Director of Product Management at Kinly

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About Kinly: 

Kinly is a financial services company helping Black America build generational wealth. We are focused on improving financial livelihood through financial education, Black-focused spending, and wealth building. Through our app, Kinly helps members manage their money and develop positive financial behaviors to reach goals and realize dreams. We are committed to attracting and hiring the most talented individuals to help us change lives and the lives of future generations. If our mission resonates with you, we encourage you to apply.

The Opportunity:

A lot of banks and financial services companies follow cookie cutter templates. We're looking for a leader that sees product as the heart of a company and one that's willing to advocate for that internally. You focus on how to proactively address customer needs. You are innovative on how you approach product and how to use technology to our customers' benefit. You see the big picture, but you also know that every customer interaction is a chance to make someone’s day a little easier. You have a vision for Product to be proactive and not reactive.

You Will:

  • Set the product vision, strategy and goals for our financial service experience and platforms in close partnership with your peers in product development and leadership.
  • With your teams, develop and execute on product roadmaps that deliver on your goals. Work closely with engineering, design, research, operations, risk, compliance, data science and other stakeholder teams to align efforts and continually improve velocity.
  • Help reimagine our customer experience end-to-end while building a world-class team and product to provide personalized solutions that delights customers.
  • Own key business metrics and goals related to member satisfaction and operational efficiency, and give regular updates to executive leadership on progress and needs.
  • Provide leadership and coaching to the PM team. Bring on top talent to fill key gaps to create impact over 2022 and again in 2023.
  • Be an active member of the product leadership team working with your peers to continually up-level our PM org by driving improvements to our strategy, process/tools, people, and member focus.

You Are:

  • 8+ years of product management experience, with 4+ years as manager
  • Banking or finance experience is a must, fintech/neobank experience is a huge plus
  • Experience building, hiring and managing high performance product teams
  • Ability to align stakeholders on goals and behaviors required for success
  • A track record of deep collaboration with senior leaders and the ability to lead a team owning large, complex, cross-functional projects
  • A strong methodology on how a Product team should run within a startup
  • Experience building APIs, working with partner APIs, big data, analytics, tracking, measurement, AI/ML and scaling SaaS platform infrastructures
  • Passion for technology, willingness to dive deep into technical products and commitment to learning and expanding technical knowledge
  • Desire to roll up your sleeves and actively participate in the product development process (research, story creation, etc)
  • Hands on experience working with customer facing advertising products
  • Excellent communications and interpersonal skills
  • An understanding of the #bankblack movement and mission alignment with serving the Black community


Why You Should Apply:

  • Industry competitive compensation
  • New hire meaningful equity
  • 100% medical, dental, vision coverage
  • Continuous career development and pathing opportunities
  • Friendly diverse and inclusive workplace culture
  • Flexible time off and paid vacations


Equal Opportunity at Kinly:

Kinly is an Affirmative Action and Equal Opportunity Employer and is proud to offer equal employment opportunity to everyone regardless of race, color, ancestry, religion, sex, national origin, sexual orientation, age, citizenship, marital status, disability, gender identity, veteran status, and more.


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An Insider's view of Kinly

How would you describe the company’s work-life balance?

Work life balance at Kinly is something that is tantamount to the company's mission since I have started working here. It is incredible to work at a company that values your time and where it's clear that while work is extremely important; it is often not the only thing on your plate as a person.

Kyle Lilly

Business Development Representative

How do you collaborate with other teams in the company?

We collaborate across various teams by having incredibly accessible and approachable folks working in every corner of Kinly. When we need to reach across team lines, the interactions are welcom

Brian Salvatore

Audio Engineer

How does the company support your career growth?

Kinly supports my career growth through its encouragement of innovation and allowing me to bring big ideas to life. For someone who has an entrepreneurial and scientific background, the ability to think outside of the box enables me to explore new possibilities and areas of interest for how we can deliver the best financial education resources.

Dr. Melody Wright

Director of Financial Education

How do your team's ideas influence the company's direction?

Businesses don't create value, people do. My team works hard to ensure people and talent factors are placed at the forefront of our organization's strategy. Our influence on the company’s leadership and culture can directly impact performance and productivity, which is why we strive to build a company that has purpose and puts people first.

Alionna Gardner

Head of People

How does your team reward individual success?

I've never worked for a company that recognizes other's successes like Kinly. We have a Hey Taco program where employees can give each other tacos as recognition for their work. Our team ensures we reward employees for their hard work and there is so much value in that, I love it here!

Dolores Acosta

People Experience Manager

What are Kinly Perks + Benefits

Kinly Benefits Overview

At Kinly we invest in our employees' health and empower them with benefits that support their full wellbeing. All of our benefits are covered by the company for individual employees.

Friends outside of work
Eat lunch together
Open door policy
Team based strategic planning
Open office floor plan
Dedicated Diversity/Inclusion Staff
Highly diverse management team
Kinly's leadership team is as diverse as our staff and our Head of People and CEO are always focused on continuous improvement of our D&I initiatives.
Health Insurance & Wellness Benefits
Flexible Spending Account (FSA)
Kinly's Flexible Spending Account (FSA) helps employees cover out-of-pocket medical expenses with pre-tax contributions of up to $2850 annually.
Dental Benefits
Kinly's dental plan covers 100% of the cost of preventative care, including x-rays. The company pays for 100% of coverage for individual employees.
Vision Benefits
Kinly's vision insurance plan provides 100% coverage for annual eye exams, lenses and frames.
Health Insurance Benefits
Kinly's health insurance plan with Aetna covers most employee's out of pocket costs. We offer four different plans for employees to choose from depending on lifestyle.
Retirement & Stock Options Benefits
Kinly's 401(k) retirement plan offers a broad selection of stocks, bonds to choose from. As an employee you can start contributing immediately.
401(K) Matching
Kinly's 401(k) retirement plan matches contribution equal to 100% on the first 100% of pay that employees contribute out of their paycheck, the matching contribution will not exceed $1500 a year.
Company Equity
Kinly offers stock options through its employee profit sharing program.
Child Care & Parental Leave Benefits
Remote Work Program
Kinly is a fully remote organization with a home office in Atlanta.
Vacation & Time Off Benefits
Unlimited Vacation Policy
Paid Holidays
Paid Sick Days
Kinly offers paid sick days of up to two weeks per year for all employees
Perks & Discounts
Casual Dress
Kinly's casual dress code includes jeans, t-shirts and sneakers every day of the week.
Home Office Stipend for Remote Employees
Kinly offers a desk credit for all employees.
Professional Development Benefits
Continuing Education stipend
Kinly offers a professional development stipend that can be used for courses, certification programs and conferences.

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