15 March 2023 How a Fintech Leader Found Their Ideal Senior Product Manager using Hubbado How we helped a Fintech leader connect with the skills and experience they needed in the card issuing space Shoaib Qureshi Case Study Payments FinTech Looking for a Senior Product Manager with crucial technical know-how and extensive experience in a payments environment, a market-leading financial technology provider turned to Hubbado.The client, who provides several services including processing, UK and SEPA banking solutions, BIN sponsorship, eWallet provision, compliance and fraud services, supply chain management, customer services and end-to-end programme design and management, were expanding.As part of their new product team, the Head of Product needed a Senior Product Manager with niche skills, technical ability, and a high level of cultural fit – quickly!Hubbado were able to take this brief and run with it. Meaning the time scale from brief to hire was less than eight weeks.The ChallengeNot only was the client looking for a candidate who was a 100% cultural fit for the team, the business and the project ahead, they also had some specific, niche requirements when it came to expertise and experience that made recruiting for this role challenging.Specifically, they were looking for demonstrable experience in the card issuing space, ideally with Mastercard and strong coverage of:· Card issuing via Mastercard and other domestic/private schemes· Fulfilment of plastic or alternatives, chip and pin, contactless cards· Virtual cardsThe recent hiring boom was in full swing and technology salaries were being driven to an all-time high as competition was fierce for candidates with financial technology expertise. Attracting candidates in this environment can be difficult, so to meet the exacting brief and pinpoint the right candidate, Hubbado leveraged our extensive network and put our executive search skills and experience to the test.The Solution Thanks to a long-lasting relationship with the client and previous successful placements for other assignments, we were chosen to compete with another supplier on this assignment.For this client we suggested a combination of executive search techniques alongside targeted outreach using our existing database of over 2,500+ professionals.Because our candidates were pre-vetted in this way, we were able to identify potential candidates with the right technical experience and qualifications quickly. To ensure we only put forward candidates who had the best cultural fit we spent time putting forward the client’s unique employee value proposition (EVP) package of benefits and the distinctive aspects and opportunities offered by both the role and the company.Through our executive search elements, we were also able to target passive candidates, which in a fast-paced and competitive market, gave us the edge.The OutcomeLess than two months after the brief was issued, we were delighted to offer the client two candidates that we felt offered both the technical expertise and cultural fit they were looking for despite a challenging FinTech recruitment market.Ultimately the client chose to place one of our candidates in the role of Senior Product Manager.As a result, the client now utilises Hubbado for all their permanent and contract requirements across their Technology, Product, Sales and Commercial departments.Looking for tech skills to take your projects forward at short notice?At Hubbado we specialise in helping businesses large and small access those crucial technical skills they need to ensure the success of everything from digital transformations to platform integrations.Whether it’s FinTech or DevOps our network of over 2,500+ vetted consultants and freelancers means we can find you the right people. For your projects, for your teams and for your business.From just 10%, you can search, contact, and hire consultants on our unique platform.Get in touch for a FREE, no obligation consultation OR post a job now for FREE. Only pay when you hire.