Eddily VP of Product

Location: Bay Area, CA
Date Posted: 09-07-2017
Eddily VP of Product
 
Location 
Office in SF Bay Area, CA
 
About Us
Eddily is a Bay Area based education software start-up that is reshaping the college to career bridge through a unique skill building and campus recruiting platform that is directly powered by employers.
 
Description
Eddily is seeking an experienced product management executive who will be a thought partner with the CEO and Head of Technology.  The VP of Product will lead the successful design and execution of Eddily’s product and customer development strategy.  In this capacity, you'll oversee the vision of our product, optimize our stakeholder experience, increase stakeholder usage and engagement, and build/manage the future Product Management and Marketing teams.  As we grow, you should be willing and able to manage/support activities across the organization and with external parties.
 
Responsibilities
  • Drive the Product strategy and marketing of the Eddily platform
  • Create an efficient product management culture that puts the stakeholders (customers, users, beneficiaries) at the center of our work
  • Help build, document, manage the product roadmap--including articulating and recommending tradeoffs
  • Define, track and report on product related success metrics
  • Work with the Head of Technology to develop and implement a formal release management and deployment process
  • Provide thought leadership and input to overall business strategy
  • Lead Product talent activities including hiring, motivating, advocating for, training and retaining staff
  • Assist CEO with fundraising and sales
  • Champion product innovation, IP creation and IP protection
 
Basic Qualifications
  • College degree (or equivalent) in computer science, business administration or related concentration
  • 8+ years managing product management teams, technical roots as a software engineer or technical analyst a plus
  • Team player with excellent communication skills
  • Ability to gain the trust and effectively partner with software engineers
  • Demonstrated experience driving the customer discovery, development, delivery, and ongoing improvement of a large scale, high performing, complex online and/or mobile application (platform)
  • Ability to uncover and turn customer needs into product functionality
  • Experience with a variety of software development processes (including Agile)
  • Demonstrated track record of successfully hiring, motivating, retaining and effectively deploying talented product and marketing staff and consultants
  • Detailed planning, time management and organizational skills
  • Positive, proactive and exercises great judgment
  • Ability to deliver in a fast paced start-up environment
  • Creative problem-solver
  • High levels of integrity and discretion in handling confidential information
  • Previous participation in strategic and business planning, product strategy, operations, sales/marketing and overall business direction a plus
  • Experience in education industry, recruiting industry, big data, artificial intelligence, two-sided platforms and/or SAAS business model is required
Compensation
Compensation structure and role title (possible co-founder) are negotiable

Application
Please apply through our online talent portal:  talent.eddily.com
Questions:  talent@eddily.com
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