Product Lead 

We are looking to hire high-energy, entrepreneurial and value-adding talent to join a growth business within the Blenheim Chalcot portfolio, the UK’s most successful venture builder. The Product Lead will help to shape the new product function as the business scales and own the development and delivery of their roadmap across the product portfolios. 


Blenheim Chalcot is one of the leading venture builders in the world. Headquartered in London from our flagship White City Scale Space campus, we have been building exciting and disruptive businesses for over 20 years. Blenheim Chalcot is responsible for building some of the most innovative companies in the UK and increasingly around the world – with significant operations in India and the US, as well as emerging operations in South Africa and Southeast Asia. 

Our ventures are at the forefront of a multitude of industries being disrupted by digital including FinTech, EdTech, GovTech, Media, Sport, Charity and more. Our portfolio has been conceived and launched by us and employ over 3,000 employees. Our assets under management stand at more than £1.8bn and total portfolio sales is over £500 million. 

Our team, Venture Builder Services (VBS), exists to support our ventures to be successful quickly, sustainably and with access to the best practice tools, solutions, and expertise. We provide a range of services to help new business get off the ground, including technology, growth (marketing and sales), talent, HR, finance, legal and tax. 


15% of our partnerships and ventures are charities. These include the British Asian Trust, BabyZone and Onside Youth Zones. In the same way that we support our ventures, our Partners provide direct hands-on support to these charities by being active board members and offering expert advice. 


  • Honesty and integrity – trustworthy 
  • Resilience - keeps going when the going gets tough, remains optimistic in the face of challenges, open to feedback and willingness to change and experiment 
  • Team work – is collaborative and supportive, elevating and developing others to deliver results 
  • Innovation - restless to improve, challenges how to make things better 
  • Deliver results - keeps promises, drives to achieve, commitment to high quality work
  • People awareness – collaborative and supportive, respectful 
  • Commercial awareness - looks for best value solutions for the business, understand costs / revenues, spends money wisely 



Key responsibilities 

The Product Lead is a vital role within this BC Fintech portfolio business and will directly impact the growth and scale of the business.  

Specific duties 

Depending on the project, you will need to be comfortable doing the following: 

  • Building and leading a high-performing team of product owners / managers, accountable for discovery, development, delivery and ongoing management of their products 
  • Work closely with the executive to define the Fintech’s product vision, strategy and roadmap, ensuring this is clearly documented and communicated to the wider business. 
  • Provide day-to-day guidance, coaching and development for the team to execute high-quality deliverables including but not limited to: 
  • Technical designs and specifications, that address business requirements. 
  • Epic and user story definition including clear acceptance criteria. 
  • Be accountable for the delivery of the roadmap for all workstreams:  
  • Ensure scalable ways of working with the engineering function to prioritise requirements and deliver at pace each sprint.  
  • Ensuring end-to-end delivery of products, ensuring all implications on teams across the business are understand and managed ahead of go-live.  
  • Ensuring internal documentation and functional product collateral is created and maintained. 
  • Actively develop and manage relationships with key FinTech schemes, standards and suppliers.
  • Accountable for the ongoing, overall performance of all products across the business and assess the performance against pre-defined metrics.  
  • Accountable for understanding costs and working with the product marketing team to input into pricing strategies.  
  • Responsible for regularly communicating updates on progress, ensuring any issues are pro-actively managed.  
  • Be a great person to have on the team!  



The ideal candidate will have a track-record in delivering results in a fast-moving business and hence be comfortable with change and uncertainty. Excellent stakeholder management experience is essential to being successful in this role. 

The Ideal Candidate 

  • 6+ years experience in product / project management, preferably within the FinTech space. 
  • Experience developing and leading a high-performing team.  
  • Ability to work independently, balancing multiple priorities that may change frequently. 
  • Strong analytical skills and attention to detail.  
  • Experience managing third-parties, preferably payment schemes.  
  • Outstanding communication skills, able to manage internal and external stakeholders at all levels.  
  • Excellent stakeholder management. 
  • Be able to operate at a range of levels – both in terms of big picture strategic thinking, thought leadership and getting into the data and analysis 



  • Be part of the UK’s leading digital venture builder  
  • Have the opportunity to be a part of and learn from the incredible talent in BC  
  • Be exposed to the right mix of challenges, within a culture that promotes continuous learning and development  
  • A fun and open, if a little cricket obsessed, atmosphere 
  • This Fintech also offers a range of brilliant benefits  



We have a rigorous recruitment process, which we use for all our roles to ensure we attract the very best talent.  

Blenheim Chalcot is a proud Equal Opportunity Employer. Diversity is one of our core values, thus making it core to our business. We strive to maximise the diversity of our workforce and welcome applications from everyone. We encourage diversity through perspective, background, identity, and thought whilst also fostering an environment where everyone can express themselves regardless of your race, religion, sex, gender, colour, national origin, disability, or any other applicable legally protected characteristic. We are committed to continuing to nurture an inclusive environment and building a diverse workforce. 

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