Director of Product

Organization
Vera Solutions
Location
Mumbai, India
Job Type
Full-time
Deadline for Applications
03/20/2020
How to Apply
Click on the application link to complete the online application
Where to Apply
https://verasolutions.formstack.com/forms/2020proddirector
Tags
Full-time

About Vera
Vera Solutions is a social enterprise and Certified B Corporation® building cloud and mobile applications for social impact organizations worldwide. Our clients—more than 300 organizations in over 55 countries—include major iNGOs and grant-making organizations, social enterprises, and community-based organizations.

Position Overview
Vera is looking for an energetic and mission-driven Director of Product to keep delivering our vision for cloud-based solutions that increase accountability and transparency in the social sector. You will lead Vera’s product development function and team and be critical to the future success of the organization. The ideal candidate is a hands-on leader who integrates broad technical, design, and business expertise and thrives working in a fast-paced startup environment.

Aligned with our vision for greater transparency, accountability and efficiency in the social sector, we have built two products: (1) Amp Impact, to help NGOs and funders measure their impact and manage their programs/portfolios and (2) Many2Many, to manage relationships between records through a simple and easy UX. Learn more about these products on our website and on our Appexchange listings – Amp Impact and Many2Many.

Primary Responsibilities:
Own and drive product strategy:
– Track and iterate product strategy with a strong focus on user needs and knowledge of our domain
– Manage the product roadmap including prioritization and communication to stakeholders
– Collaborate with the leadership team to ensure Vera’s systems can support plans for scaling our products and teams and that these systems are being adapted
– Engage stakeholders, serve as the link between them and the build team, ensuring buy-in across the business and taking responsibility for the end product
– Be a champion of the product vision and strategy and represent us at industry conferences and key events

Lead Product team:
– Manage, develop and retain product team and ensure all team members have clear responsibility domains, deliverables, growth opportunities, and support to achieve their goals
– Proactively establish and strengthen our product development practices for scale and team growth
– Eliminate blockers for team members to work efficiently within their focus areas and collaborate across functions

Drive an agile approach to product development:
– Collect requirements and conduct user research to develop product solutions that balance stakeholder needs
– Lead agile development process, including managing workloads, prioritization of backlog, and ensuring the team is working efficiently
– Build an understanding of our users through market research and customer engagement in order to adjust development accordingly and solve for problems along our customer journey

Enable our partners to sell and implement our products:
– Work cross-functionally with sales, implementation support, and customer success to build knowledge and capacity to sell and implement our products
– Oversee execution and roll-out for documentation, training and onboarding needs to support new product releases
– Engage with partners and create a framework to scale collaboration and build feedback loops

Skills and Experience:
– 5+ years of experience in product management, ideally within a start-up or high-growth company – social sector experience preferred
– Proven ability to develop and effectively execute on product strategy
– Successful track record as a Product leader with experience mentoring product managers
– Experience in an agile software development environment with rapid feedback loops
– Experience with prototyping, testing, and validating product hypotheses, and have proven success at identifying MVPs which transition to valuable and appealing products
– Technical acumen and genuine passion for technology
– Well-versed in core concepts related to UI/UX design
– Insatiable desire to improve skills and knowledge of self and others
– Excellent written and verbal communication and relational skills
– Proven ability to influence cross-functional teams without formal authority
– Detail-oriented with excellent organizational skills

Competencies
– Strong collaboration skills and high EQ
– Strategic, big picture thinker with the ability to execute and get things over the line
– Strong leadership skills with the ability to mentor a team
– Confident and experienced decision-maker
– Positive, high energy and committed to the mission and our values
– Deep knowledge of customer desires and behaviors
– Willingness to roll up your sleeves in a start-up, entrepreneurial environment
– Excellent stakeholder management skills

Travel Requirements:
– Onboarding requirements: 3-6 months full time in Mumbai
– 2 weeks in Mumbai per quarter
– Attendance at a few key events and conferences per year (e.g. Dreamforce)