Collage.com Michigan, USA
Jan 18, 2020
We are seeking our first VP of Product to join our leadership team and lead our small but growing product team here at Collage. Our ongoing Product goal is for every customer to have an outstanding experience designing and ordering custom photo products. This is a new position for an entrepreneurial and empathetic leader where you'll be expected to substantially shape the role and have a lasting impact on our brand, values, and methods for developing products. Adding a strong VP of Product will allow us to best support our team through critical stages of rapid growth, while more effectively identifying and materializing greater opportunities to expand into new product areas and markets and most importantly, to improve the lives of our customers by giving them a platform to create products that they love. Our Product Team Values We believe in developing great product through a deep understanding of our users with a variety of qualitative and quantitative methods, creative use of technology, exemplary design, and an open mindedness to new ideas. We believe that the whole product team - engineers, designers, and product managers - should be actively empowered to contribute to product development. We believe in the lean approach of cheaply and quickly validating assumptions with evidence, and iterating quickly. We are committed to improving the lives of our customers and provide the best possible work environment of our team members. Responsibilities Drive product mission, strategy, and roadmap with strong emphasis on Lean methodologies. Own the end-to-end processes related to product discovery, including identifying problems and opportunities, rapidly validating our assumptions, and defining the solutions that we deliver to our customers. Lead and mentor the existing and future product team members (currently two product managers and two designers). Work closely with the head of engineering to ensure efficient implementation of product improvements and facilitate engineering involvement in product discovery. Collaborate and work cross-functionally with the marketing, physical product and customer services teams and address stakeholder concerns. Qualifications 10+ years experience in product management, preferably in consumer software. Extensive experience with and strong proponent of Lean methodologies. Proven track record of success in developing and shipping consumer product with a high quality user experience. Passion for leading, mentoring and scaling product teams to reach their full potential. Experience defining end-to-end product mission, strategy and roadmap. A healthy level of skepticism and an analytical nature: ability to quickly absorb and analyze unfamiliar information to make decisions that are supported by sound evidence. Evangelist of the lean approach, capable of finding creative ways to quickly validate assumptions underlying both problems and solutions.