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Global Head of Product

69,109 P.A. ?
Location: London
Company: Edinburgh Napier University
Hours: Full time
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Napier’s mission is to become the recognized leader in ‘Intelligent Compliance’ software for all regulated industries. We will achieve this through delivery of a best in class AML solution. Napier is currently Great Place To Work 2020 certified and has been ranked #4 Best Workplace in Tech (small organisations) 2020.

Napier is a holistic anti-money laundering (AML) compliance technology provider. Our products, trusted by the worlds leading data providers, transforms AML and trade compliance from mandatory duty to competitive edge. We use deep industry knowledge and cutting-edge technologies such as artificial intelligence and machine learning to help businesses detect suspicious behaviours and fight financial crime.

Our team is expanding and we are looking to bring onboard a Global Head of Product, reporting directly into our board level Chief Product Officer. This is a rare opportunity for an experienced individual to stamp their own vision and strategy on a product. A background and understanding compliance functions within financial organisations and the associated regulatory requirements is key. Napier has an established team of product managers with varying specialities and this will continue to grow in 2021/22.

The Global Head of Product is responsible for their recruitment, line management and task allocation but more importantly for ensuring the team acts as a cohesive group with appropriate responsibilities and goals. Napier has invested heavily in its engineering capacity and has the ability to deliver extensive product enhancements at scale. The company is in a significant growth phase so the ideal candidate needs to be able to manage the requirements of multiple overlapping feature developments running from two weeks to six months.

Napier has a suite of AML Compliance products (Transaction Monitoring, Transaction/Payment Screening, Client Screening and Clive Activity Review] which are all in use by live clients around the world. Napier’s product suite is available as both a managed service (using Azure as a hosting provider) and as an on-premise offering. The product-set represents an excellent base level of functionality and we are looking for a Head of Product with vision and an ability to execute to turn the product set and Napier into a leader in our space

With a strong background owning, developing and evangelising a product roadmap in-line with the company’s vision for its software products, you will make decisions about “what” should be built “when” taking into account short and long term needs of the business and customers. Additionally you will also have experience managing a product team (product owners, technical authors, product marketing) for task management, professional growth and line management.

The ideal candidate will have established and run product management governance and processes and interactions/handovers with other areas of the business (sales, professional services, engineering etc).


Do you have experience in the following:

  • Ensuring clear and consistent two-way communication across the business in relation to the product, the market and the strategy. Formal/informal roadmap discussions, internal forums with different functions around the world, ensuring enablement material exists for sales, professional services and other internal groups. Helping our staff to understand the domain and how our products address the challenges our customers face.
  • Representing Napier and its products to the outside world (customers, conferences, media) both directly and in partnership with the marketing team with blogs, white papers and articles. Holding regular key-customer sessions.
  • Maintaining analyst relationships with a goal of ensuring Napier is in the “upper quartile” of AML product vendors. Carry the vision of Napier being a leader in the AML space.
  • Ensuring competitor analysis is performed to an appropriate level (from various sources) and information maintained.
  • Developing product/strategy based relationship with key customers (across the product team) to inform roadmap, increase retention of customers and providing marketing opportunities
  • Prioritisation and decision making. ‘Asks’ will come from sales, customers, professional services and other groups (at various levels of detail) and must be understood, prioritised and merged with the overall roadmap. There will be pressure from multiple directions and maintaining a path through it while
  • Depth of knowledge around at least one AML/KYC function:
    • Transaction Monitoring
    • Payment / Transaction Screening
    • Client Screening
    • Client on-boarding

If this sounds like a match made in heaven, then please get in touch, so we can talk all things Napier and Product.


  • Study support
  • Pension scheme
  • Life insurance
  • Group income protection
  • Health cover
  • Birthday leave
  • Many more standard and non-standard benefits
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