VP of Product

Posted: 71 days ago
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We're looking for a strong product leader to partner with our CEO on vision and strategy, and drive execution through solid processes and great people management. The VP of Product will report to the CEO and will work in close collaboration with the rest of the executive team. There will be an especially strong working relationship with the Head of Design, VP of Engineering and CTO.

Buffer is a product-driven company and as such, the VP Product role is pivotal to the company’s future direction. Since product is at the heart of Buffer, and our growth comes through great experiences for our customers rather than a sales team, this is one of the most important roles and one which will make decisions impacting all other areas.

What You'll be Doing

As Buffer's product leader, day to day you'll be:

  • Fostering Buffer values and culture, and setting a visible standard for outstanding performance.

  • Leading, motivating, mentoring, and inspiring a team of talented product managers and designers, scaling the organization, creating career paths for employees in a fully distributed environment.
  • In partnership with the leadership team, developing the product roadmap and strategy, driving both high product quality and innovation.
  • Ensuring the product and design teams deliver a seamless product experience for Buffer’s customers, and iteratively improve that experience.
  • Leveraging data in the product development lifecycle to drive more predictability in the business (growth, customer retention, etc.)
  • Implementing best practices to drive a streamlined and efficient product development process that leverages cross-functional collaboration and input.
  • As a teammate at Buffer, you will agree to uphold our values and code of conduct.

Helpful Skills and Experience

What we're looking for in the ideal candidate. Not all of these are must haves, so please take the leap to get in touch even if you don't feel you meet all criteria:

  • Experience in a smaller (~100 people) company environment, ideally with experience reporting into a Founding CEO.

  • Strong management expertise. Has mentored and guided the careers of product managers (and ideally designers) in the past.
  • Has led products used by non-technical users, primarily in the SMB segment. Strong user empathy and understanding of best in class user experience.
  • Familiarity with a self-service SaaS product and a product led growth go to market strategy.
  • Deep PM fundamentals and expertise. Has the ability to drive effective development processes and up-level a product organization.
  • Brings a data-driven approach to product management.
  • Proven ability to work cross functionally with counterparts in engineering, marketing, customer advocacy, etc.
  • Experience scaling a product(s) from $10 million in revenue to $100 million.
  • Experience with distributed work environments.

Perks and Benefits

We hope that you're excited by the possibilities that come with working at Buffer! In addition to our unique culture, we also offer these fun perks and benefits.

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