Vice President of Product

DispatchRemote or Minneapolis, MN2 months ago

THE ROLE


As our Vice President of Product, you will be accountable for setting the direction of the Product and User Experience teams as well as actively taking part in day-to-day product management. Delivering more as our Vice President of Product means you’ll take the priorities of the business and the needs of our users to plan and deliver a vision and roadmap that will support company growth.


To do all this, we believe that a great Product person is a clarifier. You will need to take complexity and distill what really matters. You are focused and comfortable making choices on how to cut scope and not quality; constantly trying to find creative (and sometimes risky) solutions to seemingly unfathomable problems. 


In this role, you’ll manage through change and maintain alignment by communicating fundamental roles, goals, and expectations to your team and providing real-time feedback. As a people-leader at Dispatch, you’ll help build high-performing teams by being involved at a strategic level and acting with a sense of responsibility, compassion, integrity, and forgiveness.


This is a full-time exempt role that reports to the Chief Technology Officer.



WHAT YOU’LL DO


Delivers all job duties in alignment with Dispatch’s core values, mission, and purpose

Acts ethically, with integrity, and complies with all legal standards to deliver an environment that promotes respect, innovation, and creativity

Encourages and fosters an inclusive environment - an environment where the strengths and skills of our workforce are welcomed, amplified, and exhibited in work at Dispatch

Builds, maintains, and evolves talent systems for the continual attraction, growth, and development of talent at Dispatch

Works collaboratively and cross-functionally to deliver the best solution for the user, ensuring an excellent experience for the Dispatch suite of offerings

Partners closely with the Vice President of Engineering to ensure we have the right amount of resources and talent needed to realize the set product vision and roadmap priorities

Shares the Product vision, roles, goals, expectations, strategies, and priorities within the Product and User Experience teams to ensure everyone understands our product suite and our customers, and creates an environment where the team is able to work autonomously to deliver value

Determines and manages department KPIs that align with an organizational scorecard

Manage the financial performance of the Product teams, including evaluating current team capabilities, planning, budgeting, and contractual and human resources requirements 

Pioneers the creation and delivery, and manages milestones of, the product portfolio and roadmap to delight customers, increase revenue, and drive engagement with our network of independent contractors

Sets a high product standard while resolving trade-offs between speed, quality, and scope

Continuously improves upon and communicates product processes cross-functionally to optimize deliveries while learning from customers and users and informing what we need to do to the product

Constantly questions and tests assumptions using qualitative feedback, quantitative A/B tests, and KPIs; then iterates and improves on what has been shipped

Partners closely with each area of the business to prioritize the backlog, make tradeoffs in product scope, and update timelines



WHAT WE’RE LOOKING FOR


The ability to quickly pivot as needed while consistently delivering results on time 

Someone who courageously identifies opportunities and the determination to create solutions that meet the needs of the business

The ability to determine what to build and what not to build, bringing focus and steadiness to teams

A successful track record of building, managing, and scaling enterprise software products while leveraging agile methodologies



WHAT YOU’LL NEED


10+ years Product Management experience (Required)

5+ years experience successfully leading a Product and/or User Experience team(s) (Required)

3+ years product-related experience within a tech startup environment or high-growth SaaS organization

2+ years experience conducting user research and synthesizing customer feedback

Comfort managing stakeholders and distilling differing voices within a company and the ability to communicate at all levels cross-functionally

The ability to create a product roadmap that balances customer problems with business goals

Proficient with data; understanding what to measure and how

A vast understanding of software development lifecycle (SDLC), engineering processes, and how product releases gets designed, built, and released

Experience with Agile development practices including kanban and scrum


ABOUT US


Dispatch is a technology-based company that redefines the way same-day deliveries are made in the B2B space. With our network of drivers, Dispatch puts suppliers, businesses, and technicians in control of local deliveries with real-time tracking and transparency. We strive to deliver the best value and service to our customers every day.

Dispatch started in the Twin Cities but is now in dozens of markets across the country. With all of this growth, we maintain a strong focus on our company culture. Dispatch operates on five core values: People First, Belief, Speed to Value, Driven to Deliver, and Transparency. If you connect with these values, we’d love to learn more about you!



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