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We are looking for

Head of Product


Standard / Permanent




United Kingdom

Job function


Apply REF: BIR80004123
About us
Owned by BNP Paribas, one of the world’s top performing banks, we are a global and UK leading player within the vehicle leasing industry. The growth that we’ve achieved in recent years and the number of major industry awards that we’ve won are testament to our innovative products, strong service ethics and most of all, the commitment and skill of our teams. Together, we’re the wheels behind business. Because leasing vehicles is about so much more than just getting from A to B. Joining us, your passion and skill will help make every journey a great one, and we’ll help you steer your career from strength to strength.
About the role  
In this role you will head up our Product Team and so be responsible for the strategy and commercial side (full P&L ownership) of this business area. You will lead a team of Product Managers who use their knowledge as product professionals to enhance and develop specific products. You will ensure they are maximizing opportunities and delivering the products our customers demand.
Your team will look to you for leadership and direction and so your responsibilities will stretch from ensuring your function is aligned to business strategy and then ready for 2019 and beyond. Many challenges will be faced and I’m not just talking Brexit. It’s an exciting time to be in the mobility arena as we help our customers understand more about important technology changes and as a business we have some exciting developments as we are permanently looking to remain agile in a competitive world. You will drive a culture of continuous improvement, anticipate and respond to changes in our sector and innovate to exceed customer expectations. This is a highly challenging role that requires an agile and focused approach.
2018 has been an excellent year for Arval UK but change is round the corner and we need someone who can make sure our Product function is ready and fit for purpose.
Pay zone C1.

About you
To succeed in this exciting role you will need to demonstrate a successful track record gained in a leadership position in a Product function. Ideally this will have been in leasing or fleet management. We might consider someone from other industry sectors. We do really want someone though who is used to dealing with a Group function and understands the challenges this can give.
In terms of what you can bring to the role, we are looking for someone who is a high energy individual, creative and full of ideas. You will need gravitas in terms of understanding marketing but you will also need the drive to deliver your vision and the credibility to negotiate your way around the inevitable challenges you will face along the way as you look to deliver your vision. You will understand when to push and when to keep your powder dry, ready for another day.  
We are particularly interested in someone who has driven change through teams, implemented efficiencies and new tools and can evidence a sound commercial business brain. Most importantly you will be a people champion with proven skills in developing your team to maximise their individual potential and so future proof your business.
We want someone with vision who ultimately will grab the challenge of leading a team who are delivering leading edge solutions.
What's in it for you?
We are a friendly bunch – more human than corporate and you will find our office environment welcoming. You will be given the perfect setting to do your work to the high standard you want, as well as the opportunities to develop your own career.
Our employees are really important to us and being owned by a bank we benefit from some excellent perks. For example, you will benefit from private healthcare, life assurance, an excellent pension (the company will add in up to 10% into your pension pot every month if you put in 5%), an annual bonus (up to £13,600), 25 days holiday (plus bank holidays) and some additional company benefits, in addition to the competitive basic salary. This role also comes with a company car or car allowance.
Here is a recent video we put together that shows life at Arval:-
If this opportunity sounds like the challenge you are looking for then we would love to hear from you. Why not apply today!
Primary Location: GB-ENG-Swindon Job Type: Standard / Permanent Job: MARKETING Education Level: Not indicated Schedule: Full-time