VP of Product Management

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As the leading marketplace for personalized, 1-on-1 learning solutions, Wyzant (WISE-ant) continues to explore innovative ways to help individuals of all ages succeed in their learning goals. In 2020, we’ve seen triple-digit growth subjects ranging from elementary reading to data science and we’ll deliver more than one million lessons through our online marketplace and proprietary learning tool. 

We are looking for a product leader to join us to continue our mission to help people learn from one another, by growing the connections we make every day between students and instructors. This role presents the opportunity to further develop our customer experience, optimizing it across a wide range from first visit through the learning journey. This person will also work with our team of product managers and designers to further our thinking on approaches to mobile apps, our online learning platform, and experiences that will support long term retention. 

RESPONSIBILITIES:

  • Develop a product strategy that translates into scalable product plans and tactics, and delivers business growth across our marketplace, proprietary online learning tool and mobile apps
  • Communicate and motivate teams around the product vision and strategy so that everyone understands their role within it
  • Effectively prioritize resources to achieve targets in student acquisition, conversion and retention
  • Build, grow and support a high-performing team that values cross-functional collaboration, speed to market and a metrics-driven mindset
  • Be an unwavering voice and advocate for the many customers our suite of products serve - learners, tutors, corporations, and internal teams

REQUIREMENTS:

Experience

  • Minimum 10 years experience as a product leader in consumer internet or consumer tech companies 
  • 5 - 7 years of experience in leading teams with a passion for mentoring and growing the potential of others
  • B2C marketplace expertise - the ability to analyze business problems and drive game-changing solutions

Competencies

  • Extensive experience owning/refining/delivering product strategy and roadmaps and communicating them across all levels of the organization
  • Demonstrated success prioritizing and allocating resources for maximum impact
  • Track record of success in fast-paced organizations with matrixed reporting environments
  • Ability to work with large quantities of information, deliver data driven solutions and when necessary, make decisions with incomplete information

Personal Attributes

  • Bias for action, with a natural curiosity to investigate and understand things
  • Collaborative, transparent leader, who enjoys working in smaller, more cross-functional environments and understands the importance of team values
  • Strong communicator (both written and oral) comfortable across peers, managers and direct reports
  • Highly organized, ability to develop, maintain, and share product roadmaps in varying levels of fidelity 

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Technology we use

  • Engineering
  • Product
    • GolangLanguages
    • PythonLanguages
    • RubyLanguages
    • Vue.jsFrameworks
    • Google AnalyticsAnalytics
    • TrelloManagement

Location

1714 N. Damen Suite 3N , Chicago, IL 60647

What are Wyzant Perks + Benefits

Culture
Volunteer in local community
We regularly get groups of people together to walk dogs as a nearby shelter, play with cats at a nearby cafe, and help out at the food pantry.
Eat lunch together
Intracompany committees
Our social and culture committee is always coming up with fun ideas to keep things interesting.
Daily stand up
Team owned deliverables
Team based strategic planning
Group brainstorming sessions
Open office floor plan
Health Insurance & Wellness Benefits
Disability Insurance
Dental Benefits
Vision Benefits
Health Insurance Benefits
Life Insurance
Wellness Programs
Retirement & Stock Options Benefits
401(K)
401(K) Matching
Wyzant provides employees with a 401(k) matching plan managed by Principal. We match 100% of the first 3% you contribute and 50% of the next 2%.
Company Equity
Child Care & Parental Leave Benefits
Generous Parental Leave
We provide up to 10 weeks of parental leave for the primary caretaker. We also provides 4 weeks of leave for the secondary caretaker.
Flexible Work Schedule
Remote Work Program
Family Medical Leave
Vacation & Time Off Benefits
Unlimited Vacation Policy
Generous PTO
Paid Volunteer Time
Paid Holidays
Paid Sick Days
Perks & Discounts
Casual Dress
Commuter Benefits
Company Outings
We host company outings throughout the year.
Free Daily Meals
Stocked Kitchen
Happy Hours
Happy hours are hosted Once per week.
Pet Friendly
Employees regularly bring their dogs to work.
Relocation Assistance
Fitness Subsidies
Professional Development Benefits
Job Training & Conferences
Wyzant offers employees professional development opportunities like Annual individual budget for training, Onsite training courses, The ability to attend job related conferences and seminars.
Lunch and learns
We host lunch and learns on occasion
Cross functional training encouraged
Promote from within
Online course subscriptions available

Additional Perks + Benefits

Really, Really Generous Vacation Package - Free Coffee! Free Soda! Free Snacks! - Dogs. Real Dogs - Drinks on Fridays - Free Yoga. Namaste - 50% Off on Wyzant. Learn Stuff! - Discounted Gym Memberships - Wear What You Want. No Jorts - Maternity and Paternity Leave

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