Product Manager

| Chicago

Job Description

About you:
You are someone who wants to create products that truly make a difference in the lives of working parents. You use data to inform roadmaps, but you also know when you have enough information for action. You love the challenge of prioritizing user needs amongst multiple business objectives. You enjoy collaborating with others in a cross-functional team, and across departments.

What you’ll do:
*Use your understanding of the competitive environment, users, and product metrics to determine the right set of features to drive engagement on The Mom Project.
*Drive product requirements definition, product planning and design (including writing product briefs) of new features and enhancements.
*Work cross-functionally and with other departments to bring features to life.
*Clearly communicate product benefits to our users and internal stakeholders and balance tradeoffs.
*Critically evaluate information gathered from multiple sources, translate high-level information into actionable details, and distinguish user requests from their underlying problems.
*Successfully engage in multiple initiatives simultaneously.
*Analyze quantitative and qualitative data to drive informed strategic product decisions.

Pre-requisites
*2+ years experience building technology products with a demonstrated ability to drive product planning and launch
*Bachelor's degree
*Demonstrated understanding of how to interpret customer needs and translate them into application and operational requirements
*Excellent communication skills (written and verbal) with the ability to interact with and understand diverse teams
*Have a natural curiosity that overcomes obstacles to get answers
*Ability to manage competing priorities in a fast paced environment, and be an independent problem-solver
*High levels of energy, integrity, and curiosity
*Experience in community building is a plus

Why The Mom Project?
The Mom Project is a freshly funded ($8M Series A in December 2018) startup HQ'd in Chicago's Fulton Market District. Our team is growing as we push to rewrite the narrative for working women at every life stage. We believe women should be able to choose both a successful family life AND career aspirations without sacrificing one over the other.

We are a marketplace and community that matches companies with diverse talent. This critical match drives businesses forward, while expanding professional opportunities for women.

Compensation & Benefits:
*Base Compensation:
*Full medical, dental, vision and more
*Short and Long Term Disability
*Paid Parental Leave
*Nubundle Family Planning Concierge
*Breast milk shipping for moms who travel for work
*Generous PTO
*401K match

And, Of Course, Perks!
*Free lunches two days/week
*Casual Culture: because work should be a place you want to be
Work-remote Fridays
*Transportation-to-work reimbursements

We're just getting started. Join us in building the future of work. We need all hands on deck, your journey starts now....

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Technology we use

  • Engineering
  • Product
  • Sales & Marketing
    • JavascriptLanguages
    • RubyLanguages
    • SqlLanguages
    • ReactLibraries
    • Ruby on RailsFrameworks
    • MySQLDatabases
    • RedisDatabases
    • Google AnalyticsAnalytics
    • HubSpotCRM
    • SalesforceCRM
    • SendGridEmail

Location

In the heart of trendsetting River North, steps from the Mart, with all the food, drink, coffee and fun you could ever need within a block.

An Insider's view of The Mom Project

What's something quirky about your company?

It's a dog-eat-dog world around here... but in the best way possible. We love our furry friends! The more, the merrier.

Katie

Marketing & Partnerships

What projects are you most excited about?

I wouldn't say there is just one type of project I am most excited about (mostly because we have so many!). I will say that it's truly rewarding to be a sounding board for the women in our community looking for jobs. Some of them have never before been able to discuss their families while in the midst of their job search.

Mandy

Talent Success Manager

What makes someone successful on your team?

Someone who is organized, driven, action-oriented and able to multitask like a boss can be successful on our team. Also, if you can communicate well with your teammates and celebrate their wins with them, you can be successful at The Mom Project!

Lara

Sr. Manager, Talent Success

How do you empower your team to be more creative?

I encourage my team to be creative by taking short spans (2-3 days) where we completely step out of our day-to-day work and focus on larger ideas. By unshackling from the "to-do" list and flexing our brains in a different way, we come up with incredibly interesting and creative solutions that we may not have if we were stuck to a meeting agenda.

Colleen

Head of Community & Marketing

How does the company support your career growth?

After my youngest turned four, I started to think about going back to work. I wasn't sure of the opportunities that would be available to me after a break in employment. The Mom Project provided me with an opportunity to get back in the game. And now I get to help other women do the same!

Megan

Talent Success Manager

What are The Mom Project Perks + Benefits

The Mom Project Benefits Overview

At The Mom Project, we work hard to live the mission and emphasize respect and flexibility. We all have lives outside of work, and our employees don't need to compartmentalize or pretend that life doesn't exist from 9 to 5. Our benefits and perks are guided by our values and include things like 16 weeks of paid parental leave, employee equity, adoption assistance, 401K match, health and wellness stipend, regular team lunches, dog-friendly offices, cold brew on tap and more. There's also the intangible feel-good benefits of knowing that the work we are doing can deeply impact a woman's life and the lives of everyone around her.

Culture
Friends outside of work
Eat lunch together
Open door policy
Team owned deliverables
Team based strategic planning
Group brainstorming sessions
Pair programming
Open office floor plan
Diversity
Documented equal pay policy
Dedicated Diversity/Inclusion Staff
Highly diverse management team
Diversity manifesto
Someone's primary function is managing the company's diversity and inclusion initiatives
Mean gender pay gap below 10%
Health Insurance & Wellness Benefits
Flexible Spending Account (FSA)
Disability Insurance
Dental Benefits
Vision Benefits
Health Insurance Benefits
Life Insurance
Wellness Programs
Retirement & Stock Options Benefits
401(K)
401(K) Matching
Company Equity
Performance Bonus
Child Care & Parental Leave Benefits
Generous Parental Leave
Flexible Work Schedule
Remote Work Program
Family Medical Leave
Return-to-work program post parental leave
Vacation & Time Off Benefits
Generous PTO
Paid Holidays
Paid Sick Days
Perks & Discounts
Beer on Tap
Casual Dress
Commuter Benefits
Stocked Kitchen
Some Meals Provided
Employees get $10 towards lunch provided by Fooda on Tuesdays & Thursdays.
Happy Hours
Parking
Transportation to work reimbursement includes parking for work.
Pet Friendly
Acme Co.'s pet policy is dog friendly daily.
Fitness Subsidies
We have an annual Health & Wellness stipend that Team members can use.
Professional Development Benefits
Job Training & Conferences
Lunch and learns
Cross functional training encouraged
Promote from within
Mentorship program
Online course subscriptions available
Customized development tracks
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