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VP of Product (Remote)

Company: Collage.com, Inc.
Location: Naperville
Posted on: February 14, 2021

Job Description:

Collage.com's mission is to make custom products easy for everyone, by creating fantastic software and providing excellent customer service.--Collage.com is a 100% employee-owned, profitable, bootstrapped company with about 60 employees that has rapidly grown from $4 to $50 million in annual revenue since 2013. We sell an expanding variety of photo and home products, including photo blankets, photo books, canvases, pillows, and more. Collage.com has appeared more than a dozen times on ABC's "Good Morning America" and three times on "The View." We've also appeared multiple times on the "TODAY Show," along with mentions in--BuzzFeed ,--Mashable ,--AARP: The Magazine , the--Associated Press , and more. We are seeking ambitious, nice individuals to join us in our quest to bring great custom products to the world. Learn more about working at Collage.com . We are seeking a VP of Product to join our leadership team and lead our small but growing product team here at Collage. Our ongoing Product goal is for every customer to have an outstanding experience designing and ordering custom photo products. This is a new position for an entrepreneurial and empathetic leader where you'll be expected to substantially shape the role and have a lasting impact on our brand, values, and methods for developing products. Adding a strong head of product will allow us to best support our team through critical stages of rapid growth, while more effectively identifying and materializing greater opportunities to expand into new product areas and markets and most importantly, to improve the lives of our customers by giving them a platform to create products that they love. Our Product Team Values

