Product Manager - Discovery Focus

Hi there!


We are in search of a motivated and talented individual to join our team and start working on all sorts of interesting early-stage products.

As a Product Manager at d.labs you would work with your product team to help startup founders from different industries validate their business ideas and discover digital products people will love. A product management role is placed at the intersection of business design, customer and market research, product design and agile development. You would be a leader who works in a highly collaborative environment, focused on building products in a lean way, as well as building strong relationships with our clients and your cross-functional product team. If you like working in a product culture where teams value rapid testing and learning while mitigating risks, then this is a great opportunity for you.

Responsibilities

  • Co-create, coordinate and facilitate d.labs' product discovery process for our clients
  • Work with cross-functional collaborators, such as engineers, product designers and marketers, to validate product ideas through a set of product discovery frameworks and methods selected for each client respectively
  • Work closely with early-stage founders to understand their vision, business and product objectives, and to gain a deep understanding of the problem space through workshops and research
  • Conduct secondary and primary research, prototyping and experiments (e.g. defining and understanding of proto-personas, customer journeys, customer interviews) 
  • Translate customer insights into prioritised product ideas or experiments to be tested on the market and with customers
  • Synthesise data to make strategic evidence-based recommendations founded on business, market and customer needs
  • Facilitate and actively collaborate in the development of business models, go2market plans and early-traction tactics for products to be launched in collaboration with our clients, the product team, and other experts (e.g. marketing)
  • Facilitate agile ceremonies in order to deliver a product or product initiatives in a timely manner and agreed quality
  • Actively collaborate in the design and validation of d.labs' own Product Discovery Products


‍‍Experience and Skills

  • Minimum of 3 years of proven experience in product management with digital products or in a similar product role
  • A track record of launching consumer-facing digital products and services (B2B or B2C)
  • Experience working with start-ups
  • Ability to create and execute a customer discovery process to gather pains and opportunities
  • Ability to design and run various ideation workshops 
  • Presentation skills and storytelling
  • Understanding of how to integrate (lean) analytics into a product for generating useful information
  • Understanding of the importance of branding and when it's important and when it's not
  • A strong understanding of value proposition design and what makes for a successful venture
  • Excellent verbal and written communication skills with the ability to communicate and influence stakeholders at all levels
  • Fluent English
  • Knowledge of modern development practices like agile and scrum
  • General understanding of the technical aspects in digital product development with the ability to work closely with technical engineers and get the best out of them
  • Strong design sense with the ability to collaborate with designers to produce great work
  • Ability to manage stakeholders across the business and clients
  • Passion for digital products and human-centered design
  • Dependable, enthusiastic, curios with great energy and the ability to work in a fast paced, dynamic environment

Nice to Have

  • Knowledge of lean startup techniques and what a good MVP should be across B2B and B2C
  • Technical or design background
  • Understanding of metrics and how to define them for different companies and products
  • Understanding of behavioural psychology and how to make products with high engagement and stickiness
  • Understanding of the growth process across Acquisition, Activation, Retention, Referral and Revenue

Why you'll enjoy working at d.labs

  • Through our training program you will learn to master the art and science of Product discovery and validation, that will empower you to influence important business and product decisions that carve out a path to successful ventures
  • Our senior experts and managers will be your mentors and allies in helping you achieve your goals
  • We collaborate on interesting international projects, trying to make a real difference 
  • We are a remote-first organization, with coworkers from different locations in the CET time zone, mostly in Slovenia
  • Our development center in Ljubljana and a coworking office in Maribor will be available to you at all times, making it your choice to work from home or from the office
  • We work flexible working hours and have a relaxed working environment
  • Instead of the traditional top-down hierarchy, we use squads, tribes, and chapters to run our business (adapted from the Spotify model)
  • Our teams are cross-functional squads, focused on one project at a time and include developers, product managers, QA engineers and when needed also DevOps engineers and product designers, ensuring a collaborative and creative environment
  • We are proud of our team work and enjoy working with one another
  • We offer fair pay, a transparent career and promotion plan
  • We have regular monthly 1on1 meetings with our managers
  • Our management and HR teams are focused on wellbeing, connectedness & development
  • We focus on internal learning in the form of mentorships, workshops, talks and a process we call Chapters
  • We have a strong budget for learning courses & conferences

Sounds exciting?

Write to us so we can meet! Send us your CV or a link to your LinkedIn profile to: jobs@dlabs.io
After the first screening, we love to meet face to face, usually via a video call, so we can learn more about each other. If we see there is mutual interest, we'll ask you to spend more time with us, either by coming to our offices for a full day or going through our online assessment. Our goal is both to get to know your skills better and showcase our culture and way of work to you.

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