Senior Product Manager - Growth Focus

Hi there!

Working as a Product manager focused on the growth of early and mid-stage startups is a real thrill because you get to make a real impact by helping startup founders from different industries validate their business ideas and discover digital products people love. Don’t you agree?

If you know the feeling and on top of that you think a lot about how you can drive more value from the existing product and have the genuine curiosity to experiment and measure the impact, then this might be a great opportunity for you.

As a Senior Product Manager, you would work at the intersection of business design, customer and market research, product design, and agile development. You would be a leader who works in a collaborative environment, focused on building products in a lean way and building strong relationships with our clients and cross-functional product team.

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, to understand their growth goals, and work toward them
  • Work closely with founders to set up metrics for the growth goals and ensure the business is walking the path of growth
  • Conduct secondary and primary research, prototyping, and experiments (e.g. defining and understanding proto-personas, customer journeys, and customer interviews) 
  • Translate customer insights into prioritized product ideas or experiments to be tested on the market and with customers
  • Synthesise data to make strategic evidence-based recommendations founded on data, 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)

‍‍Experience and Skills

  • You are driven, dependable, curious, with great energy and the ability to work in a fast-paced, dynamic environment
  • 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 and ability to manage stakeholders across the business and clients
  • Know how to integrate (lean) analytics into a product for generating useful information using modern growth frameworks 
  • Understanding of metrics and how to define them for different companies and products
  • Ability to create and execute a customer discovery process to gather pains and opportunities using modern practices
  • Ability to design and run various ideation workshops 
  • General understanding of the technical and design aspects of digital product development with the ability to work closely with technical engineers and  designers to get the best out of them
  • An understanding of the initiatives that will drive the most significant business impact and passion to move the needle of product growth
  • The ability to identify and reduce friction in the user experience
  • Articulate and demonstrate the recommended changes and the reasoning behind them,  backing up your arguments with evidence 
  • A willingness to fearlessly question assumptions and challenge the status quo
  • Excellent verbal and written communication skills with the ability to communicate and influence stakeholders at all levels with fluency in English

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 behavioral psychology and how to make products with high engagement and stickiness
  • Understanding of the growth process across Acquisition, Activation, Retention, Referral, and Revenue

You will love this job if:

  • You love building things from scratch (or almost from scratch) and creating order out of chaos
  • You love having the autonomy in choosing processes and tools to help you do your work
  • You love working in start-up environments and love solving problems that would help the company grow  
  • You love to work directly with decision-makers (founders) and you enjoy being the decision-maker yourself

This job is NOT for you if:

  • You are looking to become a Chief Product Officer
  •  You need to work in a highly structured environment and need a lot of guidance and instructions
  • You want to work on multiple products at the same time or on an extensive product portfolio - at d.labs you will work on one product with one client (our clients are fully focused on  one product as they are in the early or mid-stage of start-up development)
  • You prefer to focus in-depth on one area of product development

Why you'll enjoy working at d.labs

  • We collaborate on interesting international projects, trying to make a real difference 
  • We are a remote-first organization, with coworkers from 10 different locations in the CET time zone
  • If you are from Slovenia than 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
  • Our senior experts and managers will be your mentors and allies in helping you achieve your goals
  • We offer fair pay, a transparent career and promotion plan
  • We have regular monthly 1 on 1 meetings with our managers
  • Our strong HR team is focused on our 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
  • We love our events like multiple team buildings per year, the New Year’s party, parties for welcoming newbies etc., both in person or, if this isn’t possible, online 
  • Our offices are designed for a good working experience in a relaxed and fun environment (video games, table football, bean bags, couches etc.)

Sounds exciting?

Then click on this link and apply!

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 a mutual interest, we will ask you to spend some 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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