NerdWallet is looking for a Chief of Staff to support product strategy and operations across the Products Group at NerdWallet (Product Management, Engineering, Design and Data) . Reporting to the Chief Product Officer, this role will be crucial to helping make these teams at NerdWallet successful through work on product strategy, driving special projects that span these functional groups and ensuring alignment between these groups. This person will also be a critical spoke in the wheel to keep the entire company informed and aligned with the activities across the product group.
Where you can make an impact:
Product & Corporate Strategy: Working with the CPO on the overall product strategy and working with the vertical business leaders in making sure all of these flow from and ladder up to the overall strategy. Partner with BizOps, Corp Dev and other key stakeholders to inform and ideate corporate strategy and initiatives.
Strategic Analysis: Staying up to date on competitive activity throughout the industry and understanding implications for the NerdWallet product set and business.
Product Communication and Updates: Creating presentations and communications necessary to keep the entire company aligned with what's happening across the Product organization
Cross Product Operations: Ensure cross product team action items and schedules are being met and identifying roadblocks. Providing leverage for CPO by serving as his representative in some forums.
Special Projects: Lead high impact special projects that have cross team and cross company impact as needed.
Experienced in the following areas: analysis, competitive strategy, consulting, organizational change, communications & strategy execution. Familiar with product management in consumer technology organizations.
An excellent communicator in written and verbal form with the ability to distill complex ideas into simple concepts.
Able to work well with executives, and to lead and influence across multiple levels and multiple functions of an organization.
Entrepreneurial, with a high tolerance for ambiguity and complexity, and efficient with limited resources.
Empathetic, humble, and proactive.
Undergraduate degree from a top-tier school, MBA preferred.
5-7+ years experience in business operations, product management, strategy consulting, investment banking, or an equivalent field. Ideally, this person would have both a product management and core foundational background and have worked directly with the C-suite/VP level on a regular basis.
Strong critical thinking and problem-solving skills
Comfort with ambiguity and switching between multiple project types and functional areas
What we offer:
Competitive compensation package
401(k) with company match
100% paid premiums for medical, dental and vision for employee and their dependents
Paid maternity and paternity leave
Commuter, gym and cell phone stipend
$500 enrichment stipend towards learning and development for your role
Catered lunches daily, free dinner, and kitchens stocked full of snacks
Onsite coffee bar with baristas
Company happy hours, social events and outings
Generous, flexible vacation
NerdWallet is committed to pursuing and hiring a diverse workforce and is proud to be an equal opportunity employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment and will not be discriminated against on the basis of any characteristic protected by applicable federal, state or local law.