Director, Product Management

Lever

  • Full Time

A BIT ABOUT US
Lever’s vision is connecting human potential to meaningful work. Hiring is the most strategic challenge that every company faces, and Lever is one of the most recognized brands in talent acquisition software. As the innovation leader in our space, we are searching for great people to join us and push further.

We are proud of the company we’ve built so far, but we are even more excited for what is yet to come. Our 5000+ customers include global leaders, startups that are disrupting industries, and businesses around the world. Lever has raised $123 million in funding, most recently a $50M Series D in November 2021.

With an overall gender ratio of 50:50 women and men, Lever is also fiercely committed to building a team culture that celebrates diversity and inclusion. We have been certified as a “Great Place to Work”, along with “Best Company Outlook 2022,” and “Forbes Best Startup Employers 2022,” and the list keeps growing! Our people are Lever’s biggest competitive advantage. For more information on our team culture, visit https://inside.lever.co/.

THE CHALLENGE
We are looking for an experienced Product Management  leader to lead key areas of the Product team and collaborate to innovate around our Talent Acquisition solution.  The successful candidate will help us drive our core roadmap and collaborate with customers to deliver value across all aspects of talent acquisition.  The role will partner with Product, Design and Engineering leaders to deliver customer value through innovation and increased velocity. A key responsibility for this role will also be attraction and retention of key Product Managers.

THE OPPORTUNITY
As a Product leader you will drive our roadmap to ensure we are the leading talent acquisition solution in our target markets.  You will lead the team to define and deliver meaningful customer value in a SaaS environment, while you build their continuous discovery skills, and collaborate with a team of committed product experts.  You will contribute to a broader strategy and roadmap discussion based on your unique understanding of our market and customers, and help drive best practices across the entire product lifecycle, from idea to launch.

THE TEAM
In the Director, Product Management role you will report to the SVP of Product, and work collaboratively with a distributed team of product management and design experts who execute on our product strategy.  You will also have the opportunity for cross functional collaboration across our entire company – Engineering, Services, Support, Customer Success, Sales and Marketing.

 

THE SKILL SET

 

  • 10+ years relevant Product experience with at least 5+ at the management level
  • Experience with a high growth B2B SaaS offering
  • Proven track record of attracting and developing a team of Product Managers
  • A proven track record of applying full lifecycle product management principles – roadmap to launch
  • Experience using modern PM practices such as continuous discovery, user story mapping, rapid prototyping etc
  • Experience with Scrum or other agile development
  • An ability to balance strategy and execution
  • Demonstrated ability to cultivate customer relationships
  • Bias to action and hands on experience delivering measurable business results
  • An interest and ability to learn quickly in a high growth environment
  • Strong interpersonal skills and demonstrated ability to interact with customers
  • Data driven decision making
  • Experience collaborating with product design
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    WITHIN 1 MONTH, YOU’LL

     

  • Complete Ramp Camp, our onboarding program designed to get you up to speed on our business, vision, and team.
  • Complete Lever product certification to gain a deep understanding of our end to end capabilities
  • Gain a good understanding of our processes and systems
  • Shadow Product/Design teammate(s) to learn how we plan and deliver releases, work with cross functional teammates and interact with customers
  • Focus on a deeper understanding of the product areas you will own
  • Engage with team and understand current priorities/challenges
  • Gain an understanding of our currently defined roadmap
  • Learn about the competitive landscape for TA solutions
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    WITHIN 3 MONTHS, YOU’LL

     

  • Shadow customer interactions to understand how our customers use our solution and where their pain points are
  • Meet with Sales and CS to gain the prospect/customer perspective
  • Dig in to understand the strategy direction for your Product area – innovation priorities, tech debt, competitiveness etc
  • Work with the team to start to shape roadmap investments
  • Work with Product Ops to drive improvement
  • Gain a solid understanding of competitive landscape and how we compete
  • Collaborate with other Employ business units to identify product or market synergies
  • WITHIN 6 MONTHS, YOU’LL

     

  • Define both personal and team level OKR’s and track performance against these
  • Partner with your design product management peers to define strategic roadmap
  • Drive advancements in continuous discovery to ensure each feature meets customer needs
  • Articulate the features in terms of customer value and carry this through to launch
  • Define key data you will consume for decision making, and ensure we are collecting data around adoption and use for future investment
  • Drive professional development for your Product team
  • Fill open HC quickly 
  • Help identify growth and investment opportunity for the Lever product
  • WITHIN 12 MONTHS, YOU’LL

     

  • Leverage your product, data, competitor and customer knowledge to contribute to strategic roadmap discussions and help plot the differentiated roadmap for your area
  • Continue to monitor competitive developments and leverage these where relevant
  • Be perceived as the SME in your area of the Lever solution, while maintaining a solid understanding of our end to end capabilities
  • Contribute your expertise and experience to continuous improvement for our Product organization
  • Mentor  newer members of the Product team
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    Is this role not an exact fit?
    The Lever Story
    Lever is a leading Talent Acquisition Suite that makes it easy for talent teams to reach their hiring goals and to connect companies with top talent. Lever is the only platform that provides all talent acquisition leaders with complete ATS and robust CRM capabilities in one product, LeverTRM. The LeverTRM features allow leaders to scale and grow their people pipeline, build authentic and long-lasting relationships, and source the right people to hire. Lever Analytics provides customized reports with data visualization, see offers completed and interview feedback, and more, to inform strategic decisions between hiring managers and executives alike.
    Our platform also enables companies to hire with inclusivity in mind, helping eliminate any hiring bias. Lever supports the hiring needs of over 5,000 companies around the globe including the teams at Netflix, Spotify, Atlassian, KPMG, and Nielsen. For more information, visit https://www.lever.co.
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