First Data Product Manager, Credit Card

| Chicago
Avant is revolutionizing the world of lending by lowering the costs and barriers of borrowing for everyday people. At our core, we are a technology company that builds advanced platforms and uses custom analytics. Today, we help underserved consumers, the majority of whom get fast funding on our online platform without having to talk to anyone. Tomorrow we plan to use our world class technology and underwriting capabilities to launch new products and bank partnerships that improve people’s financial lives.
JOB DESCRIPTION
In your role as a Manager, you will be responsible for driving the execution and management of new and existing strategies on Avant’s Credit Card processing systems. You will work closely with Risk, Product, Legal, Tech and other teams across the company in-order to drive change and implement new features.

What you do at Avant:

  • Strategy Implementation and Optimization:
  • Execute on key policies and procedures on the FirstData System
  • Implement scalable new product features to drive efficiencies
  • Effectively communicate improvement initiatives for both internal and external partners
  • Develop and maintain a change management framework for new strategies, tools, and products to increase profitability and decrease risk
  • Support product and risk by leading processing system testing
  • Manage and optimize credit card production and procurement lifecycle
  • Responsible for the performance of outsourced FirstData functions
  • Reporting:
  • Develop and maintain regular reporting process to ensure consistent performance of our systems 
  • Develop and monitor back-office SOP/SLA
  • Assist in the preparation of documentation required to meet any reporting requirements
  • Project manage alongside Avant’s business intelligence teams the deployment of new and existing FirstData data files

Why you are a fit for Avant

  • BA/BS in Business, Economics, or equivalent work
  • At least 4 Years of execution and/or change management experience with FirstData (IE - Adaptive Control System “ACS”, DefenseEdge, Product Control File “PCF”, Decision Quest etc )
  • Experience with driving new projects, balancing business needs vs technical constraints, and coordinating across cross-functional teams
  • Ability to handle and execute on complex projects in a fast paced environment with minimum supervision and successfully meet established deadlines
  • Ability to understand the objectives of the department and how they interact with other business units
  • Advanced Excel and SQL a plus
  • Exceptional attention to detail and organizational skills
  • Strong verbal and written communication skills
  • An inquisitive mindset and an openness to do things differently and more efficiently

Why Avant is a fit for you:
At Avant, we believe our values make a difference:
We value, support, and help each other grow
We are committed to active inclusion and diversity
We are transparent and believe the best idea wins
We succeed when our customers succeed
We get sh!t done… responsibly
And we keep it fun!
We believe that ideas are more important than titles, everything is more fun together, everyone drives change, and everyone is an owner. While we believe the perks and benefits that we offer are terrific, nothing excites us more than having the ability to collaborate with intelligent, highly-motivated and talented people on challenging problems as we work to change the face of online lending.

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Technology we use

  • Engineering
  • Product
    • JavascriptLanguages
    • PythonLanguages
    • RubyLanguages
    • TypescriptLanguages
    • ReactLibraries
    • AngularJSFrameworks
    • DjangoFrameworks
    • Ruby on RailsFrameworks
    • MySQLDatabases
    • JIRAManagement

Location

Located on Chicago's scenic Riverwalk. It’s home to nearby trendy restaurants, a thriving startup community, and public transportation.

What are Avant Perks + Benefits

Health Insurance & Wellness Benefits
Dental Benefits
Vision Benefits
Health Insurance Benefits
Onsite Gym
Retirement & Stock Options Benefits
401(K)
Child Care & Parental Leave Benefits
Generous Parental Leave
Vacation & Time Off Benefits
Unlimited Vacation Policy
Perks & Discounts
Beer on Tap
Casual Dress
Commuter Benefits
Free Daily Meals
Game Room
Stocked Kitchen
Happy Hours
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