We are seeking a seasoned SaaS expert to lead our product team to new heights!
As a Director of Product Management, you will be responsible for shaping the product vision and strategy for various areas of Vendasta’s own world-class, end-to-end e-commerce platform, and specifically, leading Vendasta’s product-led go-to-market strategy. You will drive highly collaborative and cross functional initiatives across the division in order to acquire, activate, and retain and grow our partners and their customers. You are customer-centric and data informed. You value quality work but are committed to agility and iterative development, releasing customer value often, and constantly measuring your impact. You experiment and aren’t afraid to challenge the status quo. You champion a growth-culture amongst all Product Managers in the division, and your strong communication skills allow you to collaborate effectively with leadership, design, engineering, sales, marketing, and client success to deliver the most value to our partners and their customers.
The ideal candidate will have extensive experience in SaaS, and in leading cross-functional projects in the intersection of design, technology and business. They will set the direction for product development and delivery, balancing user experience, revenue generation and technical considerations.
Work with divisional GM to define and communicate clear goals, strategies, and results for product management
Collaborate with Product senior management to build and lead a strong team of Product Managers dedicated to achieving Vendasta’s overall goals for business growth through constant product innovation, market research, and an entrepreneurial mindset
Manage to OKRs (objectives and key results) with Product Managers to communicate functional and divisional goals, follow up on progress, as well as encourage and assist with professional development
Perform as both Product Management and provide your professional perspective to senior management and key stakeholders in your area of expertise and in support of product launch efforts
Perform business & financial analysis, monitoring, and reporting to build business cases and justify expenditures for building products.
Collaborate with Product senior management to lead and contribute company-wide in a way that is consistent with the organization’s thoughts on agile and product management
Strategy & Growth
Collaborate with divisional GM in broader strategic planning of Vendasta’s Product-Led go-to-market strategy
Act as a product advocate & champion and/regularly communicate product roadmap and development schedules to all relevant internal stakeholders
Work with Product Managers to ensure the creation and implementation of products are designed to grow the business, assigning tasks and deliverables as need be
Coordinate and execute market research programs, developing business cases to support each business opportunity, and communicate cross-functionally with internal stakeholders
Develop a strategic understanding of Vendasta’s user personas and the larger target markets and evolving trends in order to drive product evolution
Skills and Requirements
5+ years experience in Product Management
5+ years experience managing teams in an R&D or SaaS setting
Ability to lead and inspire confidence in your team and customers while dealing with uncertainty, resource constraints, and Agile software development
Highly collaborative leader with the ability to build and lead a team to work effectively in a fast-paced, energetic and high growth environment
Experience driving cross-functional product initiatives that yielded clear user and business outcomes
Demonstrated track record in defining product strategy and establishing a clear set of product principles
Proven ability to prioritize features, write user stories, and work directly with various cross-functional groups
Exceptional verbal, written, and interpersonal communication skills; ability to articulate technology and product positioning to internal, external, customer, and prospective business audiences
A proven leader: empathetic and collaborative; able to understand different point of views and have others see things from your perspective
Preference will be given to an individual with demonstrated experience implementing product-led go to market strategies.