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9fin • London

VP Product

Employment type:  Full time

Remote-first

Core hours 10–3

Dog friendly

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Job Description

About 9fin

9fin is the faster, smarter way to find debt market intelligence. Currently, the world's largest asset class, debt, operates with the worst data.

Technology has revolutionised equity markets with electronic trading, quant algos and instantaneous news. However, in debt capital markets, the picture is completely different. It still behaves like it’s in the 1980s; trillions of dollars of trades are placed over the phone, news is slow, and corporate credit information is imperfect and scattered.

Our mission is to change this.

9fin's proprietary technology delivers fast and comprehensive financial, credit, legal & ESG analysis. Our clients are able to make faster, more informed decisions, win more business and most importantly, save time. 

Our fast growing list of clients include 9 of the top 10 Investment Banks, leading Asset Managers, Hedge Funds and Law Firms

The opportunity

At 9fin, we have a vision to be the #1 global provider of data, news and analytics in debt capital markets, and we think that’s a $15bn+ business opportunity. Our core offering to customers is our product, and we are looking for an exceptional Product Leader to drive the direction of 9fin. 

Our product is an AI-powered data and analytics platform, and 9fin centralises everything that is needed to analyse a credit or win a mandate in one place - helping subscribers win business, outperform their peers and save time. With a 98% client retention rate, we believe we have a great product and market fit, however, we also believe that we have only scratched the surface of what is possible in this area. 

We have grown to a team of 180+ across London and New York, and we are embarking on our next period of exciting growth and impact on a global scale. As the VP of Product, you will report directly to Huss, CTO & Co-Founder, and you will lead and be accountable for all aspects of Product for 9fin during a period of significant growth. You will work closely with our exec team and board, playing a vital role in 9fin’s commercial success. 

This is a position that will be critical to 9fin’s success and realisation of our vision; you will have a large influence across the whole organisation, including partnering closely with our engineering teams to build and develop a world class product. You will drive the overall cross-functional alignment of the entire product development process in partnership with the co-founders. 

We are looking for an experienced product leader with expertise in building and scaling B2B SaaS products to take us to the next level.

What you'll work on

  • Lead all aspects of our product function end-to-end, including product management, product design and product development. You will partner closely with the SLT and Board to place 9fin at the pinnacle of its market.
    • You will build a first-class product org, developing and championing a rigorous, analytical and data-driven approach to all product development activities. 
    • You will hire, lead and develop product, design and research teams, spotting expertise gaps and attracting world-class talent to fill vacancies. 
    • You will create the organisational structure and capabilities to drive rapid and efficient product development.
  • You will continue to build our overall product vision with the leadership team and customer base, working closely with the engineering team to execute the roadmap.
    • You will own the product roadmap end-to-end, ensuring it is constantly evolved, refined, prioritised and communicated throughout the wider organisation.  
  • You will champion and drive the overall quality of execution in product development, constantly driving a pragmatic approach with a focus on meeting market and user needs. 
  • You will create close partnerships with other teams at 9fin, mainly engineering, sales, marketing and content production teams. You will remove roadblocks through making high-impact decisions. 
    • In your partnership with engineering, you will improve coordination, alignment, speed, tracking and quality, ensuring quality communication throughout. 
  • You will empower your team to champion user experience and the customer, conduct market research and competitor analysis, as well as keeping up to date with market trends. 
  • You will drive the use of data, testing and experimentation in all product-related activities to improve understanding, reveal product opportunities and prioritise our roadmap. 
  • You will lead through complex (and exciting!) discussions, dissect key problems and drive decisions around competing priorities and timelines. To be successful in this role, you will have proven communication skills, a transparent approach and an innovation-driven mindset.

