Director of Product

Proton

  • Location: Cambridge, MA or Remote (within North America)
  • Closing: This role has no specific closing date.

Job Description

Who we are:

Distributors power the world's economy. They sustain the supply chains that deliver nearly every physical product you come across. But distributors can be way more efficient. We have begun invigorating the $6 Trillion dollar distribution industry by empowering the people who sell these products with AI.

This isn't an interesting problem just because of its scope. If you're a deeply curious person you'll thrive on the details of this problem. Distributors have thousands of products and customers, and many millions of orders annually. Right now, the data on these orders is largely unused, making it impossible for distributors to predict customer needs and make proactive changes. But where others see invoices, we see intellectual problems.

Responsibilities:

In this role, you will oversee our product organization and manage two other product managers. Reporting directly to our Founder/ CEO, you will optimize our product development process, installing processes and best practices. You'll also help set our overall product roadmap and vision, ensuring we build the most valuable product possible for our customers.

As is often the case for startups, this is a player-coach role, offering both the opportunity to manage other product managers and the opportunity to directly work on features yourself. If you thrive wearing many hats, and enjoy the full range of big-picture process and strategy to detailed execution, we'd love to talk to you.

The skills you'll use in this role:

  • Strong grasp of product management best practices (how to organize a roadmap, how to plan specific features, how to coordinate across teams, etc), and ability to put those best practices into action

  • Exceptional management and mentorship skills, and a passion for coaching people

  • Empathy for our customers, and ability to understand and prioritize their needs via user feedback, user research, experimentation, and data

  • Ability to rapidly produce product concepts and prototypes (both low and high fidelity)

  • Ability to work cross-functionally, especially with software engineers, to turn feature ideas into reality

  • Solid business and strategic intuition combined with problem-solving, listening and interpersonal skills

Values that matter to us:

  • Independent: You take ownership of your own work, and thrive when given creative freedom. You like to experiment with new concepts, and don't mind making mistakes, so long as you learn from them.

  • Cooperative: You love helping teammates work towards the common goal. You know that no one has all the answers, and are comfortable supporting teammates who are outside of their domain and having them do the same for you.

  • Agile: Things move quickly when you're growing as quickly as we are. You're able to adapt to new and interesting challenges that you face every day, even when they're different from the ones you faced yesterday.

Experience that may be helpful:

  • Experience developing and deploying products for enterprise customers.

  • Experience in an early stage startup environment--preferably in a role focused on product or software engineering.

Questions? Contact us: Andrew Creamer (andrew@proton.ai)

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  • You’ll need a CV/résumé, but it’ll only be considered if you score well on the blind review

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