Chief Product Officer - Peterborough - Open to flexible working

BGL Group
Peterborough, Cambridgeshire
02 Apr 2019
02 May 2019
Contract Type

Is this you?

We are looking for a CPO (Chief Product Officer) to join us here at This person must be a visionary and an avid evangelist of our product and deliver an exceptional customer experience, enabling customers to buy and re-buy with confidence. The role will help drive us to be a product lead organisation and is inclusive of our product vision, product strategy, product design and product development. This person will be a member of our CTM Executive team coupled with representing at a senior level with key partners, media and regulators.

This person will be working internally with senior management responsible for Product verticals:  Mortgages, Money, Home Services (home, pet, broadband/mobile, energy), Life, Travel, Small Medium Enterprises (SME), Technical Product Management, Customer and User Experience.

As CPO, you will drive commercial value through leadership of the insurance and breadth product portfolio from concept to launch and commercialisation through autonomous squads united behind a common purpose. Ensure products are designed with seamless, digital customer journeys that supports our total value proposition – Keep Life Simples. Ensure that new and existing customers can access the very best range of products at the most competitive prices. Develop the strength and depth of commercial and customer focused resource capability, across the product function. Have leadership and line management responsibility of the product verticals and CX/UX team to consistently deliver in a way that enhances comparethemarket’s reputation.

What will it take?

This person will ideally have experience of operating at Executive Director level with accountability for leading product teams and taking a product from concept to commercial reality operating in a fast moving B2B and B2C environment. We want to see demonstrable experience of strategic business planning and capability building coupled with a thorough understanding of the customer and digital distribution channels. This person should have a strong Financial acumen, budget experience it would also be advantageous to have technical knowledge of Insurance products/Financial Services / General Insurance propositions and an Understanding of FCA regulatory framework.

This person will be low ego, commercially astute, think disruptively, be a great influencer with a customer focus always and like to have fun.

Why choose us?

You might already know us - we're the ones with the Meerkats! Compare the Market has helped revolutionise the insurance market and we have been growing rapidly since starting in 2006.

About BGL

Founded in 1992, the BGL Group has grown significantly in size and capability. From 30 to 3,000 people globally we are a leading digital distributor of insurance and household financial services.

We’re growing and we are home to such brands as; Les Furets, CompareTheMarket, Beagle Street,, Budget Insurance and Dial Direct. We are trusted by more than 10million customers in the UK alone, with this foundational success we continually grow and invest in our people and their ideas. We enjoy what we do and we have fun doing it!

Diversity and Inclusion

We're a diverse community of dedicated, innovative and talented professionals. With an inclusive and open workplace, we encourage our people to create and share ideas – supporting their growth and celebrating their uniqueness.

Flexible working

We understand the importance of achieving a healthy lifestyle balance, whether it’s working remotely or flexibly we have an environment where people are empowered to embrace flexible working in a way that works for them and for the business.