The Sr. Director, Product Management, Capital Markets & Real Estate is a key role within the Mortgage & Housing vertical product management team.
This individual contributor role is predominantly focused on leveraging/integrating assets from across Equifax to better serve the Mortgage & Housing vertical needs withparticular focus on Capital Markets and Real Estate. The position is highly market/customer driven - and works across the organization leveraging the skills and knowledge of product, pricing, product marketing, sales, market strategy, finance, operations and technology to address market/client needs identified and prioritized through the Mortgage & Housing vertical strategy. The role balances short term execution priorities with long term growth strategies.
The Sr. Director, Product Management, Capital Markets & Real Estate will work closely with other Mortgage & Housing product team members to understand the market, drive customer engagement, define strategic priorities and identify/execute product initiatives that meet market/customer demand (existing product bundles, product enhancements and new product innovation).
Lead NPIs specifically focused on capital markets, real estate, and other mortgage needs as needs to support the vertical.
Drive customer engagement that delivers invaluable insights (competitive, VOC, POCs, market testing, etc) for new capital markets and real estate product concepts
Leverage Equifax enterprise assets to drive new product innovation concepts through implementation and launch
Support existing capital markets and real estate portfolio strategies and priorities, plus support the overall vertical priorities
Identify build, buy, partner scenarios to meet priority objectives (data, analytics, technology, etc)
Participate in vertical expansion and growth strategy development - including informing growth strategy and corresponding Mortgage & Housing road map
Act as key product lead for the mortgage & housing vertical - including monthly/weekly vertical marketing, product marketing, product management meetings
The ideal candidate possesses strong product management, sales/business development experience, and leadership experience. Additionally, the candidate has knowledge of the capital markets and real estate lifecycle - from market/business intelligence, securitization process, knowledge of market players, technology platforms, and data assets within give market, and financial markets background. Candidate must be able to work closely with sales, 3rd parties, and multiple internal COE to achieve success.
Additional areas of responsibility include:
Development of new products
Writes market/business requirements and other documentation
New Product Innovation Toll Gates presentations and Business Cases
Supports value props, product descriptions and use-cases
Drives assigned mortgage product line plan
Maintenance of existing products
Works with capability product teams for ongoing maintenance / support
Sunset products not meeting market/segment needs and develop transition plans
Collaborates with other marketing functions (analytics, pricing, product marketing, marketing communication, etc)
Collaborates across business units and centers of excellence (sales, channel partners, technology, operations)
EXPERIENCE: 7-10+ years in related experience/field; 5+ years in a Product Management role within a data and analytics company. Understanding of the customer and product lifecycle of Mortgage Market, preferred.
EDUCATION: Bachelor's degree in marketing or similar field required. M.B.A. preferred or equivalent business experience.
TRAVEL REQUIREMENTS: Customer, prospect and partner meetings, team meetings, industry events and conferences: 20%
EQUIPMENT: Proficient in Microsoft Office Suite and Internet Explorer. Specifically, expert skills in Excel and Powerpoint.
Communication: Excellent written and verbal skills with sensitivity to diversity of audiences including internal and external groups of varying sizes. Must be capable of simply communicating and documenting the value proposition of product(s) for markets and segments. Listens carefully and encourages other points of view.
Collaboration: Develops effective working relationships with peers, managers, and senior management within and across organizational lines. Works effectively and cooperatively with customers and vendors.
Critical Thinking: Provides value by generating new ideas and approaches to enhance and create new mortgage-related solutions. Embraces and work environment that supports creative thinking and innovation. Strategic and innovative thinking with ability to develop and understand financial and economic scenarios.
Delivers Results: Tenaciously works to meet or exceed expectations by remaining focused on achieving critical goals and outcomes.
Adaptable: Adjusts well to situations (e.g., different management styles, new methods, systems and procedures) and changing priorities within the business and the marketplace.
Leadership: Focuses on "high value " activities - is well organized and focuses on the highest priorities. Guides the team and produces strong results through others. Strong project management skills required. Ability to work independently to solve problems with cross-functional team.
Technical: Experience in the technology and/or data industries or working with technology and/or data-related products and services.
USA-Atlanta JV White
Function - Marketing
Equifax is an Equal Employment Opportunity employer and all qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, protected veteran status, or disability status.