• Location
    • Cape Town
  • Date Posted
  • Nov. 11, 2021
  • Function
  • Product Engineering
  • Sector
  • Fintech

Prodigy Finance - who are we?

Prodigy Finance is a platform that delivers socially responsible financial services; making it possible for students from more than 150 countries to fulfil their dream of studying at the world’s top universities and schools by financing their international postgraduate studies, whilst delivering competitive financial and social returns to alumni, institutional and private investors.

This borderless and innovative model enables education loan financing to students from across the globe, whilst using predicted post-degree affordability rather than present-day salary. Since 2007, Prodigy Finance has extended over US$1 billion through the platform to fund over 19,000 students.

We are funded by some of the best, pre-eminent institutions in the world including Index Ventures, Balderton Capital, RMIH, Credit Suisse, the US DFC, CPPIB and Deutsche Bank.

What will you do in the role?

As a Product Manager for the Pay domain, you will play an integral role in helping to provide our customers with the ideal global repayment experience. You will focus your efforts on  building out the core servicing platform infrastructure across the loan management, cash management and collections capabilities to ensure they can scale to meet Prodigy’s growth. Through ongoing engagement with internal stakeholders, external providers and customers you will continuously be identifying, tracking and driving opportunities that can achieve tangible outcomes for Prodigy and our customers. Together with key Development teams and stakeholders from Product, Legal, Operations and Credit Risk you’ll establish and roll out our core platforms roadmap as well as define, track and communicate the associated success metrics. You will champion the customer experience by participating in customer research initiatives and looking for opportunities to learn through experimentation.

  • What are some of the responsibilities of this role?
  • Support the product vision by setting success metrics and execute the prioritized roadmap for the Pay domain’s loan servicing and payment platforms
  • Work with stakeholders (internal/external) to determine product requirements, set and track implementation timelines, and manage expectations
  • Define and maintain clear and well-scoped requirements that are easily understood by technical and non-technical audiences
  • Participate in customer research initiatives with the Design and Research teams to better understand customer concerns and provide effective solutions
  • Learn everything you can about our ecosystem through data and use it to drive your product decisions
  • Work closely with the engineering team on implementation, to ensure that the product meets the specified requirements and success metrics
  • Develop product metrics to foster a culture of data-driven decision making and experimentation

Qualifications and experience

  • A Bachelor’s in Engineering or Management, or equivalent experience
  • At least 3 years of experience working as a Product Manager
  • Experience working with internal cross-functional teams and external stakeholders
  • Strong problem-solving skills and a data-oriented mindset focused on defining and measuring success on every project
  • Self starter with strong communication and interpersonal skills
  • Collaborative team player and servant leader, with empathy for customers and colleagues
  • Proven Fintech experience
  • Outcome driven with demonstrable success stories