Product Manager

Vancouver, BC

OVOU is a fast growing startup that empowers professionals to make better connections using our smart business card. We are on a mission to shape the future of networking. Our goal is to make every interaction count, help our customers tell their story and turn every encounter into meaningful relationships. We are looking for a highly motivated individual to join our team and help us build industry leading products for our customers.


The Opportunity

As a Product Manager, you will drive roadmap planning & execution, and own feature delivery from idea to ‘go-to-market,’ collaborating with the CEO and other functional leaders. You will own the entire product lifecycle from discovery to delivery and beyond, ensuring the product’s quality and success. You will require strong analytical ability, attention to detail, excellent communication skills, and an ability to drive action across multiple stakeholders. You need to be a strong team player, help build value-based product roadmaps and manage the prioritization to create a seamless balance between customer experience and time-to-market.


How you will make a difference

  • Partnership: You will build strong relationships with your teammates in leadership, design, engineering, sales, marketing and customers successfully, foster trust and better communication to deliver value.
  • Execution: Decision-making and product should be rooted with strategy. You deliver with ownership, proactively and default with action. 
  • Efficiency: Know your priorities, run continuous tests, document, prototype and iterate. Be expeditious.
  • Commitment: You show curiosity, ambition and competitiveness. You act with empathy to learn more about customers.


What you will be doing

  • Work collaboratively with the functional leaders to define the product vision, strategy and roadmap.
  • Gather, manage and prioritize market or customer requirements.
  • Balance driving your agile team to get meaningful work done while doing discovery and planning for the next most important work.
  • Set product goals and key initiatives that are driven by the market dynamics, cost of delay, customer insights, and available resources.
  • Proactively engage with internal and external stakeholders to improve the client experience based on feedback, industry trends and/or changing competitive landscape.
  • Have technical product knowledge or specific domain expertise.
  • Define what to solve in the market, where you articulate the valuable market problem you’re solving along with priorities and justification for each part of the solution.
  • Strike the delicate balance of prioritizing usability and tech debt needs while executing product work against a deadline.
  • Evaluate and provide input on trade-offs for new features, work with stakeholders to provide feasible options.


Requirements

  • 5+ years of experience as a Product Manager. You have seen a successful product through from idea to launch
  • A Computer Science or engineering background ensuring you can intelligently communicate with all stakeholders about technical tradeoffs and product details
  • Clearly defines and prioritizes problem worth solving
  • Communicate strategy, ideas, priorities, plans, effect and learning in an efficient and inspiring way
  • Client-facing skills; you have robust experience partnering with external clients and teams, stakeholders and partners
  • Drive our product strategy by understanding our users and the problems we solve for them, and work with leaders to ensure product reliability and scalability
  • You have led a cross-functional team with engineers, product designers & technical experts
  • You default to action and drive execution
  • You are strategic in your approach


This is a remote position open to candidates located in Canada or the USA with a strong preference for candidates in the Greater Vancouver Area to facilitate regular in-person collaboration. 


What we offer

  • An opportunity for personal and professional growth, supported by high functioning teams and the exciting challenges that come with joining a company at the start of its growth trajectory.
  • A culture where your opinion is highly valued and appreciated.
  • An open, dynamic and international environment
  • A competitive financial package where you’ll be rewarded based on your performance and recognized for the value you bring to our business.


Working at OVOU:

We operate like a sports team and we look for high performing individuals that work well in team dynamics. We want our employees to be trustworthy, embrace feedback, grow rapidly, and love our work. Employing a team rich in diverse thoughts, experiences and opinions enables our employees, our product and our community to flourish. We are committed to create a diverse environment and value the diversity of the people we hire and serve. If you thrive in fast changing environments, want to be part of something special, and learn valuable skills along the way, you’ll enjoy working at OVOU.

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