Product Manager

  • Full Time
  • Bristol

Website WTHBristol Women's Tech Hub

W1094

Description

Meaningful work. Exceptional people

The company develop extraordinary and smart technologies designed to improve the lives of women. It’s a fascinating and challenging area that requires them to solve the problems that no one else has ever tackled before.

Their first product,  is an award-winning app-connected trainer that helps women strengthen their pelvic floor muscle via fun, five-minute workouts. It took the wellness industry by storm and is now available via the NHS Supply Chain. Their street cred is backed up by more than 12 awards for innovation and design, including the prestigious Red Dot Award and an IDA Design Award.

Their second innovation: The world’s first silent hands-free, wearable breast pump, has received international praise, including being listed as one of the Times 100 best inventions in 2019 and ‘wearable design of the year’ at the Dezeen Awards.

The company has received more than 30 awards, including being named one of 15 startups “To Watch” by The Sunday Times and ranked as the 6th fastest growing business in the UK by SyndicateRoom in 2019. Tania Boler has recently been rated as the 8th most influential person shaping british technology in 2019 by Business Insider and both products have been featured in the Oscar Nominee Gift Bags. In April 2019, The company announced a $42 million Series B, the largest ever fundraise in Femtech.

How do they like to work?

You will be surrounded by people who want to improve everything and everyone around them. People who are passionate about their mission. People who are driven to solve tough problems and constantly consider the best ways to improve the health and wellbeing of women.

They’re deeply proud of their values, which are intrinsic to the way they behave every day. They take them seriously because they want their culture to thrive:

  • They’re fearless – They tackle taboos and break boundaries, requiring sensitivity and courage.
  • They’re innovators – They are passionate, curious and data-driven. They are constantly learning how to work smarter, faster and better. Always embracing change and innovation.
  • They’re in it together – Together, we are constantly learning, embracing change and seeking innovation, whilst having fun along the way. They stay authentic and embrace differences.

What will you do?

You will be joining the cross-functional product team and should be excited about working with other product managers, hardware & software engineers, data scientists, designers, and researchers. You’ll need to be up for hitting the ground running. With two products launched, more markets opening up and new ideas that need to become a reality, there’s plenty to get involved with.

They will look to you to help them develop products they can be proud of as they put the user at the centre of the design process and ensure they take a holistic view of the product experience. You will have the opportunity to grow with exposure working throughout the product lifecycle from NPI to maintenance in market, on both hardware and software elements.

The Day to Day of the role:

Working with the product management team, you will help steer their product development to ensure they deliver against the product vision and delight their users. You will:

  • Get under the skin of their users. Working closely with product researchers, you’ll be involved in planning and conducting user research, learning about customer needs first hand
  • Translate customer needs into product shaping information, writing user stories and user requirements and briefing relevant teams
  • Communicate user needs and product plans to a variety of audiences. You must be able to sell the dream and fight the user’s corner

Development Guide – working across hardware and software teams to deliver one cohesive product experience in line with the vision. You will:

  • Work side by side with cross-functional teams to help guide product development, making sure the product vision is a constant throughout
  • Will join daily stand-ups with their app dev teams and product team catch-ups
  • Stay on top of what their competitors are up to and the results they are getting. Where valuable and relevant, the team will use the intel to inform their product development
  • Manage, update and prioritise a backlog of features and communicate this to engineers. You will also work with the in house design team (SD/UX/UI). You will use Jira and Asana.

Problem Solving – hungry to make things better and up for the challenge of tackling unknowns. You:

  • Are curious and questioning – ask questions to ensure they identify route causes not symptoms, to design the right solutions
  • Are driven to make a better quality outcomes for the user, while finding the right balance and understand when is “good enough”
  • Are happy to iterate, identifying opportunities to improve existing processes and tools, and introduce new ones to support the scaling up of development work

Stakeholder Manager – you can work with a variety of different people, personalities and business units seamless balancing needs, hearing and being heard. You

  • Are a good listener and make sure people feel heard
  • Will hear a muddle of different perspectives and be able to analyse the situation and identify paths forward acknowledging the compromises
  • Are a natural collaborator – keeping the people informed, without adding unnecessary noise or complexity
  • Manage change: you’ll get buy-in for the changes from stakeholders, and guide the implementation using data to understand and improve iteratively

Requirements

  • 2 years experience Product management, connected devices/ HW&SW a bonus
  • Can demonstrate a solid level of commercial experience, including within a mature agile environment
  • Preferably time with a startup or organisation that has gone through the scaling process
  • Demonstrable experience in modern user testing, tech product development, and agile project management processes and tools (e.g Google Analytics, Jira)
  • Excellent written and spoken English
  • Interest in women, health and all things tech
  • A huge drive to help the company reach the next level, and to develop yourself on the journey

Note: you must have the right to work in the UK to apply for this role

Benefits

The company is at the crest of a wave! Founded by women’s health expert Tania Boler and tech entrepreneur Alex Asseily, the company is a collection of bright and motivated team members working across the business to shape the emerging femtech industry.

They are passionate about creating disruptive products that address the challenges that matter most to women and dismantling the taboos around women’s bodies. Here, you can be part of a business and brand that has a positive and meaningful impact on the world, while learning a great deal and having fun.

What are some of the perks of working at the company?

They are looking after you. As well as the chance to develop products with real work impact and working with dedicated and passionate colleagues, their benefits have flexibility and wellbeing in mind with:

  • Great work environment – regular company socials, free daily snacks
  • Flexible work environment built on trust and autonomy
  • Enjoy employee / friends & family discounts on their products
  • Generous employee referral program
  • Cycle Scheme & Tech Scheme
  • A tax-efficient group pension scheme with SmartPension
  • Life Insurance with Yulife
  • Medical, Dental & Optical cash-plan with WPA
  • Employee Assistance Program for you and your family
  • YuLife Well-being app & access to SmartHealth app with unlimited GP appointments for you and your family, plus various well-being initiatives throughout the year

To apply for this job email your details to serrie@wthub.org.