Lead Product Managers are responsible for guiding the success of a product unit and leading the cross-functional team that is responsible for improving it. They are directly responsible for the management and/or mentoring of one or more Product Managers, helping them set strategy, road map, and feature definition for a product or product line. They are responsible for defining the why, when and what of the product that the engineering team builds.
They provide the deep product expertise needed to lead the organization and make strategic product decisions. The role spans many activities from strategic to tactical and provides important cross-functional leadership — most notably between engineering, marketing, sales, and support teams.
- Management / Mentoring one or more Product Managers.
- Product Lifecycle Management for a specific BUs.
- Communication. PMs inspire and motivate others to work towards a clear, compelling vision.
- Collaboration. PMs build engaged, high-performing collaborative and inclusive teams, ensuring that they fully leverage the best from those around them.
- Make a decision (and own it). PMs quickly and assertively make meaningful decisions that enable us to deliver value for our customers at speed.
- Core values. PMs live and breathe company’s core values. They are an example to their teams as to how anyone should behave in the organization.
- Definition & influence. Responsible for setting a product vision and strategy.
- Alignment & evangelism. As important as creating strategy & road maps is ensuring that these are understood and internalized by all.
- Road map creation & Rationale. PMs are responsible for taking in a range of inputs and perspectives and clarifying and prioritizing problem focus areas for their teams, this is communicated in the form of road maps.
- Start with the problem. PMs need to have a stubborn focus on understanding, refining, articulating the problem (or opportunity) your team is solving.
- Customer in mind. PMs are accountable for bringing customer needs to the table and understand how Kueski can deliver value based on them.
- Data arguments. PMs use data to inform decision-making and uncover new product opportunities.
- Competitive insights. PMs understand the competitive landscape and industry trends and use this knowledge to identify sustainable competitive advantages.
- Shipping is our heartbeat. Great product teams demonstrate a consistent shipping cadence; PMs help drive this. But it’s not just the speed at which we ship, it’s also the quality of the product.
- Think big, start small. PMs are most directly responsible for ensuring teams constantly fight to scope smaller to learn faster, balancing an ambition to think expansively about the opportunity they are tackling.
- Ship the whole customer experience. PMs need to drive not just the development of a new feature or improvement, but the entire experience that surrounds it.
- Own the metrics and deliver value. PMs should always be able to answer “What impact did your team have with their latest feature shipped?”
- 5+ years of experience managing and developing well-loved products as a Product Manager.
- Experience defining product roadmaps, building collaboratively with design and engineering.
- 2+ years of experience directly managing high-performing teams.
- Non-conventional thinker with proven track record of building creative products.
- Good instincts and a deep analytical thinking to focus on the things that matter most.
- Proven ability to influence decision-making at all levels within an organization, and in a variety of contexts.
- Compelling storyteller with experience communicating concepts and ideas to engineers and creatives.
- Ability to work in a fast-paced and agile development environment.
- Experience with web / mobile development technologies.
- English: Advanced.
- Worked in startup environment.
- Experience defining financial products.