Senior Product Manager

Arlington, VA
Product
Full-time
At Basket, we’re working to build a world where consumers and businesses alike have accurate, reliable, and real-time data transparency for groceries. Built on a crowdsourced community of shoppers, we’re looking to transform the way that consumers make decisions on a core element of every American household - their grocery shopping list. In doing so, we intend to revolutionize not only the way consumers shop for their groceries, but also how Consumer Packaged Goods (CPG) companies make key business decisions that influence their communication and promotional strategies. 

ABOUT THE TEAM

The Basket Product Management team works collaboratively to define the scope and context of our users’ problems in order to guide a team of designers and engineers to create impactful solutions. Each member of the team believes in open, honest communication and has an insatiable curiosity to understand why a problem exists (often agnostic of technology) to solve for the true root cause as opposed to the symptoms. No feature factories or ticket taking here - each member of the team is expected to proactively champion their product’s vision across both internal and external stakeholders alike. 

ABOUT THE ROLE

Reporting to the Director of Product, this position will be responsible for the management of either our consumer or community side of the platform depending on skill set and background.  

YOUR STRENGTHS

    • Seasoned product manager who enjoys sharing your experience with the team. This likely translates into 5+ years of product management and some combination of background in business, design, product marketing, computer science, and/or engineering. 
    • Excellent communicator (both verbal and written), capable of painting a proverbial picture of the world you’re creating in order to get everyone thinking in the same direction 
    • Strong synthesis and prioritization skills - able to process vast amounts of ideas into actionable roadmaps, release plans, and backlogs
    • Able to convey the “why,” justifying decisions and priority with sound data as opposed to subjective preference 
    • Fluent in stakeholder management, continually engaging internal and external parties in order to define requirements and gain alignment on plans 
    • Proactively co-creates with the team and users alike to validate both the problem space and potential solutions 
    • Strong research skills and an obsession with gathering as much first-hand user data as possible to inform your decision making process 
    • Data-driven and analytical mindset, always looking for ways to define and measure your and your team’s work to evaluate success 
    • Takes pride in and is dedicated to the quality of the solutions produced by your team  
    • Committed to and understands the value of documenting key decisions, business logic, and functionality to ensure other members of the team can understand the product 
    • Capable of defining a go-to-market strategy with experience in product marketing 
    • Fantastic active listener
    • Able to successfully coordinate and manage a team in your sleep 
    • Enjoys thriving under pressure and in fast-paced, challenging environments
    • Knows that building and delivering product is a team sport with a solid understanding of emotional intelligence and how to build relationships 
    • Comfortable and eager to jump in and fill gaps as needed in order to make sure that your product and team succeed

NICE TO HAVE

    • Experience in CPG or retail grocery 
    • Experience with Agile/scrum/responsive development 
    • Experience in visual or interaction design
    • Experience coding and/or technical prowess

WE BRING TO THE TABLE

    • Meaningful work on world class and industry changing products
    • Amazing culture and coworkers in a flat organization
    • Competitive pay and bonuses
    • Equity in Arlington’s hottest consumer focused startup
    • 401k
    • Unlimited Vacation
    • Parking or public transportation subsidy
    • 100% covered premiums for Medical, Dental, Vision, Life, Short/Long Term Disability Insurance
    • Discretionary education reimbursement for conferences and classes available from your first day
    • Casual dress work environment
    • Weekly catered lunches