Principal Product Manager (San Francisco) - Commercial Hardware Products

San Francisco, CA /
Product and Design – Product /
Full-time
"Best Places to Work 2019" -SF Business Times


Drive the future of Molekule’s devices to answer the need for clean air in commercial and indoor public spaces through the use of our unique technology - PECO.

As Molekule's Principal PM - Commercial Hardware Products, your work will influence how Molekule defines its place in the commercial market. You’ll work closely with our Consumer PM, as well as User Experience and Research teams to develop Molekule's commercial products. Further, you'll collaborate with electrical, mechanical, and production engineers, brand and graphics designers, as well as comms, finance, customer service, and executive teams to ensure successful launches.

You will report to our VP of Product & Brand.

We will consider candidates either based in, or willing to relocate to, either the San Francisco or Greater Tampa Bay areas.

What you'll work on:

Innovation
- Identify short, mid, and long term innovation opportunities using Molekule’s unique technology; turn innovative ideas into data driven business cases
- Contribute to the optimization and improvement to our product lines
- Present a vision and product ideas to stakeholders to drive buy-in
- Create excitement for your ideas to drive them forward
- Create forums and work sessions to develop new ideas within the vision

Commercial Product Roadmap
- Own commercial hardware products, and work with our digital PM to define the App, digital, and account portal to ensure end to end human centered design experience
- Ensure high design and execution quality of products 
- Shepherd ideas through the challenges of the development process
- Prioritize our roadmap based on Molekule business needs and customer insights 

Product Validation
- Direct necessary real-world validation of commercial products
- Work with Engineering and R&D to establish industry-leading validation efforts

Market Analysis
- Size & define current and future target markets
- Understand Problems and Solutions for customer segments through a combination of quantitative and qualitative analysis
- Monitor & analyze the competitive landscape

Go-to-Market Strategy
-Develop go-to-market strategy in conjunction with other stakeholders including: pricing, channels, partners, marketing, etc.

Product Marketing
-Provide guidance to the brand and marketing team on commercial product use cases, benefits, market segments, competitive advantages, features, etc.

Product Performance
- Measure product performance against business KPI’s


What you bring:

Human Centered Design / Innovation experience
- Strong experience with human centered design
- Strong strategic thinker
- Comfortable leading divergent creative sessions 
- Track record of taking ideas from insight to market to measurable success
- Experience collaborating with UI/UX design throughout the process

Excellent business acumen
- Experienced building business cases supported by financial models
- Experience growing and retaining a user base

Strong cross-functional communication skills at all levels
- Structured process to facilitate decisions
- Capacity to evaluate the factors and present your recommendations to executives and stakeholders 
- Comfortable providing clear and honest communication even when its not great news
- Concise communication skills

Entrepreneurial spirit 
- Ability to formulate an opinion and create a vision
- Feedback on your opinions and visions to improve them
- An optimistic mindset towards challenges
- Self motivation

- 8+ years of relevant Product Management/ Development experience. Previous experience developing hardware products is required
- 5+ years shipping products. 
We are Molekule and we’re changing air purification. Molekule uses 20 years of breakthrough science to destroy airborne pollutants, leaving behind truly, clean air. Our mission isn’t just making air purifiers, but cleaning the air everywhere. It’s a lofty goal, but that's why we need you.

Molekule Values:
Humility
"Check your ego at the door."
Determination & Grit
"We believe in what we're doing, that's why we persevere through problems."
Ownership
"We roll up our sleeves, do the work, own the outcomes, and are proud of our contributions (no matter the size)."
Community
"We're all in this together."
Passion
"We're devoted to changing the world for the better."
Growth Mindset
"I know that I don't know everything, there's always more to learn. I learn from my mistakes."
Communication
"Candid, Effective, Respectful. Assuming Good Intentions."

Organizational Philosophy
The objective of all organizational processes is to turn our organization into something scalable, repeatable, and efficient that reflects our culture.

Our organizational philosophy is "Every great accomplishment is the result of a team working in harmony, not just individuals. We believe teamwork and a sense of egalitarian"  responsibility is fundamental to building a great organization.

Molekule is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action Employer. We will consider employment for qualified applicants with criminal histories in a manner consistent with the requirements of the San Francisco Fair Chance Ordinance. The Company will also not discharge, or in any manner discriminate or retaliate against, any employee who discloses their own wages, discusses the wages of others, inquires about another employee’s wages, or aids or encourages any other employee to do the same. The Company is not obligated to disclose wages.

Applicants with disabilities may e-mail HR@molekule.com or text or call 415.439.0018, to request and arrange for accommodations. If you need assistance to accommodate a disability, you may request an accommodation at any time.