VP of Product

Milan, Italy (Hybrid)

Role Description

At Cardo AI, we are on a mission to build the best technology empowered by AI algorithms for private market investments. Our engineers don’t just make things – we make things possible. We provide infrastructure, speed and precision to institutional investors, banks and credit originators in solving the most challenging and complex credit investment problems.

We are looking for our VP of Product that will lead our product management efforts across all our product lines. This isn’t a job for someone who wants to maintain the status quo. Instead this role would suit someone who wants to solve problems. Help build something new, and work at pace. We’re looking for someone with experience working in product management or complex businesses who knows what best practice looks like on a global scale.

Cardo AI’s VP of Product will work with teams of engineers, designers and data scientists to build our products’ suite. We are looking for extremely entrepreneurial VP of Product to help innovate and execute product initiatives across the company.

The VP of Product will work closely with the CEO and the top-management in executing our 3 – 5 year strategic plan of products. We are an international scale-up, operating globally with offices in London, Milan, Tirana, and Pristina, with headcount now approaching 130 internationally.

Your mission will be to:

  • Drive product development with a team of world-class engineers designers and data scientists to achieve superior performance (10x better products) that allows us to change the industries we operate in.
  • Determine the product vision, strategy, and execution roadmap for all our products suite.
  • Represent your product suite to senior leadership and customer stakeholders, with full accountability for high-level business KPIs (revenue, margin, burn, etc)
  • Integrate usability studies, research and market analysis into product requirements to enhance user satisfaction
  • Attract, build, manage, and develop a talented, diverse, equitable and inclusive team of product managers and product leaders
  • Establish shared vision across the company by building consensus on strategies and priorities leading to product execution
  • Define and analyze metrics that inform the success of products
  • Understand Cardo AI’s strategic and competitive position and deliver products that are recognized as best in the industry
  • Identify and initiate opportunities for new projects or focus areas and builds teams necessary to execute
  • Partner with Finance & Engineering & Research to propose the hiring plan & org design across product teams

What We Think You’ll Need To Be Successful:

The ideal candidate will have experience in managing all financial management processes across different jurisdictions and growth phases of the business. Typically, you have:

  • At least 5+ years of relevant experience in Product Management
  • Track record of driving 10X value improvement for complex, data-driven products (ideally AI-centric).
  • Experience in product planning, customer discovery, product discovery, and development processes.
  • Experience in driving commercial outcomes in enterprise SaaS.
  • Experience working collaboratively with engineering, data scientists, design and user research teams.
  • Experience hiring, managing, and developing both individual contributors and senior leaders
  • Critical thinking/analytical leadership experience.
  • Proven ability to find innovative solutions to customer problems, by being able to unearth & solve the “problem behind the problem”.
  • Proven ability to develop and coach high performing teams.
  • The ability to balance and coordinate competing priorities across the company.
  • Excellent storytelling skills, presenting internally and externally to multiple audiences.
  • Fluency in English.

We Offer:

We think Cardo AI is a great place to work – We’re a rapidly growing scale-up so it’s not perfect but:

🤸 We’re flexible: We encourage remote working and offered flexible working hours before COVID and we’ll keep that flexibility afterwards.

📚 Learn and get promoted: Join us at the start of our journey – we’re growing quickly and believe in promoting from within. You can learn and grow your career here. We also provide a dedicated training development budget to help you grow.

💰 Competitive base salary + Performance based bonus paid every 6 months

🌟 Enjoy yourself: We give everyone a yearly welfare budget

🏠 Added bonus: Stock option plan.

🎉 Fun culture with regular socials and company retreats twice a year.

📨 Generous referral scheme

🍫 Free office fruits, water, and espresso coffee!

At Cardo AI:

We help institutional investors and credit originators manage private debt investments through next-generation technology and data science. Our mission is to bring transparency, efficiency, and artificial intelligence to the world’s private fixed-income market. We are specialized in the alternative lending asset class, such as peer-to-peer lending, real estate crowdfunding, and invoice trading.

Private debt markets are challenging and fragmented. No common standards on asset classes and no trading protocol exist. Due diligence, data treatment, risk analysis, reporting, and monitoring requires a lot of effort and expertise.

With Cardo AI technology and artificial intelligence algorithms, institutional investors will have one source of truth with standardized and normalized data, single deal transparency, smart allocation system, portfolio creation functionality, reporting and monitoring to external investors and regulatory bodies.

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Our Offices
  • Milan:
    Via Monte di Pietà 1A, Milan, Italy
  • London:
    40 New Bond St, London W1S 2DE, UK
  • Tirana:
    Office 1: Rruga Adem Jashari 1, Tirana, AL
    Office 2: Blvd Zogu I, Tirana, AL
  • Prishtina:
    Street Musa Tolaj, Lam A, Entry 2/104, Prishtina, Kosova

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