Director of Product Management

Los Angeles, CA
Product – Product Management
Full-time
Next Trucking
Based in El Segundo, CA, we are a venture-backed technology company disrupting the $800B freight transportation industry with an on-demand platform and marketplace connecting shippers and truckers.

Position Description
We are passionate entrepreneurs, creative thinkers and analytical decision makers who will transform the freight transportation industry with modern technology.  We create delightful product experiences that enables freight to move effortlessly, solving complex problems for our Shippers, Carriers and Internal Users. We collaborate with some of the engineers and business partners to achieve our goals.

As a Director of Product Management, you will build and lead a high performing product management team. You will formulate long-term product strategy, help craft our product road-map that gets us there. You will coach and teach product managers, while delivering extraordinary products and experiences.  You will serve as a central hub of communication for the company, continually engaging senior executives, customers, and other stakeholders in a discussion about what to build next, and why. 

Responsibilities:

    • You will provide thought leadership and drive fundamental product innovations.
    • You will define and evangelize high impact road-map opportunities with executives, business leaders and engineers.
    • You will work with designers, engineers and data scientists to build, test, ship and market experiments and projects.
    • You will lead and influence cross-functional teams in achieving business outcomes.
    • You will obsess about shippers, carriers, and other customers and users, eliciting customer needs and developing insights that inform product development.
    • You will take full responsibility for the user experience and commercial success of your products.
    • You will lead by example, helping to craft a mission-driven, performance culture.

Qualifications:

    • You have 10+ years of Product Management experience working in fast-paced tech companies, including 5+ years of team leadership.
    • You have high customer empathy, with a desire to improve customers’ lives.
    • You are flexible and can quickly adapt to unexpected changes.
    • You are industrious and self-motivated.
    • You are data-driven and consistently leverage data to make decisions You have excellent communication and interpersonal skills with the ability to work well with different personality types and seniority levels.
    • You are technical or have aptitude and willingness to learn.
    • You are a collaborative team player

Nice to Have:

    • Experience working effectively with remote/offshore teams.
    • Experience in transportation, logistics, and supply chain industries.
    • Experience in venture-backed startups or other hyper-growth environments.
NEXT is proud to be an equal opportunity workplace. We are committed to equal employment opportunity regardless of race, color, ancestry, religion, sex, national origin, sexual orientation, age, citizenship, marital status, disability, gender identity or Veteran status. We also consider qualified applicants regardless of criminal histories, consistent with legal requirements. If you have a disability or special need that requires accommodation, please let us know by emailing candidateaccommodations@nexttrucking.com.

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