Head of Product

San Francisco, CA
Product
Full-time
Head of Product
Crunchbase is the leading destination where you can discover innovative companies, connect with the people behind them, and uncover new opportunities. Our mission is to democratize the way innovators connect to opportunities, and over 50 million professionals--including entrepreneurs, investors, market researchers, and sales people--trust Crunchbase to inform their business decisions. Companies all over the world rely on Crunchbase to power their applications, making over one billion API calls on our platform each year.

Crunchbase is looking for a Head of Product to lead new and existing product development processes through the lifecycle, from conception to launch to evaluation to evolution. S/he will be tasked with handling the strategic roadmap for the product, the continuation of its revenue model, and its usability dimension. This incoming executive will inherit a team of stellar product-focused individuals who will work together to drive the brand, features, and overall user experience. S/he will build and lead the team to define new product features, prioritize the product roadmap, focus on near, mid, and long-term goals, and run product release cycles. The Head of Product will drive a prosumer-centric approach to building great products that consistently meet the company’s core
expectations.

Responsibilities, Requirements, & Characteristics:
• Leads the product, design, content, and data science team to drive high-quality execution of the product roadmap and established vision
• Key driver of planning, strategy, and product innovation
• Drives quality and design excellence and is a strong evangelist for our users and brand
• Strong team builder – works with rest of the management team to maintain a premier product team
• Collaborates deeply with engineering on all aspects of product development
• Collaborates with marketing on all aspects of product growth that will impact user acquisition, retention, and engagement
• Player/coach: loves to design and build product personally, brainstorm features, do mock-ups, and get hands dirty with the nitty-gritty of product development
• Real passion for quality: wakes up at night asking “how do we make it better/easier/more beautiful etc.?”
• Pushes and inspires excellent work from hardworking people
• Ambitious, scrappy, tenacious, and gets things done… knows how to prioritize, move quickly, and overcome obstacles; thrives in innovative, early-stage environments
• Ability to solve for complicated problems with creative and easy-to-understand solutions
• Is able to use data to defend/support their decision-making
• Has experience operationalizing highly functioning product organizations
• Phenomenal communicator, coach, and mentor
• Fundamentally believes in the mission and opportunity at Crunchbase

Personal Characteristics:
• Proven leader and manager: has built and led high-performance product teams, and driven excellent product roadmap planning and execution
• Strong background and instincts in product design, development, and management
• Significant technical depth and experience working with engineering teams
• Strong prosumer experience: has worked on multiple types/models of digital products and on cross-platform digital brands (web and native apps)
• Knows how to balance gut instincts, data, and user feedback in high-velocity prosumer product development
• Experience in product-centric businesses where the product is the primary marketing engine (acquisition, engagement, and retention)
• Growth and revenue product experience/responsibility
• Strong background of working collaboratively on leadership teams
• Has worked in excellent, high-performing companies

Every single day our team is honored to work with entrepreneurs and innovators from every corner of the globe, and we aim to build a team that reflects the diversity of our customers. Each individual at Crunchbase brings their own perspectives, work experiences, lifestyles, and cultures with them, and we believe that a more diverse team creates more innovative products, provides a better service to its customers, and helps us all grow and learn as individuals. Crunchbase does not discriminate on the basis of race, creed, color, ethnicity, national origin, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender expression, age, height, weight, veteran status, military obligations, or marital status.