Yello is reinventing recruiting by replacing outdated practices with innovative solutions. Organizations from Fortune 500 companies to high-growth start-ups use our technologies to modernize talent acquisition processes. Our culture emphasizes collaboration and supports rapid professional growth. At Yello, employees have the opportunity to solve challenging problems and provide an immediate impact.

Product Manager at Yello
Company Description:
Yello’s talent aquisition software helps companies reinvent how they recruit, to hire the right candidates at the right time. Our client-partners include more than 70 Fortune 500 companies and dozens more high-growth organizations.

We’re proud to be a 2016 Built in Chicago Moxie Award winner for Best B2B Company and an Illinois Technology Association CityLIGHTS Award winner for Outstanding Technology Development. We continue to grow quickly, and we’re looking to hire people who believe nothing is impossible, love to learn and be curious, can be accountable for success, always enjoy the journey and will own their personality. If this is you, come grow your career with Yello.

About The Role:
The purpose of this role is to provide ownership, direction and guidance for our award-winning suite of Talent Management and Recruiting software products. This role will involve day-to-day Product Management needs as well as helping to shape, drive and evolve our overall product strategy based on client, competitive and internal factors. The person in this role will balance the tactical needs of short-term and mid-term client needs and product evolution against the strategic needs of the long-term.

How You'll Make An Impact:

You'll generate and express ideas to other Product Managers, Product Designers, Engineers, leadership and other stakeholders throughout the organization. Product Management is a very collaborative process at Yello, and this role will involve a lot of cross-functional interaction, and is definitely not a "behind the scenes" role!

The work on the Product Team has significant influence and visibility with executive leadership and the culture is extremely fast-paced and collaborative and focused on both fun and success.
  • Help define and communicate the product roadmap

  • Work closely within an agile team, helping prioritize and deliver on key features

  • Lead story writing, story prioritization, and backlog management for key products

  • Work closely with the Project Management team in defining client release timeframes and functional requirements

  • Develop and iterate on concepts for web, mobile, and tablet design experiences in a fast-paced team environment

  • Own and deliver against key business metrics, analyze user behavior and trends, promote adoption, and provide business updates to leadership

  • Has the confidence and ability to manage and prioritize requests coming from various internal and external sources, as well as technical and business partnerships at a product level

  • Manages the rollout of new releases to the company's customer base, and market for key product modules

  • Act as a seasoned product management mentor to others within the team
What We're Looking For:
The ideal Product Manager for this role has a solid, well-developed understanding understanding of SaaS product definition and product lifecycle management, and deep experience in Product Management within an Agile environment at a rapidly-growing company. The ideal candidate also possesses a sense of how to be a cross-functional steward and partner to all other functions within the business (Leadership, Engineering, Marketing, Sales/Account Management, Finance, etc.) and be well versed in all aspects of Product Management, from ideation/strategy through concept and development. The candidate should also be experienced in understanding how to build business cases, including financials, for Products.

Product Managers at Yello are problem solvers living at the center of design, engineering, and business, helping to not only satisfy, but delight our customers. They’re tireless communicators managing competing priorities while continuing to deliver results.
More specifically, qualifications and responsibilities include:
  • Works collaboratively and cross-functionally with little direction to help the team build new and improve existing products, managing the entire product development life cycle from discovery to execution to iteration

  • Falls in love with a good problem and continually seeks a better understanding of customer problems, needs, and desires through research, analysis, testing, and the alike

  • Gets to the heart of requirements, translating them into a prioritized roadmap and backlog directly aligned with the greater product vision and strategy, to which they’re helping define daily

  • Strives within ambiguity, helping lead a product team of Product Designers, Engineers, and other stakeholders make decisions, identify trade-offs and risks, and deliver results based on outcomes and KPIs

  • Adapts and changes in support of the team and products, knowing the best process is the one the entire team embraces

  • Must be able to sit or stand for continuous periods of time

  • This role frequently communicates/interacts with individuals, must have strong written and oral communication skills
  • Yello reserves the right to assign or reassign the responsibilities and requirements to this job at any time
What You Can Expect From Us:
The Product Management team at Yello falls within the broader Product Team that also includes Product Designers, Integration Management, and Technical Communications. You'll be joining a team of fun, ambitious and passionate people who want to continue pushing the boundaries of our product portfolio!

Additional Information:

At Yello, we work together to improve the hiring experience and power recruitment programs. Every Yello team member is empowered to grow each day and achieve new career accomplishments, and we always make time to celebrate team members’ successes. Our Loop office is steps away from public transportation, overlooks Lake Michigan and our open concept office offers plenty of space to collaborate with colleagues, or to work independently. We offer health, dental and vision insurance, a competitive 401k match, a reimbursement for fitness memberships and support for ongoing learning. Above all, we look forward to coming to work each day to solve interesting problems and make the impossible, possible.

  • Yello is an Equal Opportunity Employer.  All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, pregnancy, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, age, protected veteran status, or disability status.
  • Candidates local to Chicago are preferred.
  • You must be authorized to work in the United States, full-time, for any employer.

Company Reviews

At Yello, I’m able to solve problems, build great technologies and see projects through from start to finish. I feel like I’m part of a company where I make a difference and am rewarded for new ideas.
Derrick Neier
at Yello
As a college intern with Yello, I attended the company’s annual conference and was able to see first-hand the impact Yello’s technologies have on some of the world’s biggest companies. That’s what drew me in and now, five years later, I still enjoy working to make a difference for our clients.
Danny Davidson
at Yello
I wanted to have a big impact on a small company and really be part of its growth. That’s exactly what I’ve been doing at Yello. I genuinely have fun at work because I couldn’t ask for better colleagues, enjoy the work I do and learn something new every day.
Kerry McCourt
at Yello
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Why work with us
We are trailblazers in our space and we continually strive to learn and grow, but there is always time to celebrate our achievements and milestones. We dress casually, have one of the best views in the city and employee ideas are heard from day one. At Yello, team members are genuinely interested in learning from one another and solving challenging problems. If you are looking for a company that has a start-up feel, as well as solid funding and stability, then you’re a natural for Yello!
Our Loop office is steps away from public transportation, overlooks Lake Michigan and our open office offers plenty of space to collaborate with colleagues, or to work independently. We offer health, dental and vision insurance, a competitive 401k match, a reimbursement for fitness memberships and support for ongoing learning. Above all, we look forward to coming to work each day to solve interesting problems and make the impossible, possible.
Perks & Benefits
You’re covered: Yello provides Blue Cross Blue Shield health insurance, as well as dental and vision insurance.
Plan for retirement: Yello offers a competitive 401k matching program.
Go on vacation: With unlimited vacation, you can take time off whenever you need it.
Keep active: Yello sponsors office sports leagues and offers discounted memberships to Chicago Athletic Clubs.
Continue to grow: Yello is dedicated to supporting career progression through professional development opportunities, mentorship and continued education.
Stay healthy: Yello offers healthy catered lunches each week and a fully stocked kitchen with fresh fruit and snacks.

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