Hey, We’re Founders Factory
Founders Factory is improving the odds of startup success, empowering anyone to impact the world through entrepreneurship.
We’re changing the venture model, trusting our ability to make a real difference to the companies we invest in. Our platform gives entrepreneurs market access to multi-national corporates, and bespoke operational support from a big and brilliant team. This allows us to do things that don’t scale, tailoring a program to every startup that joins. Letting our startups tap into skills they need but can’t yet access.
All of this is funded by our corporate partners, but their role is not simply cash. They bring the best bits of their businesses to our startups – validation, distribution, insight and capital. These are ingredients that startups others don’t have, which is why you see startups here that can not exist anywhere else.
We’re here so founders who see the future differently get the skills they need to make it a reality. We’re proud to back founders others wouldn’t and we back ourselves to make them successful. We know the biggest impact comes from those that don’t fit the mould so we’ve made Founders Factory their home.
👟 The Role
At Founders Factory our mission is to develop a repeatable methodology for building successful innovative technology startups. At the center of this are the companies we invest in and guide through our accelerator programme and the companies we create and build in our incubator. All these businesses have different needs and every founder is on a different journey when it comes to product thinking and leadership. Our Product Coaches help these businesses by increasing their product knowledge and help them build the right thing, in the right way.
💪 Your responsibilities
You will be impacting business strategies, direction and how teams work together. Product thinking is the core of everything we do at Founders Factory and our Product coaches are the custodians.
Work with startups in the accelerator and incubator to identify their product knowledge gaps.
Coach founders using your expertise in product development and management to become better product thinkers and leaders.
Help refine the structure of the coaching framework we have created to improve how our companies build a product that continuously delivers value to their customers. We believe product coaching is the future of product management, come and help us develop it further.
Contribute to the overall product strategy and vision of the organisation with a focus on team coaching and mentorship.
Improve teams and businesses ability to ship quality products
Provide product insights and collaborative decision making to help the team when faced with challenges with a shared focus that is aligned with our values and strategy by unifying a high performing team.
You will be part of gathering the data and produce internal tools that help our companies and Founders Factory to scale, as part of Founders Factory mission to find the ingredients on the best way to start a business.
🎯 Required skills, competencies and experience
Significant experience in a product leadership role with strong coaching and people development ability. Able to encourage self-motivation, improvement, and drive. You are a firm believer in coaching over management.
Driven by finding the root cause of any issue, rather than putting a patch over them, with sound judgement and problem-solving ability at all levels. Comfortable making decisions and taking risks where necessary.
High emotional intelligence and empathy for founders and their team as well as for your colleagues in the Founders Factory operations team
Be organised with strong attention to detail and an ability to balance detail with the big picture.
Exceptional communication and interpersonal skills, both written and verbal.
Great knowledge of what makes a good process and being able to apply frameworks and methodologies for the right problem
An understanding of what makes a great product. From design, technology and growth.
Coached multiple teams at one time or have worked with a variety of products and industries in your career.
Uncertainty – We thrive in not knowing and love the process of problem-solving together and with other teams.
Empathy – We work closely with people who are doing something really brave, starting a business or people who are supporting people starting a business
Resilience – Some things work, some things don’t. Don’t worry about it and learn from it. Move on.
Continuous Improvement – We are always looking to improve our product coaching practice
We provide all the excitement and freedom of an early stage startup but with the stability and resources of a large organisation. This is your rare chance to contribute across the full business spectrum to become a founder in the future:
Growth: Work with and meet exceptional talent. Learn faster than you ever have before. Access our large network of investors and customers.
Autonomy: Freedom to execute, build businesses, not just products.
Support: marketing, legal, finance, fundraising, growth, business development and recruitment.
Health and Wellness: Comprehensive extended health care coverage from Vitality and Spill counselling.
Office Space: Desk space in fully-serviced office on High Street Ken with table tennis table, scooters and breakout spaces.
Office Meals: Catered lunches 2 days a week, unlimited breakfast, healthy snacks, freshly ground coffee and Paul’s Irish Bar.
We are committed to building a diverse culture and are eager to receive applications from all backgrounds. All applicants will receive consideration for employment without discrimination.
Please note: we have an overwhelming number of applications and will do our best to get back to you within 72 hours if you fit the bil