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Senior Product Manager

| Chicago

About Label Insight

Label Insight is the industry leader in powering product attribute-driven growth across the consumer-packaged goods ecosystem. Our patented technology harnesses data science and machine learning to create best-in-class product attribute data with more than 22,000 high-order attributes per product.

Covering more than 80 percent of top selling food, pet, and personal care items in the U.S., Label Insight enables companies to unlock new growth opportunities and power digital innovation across their business while empowering consumers to make more informed purchasing decisions with better product transparency.

The company, with locations in Chicago and St. Louis, supports industry leading clients including Unilever, ConAgra, Pepsi, Walmart, Target, Albertsons, Petco, Meijer, Dole, and numerous other CPG brands and retailers.

About the Role

The Senior Product Manager is responsible for leading a cross-functional team and all aspects of Product Management.  The Senior Product Manager is responsible for managing the product life cycle from strategic planning to tactical initiatives.  The Senior Product Manager specifies the market requirements in relation to the business’s objectives and key results (OKR). That is both for existing and future products based on market research realized through interactions with our customers and prospective customers.  The position of Senior Product Manager demands a great deal of collaboration with all departments in our business; develop strong relationships enabling efficient flow of product workflow and the establishment of trust with our crucial cross-functional team where we use the Spotify model.


  • Develop, share and maintain a product vision and strategy based on understanding our business vision, strategy, objectives, and potential revenue impact as well as market influences, constraints and risks.
  • Lead a cross-functional team to discover, validate and deliver a product that customers love because it is a valuable solution to their challenges.
  • Operate a cross-functional team’s execution through collaboration, prioritization, decision making, and communications.
  • Closely collaborate with internal and external stakeholders to successfully deliver complete products to market.
  • Evangelizes the product’s strong points, in conjunction with the sales department, to customers during their interactions; promoting the product’s core functionalities, values, and benefits.
  • To be an expert in the product and keep up to date with technological advances.
  • Create and maintain a product backlog with epics and user stories
  • Lead your product team ceremonies - sprint planning, backlog grooming, daily standups, stakeholder discussions.

Behaviors, Skills, and Role-Specific Competencies

Bachelor’s degree in Computer Science, Engineering, Business or related field.  MBA or advanced degree preferred. Strong business acumen with the ability to understand and manage the dynamics of a complex organization.

  • Must have 5 to 10 years of successful Software as a Service product management experience with a minimum of 4 years within the B2B SaaS data business.  eCommerce and Search expertise is preferred.
  • Must possess an entrepreneurial mindset with a very strong, detailed oriented project and time management expertise that includes a keen sense of urgency and ability to productively react to change within a fast-growing start-up company
  • Must be well-versed in ideation, development and go-to-market strategy execution.
  • Experience and a bias towards creative experimentation and iteration to quickly validate the value, eliminate risks and scale programs that produce results
  • Ability to conduct market, competitor and customer research to gather insights and assess market opportunities.
  • Must have the ability to analyze information collected from win/loss interviews and pipeline behavior (conversion rates and velocity) to improve go to market strategy and execution.
  • Demonstrated ability to lead, motivate and direct teams in a fast paced high growth environment toward the achievement of a common goal.
  • Comfortable working with senior leadership and highly collaborative across functional teams
  • Strong analytical skills, a data-driven thinker with excellent writing, communication, presentation development, and delivery skill.
  • Ability to travel ~25%.

Our Values

  • Transparency: We share information freely and concisely as a team
  • Collaboration: We respect diversity and work toward the solution together
  • Iteration and Innovation: We speak up early, are honest about our limits, and leverage failure as an asset
  • Intellectual Honesty and Humility: We encourage open debate and favor the best ideas
  • Accountability: We own the successes and failures of our team
  • Quality Driven: We hold our work to the highest standards and embrace problems as opportunities

Our Perks

  • Flexible paid vacation
  • Flexible work hours
  • Kitchen stocked with snacks, drinks, a kegerator and more!
  • Casual, dog-friendly, open-layout workspace
  • Company subsidized Health Insurance, and 401(k) and commuter benefits
  • Competitive salary and stock options
  • Catered team lunches every other week
  • Regular team events and happy hours
  • Maternity/Paternity Leave

Label Insight is an Equal Opportunity Employer

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Technology we use

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Whether you're driving or prefer public transportation, our West Loop location is easy to find!

An Insider's view of Label Insight

What’s the vibe like in the office?

It is amazing to me that transparency is at the center of our product AND our values. I think it is really unique to be at a company that is so open and honest with all of its employees. I feel lucky every day to work for Label Insight where I am surrounded by smart people solving real problems for consumers.


Senior Product Manager

What does your typical day look like?

My day starts with our team's daily stand, and I'll usually have another agile ceremony (grooming, sprint planing, etc.). I also sync with the designer and PM to review upcoming features, user interviews, and wireframes. The rest of the day is spent working on new features, tackling tech-debt, and contributing to shared front-end infrastructure.


Software Engineer

What is your vision for the company?

My vision is for Label Insight to be the industry leader in providing derived product data. I want all consumers to be able to access our data, through programs with retailers and brands, so they can enjoy curated shopping experiences that align with their personal preferences and dietary needs.


Chief Executive Officer

What makes someone successful on your team?

We look for friendly people who are happy engaging in healthy, vigorous debate, and who have the drive and courage to proactively learn and try new things. We really value autonomy, so we want people who will also appreciate and take advantage of that. In my experience, these traits naturally come out over the course of the hiring process, and are


Lead Software Engineer

What are Label Insight Perks + Benefits

Label Insight Benefits Overview

The Benefits & Perks of Joining Us:
Competitive salary and stock options
Flexible work hours
Flexible paid time-off on top of 12 business days for standard holidays (Label Insight is closed for 1 week during the winter holiday season)
Company subsidized health insurance, dental and vision benefits
Paid Maternity and Paternity Leave
401(k) Plan
Employer Paid Basic Life Insurance Policy and STD/LTD
Transportation/Commuter benefits
Employment Referral Bonus
Educational Assistance and Management Training Programs
Casual and collaborative, open-layout work space - dog-friendly office in Chicago
Catered team lunches - every other week
Cold brew and beer on tap
Regularly scheduled team gatherings

Friends outside of work
Eat lunch together
Intracompany committees
Daily stand up
Open door policy
Team owned deliverables
Team based strategic planning
Group brainstorming sessions
Open office floor plan
Health Insurance & Wellness Benefits
Flexible Spending Account (FSA)
Dental Benefits
Vision Benefits
Health Insurance Benefits
Life Insurance
Retirement & Stock Options Benefits
Company Equity
Child Care & Parental Leave Benefits
Generous Parental Leave
Flexible Work Schedule
Remote Work Program
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
Game Room
Our game room includes Foosball, Darts.
Stocked Kitchen
Some Meals Provided
Happy Hours
Pet Friendly
Recreational Clubs
Professional Development Benefits
Job Training & Conferences
Acme Co. offers employees professional development opportunities like The ability to attend job related conferences and seminars.
Tuition Reimbursement
Lunch and learns
Cross functional training encouraged
Promote from within
Continuing Education stipend
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