VP of Product at Moovel Transit
Portland, OR, US
The Job:

As the leader of moovel North America’s Product team, you will own the vision and the roadmap for our portfolio of products defining the future of urban mobility. We work with government agencies, app developers, ride providers, and directly with consumers to improve transportation and payment in cities around the world. Our VP of Product must be an innovator and thought leader who always puts product-market fit first, and effectively communicates this vision both internally and to clients.

The VP of Product will report directly to the CEO. The ideal candidate should be an excellent mentor and team leader, promoting accountability and ownership within the product and design teams and building strong partnerships between product, engineering, and marketing. You will run a cross-functional group, including Product Managers, Product Owners and Designers, executing tactically to build a top-performing team with employees based in Portland, OR. As a team player, you will work alongside the CTO and VP of Engineering to make development and platform decisions and coordinate closely with Account Management and Marketing to bring products to market.

You must have a deep understanding of mobile and web best practices, strong knowledge in building app and browser user experiences, and the ability to leverage qualitative and quantitative data to support feature prioritization and positioning. You are detail oriented and will roll up your sleeves to ensure that your products meet the highest standards of customer experience, exceed client expectations, and are scalable across the globe.

What You Will Be Doing:

Manage two Directors of Product (who in turn manage Product Managers and Product Owners), the Director of Design (who in turn manages a team of UI and UX Designers), and the Requirements Manager (to ensure complete and traceable requirements from contracts)
Shape, manage, and advance moovel’s portfolio of mobile, SDK and web products
Lead and grow a team of product managers and designers to drive product development
Provide consistent direction and leadership to the UX/UI Design team and the Product teams
Partner with the Director of Design to define design strategy and usability patterns to drive efficiency into our user experience
Identify, capture, and forecast key market trends and translate them into potential solutions
Study competitive offerings in the market and anticipate customer and client needs
Own, manage changes to, and maintain the roadmap for the product portfolio
Ensure individual product roadmaps deliver the necessary features and users experiences required to meet business and customer objectives
Be an advocate for the user and customer
Usher in a culture of empathy and focus for the end user experience
Collaborate with technical, business, marketing and operations teams, as well as a product team at our parent company based in Stuttgart, Germany
Own and advance the long-term product vision
Manage formal product requirements from multiple third-party contracts
Ensure alignment and delivery of features and functions to third party clients
Work to provide estimates, and ultimately costings, for product team resources
Own and maintain all product documentation
Other duties and responsibilities as assigned
Required Qualifications and Skills:

7+ years of Product Management in a high-tech company
3+ years of leading medium sized teams of Product Managers and Product Designers (preferably in an agile environment)
Experience leading a Product Design team that includes UI design, UX research, and visual design functions
Knowledge of user research, usability, and test-driven design best practices
Proven track record managing multiple ongoing complex projects and implementation across a portfolio of mobile and web products with a B2B focus
Excellent verbal communication skills with the ability to pitch vision and strategy
Experience in leveraging the diversity of skill sets that are found on every team
Customer-focused and aware of managing change so client delivery remains successful.
Eager to foster team development, including training, coaching, providing feedback, and team-wide communication
Technical depth that fosters understanding and earns the respect of engineers
Required Attributes:

Strong interpersonal communication skills
Ability to work collaboratively and effectively in a team environment
Nice to Have Skills:

Bonus if you have transportation experience, insight and passion
Agile/PMP/CSPM certifications are a plus
Special Information (Travel required, physical requirements, etc.):

Additional hours as necessary to accomplish objectives, goals and projects
Travel approximately up to 20% of time
Who We Are:

At moovel, we see the world changing around us. Transportation is experiencing an incredibly rapid transformation with on-demand services and mobile technology changing the way we get around. But this change is good. It connects us with new options, experiences, and people that make our lives richer. moovel builds products that people use every day, whether on a daily commute or vacation in a new place. Join us as we develop solutions that shape cities and interactions within them.

moovel is seeking exceptional people. We expect that you’ll work hard, collaborate often, respect others, and have a good attitude even during the busiest of days. moovel N.A. offers competitive benefits, including medical, dental, vision, life and disability benefits at no cost to employees. We also offer a generous holiday schedule with four weeks of PTO annually. Our compensation program includes a 6% retirement contribution, an annual bonus program and competitive base salaries.

In addition to the more traditional benefits, we offer a transit allowance, gym allowance, in-office meals and snacks, ping-pong, and many other perks. You will also have the opportunity to work with a diverse team in our Portland office as well as our parent company based in Stuttgart, Germany.

Our office is centrally located in the heart of Old Town, bike friendly, and within walking distance to a multitude of restaurants, bars, and shops. The Portland Streetcar and TriMet offer easy-to-use transit services connecting the downtown Portland district to the Pearl District and greater Downtown Portland.

moovel provides equal employment opportunities (EEO) to all employees and applicants for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, national origin, age, disability, or genetics. In addition to federal law requirements, moovel complies with all applicable state and local laws governing nondiscrimination in employment in every location in which the company has employees. This policy applies to all terms and conditions of employment, including recruiting, hiring, placement, promotion, termination, layoff, recall, transfer, leaves of absence, compensation and training.