Principal Payments Product Manager

Kings Cross, London
Product Management
About The Role

Experienced in creating payment products? Join us at Checkatrade!

We are looking for an experienced Principal Product Manager to build and maintain a new Payments platform. Having payments embedded on our platform plays a huge part in Checkatrade's goal of developing a full end-to-end marketplace. You’ll act as the subject matter expert for all payment related activity including payment networks, payment rails and fraud management. This is an exciting opportunity to leverage your experience to deliver a best-in-class platform range of payment processes. You’ll set the vision and engage our engineers on delivery. You’ll join us at an exciting time with a top-leadership team on board and an ambitious 5-year plan that will see us growing tenfold. You’ll get to lead on this critical 0 to 1 product! If this excites you and you’ve got the background to match. We’d love for you to get in touch! Could this be you?

Location: Kings Cross, London or Lakeside, Portsmouth. Hybrid working applies. Minimum 3 days in office.

Where do you fit in?

Our mission is to be the trusted foundation of every home. Why? Because safe and happy homes matter. To drive this, we are building a marketplace that will change the face of home improvements forever. You’ll report to a Product Director of our Exchange alliance, creating a payment strategy and developing a prioritised roadmap. You’ll build a framework for working with Product and Commercial teams across both sides of the platform. This will enable us to capitalise on new product offerings and revenue opportunities. You’ll become a payments and fraud SME sharing your deep technical understanding of payment products alongside your customer experience. Our future is bright, and we are investing in innovation. You’ll lead the way in ensuring we stay on top of trends and how new technologies and financial tools could be leveraged to deliver added value.  

What’s in it for you?

  • A business investing in advanced tools and technologies. You’ll own the payments platform and all the potential it comes with.
  • A passionate business with a community of product, engineering, and commercial teams around you. Let’s be bold and get it done! 
  • A transformational opportunity. We are digitising a largely offline sector. You could be part of making home improvements easy. 
  • An excellent benefits package, including a bonus scheme, an electrical vehicle salary sacrifice scheme, private medical plus much more. 

We are an equal opportunities employer that is committed to diversity and inclusion in the workplace.

What do you need to succeed?

  • You’ll be an experienced Principal / Lead Product Manager with a background in developing payment platforms and delivering outstanding customer experiences.
  • You’ll have an in-depth knowledge of the payments industry, including emerging trends and technologies (payment networks and banking rails).  Your background will be B2C or SMB. 
  • Ability to collaborate with colleagues from various disciplines including wider product, engineering, commercial and legal.  
  • You’ll be strategic yet hands on and simply love solving problems!
  • We love data. So do you!
  • You’ll be fast paced, resilient and have the ability to simplify the complex. 
About Us

We believe in the power of homes to improve lives, support livelihoods, and build communities. That’s why our mission is to be the trusted foundation of every home by connecting people with the trades and tools to make home improvements easy. 

 Established in 1998, we’ve built a UK leading brand, expanded our trade base, and seen record levels of consumer demand – but this is just a start!  We are excited about the unique opportunity ahead of us to deliver unparalleled growth while strengthening our position as a UK leading marketplace for home improvements and repairs.  

Our values are who we are and what we do. As a collective we are all in and moving at pace. We have a bias for action and are always customer obsessed. We are innately ambitious and think big and bold. And we always do the right thing by our customers and our team.

 So, if you want to be part of a forward-thinking, values driven business that is truly going places - then maybe this is the place for you?  

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