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Interim Director of Product

Company: Verbal+Visual
Location: New York
Posted on: May 16, 2022

Job Description:

Job DescriptionHello!We are Verbal+Visual. We craft considered e-commerce experiences for thoughtful brands. Brands that put people and product over profit and pollution. Brands that boldly tell their story, build community, and empower artisans. Brands that believe in the power of the collective. Together, we make commerce that matters.The Role:The Interim Director of Product works closely with clients and other internal departments to design transformative experiences and identify technology solutions to enable their eCommerce and business growth. They are a representative of the culture that Verbal+Visual strives to create. The Interim Director of Product leads by example to create an atmosphere of safety, inclusivity, and broad perspective that results in meaningful and impactful work for both individuals and our clientele. This role reports directly to the CEO.This is a contract position and will be part-time or full-time from August 2022 through the end of December 2022. Essential Functions:

  • Provide mentorship, guidance, and oversight, across all competencies, to all members of the Product team.
  • Support and guide the Product team on large, challenging, multi-disciplinary e-commerce projects, helping them leverage creative, strategic, and insightful project approaches.
  • Facilitate knowledge share and operation efficiencies within the department to maximize project effectiveness.
  • Support the new business development team in providing high-level effective strategies for potential clients to help close deals, as well as scoping the work and key deliverables for the Product team to lead as part of the potential project.
  • Support the production and delivery team as it relates to forecasting and resource allocation for Product team members.
  • Support the account team in any communication and information as it relates to contract increase proposals and recommendations.
  • Effectively communicate ideas in all written and verbal interactions in order to build strong relationships and ensure the right actions are taken.
  • Assist in the creation, organization, and maintenance of project documentation.
  • Balance innovation and practicality in strategic approaches and evaluation of the work being made.
  • Ensure quality strategic decisions are being proposed to promote business and account growth for our brands.
  • Effectively lead and recap:
    • Weekly Product Standup
    • Weekly ShopTalk
      • Knowledge share opportunity for team members curated by the Interim Director of Product
      • Weekly 1:1s for all Product team members
        • Focused on project challenges or support needed
        • Quarterly performance reviews for all Product team members
        • Attend and participate in:
          • Weekly Monday Kickoff
          • Weekly Delivery Meeting
          • Weekly Leadership Meeting (?)Qualifications:
            • 5+ years experience as a Product Manager and Director on complex technical projects, including web, product, or installation/experiential.
            • Managerial experience with other Product Managers ideally within an agency environment.
            • Demonstrated history of creative or e-commerce content-focused product management and strategy.
            • Experience directly and respectfully managing enterprise-level clients as well as large, multidisciplinary internal project teams.
            • Experience confidently facilitating and actively engaging with digital project/product management processes, approaches, and tactics.
            • Expert understanding of and curiosity about technology, digital products, and content distribution platforms.Benefits:All team members receive a robust benefits package which includes the following:
              • Health Insurance (partial coverage)
              • Dental Insurance (full coverage)
              • Vision (full coverage)
              • Retirement Package With Company Matching
              • 15 Total PTO Days
              • Two Full-Team Mental Health Weeks with the Company Closed (one summer, one winter)
              • Four & a half day work week (year round summer Fridays)
              • Weekly Team Gatherings
              • Bi-Annual Full Team Summits
              • & Much More! * As an inclusive work environment, a degree from an accredited university is not required to apply for this position. We value your abilities to perform the aforementioned job functions listed above as a primary indicator of your qualification for this role.** We're a remote-first, office optional company. Our office is located in Brooklyn, New York.*** No unsolicited 3rd party recruiter submissions please!We are committed to equal employment opportunity regardless of race, color, ancestry, religion, sex, national origin, sexual orientation, age, citizenship, marital status, disability, gender, gender identity or expression, or veteran status. We are proud to be an equal opportunity workplace, a minority & women owned certified business, the first ever carbon neutral certified e-commerce agency, and a New York City based organization.Data Privacy Notice Here

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