  • We believe in developing great product through a deep understanding of our users with a variety of qualitative and quantitative methods, creative use of technology, exemplary design, and an open mindedness to new ideas.
  • We believe that the whole product team - engineers, designers, and product managers - should be actively empowered to contribute to product development.
  • We believe in the lean approach of cheaply and quickly validating assumptions with evidence, and iterating quickly.
  • We are committed to improving the lives of our customers and provide the best possible work environment of our team members. Responsibilities
    • Drive product mission, strategy, and roadmap with strong emphasis on Lean methodologies.
    • Own the end-to-end processes related to product discovery, including identifying problems and opportunities, rapidly validating our assumptions, and defining the solutions that we deliver to our customers.
    • Lead and mentor the existing and future product team members (currently three product managers, a designer and a UX researcher).
    • Work closely with the head of engineering to ensure efficient implementation of product improvements and facilitate engineering involvement in product discovery.
    • Collaborate and work cross-functionally with the marketing, physical product and customer services teams and address stakeholder concerns. Qualifications
      • 10+ years experience in product management, preferably in consumer software.
      • Extensive experience with and strong proponent of Lean methodologies.
      • Proven track record of success in developing and shipping consumer product with a high quality user experience.
      • Passion for leading, mentoring and scaling product teams to reach their full potential.
      • Experience defining end-to-end product mission, strategy and roadmap.
      • A healthy level of skepticism and an analytical nature: ability to quickly absorb and analyze unfamiliar information to make decisions that are supported by sound evidence.
      • Evangelist of the lean approach, capable of finding creative ways to quickly validate assumptions underlying both problems and solutions.
      • 401(k) plan, home internet reimbursement, and $3,000 / year in free Collage.com products plus employee discount for friends and family.
      • Collage.com pays 100% of the premium for full health, vision and dental insurance coverage for you and your family in a high-quality Blue Cross Blue Shield PPO plan.
      • Flexible work schedule and unlimited vacation policy (work hard and take time when you need it).
      • We'll pay for computer and home office equipment (within reason) that will help you work better. Interview Process The goal of our interview process is to identify people who will be a good fit for our company and are talented, ambitious engineers. Because you will be working remotely, all of our interviews are done remotely. We look for candidates with good written and verbal communication skills who embody our company values (which can be found on our careers page). During the interview process, you will:
        • Speak to a member of our talent acquisition team which will be mostly an experience and values/culture fit assessment
        • Speak with a senior member of our product team
        • Speak with our VP of Engineering
        • Complete a take home challenge that reflects the responsibilities of the role
        • Speak with more members of the product team--
        • Speak with both founders/CEOs of the company We believe in transparency, and will give you the opportunity to speak with anyone else you'd like to meet before accepting an offer. You are making an important decision, and we want to make sure you are fully committed to joining our team. Are you legally authorized to work in the United States? --*
          How did you hear about this job? --*
          What is your desired compensation?
          What interests you about working for Collage.com? --*
          U.S. Equal Opportunity Employment Information (Completion is voluntary) Individuals seeking employment at Collage.com are considered without regards 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. Completion of the form is entirely voluntary. Whatever your decision, it will not be considered in the hiring process or thereafter. Any information that you do provide will be recorded and maintained in a confidential file. Gender Are you Hispanic/Latino? Race & Ethnicity Definitions If you believe you belong to any of the categories of protected veterans listed below, please indicate by making the appropriate selection. As a government contractor subject to Vietnam Era Veterans Readjustment Assistance Act (VEVRAA), we request this information in order to measure the effectiveness of the outreach and positive recruitment efforts we undertake pursuant to VEVRAA. Classification of protected categories is as follows: A "disabled veteran" is one of the following: a veteran of the U.S. military, ground, naval or air service who is entitled to compensation (or who but for the receipt of military retired pay would be entitled to compensation) under laws administered by the Secretary of Veterans Affairs; or a person who was discharged or released from active duty because of a service-connected disability. A "recently separated veteran" means any veteran during the three-year period beginning on the date of such veteran's discharge or release from active duty in the U.S. military, ground, naval, or air service. An "active duty wartime or campaign badge veteran" means a veteran who served on active duty in the U.S. military, ground, naval or air service during a war, or in a campaign or expedition for which a campaign badge has been authorized under the laws administered by the Department of Defense. An "Armed forces service medal veteran" means a veteran who, while serving on active duty in the U.S. military, ground, naval or air service, participated in a United States military operation for which an Armed Forces service medal was awarded pursuant to Executive Order 12985. Veteran Status Form CC-305 OMB Control Number 1250-0005 Expires 05/31/2023 Voluntary Self-Identification of DisabilityWhy are you being asked to complete this form? We are a federal contractor or subcontractor required by law to provide equal employment opportunity to qualified people with disabilities. We are also required to measure our progress toward having at least 7% of our workforce be individuals with disabilities. To do this, we must ask applicants and employees if they have a disability or have ever had a disability. Because a person may become disabled at any time, we ask all of our employees to update their information at least every five years. Identifying yourself as an individual with a disability is voluntary, and we hope that you will choose to do so. Your answer will be maintained confidentially and not be seen by selecting officials or anyone else involved in making personnel decisions. Completing the form will not negatively impact you in any way, regardless of whether you have self-identified in the past. For more information about this form or the equal employment obligations of federal contractors under Section 503 of the Rehabilitation Act, visit the U.S. Department of Labor's Office of Federal Contract Compliance Programs (OFCCP) website at www.dol.gov/ofccp . How do you know if you have a disability? You are considered to have a disability if you have a physical or mental impairment or medical condition that substantially limits a major life activity, or if you have a history or record of such an impairment or medical condition. Disabilities include, but are not limited to:
          • Autism
          • Autoimmune disorder, for example, lupus, fibromyalgia, rheumatoid arthritis, or HIV/AIDS
          • Blind or low vision
          • Cancer
          • Cardiovascular or heart disease
          • Celiac disease
          • Cerebral palsy
          • Deaf or hard of hearing
          • Depression or anxiety
          • Diabetes
          • Epilepsy
          • Gastrointestinal disorders, for example, Crohn's Disease, or irritable bowel syndrome
          • Intellectual disability
          • Missing limbs or partially missing limbs
          • Nervous system condition for example, migraine headaches, Parkinson's disease, or Multiple sclerosis (MS)
          • Psychiatric condition, for example, bipolar disorder, schizophrenia, PTSD, or major depression Disability Status 1 Section 503 of the Rehabilitation Act of 1973, as amended. For more information about this form or the equal employment obligations of Federal contractors, visit the U.S. Department of Labor's Office of Federal Contract Compliance Programs (OFCCP) website at www.dol.gov/ofccp . PUBLIC BURDEN STATEMENT: According to the Paperwork Reduction Act of 1995 no persons are required to respond to a collection of information unless such collection displays a valid OMB control number. This survey should take about 5 minutes to complete.

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