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Shakila Hashmi recently joined the BGL Group as a Senior Product Manager, find out more about why she chose to work for us.
I joined comparethemarket.com in February as a Senior Product Manager, which means I look at the overall strategic roadmap for the Money team for products such as: credit cards, loans, current accounts, savings etc. I work with the technology and development teams looking at future products and capabilities, as well as understanding business cases and the overall financial impact of the money products. We want to make sure we are delivering the best customer experience for people visiting our site, and that is a key part of my role.
I have been working in digital product management since 2012 and what I love about it is that it’s multifunctional and at the intersection of business strategy, technology and customer experience. It’s really rewarding to be able to bring it all together from a strategic perspective and at the same time deliver and own the outcome.
I previously worked for TD Bank in Canada. After relocating to the UK, and after taking a couple of years out to start a family, I decided that I was ready to get back into work. I attended the London Careers Fair, Silicon Milk Roundabout, and having done my research about the companies that were there, I found myself drawn to the comparethemarket.com stand, partly thanks to the meerkats! I think that comparethemarket.com is a great brand and business to work for, and it’s serious about its commitment to transforming money price comparison. It has the resources and the capabilities to really make an impact in the marketplace and that’s exciting. Owned by BGL Group, comparethemarket.com is committed to ensuring its staff have a great work life balance. It puts a lot of effort into making the work environment a great place to work, and I really valued that with it being my first role back in the workplace after having a child.
If you are heading down to the Careers Fair Silicon Milk Roundabout this weekend, make sure you do your research ahead of time and don’t be afraid to ask many questions. Try to think beyond your immediate job requirements – you may turn down a role that on paper may not tick all the boxes but, after further chats and research, you may find is the right role for you and your career.