Board-level hiring is stuck in the past – that’s where Nurole comes in. We were founded by industry veteran Susie Cummings, who realised there has to be a better and fairer way, in the digital age of hiring the world’s leaders, beyond little black books and the old boys’ network.
Nurole is the global hiring marketplace working exclusively at board level. Our clients range from listed and private organisations, such as Games Workshop, Uber, and Oddbox, to nonprofits, such as Comic Relief, the University of Oxford, and the RSPCA. We’re highly mission-driven and social impact is core to the business model – we believe our unique, tech-driven method casts the net wider for every search and is a fairer, better way to find new and diverse talent. We also discount our fees by 90% for nonprofits and donate to charity every time one of our members recommends a placed candidate in a compensated role.
Our aim is for Nurole to become the way for boards to hire. We’ve already placed over 1,500 people, helping 10 people find a non-executive role each week of 2021. We’re growing fast. The Financial Times listed us in the top 1,000 fastest-growing organisations in Europe for the third time in 2022.
By hiring the right people, good boards become great. Great boards change their organisations, and great organisations change the world.
The work we do matters. We’d love you to join us.
As we transition from start up to scale up, we’re looking for a Product Manager to facilitate the relationship between the business, technology and user experience.
As a Product Manager at Nurole, you’re an initiator, owner and champion of projects and processes. You’ll identify and break down complex business problems into solvable segments. You’ll also support others in approaching issues through a product lens.
You’ll be responsible for managing the product development process from product discovery, truly understanding the problems that are to be solved, defining the area on which to focus and developing products that are desirable, feasible and viable from both a customer and business perspective.
Reporting into our CPO, you’ll make a huge impact on products across the business, embed best practices and continually raise the bar.
- The Product Manager will be responsible for the successful progress of the squad’s mission, goals and metrics. It’s the PM’s responsibility to ensure that the squad is continually tracking and exploring the key leading and lagging indicators that demonstrate improvements in their overall performance and mission. For example it may be that short term engagement rate is a leading indicator of long-term customer life value or that average placement per member may lead directly to an improvement in overall NPS.
- You’ll be responsible for the product discovery process of your squad. This will include problem prioritisation, ideation and defining the appropriate research methods to validate ideas. It will require product narratives and business cases based around desirability; feasibility and viability. You should maintain a tight learning loop that leverages qualitative insights from user research as well as quantitative results from testing and analytics in order to continually inform the product development process.
- The Product Manager is responsible for facilitating the squad in the delivery and iteration of MVPs; for the delivery of upgrades; and for the prioritisation of bugs. You’ll have a deep working relationship with the whole of your squad and the PM will facilitate sprint ceremonies to drive progress against goals and objectives, and establish clear next steps and owners while resolving blocks that impede progress. You’ll work collaboratively with a range of technical and non-technical business stakeholders, showing a high emotional IQ and excellent stakeholder management.
- As the subject matter expert within your assigned cross functional squad, you’ll represent the voice of the customer, end user and business stakeholders, whilst developing deep empathy within a complex and rapidly changing environment.
- You’ll support the creation and communication of the product roadmap by prioritising ideas that come from both the squad and the business. This is a living process, one that’s never complete and always iterating, the task is to bring colleagues with us on this journey.
- You’ll continually manage the effectiveness of the product and ensure a balance of tech and design debt alongside customer and commercial value.
- The Product Manager should define and manage strategic initiatives that improve product team efficiency and impact.
- Conscientious, collaborative, and can be depended upon to carry out your duties with rigour. You’re energetic and you’ll persevere until the job is done, and done impeccably.
- Experience working in a fast moving environment, using an Agile development methodology (such as SCRUM or Kanban.)
- You proactively identify inefficiencies that are holding the team back, and drive better, more efficient workflows
- Pragmatic to recognise the importance of doing it once, and doing it right. You have excellent common sense, and a deep understanding of what’s likely to create most value.
- Fantastic communication, presentation, and analytical skills.
- Demonstrated ability to think iteratively and strategically; you’ve worked in a couple of mature product environments, looking to make an impact and knowledge share in a product department that is sophisticated.
- A background in defining and measuring the impact of programs and initiatives both qualitatively and quantitatively.
- Passionate about fostering a fantastic atmosphere within your squad, creating an environment that boosts flexibility, innovation and cooperation.
- We want people to be proud to work at Nurole – because of what we do, how we do it and what we stand for.
- Throw yourself into your work and we’ll commit to you.
- We don’t mind if you make mistakes – as long as you learn from them.
- We’re big believers in data. This should guide everything we do.
- We strive to be a very human tech company. We want everyone to feel valued and able to do their best work.
Nurole’s culture is built on three core values:
- Be Bold – moon shoot, own it, be brilliant.
- Build Trust – always be kind, nothing beneath us, givers not takers.
- Be Better – growth mindset, black box thinking, autonomy mastery purpose.
- Share options.
- 25 days holiday p.a. & bank holidays.
- Private health insurance (after 12 months of service).
- Regular team events & off-sites.
Founder – Susie Cummings:
Susie, a former top-tier headhunter with over 30 years’ experience and founder of one of Europe’s most successful retained executive search firms, is the founder of Nurole.
Susie started her working life at Advent Venture Partners, where it soon became clear that getting the right senior management team was as important to the success of a business as the strategy or securing the capital itself. This philosophy is at the heart of everything Nurole does today.
CEO – Oliver Cummings:
Oliver joined the company after a decade working as a private equity investor, most recently as a partner at BXR Partners, an international private investment group with a 19-year track record of superior investment performance across a variety of industry sectors, and previously at Goldman Sachs Capital Partners.
Oliver is currently a non-executive director of Thomas’s London Day Schools, a privately-owned schools group with over 2,000 students across London. He also serves on the advisory board of Potage (www.potage.co.uk), recently voted in the top 8 food delivery services in the UK by GQ.
Diversity and Inclusion
Diversity is part of the Nurole DNA, as our platform is designed to attract and identify more diverse candidates for every role.
As a company, we are committed to being a diverse and inclusive organisation, but we know we have work to do. We recently set up a Diversity Committee and appointed a Diversity Champion to drive our efforts in this area. It is looking at both our internal data and policies, and how the Nurole platform empowers people from the widest possible range of backgrounds.