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Product Manager

| Chicago
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About Tock

Tock is changing the way restaurants, wineries, and event organizers think about and run their business. This includes a robust reservation, guest, and table management system for businesses of all sizes across the globe.

Tock was founded with the idea there was a better way for guests to book reservations. Nick Kokonas and Chef Grant Achatz opened Alinea to international fanfare in 2005 - now a perennial Michelin three star, and widely considered one of the best restaurants in the world. For years they were spending $140,000 a year on staff dedicated to managing reservations and losing an average of $260,000 a year on cancellations. Nick started work on a crude reservation system. The homemade platform was a success. Soon after, Nick founded Tock with Brian Fitzpatrick, founder of Google's Chicago engineering office, to turn this simple idea into a robust platform to change the way people dine around the world.

Tock’s explosive growth (as of December 2018):

  • Announced an exclusive partnership and integration with Chase Pay & Ultimate Rewards
  • Announced an exclusive partnership and integration with WineDirect
  • Won Chicago Tribune's "Game Changer" Award for industry innovation
  • Reached a global customer base of 21 countries operating in 100+ cities
  • Has now processed over $420 million in prepaid reservations

About the position

As a product manager on the team, you’ll be eager and excited to wear many hats and can demonstrate that you’ve held increasing levels of project management responsibilities. You’ll be comfortable rolling up your sleeves to support our team by staying involved in the details while maintaining a high-level perspective of the project at hand.

 

  • Work alongside our Director of Engineering and Director of Design to execute on our roadmap
  • Run weekly planning meetings and implement and improve processes in a fast-paced environment
  • Work with engineers and designers to foster a collaborative environment, set clear project expectations, and push for fast, iterative product launches
  • Communicate and drive timelines from project kickoff, through strategic development, creative development, and production to completion
  • Coordinate with cross-functional teams to share project details and drive teams to commitments
  • Explore our metrics to uncover insights and propose data-driven solutions
  • Run experiments to test feature usability, performance, and adoption

Qualifications

  • Minimum 5 years of product management experience
  • You have outstanding organizational and presentation skills
  • You are skilled at driving cross-functional partnerships with internal teams and building relationships with external partners
  • You have a solid track record of leading multiple complex, cross-functional projects
  • You demonstrate a sense of urgency and ownership to drive issues to completion
  • You have experience working with engineers and understand technical issues

What we offer

  • Competitive salary
  • Full benefits (medical, dental, vision), 401k
  • Pre-tax transit benefit
  • Paid time off
  • Paid parental leave
  • Free daily lunch
  • Nitro coffee on tap
  • BYOD (bring your own dog) to work
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Location

Tock's headquarters is in the West Loop close to public transit, the highway, and all of the neighborhood's best restaurants and hotspots!

An Insider's view of Tock

What’s the vibe like in the office?

What I love most about working at Tock is the support I get from my immediate team. We created a culture where we can work off of each other's strengths and come up with a plan on how to fix and learn from each other's mistakes. The cold brew on tap isn't bad either.

Dantee

Hospitality Manager

What does your typical day look like?

Every day in sales here is different than the last, and we have the flexibility to create our own schedules. Some are spent researching and reaching perfect matches for Tock, some are spent meeting with some of the world's best chefs in the coolest cities, and some are spent rolling up our sleeves and ensuring successful onboarding for our clients.

Brad

Territory Account Executive

What makes someone successful on your team?

A successful member of our team needs to be determined, passionate about our product and the success of our partners, persistent and flexible in trying new ways to reach potential new partners, and organized to easily manage your deals and leads. An optimistic and friendly attitude also goes a long way!

Maggie

Territory Account Executive

What unique initiatives do you have that encourage innovation?

For those that love food and eating out, what if I asked you, where should I go to dinner. What would you say? Tough question, right? The restaurant scene in Chicago and across the entire world is more crowded now than ever before. So at Tock we’re helping restaurants compete and succeed with tools to make them better businesses.

Dan

Director of Design

How do you collaborate with other teams in the company?

I've never worked with a more collaborative, talented, and hard-working group of people, across all of our teams. Everyone is willing to learn and adapt as the company grows and scales. Not only do all departments have full visibility into what the others are doing, but we actively seek out ways to help and improve lines of communication.

Huong

Account Manager

What are Tock Perks + Benefits

Tock Benefits Overview

Competitive salary
Full benefits (medical, dental, vision), 401k
Paid time off
Paid parental leave
Free daily lunch + stocked fridge
Nitro coffee and wine on tap
Friday afternoon happy hours
Pre-tax commuter benefits
Happy hours + company outings
BYOD (bring your own dog) to work
Working with the world's best chefs and restaurateurs

Culture
Friends outside of work
Eat lunch together
Daily stand up
Open door policy
Team based strategic planning
Group brainstorming sessions
Open office floor plan
Health Insurance & Wellness Benefits
Dental Benefits
Vision Benefits
Health Insurance Benefits
Onsite Gym
Retirement & Stock Options Benefits
401(K)
401(K) Matching
Child Care & Parental Leave Benefits
Generous Parental Leave
Remote Work Program
Vacation & Time Off Benefits
Generous PTO
Paid Holidays
Paid Sick Days
Perks & Discounts
Casual Dress
Commuter Benefits
Company Outings
Free Daily Meals
Game Room
Our game room includes Foosball, Darts.
Stocked Kitchen
Some Meals Provided
Happy Hours
Pet Friendly
Professional Development Benefits
Lunch and learns
Acme Co. hosts lunch and learn meetings on occasion.
Cross functional training encouraged
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