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Senior Consultant, Product Management

About Our Firm:

Granite Solutions Groupe provides financial services decision makers with people and solutions that deliver. Our clients count on us to deliver the right talent at the right time to achieve critical business results. We leverage our industry knowledge and passion for client priorities to deliver human capital solutions.

GSG was founded in 1998 as a consulting firm delivering project management and technology solutions for the financial services industry. GSG now has a global presence, with team members deployed across the U.S. at Fortune 1000 companies and high-performing Fintech firms.

High-caliber consultants are the face of GSG at our client organizations and offices. We value the deep relationships we have with our consultants that enable us to place them in roles where their skills will have an immediate impact. The GSG consulting team is comprised of diverse, experienced, driven, and dynamic contributors who excel at getting things done.

About the Opportunity:

The Product Manager – Lending and Management will work as a member of a Cash and Lending Solutions team.  In this capacity, the Senior Manager will partner with the team and work with senior management to define vision, scope, and roadmap for our client’s suite of lending products and solutions.

The Product Manager – Lending will drive product development through strategy/ideation, research and design, and the final implementation that includes product positioning, sales training and campaign management. In this role, the Senior Manager will leverage their solid understanding of lending products and industry dynamics to drive new product development that helps financial advisors address their client’s credit and liquidity needs. 

Our ideal candidate is intellectually curious, loves to work with data and conduct research, has a business-owners mindset, strives for constant improvement, and excels in a highly collaborative culture. This position will require you to develop compelling business cases to help inform business decisions for high-priority projects and new product initiatives.

Hybrid work model – Monday/Friday remote and Tuesday, Wednesday and Thursday in an office in Concord, CA.

Responsibilities:

  • Drive business case development with supporting analytics, competitive research, market opportunity sizing, and conduct financial modeling and assessments of other key quantitative or qualitative attributes for new product development.
  • Develop subject matter expertise in lending business, understand the competitive landscape and offerings in terms of lending product trends, usage and pricing.
  • Create and maintain a forward-looking product and services roadmap, drive new initiatives and support product launch activities including positioning and distribution strategy.
  • Own the complete product life cycle, ensuring it remains competitive and meets long-term strategic direction as well as operational and financial objectives while always emphasizing the overall client experience.
  • Manage the product pipeline and support planning including, but not limited to, product rationalization and enhancements, product pricing, and profitability analysis.
  • Collaborate with cross-functional business partners to support new launches and platform functionalities associated with our suite of lending products.
  • Educate and engage with our client’s sales team and financial advisors on new lending solutions and use cases to drive adoption.

Requirements:

  • Bachelor’s Degree required, MBA or CFA preferred
  • Excellent analytical and financial modeling skills with ability to leverage quantitative and qualitative approaches to develop actionable recommendations.  
  • Highly proficient using Microsoft Suite (I.E. Excel, PowerPoint, etc.).
  • Understanding of financial services industry, particularly lending products and wealth management solutions; experience in supporting financial advisors is highly desired.
  • Proven aptitude to conduct competitive market and product research, including market sizing and product pricing.
  • Experience in leading and implementing major initiatives and ability to manage multiple projects simultaneously are required.
  • Capacity to thrive in a fast-paced, deadline -driven environment.
  • Excellent written and interpersonal communications skills and able to present effectively to senior management and internal stakeholders. 
  • Ability to understand operational and technical complexity, think creatively and strategically to problem solve in order to meet business objectives and client needs.
  • Ability to work effectively with individuals from diverse backgrounds and disciplines.
  • Commitment to fostering a positive and inclusive team culture.
  • Relevant experience in product management, research, or analytic roles within financial services, asset management, banking, Broker-Dealer, TAMP, or RIA preferred. 

Employee Benefits

GSG is excited to offer its consultants a robust option of benefits which include comprehensive medical, dental, vision and prescription coverage. You will receive company-paid life insurance. In addition, we hope you will take advantage of eligible commuter benefits-like paying for work-related public transit and parking with pre-tax dollars. Save for your retirement with pre-tax contributions that go directly into your 401K. We also care about your pets with several options for pet insurance, discount card and prescriptions.

GSG’s Commitment to Diversity

As a diverse-owned business, GSG is committed to creating a diverse workforce, and we are proud to be an equal opportunity employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, gender, gender identity or expression, sexual orientation, national origin, genetics, disability, age, or veteran status.