Requirements

  • Disciplined, entrepreneurial and commercially minded product leader, with deep experience in scaling a high-value B2B, SaaS product/data business. 
  • Significant experience as a Product Leader, designing, building and launching B2B software products at scale. 
  • Experience owning a product function end-to-end at a scaling tech company, ideally in the B2B space.
  • An interest in learning the nuances of fin-tech, as well as financial/debt markets. 
  • Proven leadership ability, bringing strategic knowledge to 9fin alongside the ability to balance the support of a growing team with operating in a hands-on manner. 
  • Low ego and collaborative ethos when working with the wider business, especially with engineering, sales, operations, marketing and data. 
  • Highly influential leadership style with the ability to communicate effectively across the entire organisation, ensuring consistency in the product development lifecycle. 
  • Deep expertise in product org design, establishing ways of working with our existing teams, as well as being able to attract and hire expert talent.
  • Highly evident creative ability to find novel solutions, solve new problems in nascent markets whilst reducing complexity and transforming user experience. 
  • High levels of curiosity to continually interrogate strategic decisions and product recommendations. Put simply, you love what you do.
  • Comfortable working in an environment of complexity, ambiguity, change and pace.

Benefits

We’re a scaling start up and we enjoy sharing our success, when the company succeeds, we always reinvest that in our people. We also offer huge amounts of responsibility, an abundance of opportunity for growth and a platform to truly excel.

Financial & Insurance

  • Competitive Salary(our salary bands are benchmarked at the top end of the market)
  • Equity options
  • Pension (your minimum contributions are 4% with 9fin matching up to 7%)
  • Private Medical Insurance
  • Paid sick leave with Income Protection for long periods of illness
  • Group Life Assurance
  • Season Ticket Loan & Cycle to Work schemes

Time off

  • 25 holiday days per year
  • Local public holidays (with the ability to exchange them for alternative days)
  • Hybrid working model, to allow you the flexibility to decide how, where and when you do your best work
  • Work abroad for up to 3 months a year
  • 1 month paid sabbatical after 5 years of service
  • Enhanced parental leave & flexible working arrangements available

Training & Culture

  • Professional learning and development budget
  • Quarterly team socials
  • Summer and Winter company social events

9fin is an equal opportunities employer

Don’t meet every single requirement? At 9fin we are dedicated to building and promoting a fair and inclusive workplace where everyone can flourish, reach their full potential and truly belong. We recognise diverse teams allow a more creative and productive environment. So, if you’re excited about this role but your experience doesn’t perfectly align with the job description, we encourage you to apply anyway. You might just be who we’re looking for - for this role, or perhaps another.

Company benefits

Share options
Open to part-time employees
Health insurance – Vitality (lots of other perks!)
Enhanced maternity leave – 18 weeks full pay
Enhanced paternity leave – 4 weeks full pay
Work from anywhere scheme – work abroad for 3 months a year
Personal development budgets – £1250 a year to spend on L&D
Dental coverage
Matched pension contribution
Financial coaching – A 1:1 finance consultation with our benefits broker
Dog friendly office
Open to compressed hours
Hofy home office set up
Enhanced WFH tools
Mental health days
Compassionate leave
Women’s health leave
Enhanced sick pay
Enhanced sick days
Season ticket loan
Bank holiday swaps
Shared parental leave
Cycle to work scheme
Annual pay rises
Life insurance
Equity packages
Sabbaticals
Skilled worker visas
Employee assistance programme
L&D budget
Location
98%
Employees are very happy with their working location freedom
Hours
88%
Employees are very happy with the flexibility in the hours they work
Benefits
77%
Employees are largely happy with the benefits their company offers
Work-life balance
75%
Employees feel that they can switch off quite easily from work
Role modelling
90%
Employees feel that flexible working is part of the culture
Autonomy
86%
Employees feel they have complete autonomy over getting their work done

Additional employee ratings
(these do not contribute to the FlexScore®)

Diversity
67%
Employees feel that the diversity is good and there are continued efforts to improve it
Inclusion
83%
Employees feel like the company culture is brilliantly inclusive and equitable
Culture
85%
Employees feel like it is a really great environment to work in
Mission
87%
Employees feel very excited about and aligned with the company mission
Salary
72%
Employees feel that their salary is good and matches the value they bring

Working at 9fin

Company employees

150+

Gender diversity (male:female)

63:37

Office locations

London, New York, Belfast

Hiring Countries

United Kingdom

United States

Awards & Achievements

Most flexible companies

Most flexible companies

Flexa100 2024

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