Senior Product Manager at Yello

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Company Description:

We’ve all had a recruiting experience that stands out, either because it was magical or ‘oh so horrible.’ 

The technology that recruiting teams use to find, connect with, and advance talent often shapes a candidate’s experience. Yello’s software enables employers to recruit effectively and efficiently. If it excites you to be a part of a team that helps some of the world’s largest brands connect with their talent, then come grow your career with Yello. 

Founded in 2008, Yello is a venture-backed talent acquisition software company that empowers Fortune 500 and fast-growing enterprise companies to find the best talent for their organizations. Our solutions help recruiters love their work — and helps people early in their careers find their dream job. 

~We believe in bringing our authentic selves to work. 
~We are hungry to learn and are forever curious.
~We do what’s right for our customers, leading with our expertise.
~We are proactive.
~And last but not least, we strive to start with empathy in all of our interactions. 

About The Role:

The Senior Product Manager is the subject matter expert on the market and the challenges our customers face.  You are a proactive, influential, strategic leader who drives cross-functional efforts to meet business goals.

How You'll Make An Impact:

The senior product manager works closely with the VP, Product, technical product managers, product designers, sales, and customer success to ensure our products and services are aligned with customer and prospect demands in a rapidly evolving market.  This role will also be a collaborator supporting successful product launches and other GTM activities.  

  • May also act as product owner, working directly with Yello agile team
  • With product marketing, develop clear, consistent, and compelling value propositions and messaging that differentiates your products from their competitors. Collaborate on the market and our go-to-market strategy.  Support external communications
  • Manage and prioritize requests coming from various internal and external sources, as well as technical and business partnerships at a product level
  • Hold regular customer meetings to assess customer satisfaction and to identify unmet needs to drive innovation and differentiation   
  • Execute ongoing competitive analysis and provide input into sales-facing competitive battlecards 
  • Provide business/revenue justification for all new features and maintenance of existing products
  • Develop and maintain the Yello Enterprise product roadmap in conjunction with the Yello Enterprise Platform product manager
  • Gather, synthesize and deliver customer and market feedback to drive the strategic roadmap, aligned with company strategy.  Align product direction with technical product management and product designers, setting the critical capabilities required to move the products forward.  Develop epics/product vision and ensure the user stories that technical PMs are executing align to that strategic direction

What We're Looking For:

  • This role frequently communicates/interacts with individuals, must have strong verbal and oral communication, presentation and storytelling skills
  • Experience working in a B2B / enterprise  software organization
  • A team player and collaborator who is flexible and creative in accomplishing assignments
  • Proven track record in defining innovative new products and successfully launching products that accelerate market acceptance and time to revenue
  • Possess a unique blend of users focus and customer value; a big-picture vision, and the drive to make that vision a reality
  • 3-5 years of software product management experience within Agile development environments

Additional Information:

  • Yello is an Equal Opportunity Employer. All 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.
  • Must be able to sit or stand for continuous periods of time.
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Technology we use

  • Engineering
  • Product
  • Sales & Marketing
    • JavascriptLanguages
    • RubyLanguages
    • SqlLanguages
    • SwiftLanguages
    • ReactLibraries
    • Ruby on RailsFrameworks
    • MySQLDatabases
    • PostgreSQLDatabases
    • RedisDatabases
    • ElasticsearchDatabases
    • Google AnalyticsAnalytics
    • MixpanelAnalytics
    • FigmaDesign
    • Aha!Management
    • ConfluenceManagement
    • JIRAManagement
    • WrikeManagement
    • WordpressCMS
    • SalesforceCRM
    • MarketoLead Gen

Location

We're located in the Loop, a block from the Art Institute and Millennium Park. Our office offers panoramic 360 degree views of Chicago.

What are Yello Perks + Benefits

Yello Benefits Overview

Health
Wellness
Financial
Giving
We've got you covered!

Culture
Volunteer in local community
Partners with Nonprofits
Eat lunch together
Intracompany committees
Yello has a number of committees and groups including the Flair committee as well as [email protected] and [email protected] (to name a few)
Daily stand up
Open door policy
Pair programming
Open office floor plan
Diversity
Unconscious bias training
Diversity Employee Resource Groups
[email protected] YelloPride YelloBrigade
Health Insurance & Wellness Benefits
Flexible Spending Account (FSA)
Disability Insurance
Company sponsored short-term disability insurance covers 100% of annual salary for up to 13 weeks.
Dental Benefits
Vision Benefits
Health Insurance Benefits
Life Insurance
Company sponsored life insurance is equal to 1 times an employee's annual salary.
Wellness Programs
Onsite Gym
Mental Health Benefits
Retirement & Stock Options Benefits
401(K)
401(K) Matching
Yello provides employees with a 401(k) matching plan managed by John Hancock. We match 3% of contributions with a 4-year vesting schedule.
Company Equity
Yello offers equity to employees at their 1 year anniversary.
Performance Bonus
Yello's performance bonus is an annual bonus of up to 10% of an employee's base salary. Payout is based on company and individual performance.
Match charitable contributions
While we don't match yet, we value giving back to causes that create a positive social impact. Through Percent Pledge, we help employees seamlessly give monthly to their favorite causes
Child Care & Parental Leave Benefits
Child Care Benefits
Acme Co. provides Subsidized child care.
Flexible Work Schedule
Family Medical Leave
Vacation & Time Off Benefits
Unlimited Vacation Policy
Generous PTO
Paid Holidays
Paid Sick Days
Perks & Discounts
Beer on Tap
Casual Dress
Commuter Benefits
Company Outings
Stocked Kitchen
Some Meals Provided
Happy Hours
Recreational Clubs
Fitness Subsidies
Home Office Stipend for Remote Employees
Professional Development Benefits
Job Training & Conferences
Yello offers employees professional development opportunities like the ability to attend job-related conferences and seminars.
Tuition Reimbursement
Diversity Program
Lunch and learns
Yello hosts lunch and learn meetings twice per month.
Cross functional training encouraged
Promote from within
Time allotted for learning
Yello has a 'Learning Day' every 2 weeks on Friday to allow employees to set aside half a day for learning of any kind.
Online course subscriptions available

Additional Perks + Benefits

Yello sponsors office sports leagues and offers discounted memberships to Chicago Athletic Clubs and 55 Fit (right in the building!) • Yello is dedicated to supporting career progression through professional development opportunities, mentorship and continued education • Yello offers the benefit of a student loan repayment plan and a 529 plan through BenefitEd with an annual company match to help you or your family continue your financial health. Yello offers healthy catered lunches each week and 2 fully stocked kitchens with fresh fruit and snacks to keep you nourished.

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