Vice President, Product Management

San Francisco, California


Description

Position Overview:
The Vice President, Product is responsible for strategic planning, development and execution of the overall product roadmap for the Climate FieldView Platform.  This executive leadership role will report directly to the Head of Climate Corporation (CEO) and serve as a senior member of the Climate leadership team. Recruit, support, inspire, and scale a culture of innovation and commitment within product. Continuously evolve the way we build software through leadership, experimentation, concept development, and data driven product development. Navigate the balance of delivering a delightful customer experience with investing in the future to ensure a thriving product foundation and culture. Enable the organization to make the right strategic and tactical technical decisions while ensuring we have the capabilities to execute our plans.


What You Will Do:

Build the Team:

  • Leads a team of product leaders to effectively orchestrate the ideation, concepting, and development of Climate FieldView
  • Responsible for recruiting, hiring, organizing, growing, and retaining top talent into our global product organization
  • Plans and allocates resources appropriately between horizontal technology and vertical product development segments
  • Inspires and motivates the company to get everyone moving in the same direction
  • Understands the importance of a strong product culture and helps develop that culture throughout the organization to create a work environment in which Product Managers can thrive
  • Champions a culture of data driven decision making, measurement, accountability and quality

Develop the Methodology:

  • Is the owner of the global product strategy and related roadmaps for Climate Fieldview, including customer definition, user experience evolution and technical integration across applications
  • Serves as the expert on modern forms of product planning, customer discovery, product discovery, and product development process
  • Able to take early stage products from concept and testing through go-to-market
  • Understands the importance of and champions continuous, rapid concepting and testing
  • Define a clear vision with challenging but achievable roadmaps and the ability to motivate the  Product team to deliver

Bring the User Experience to life:

  • Understands the importance of design in our product and partners with Head of Design to create delightful experiences for our customers and a culture where building a seamless and complete customer experience is at the core of every product
  • Strategically partners with design to enable rapid concepting and prototyping
  • Partners with science and engineering to develop powerful new experiences and insights for our customers to develop a market leading Digital Ag experience that unlocks the potential of our global farming data-set
  • Demonstrate the ability to connect with customers to understand their challenges and ensure that their needs are appropriately reflected in the product roadmap 
  • Is the public face of the company’s product vision at external events, with customers, and in the media

Basic Qualifications:

  • 10+ years professional experience managing a global, high growth software product team - preferably brings enterprise software experience 
  • Proven experience building, growing, retaining and inspiring a world-class, global product team with at least one mid to large scale software product company
  • Extensive experience building and shipping large-scale, global software products that are delightfully designed with high quality bar
  • Bachelor's degree in a related field or equivalent experience is required; MBA preferred

Preferred Qualifications:

  • Strong knowledge of product development and best practices
  • Outstanding people manager; ability to influence and engage direct, indirect reports and peers
  • Work effectively across the business to influence and create customer value
  • Act as a strategic partner who can translate business problems to technology solutions
  • Champion and drive a culture of continuous learning to improve execution and develop a strong product culture
  • Able to communicate effectively both with large groups and in one on one relationships across a diverse set of audiences including employees, customers, and media.
  • Excellent written and verbal communication, presentation, and listening skills with the ability to present complex technical information in a clear and concise manner
  • Experience with both web and mobile applications
  • Some experience with or passion for the agriculture domain

What We Offer:  
Our teams are composed of industry experts, top scientists, and talented engineers. The environment is extremely engaging and fast-paced, with dozens of specialties coming together to provide the best possible products and experiences for our customers.

We provide competitive salaries and some of the best perks in the industry, including:

  • Superb medical, dental, vision, life, disability benefits, and a 401k matching program
  • A stocked kitchen with a large assortment of snacks & drinks to get you through the day
  • Encouragement to get out of the office and into the field with agents and farmers to see first-hand how our products are being used
  • We take part and offer various workshops, conferences, meet-up groups, tech-talks, and hackathons to encourage participation and growth in both community involvement and career development

We also hinge our cultural DNA on these five values:

  • Inspire one another
  • Innovate in all we do
  • Leave a mark on the world
  • Find the possible in the impossible
  • Be direct and transparent


Learn more about our team and our mission:
The Climate Corporation - The Technology Behind Making A Difference
https://youtu.be/c5TgbpE9UBI or visit https://climate.com/careers

Climate aims to create a welcoming and collaborative environment for our employees in which a diverse set of perspectives and voices are represented and celebrated. 

As part of our dedication to the diversity of our workforce, The Climate Corporation is committed to Equal Employment Opportunity and does not discriminate based on race, religion, color, national origin, ethnicity, gender, sex (including pregnancy), protected veteran status, age, disability, sexual orientation, gender identity, gender expression, or any unlawful criterion existing under applicable federal, state, or local laws. If you need assistance or an accommodation due to a disability, you may contact us at accommodations@climate.com

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