Credit Union:

Whatcom Educational Credit Union (WECU)


Bellingham, WA



Job Description:

The Program Manager, Product Development helps build and evolve WECU’s Product Development strategy and execution. This role contributes to and collaborates on a wide spectrum of product initiatives by leading cross-functional teams to help the credit union meets its stated business mission and objectives.  Closely collaborates with other Member Experience program managers.
  • Product Roadmap: Coordinate and manage full organizational product roadmap by collaborating with business line leaders with the goal to produce and working resource accessible and available to leadership.
  • Product Life Cycle: Ongoing analysis and measurement of WECU’s product portfolio to ensure products continue to provide value for both the member and credit union.
  • Product Implementation: Own and drive projects from ideation through implementation and launch, focusing on excellent execution.
  • Product Training: Collaborate with Learning and Development and lines of business to maintain effective resources and updated information for staff.   Maintains and ensures accuracy of product portfolio training materials.
  • Journey Mapping: Understand how members interact, enroll, apply and utilize WECU products and services and identify opportunities for improvement or refinement based on changes in member expectations and behaviors.
  • Competitor Analysis: Maintains ongoing analysis and reporting of both traditional and fintech competitors that offer financial products and services in and out of market.
  • Product Focus Groups: Work with Member Loyalty Program Manager to engage with membership during the product development and life cycle process to craft product experiences that delight our members
  • Responsible for Product related MX scorecard/dashboard development and monthly updates. Also responsible for ad hoc analytic needs to support the MX strategy and/or stakeholder needs. Analyze data and develop models to link member experience with business results.
  • Establish and maintain a strong partnership with internal stakeholders to fully understand business objectives and needs. Proactively identify, translate, and evaluate business concerns, questions and challenges into actionable data insights and/or identify data gaps.
  • Assist in managing vendor relationships
  • Other duties as assigned


BS / BA degree in business management, finance or related work experience

  • Three years of banking/credit union product sales and service experience preferred. Broad knowledge of financial institution operations including functions, products/services, and regulations.
  • Skilled in handling several projects simultaneously, prioritize effectively, and exhibit good technical and problem-solving techniques
  • Strong technical aptitude with ability to learn new technology independently
  • Strong analytical and communication skills; demonstrated ability to interact with all levels of management in a professional manner
  • Experienced with Excel including use of pivot tables, financial functions, data analysis, auditing and additional functions, advanced formatting and analysis tools
  • Able to foster internal and external business relationships to ensure alignment with business imperatives
  • Ability to use power point
  • Basic understanding of online banking, including online security issues
  • Solid written and verbal communication skills
 NOTE: Job descriptions are not intended and should not be construed to be exhausted lists of all responsibilities, skills, efforts, or working conditions associated with a job.


The salary range for this position is from $77,103 to $108,851 per year.  

WECU provides a comprehensive benefits package that includes medical, dental, and vision benefits with premiums for employee coverage paid in full, 401(k) retirement plan with an 8% annual contribution from WECU, bonus plan, two or more weeks of vacation, up to 11 paid holidays, paid life and disability insurance, annual wellness benefit, loan discounts, professional development, and much more.

WECU is a not-for-profit financial cooperative where members are encouraged to save and borrow responsibly at fair and competitive rates. Headquartered in Bellingham, WA, WECU has over 130,000 members and over $2.0 billion in assets.

It is WECU’s mission to make a meaningful difference in the lives of our members. We strive to treat both members and staff with honesty and integrity and to be a socially responsible part of our community. WECU also endeavors to be an employer of choice.

WECU is an Equal Opportunity Employer that is committed to diversity and inclusion in the workplace.  We make employment decisions on the basis of merit and qualifications and seek to have the best qualified person in every job. WECU policy prohibits discrimination on the basis of race, color, religion, creed, sex, gender, sexual orientation, gender identity, marital status, age, national origin or ancestry, physical or mental disability, veteran status, genetic characteristics or information, or any other consideration made unlawful by federal, state or local laws.