VP of Product at AppSumo (Austin, TX)

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Meet AppSumo
AppSumo is the digital marketplace trusted by 1M+ entrepreneurs. We've helped launch thousands of top B2B tools like Mailchimp, Evernote, Intercom, and Dropbox just to name a few.
At AppSumo, we believe work doesn't have to suck. We love helping entrepreneurs build a lifestyle they're passionate about. And that includes you.
The foundation of our culture is treating teammates like adults. This is a place where we actually encourage you to have a side hustle and develop your career at AppSumo. You'll learn everything about starting and growing a business here-and get paid to do it.
We're on a mission to open the doors of entrepreneurship to everyone. You in?
Why this is your dream job:
As the VP of Product, you'll be responsible for developing and scaling a strong team of Product Managers and Designers. In addition, you will sit on the leadership team and provide strategy, insight, and cross-functional collaboration.
  • Growing, training, and developing the current product team as well as providing mentorship and guidance
  • Setting the product vision and strategy throughout the organization
  • Collaborating with Marketing, Partner Experience, Customer Experience, and Business Development Leads, generating insights, and developing new ideas
  • Using qualitative consumer data to make strategic decisions
  • Regularly reviewing the work of the Project Managers and Designers, identifying and resolving issues to help to improve output.
Past experience:
This is a unique role that requires strong leadership, hyper attention to detail, emotional intelligence, strong communication, and proactive time management.
  • 10+ years of Product Management or Consulting experience with a background of successfully delivering top-tier solutions
  • A history of scaling a Product team whilst maintaining excellent standards
  • Demonstrated success working within an eCommerce or SaaS organization
  • A deep understanding and familiarity with 2-Sided marketplaces
  • Prioritization skills and the ability to articulate your findings across business functions and geographies
  • Outstanding communication skills, both written and verbal whether in small group discussions, large-scale presentations, or with executives
  • Outstanding analytical abilities
  • Demonstrated understanding of good UX
  • A proven track record of technical product innovation, identifying new opportunities, and building them to scale
  • A strategic problem solver comfortable with making data influenced decisions
  • The ability to balance consumer, partner, and business interests while considering technical integration tradeoffs
Bonus skills:
  • Figma or similar product design and white-boarding tool experience or exposure
  • Technical knowledge would be a huge plus; we are a Python and Node/Vue environment
The benefits:
  • Health insurance through Humana, plus vision, dental, life insurance, and mental health services for you and your loved ones
  • 401(k) matching
  • 100% hybrid work model-work from home or the office
  • Open vacation (PTO) policy (plan to make your Slack status a "🌴" at least one week per quarter)
Unique perks to take care of you:
  • Freedom to have a side hustle (we don't treat that word like it's Voldemort)
  • Free access to all the software and tools in the AppSumo marketplace
  • An invite to our annual all-expenses-paid company trip (think Costa Rican Resort, not teambuilding at Generic Corporate Venue #84)
  • Flexible hours that let you start late or take that midday power nap
  • Access to our dog-friendly, snack-packed office in Austin
  • Free lunch once a week, all the gear you need and work that actually makes an impact
Ready to join us?
Individuals seeking employment at AppSumo are considered without regard to race,
color, religion, national origin, age, sex, marital status, ancestry, physical or mental disability, veteran status, gender identity, or sexual orientation. You are being given the opportunity to provide the following information in order to help us comply with federal and state Equal Employment Opportunity/Affirmative Action record keeping, reporting, and other legal requirements.
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Our office is in a trendy area along E. 6th St, within walking distance of plenty of restaurants & bars. We’re also close to the train for commuters!

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