Head of Product

  • AlphaPoint
  • New York, New York
  • Apr 25, 2018

Job Description



At AlphaPoint, we are building a leading blockchain and digital asset exchange platform that will positively change the cryptocurrency space and alter the future of technology. The ambition of this group is to grow the blockchain industry significantly, and in a sustainable manner. AlphaPoint plans to accelerate growth by further commercializing core assets through development of additional value-added products and services for clients, expanding it is solutions through analytics and by delivering innovative platforms. This will include new markets and products, as well as extending the uptake of existing solutions

To support the business's growth, the company is seeking a Head of Product. The Head of Product will be responsible for both existing and emerging products at AlphaPoint. As such, they will be critical to the continued success and future growth of the group. They will work extensively with a broad range of clients and other industry participants to understand the current and future needs of a wide range of existing and potential product users. In addition, they will lead the process by which the firm designs and develops products and takes ownership for managing the business lifecycle of those solutions.

Job Responsibilities:
The Head of Product will be at the heart of the growth strategy for the division. They will face externally into the market; partner with both existing and potential customers to identify and execute upon emerging opportunities. The Head of Product will also run a rigorous process of design, development and deployment when bringing new products to market. This individual will follow a formal product management methodology while balancing the need for speed to market and deploying minimum viable products at each stage of the formal release.

Key responsibilities for the head of Product will be:

Understand the need of existing and target customers; translate those needs into high-level product requirements and provide direction to the product development team.
Craft a product strategy to ensure that product lines are differentiated and meet the changing needs of our clients.
Work closely with clients on product launches and strategy sessions. Build a rapport and considerable knowledge of their business operations.
Build and manage a suite of product offerings that deliver superior value to clients' business.
Play a leadership role around product development, evolution and sunset decisions.
Demonstrate excellent understanding of Blockchain, Digital Currencies, and Financial Exchanges and emerging trends. Present this knowledge in a clear and concise manner to a broad range of external and internal stakeholders.
Drive an innovative and creative culture while remaining focused on the financial performance of the group.
Partner with the sales team to develop the go to market strategy for products and to drive retention within the existing client-base.

Qualifications & Experience:
The successful candidate will demonstrate a broad range of experience within the Financial Services marketplace, ideally spanning multiple functions and lines of business. Of critical importance they will demonstrate detailed knowledge of how Blockchain and digital currencies are being used across the industry and trends that are transforming this marketplace.

Broad knowledge of the Financial Services industry having ideally held a variety of roles within a major Exchange, Banking, Asset Management or Hedge Fund institution.
Exceptional knowledge of the Blockchain and digital currency industries and the usage of such technology within the financial marketplace.
Track record of bringing new, innovative and profitable products to market.
Experience of working across numerous functional domains including engineering, sales, marketing and operations over the product lifecycle to maximize return on investment for individual and product families.
A structured approach to managing the process of product creation; from understanding client requirements, to designing capabilities and manufacturing solutions.
Track record of partnering with clients across a broad spectrum of product offerings.
Proven commercial skills and sound judgment; constantly focuses on driving profitability.
Exceptional leadership skills and the ability to attract, retain and develop top industry talent.

Ideal characteristics for this position:
Strategic vision. A pragmatic executive with a thorough knowledge of, and vision for addressing, upcoming challenges and opportunities within the industry. Able to balance product and business model innovation, with appropriate views on necessary regulatory response, controls and the management of risk.
Open communicator. A natural and charismatic leader who conveys a compelling strategic vision; communicating throughout the organization in a transparent and open manner. Ensures clear accountability and understanding of objectives throughout their organization.
Decision making. Engages clients and internal stakeholders in dialogue to assimilate and analyze all available data. Acts in a decisive and timely manner; whilst remaining open to reevaluating as circumstances dictate.
Integrity and values. Champions workplace integrity and fosters a culture of trust and mutual respect amongst key stakeholders.
Drives execution. Instills a culture of rigor and discipline in the execution of product initiatives. Adopts best practice processes, systems and metrics to ensure ongoing tracking of improvements.
Commercial focus. Works tirelessly to drive profitable outcomes for the business. Maintains an appropriate balance between client responsiveness, product innovation and return on investment.
Innovative mindset. Creative and innovative individual, willing to push the boundaries of the possible.

Why AlphaPoint?
We have the best engineering and product talent in the blockchain industry. Period.
Our solutions are battle-tested. We have a growing list of the world's largest exchanges as paying customers. We are the leading provider of platform solutions in the digital asset exchange world and our customers and prospects know it.
We've attracted top-tier investors, advisors and an experienced leadership team
We operate daily in a smart, get-it-done, innovative and fun culture
We're ready to offer the right candidate a competitive compensation package


About AlphaPoint
AlphaPoint is a financial technology company helping make illiquid assets liquid. It provides institutions enterprise-grade blockchain technology enabling customers to digitize assets, launch markets, and manage assets. AlphaPoint is led by a seasoned team with over 400 years in capital markets and FinTech, with offices in New York City, Philadelphia, and San Francisco. For more information, please visit www.alphapoint.com .

The Company reserves the right to modify the duties and responsibilities associated with this position at any time, at its discretion.