Ideal start date: ASAP
Candide is a growing company based in central Bristol with the mission to connect plant lovers with inspiration, knowledge and each other. We are an ambitious, international start-up enabling people to progress their passion for plants and nature through the application of technology. We have offices in Bristol (UK) and Cape Town (South Africa) with over 50 staff members.
We openly put our people first and we’re proud to be building a team that genuinely loves working and learning together. We know how important culture is, so have a read to see if you think we might be a good fit.
We are looking for another Product Manager to join our growing team. You will be leading a cross functional team made up of botanists, entomologists, content creators, growth specialists, engineers and designers to make Candide the first place people go to learn more about plants and wildlife, and how to care for them. To achieve this, you will be improving our database of plant and wildlife knowledge, perfecting our automatic plant identification model, and engaging a community of knowledge contributors, amongst other things, as well as identifying and developing new opportunities to expand our markets and product solutions.
We are looking for someone who can inspire and motivate a diverse team, and have experience from working on an in-market, consumer-facing, mobile application. You will have empathy with your users and be keen to develop a deep understanding of their needs. You will be experienced in facilitating design sprints and other workshop formats and have spent 2+ years in a product related role.
Our ideal candidate will bring their experience with evolving a free service to one worth paying for, potentially in a global market. You can also relate to building a product aimed at users with a broad range of skills in a specific domain, and have had success with making complex information engaging and accessible to all.
A budding interest in plants and wildlife is also helpful; plants are a passionate subject for our users and this role will be immersed in that world!
We work in truly cross-functional teams to turn business goals into product features. Great communication means there is an inherent no-blame culture, and our collaborative and inclusive structure encourages everyone to share ideas on how we can improve our processes, growth and product. All our teams have a short daily stand-up, this ensures we remain aligned and those who build products stay very close to our customers that enjoy them. To encourage innovation, we hold monthly hack days where everyone can build something new that falls outside our current roadmap – an idea, a campaign or even a small product – with whomever they like.
For plant lovers – We democratise information about plants by building social connections between people, gathering their knowledge and making it as accessible as possible. We ultimately aim to be the most useful tool in a gardener’s pocket and to accentuate the social, environmental, and physical benefits already associated with gardening.
For the future – We explore new, emerging technologies and constantly adapt to rapidly seize opportunities others have missed. In this way we will bring the gardening industry into the 21st century and secure its relevance in the long-term.
For good – We build on the inherent positivity of our subject matter and protect our “warm and safe community”, which sets us apart. We use our platform to encourage conscious, informed decision-making and work with individuals and companies to progress our values.
What you’ll get from us
- 25 days holiday because the rest of your life is important too
- An extra paid day off to spend among plants
- Regular team socials
- Pre-paid training budget for whatever you need to do your job more effectively
- Enhanced shared parental leave
- Anonymous mental health support. If you need it, we want to help you 🙂
A successful application typically involves:
- A short phone interview
- A small take-home research assignment
- An on-site/remote interview with a few members of the team
To find out more about Candide, visit candidegardening.com.
Please do not hesitate in contacting firstname.lastname@example.org if you want to find more before you apply.