For more than 35 years, Silicon Valley Bank has helped innovators, enterprises and their investors move bold ideas forward, fast. Today, we provide a wide range of banking and financing services to businesses of all sizes in innovation centres around the world. SVB Financial Group, the parent company of Silicon Valley Bank, has had a presence in the UK since 2004. The bank is committed to supporting disruptive technology and life science businesses within the UK’s vibrant innovation sector, including Made.com, IMI mobile, The Hut Group and Trustpilot.
SVB Financial Group has approximately 2400+ employees in 15 US states, over $50 billion in assets, and serves entrepreneurs around the world through its offices in the United States and international operations in the UK, Germany, Ireland, Israel and China.
SVB has built a culture based on five core values: being enterprising, ethical, driven, dedicated and united. Both internally and with our clients, we value professionalism and emphasise its importance in communication, responsiveness and approach. We believe a truly high-performance environment comes from having a diverse employee base and an inclusive culture that encourages people to feel as though they can do their best work every day.
SVB’s singular focus on technology and life science businesses and the venture capital and private equity firms that serve them, the breadth of the services it provides to its clients, its global growth strategy, and its core values create a unique and satisfying environment for members of the team.
This is a Senior Liquidity Product Manager role within the EMEA Product Management team. The successful candidate will drive the daily end to end management of Liquidity Products across EMEA which includes Corporate Deposit, Current Plus Account, Current Account, Non- Sterling account and Term Deposits. The role involves product development, maintenance, commercialization, client experience and shaping key strategic priorities, working closely with internal partners (local, regional and global) and clients. This activity includes responsibility for existing products and new development, managing the products throughout the life cycle, inspecting and challenging the relevant product P&Ls in line with defined budgets and plans (ensuring soundness and fit-for-purpose baselines).
The Senior Liquidity Product Manager will report into the Director - EMEA Liquidity Product Management.
The role holder will shape the end-to-end Liquidity product management, collaborating with EMEA product managers and Global Liquidity product managers and acting as a reference point for Liquidity contact
Product Strategy and Development:
Be a key contributor to implementing the Liquidity strategy investment, including documenting business requirements, functional design, overseeing and taking part in testing (UAT and BAT) and following the new product launch framework to roll out new capabilities
Identify potential product enhancement and development opportunities, tracking front office product requests, define business cases and development requests
Contribute to the Product strategic agenda by remaining abreast of latest developments within the product domain and ensuring that SVB’s Liquidity product offering keeps pace with client demand and competitor offerings
Review market research and undertake competitor analysis
Contribute to shaping the EMEA expansion of Liquidity management, introducing notice accounts, off-balance sheet sweeps and 3rd party bank sweeps into the UK markets
Develop and drive specific commercialization initiatives to target underpenetrated markets and under-utilized functionalities to ensure organic and inorganic growth
Ensure timely response to client enquiries, set-up issues, requests for product approvals, pricing, legal and other internal questions
Liaise with technology, operations and other stakeholders to drive product development and resolve related issues
Conduct regular training for implementation, operations and client facing teams
Interaction with risk, finance, treasury and regulatory colleagues around issues including operational risk, reg reporting and underlying balance sheet considerations
Contribute to managing the product risk and control framework including Product Approval Programs, stress testing, conduct risk reviews etc
SKILLS AND REQUIREMENTS
Degree educated (or equivalent qualification or experience e.g. ACT or prior experience in Corporate Treasury etc), with a strong numerical or analytical background, intellectual curiosity and ability to think conceptually
Solid experience of Liquidity products gained through product management, implementations, coverage / origination etc
“Product Owner” experience within a Cash Management Agile delivery team
Exceptional interpersonal and communications/presentation skills with a senior presence and ability to operate at all management levels
Subject Matter Expertise in at least one product area relevant for Liquidity management (liquidity, cash management, investments, etc.)
Good generalist knowledge and experience across multiple products in cash and liquidity management spanning front-end channels, middle and back-office systems and supporting processes (including New Product Approvals)
Proven successful track record of new product development and solid understanding of product lifecycle methodology
Excellent understanding of client treasury practices, solutions and systems and changes impacting that landscape (regulations, macroeconomic etc)
Experience with interest rates, currencies, funds transfer pricing policies
Ability to build networks and relationships internally and externally, and experience of working within virtual and matrix reporting environments
Ability to perform under pressure, prioritize effectively, appreciating and adapting to a fast-moving business environment
Organized, self-motivated, energetic, persistent and responsible
Results orientated, strong motivation to learn and own projects through to completion
A passion for detail and desire to unearth it through data driven analysis, where the candidate will often be the one gathering the data
Strong Microsoft Office and project management skills