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Director of Product Management

Company: Common
Location: New York
Posted on: July 23, 2021

Job Description:

About Common

Common is the nation’s leading residential brand and operating platform that designs, leases, and manages multifamily properties that appeal to today's renters. Through smart design and tech-enabled property management, Common delivers exceptional experiences to thousands of residents in coliving, microunit, and traditional apartments in cities from coast to coast. Founded in October 2015, we are the preferred choice for renters looking for a stress-free apartment from a trusted brand, and for real estate owners seeking reliable, above-market returns. 

We challenge ourselves every day not just to think about ways to make city living better, but to activate those ideas in meaningful ways. Our team is comprised of real estate professionals, designers, engineers, salespeople, marketers, member service representatives, and so much more. We work collaboratively, value self-startership, and embrace a “whatever it takes” mentality to ensure our work is done and done well. Common sits squarely at the intersection between technology and real estate, working every day to build quality residential solutions that bring positive change to the world’s rental housing crisis.

It’s an exciting time to be part of Common’s team. With over 17,500 units signed and under development and over $110 million in global venture capital investment, Common is expanding its reliable, renter-first property operations to 26 cities across the world. 

To follow the latest Common news, get to know our community of residents, and learn about what it’s like to work at Common, you can follow us on Instagram, Linkedin, and Twitter. To see more open roles and hear from Common employees check out our Careers Page

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About the role

Common is seeking a Director of Product Management to join our Digital Product team. In this role reporting to the VP of Product,  you will set the product roadmap and manage a team of 3 product managers to deliver results that tangibly impact the business’s trajectory. You will collaborate closely with Design, Engineering, and stakeholders across the business (Operations, Marketing, Sales) to constantly iterate and improve upon our leasing conversion funnel, operations efficiency, and resident experience. We are on a mission to build the frictionless and on-demand rental experience that every renter craves but has yet to experience. 


  • Translate Common’s vision for transforming the modern rental experience into an actionable, prioritized product roadmap
  • Lead teams in maximizing business value while maintaining excellence in product design, development, and user experience
  • Manage, mentor, and coach top product talent to break down complex problems, develop strategies, and collaborate to deliver solutions
  • Spearhead the Agile process at Common, such as sprint planning, retrospective meetings, standups and spec reviews 
  • Ability to roll-up your sleeves, write-up product assessments, scopes, etc. if necessary.
  • Build strong relationships with your partners who are Engineering Managers, Designers, and Data Analysts
  • Work closely with business stakeholders in scoping and prioritizing product work, communicating releases, measuring results, and iterating on our processes
  • Communicate with clarity the strategy, progress, and success to executives, the entire company, the board, and external stakeholders


  • 7-10 years of professional experience with evidence of increasing responsibility
  • Prior product management experience where you have delivered multiple successful and impactful products
  • Bachelor’s degree, analytically oriented degrees preferred
  • Exceptional quantitative skills, including strong Excel, dashboarding, and SQL experience
  • Strong communication skills and attention to detail paired with comfort presenting to senior leadership
  • Empathy for customers and passionate about the user experience
  • Bias for action, and a test and learn mentality
  • Tech-savvy - comfortable in detailed conversations with developers, able to communicate complex technical issues to a wide range of audiences
  • Creative problem-solver with excitement to work on cross-functional teams and projects
  • A passion for platforms, the sharing economy, and/or on-demand services; Prior start-up experience is a plus

What We Offer 

Common truly values our employees and wants to do everything to ensure that our employees are not only happy and professionally fulfilled, but also that they have the opportunity to be healthy. Because of this, we are committed to providing a number of affordable and valuable health and wellness benefits for our employees such as:

  • Paid vacation and sick time
  • Medical, dental, and vision insurance
  • FSA + HSA options
  • Company-paid life insurance
  • Company-paid STD/LTD
  • Paid parental leave
  • 401k plans

Additional benefits such as equity, paid holidays, commuter transit benefits, job training + development opportunities + a great wellness program are also available. And as always, we are regularly evaluating our offerings to ensure employees' needs are being met.

Common is an equal opportunity employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to age, ancestry, color, family or medical care leave, gender identity or expression, genetic information, marital status, medical condition, national origin, physical or mental disability, political affiliation, protected veteran status, race, religion, sex (including pregnancy), sexual orientation, or any other characteristic protected by applicable laws, regulations, and ordinances

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