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Product, Full Time    Toronto    Posted: Wednesday, July 17, 2019
 
   
 
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The Company

Our mission is to connect the worlds photographers. Every month, millions of people from around the world use our website & mobile apps to find, share, & get rewarded for the worlds most inspiring photography.

The Job

Duties & responsibilities will be commensurate with the position of a Director of Product, including the following:

  • Responsible for all activities of the product management department, including mentoring, support & directly managing a team of 3 Product Managers
  • Oversee & ensure that the functions of the Product Managers are efficiently & effectively executed
  • Own the health of the existing product; identify & monitor critical business metrics daily & provide regular & accurate reporting to exec staff on product initiatives
  • Develop the product roadmap for both the short & long term, collaborating with senior business executives to determine business priority
  • Manage the overall product roadmap & feature prioritization & execution, maintaining & executing against the roadmap effectively & efficiently
  • Use multivariate testing to prove or disprove product ideas & share insights with the team
  • Establish & refine & framework for monitoring & measuring success metrics after any launches, incorporating feedback into the product development process
  • Collaborate with other Product Line Directors, including engineering, marketing, design & business development departments, translating the product needs into requirements & to drive consensus across the departments
  • Build an understanding & cultivate in the products vision, the business case, as well as compiling the product planning material necessary for driving product initiatives further with clarity & consensus
  • Responsible for developing, defining, & overseeing the products roadmap & managing it as required for the purpose of meeting deliverables for the business, including incorporating the existing development backlog & makes priorities as determined by the business, consumer, & market needs
  • Work intimately with the marketing department to develop marketing strategies, plans for product marketing initiatives & processes
  • Conduct relevant product research; establishing competitive intelligence & various market analyses that supplement & compliments analyses already conducted by junior product managers; conducting consumer & market research that further aids the business in understanding current & future product needs\
  • Represent the business & promote the product by advocating for its value & benefits at executive briefings, marketing events, online consumer platforms, etc.
  • Develop reports, dashboards & key tools for tracking KPIs & critical product & business metrics; provide summary of status & tracking against established timelines & KPIs on a regular basis to key stakeholders across the business line & senior leadership team
  • Identify any key issues or risks that impact the meeting of pre-established targets & propose & implement solutions & improvements

What the Ideal Candidate Will Have

  • Demonstrated leadership experience
  • 7+ years experience delivering highly successful & innovative technology products that you are proud of
  • Demonstrated experience in managing both mobile & web products from end-to-end, from discovery to delivery to ongoing refinement & optimization
  • Experience using lean startup & agile principles to develop product market fit
  • Grit: when the need arises you are willing to work through messy details with your team to achieve success; you persevere when others fall away
  • A bias towards action: the ability to cut through any issue, identify the salient points, & rally a team around addressing them
  • High standards: for yourself, your work, & your colleagues
  • Exceptional communication skills
  • Track record balancing making decisions using data vs creative vision
  • Experience with analytic tools & SQL an asset
  • A love of photography

Perks

  • Interesting technical challenges
  • Competitive salaries; quarterly bonus structure
  • Flexible hours
  • Catered lunches, snacks & drinks
  • Great health & dental benefits
  • Professional development opportunities

Our Interview Process

  • Phone screen: < 30 min conversation with a hiring manager.
  • Case challenge
  • In-person interviews: 3-5 hours at our office where you'll meet multiple members of our team.

Diversity

We believe diverse teams perform better, & we seek to increase our overall team diversity. We make active efforts to reduce the impact of unconscious bias in our hiring process.

 
 
 
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