VP of Product Management and Strategy
About Produx Labs:
Produx Labs is a product consultancy that helps enterprise and growth stage companies level up their Product Management expertise and practices. Our services include consulting in product strategy, organizational design, product operations, Product Management support and training. All of our team members are passionate about product, and helping to shape the best product managers in the industry.
We are growing our team and looking for a senior product leader with experience in both product management at a company and consulting to help lead engagements with our clients on both the enterprise and growth side of the business.
We are currently looking for a Vice President of Product Management and Strategy to join our consulting group to work hands-on with our clients to grow or transform their business. You are multifaceted Product Leader who deeply understands what it takes to establish a great product management organization in the areas of organizational design, product strategy, operations, people, and process. While you may have had more experience at either growth stage companies or enterprise companies, you’ve gotten your hands dirty building a Product Organization and interfacing with executives to get that done.
As a member of the team, the VP of Product Management and Strategy would work across both our enterprise and growth stage companies. With our enterprise companies you will be working with executives of the organization to assess, advise, and lead a team to set up product organizations at scale, of companies up to 45,000 people. With our growth stage companies, you’ll advise executive teams or jump in to play the role of the product executive to build orgs or strategies while one is being hired. In both cases, it all comes down to how do you scale effectively for this stage of company.
Act as Interim-Product Leader with client companies that don’t have existing C-suite or VP level product leadership in place.
Coach client company C-suite and VP executives on the roles of product management and which are ideal for their organization.
Identify gaps and transformation needs in client company product organization, practices and processes.
Work with and manage a team of skilled product management and analytics professionals to surface strategic product opportunities for client companies.
Deploy product organization and strategy transformations, leading the client engagement.
Help our client companies transform from instinct-based to evidence-based product operations.
Aide our clients in learning to focus on outcomes and not output.
Contribute thought leadership pieces and reusable playbooks to be shared both publicly and for internal sharing with our client companies.
Be a people manager and coach to other product managers and data analysts on your team.
This role is designed for product leaders who’ve established themselves to be on a solid VP of Product level (or Director level who oversees a P&L), who are hungry to make the last push to reach an executive level. This role will expose you to what it’s like to operate efficiently in an executive team at scale, communicate with boards of directors, and interface with investors.
You will work closely with data analysts and other senior product professionals to provide an end-to-end service to our clients - from business analysis to execution of product organization transformations.
We are deep believers in the power of software to change how people live and work. Candidates must have an interest in technology and an excitement to work with rapidly growing companies.
The ideal candidate is intellectually curious, possesses strong analytical skills, has excellent communication skills, and has experience managing and influencing others. The candidate will be responsible for not only identifying areas for improvement but also for driving outcomes that lead to improved business performance.
Please include your work experience both in house and as a consultant on your resume.
Solid track record in product management and product leadership (VP / Dir / GM of Product roles)
Experience in both enterprise and growth stage software product companies
Experience in people management
Deep understanding of creating lasting change in organizations
Ability to read financial statements and connect them to product performance
Thorough understanding of Agile and Lean concepts and their real-world execution
A humble confidence with an appetite and drive to learn as much as you can
A desire to transform companies into product led organizations
Strong interpersonal skills and executive presence
Experience in consulting preferred, but in lieu of, must demonstrate strong influence and political skills.
This role is a full time and located in our offices in Flatiron, New York City.