employee must use his/her hands to handle or feel objects, tools, or controls, reach with hands and arms, talk, and hear. The employee is occasionally required to walk, sit, climb, or balance, and stoop, kneel, or crouch. The employee will be required to lift and/or move up to 25 pounds, and occasionally lift and/or move up to 125 pounds. Specific vision abilities required by this job include close vision, distance vision, color vision, depth perception, and the ability to adjust focus.  

 
Persons with mental or physical disabilities as defined by the Americans With Disabilities Act are eligible for this position as long as they can perform the essential functions of the job after reasonable accommodations are made to their known limitations. If the accommodation cannot be made because it would cause the employer undue hardship, such persons may not be eligible for this position.