Product Innovator/ Product Manager

  • Product Innovation
  • Amsterdam, Netherlands

Product Innovator/ Product Manager

Job description

“The best way to predict the future of feedback, is to create it”

 

This is your job

As a Product innovator you will be part of the Product team, which currently consists of four happy people: a CPO, a product innovator and two internal product promoters. We work hard together to create and manage products in line with Effectory’s vision and to educate our colleagues in their benefits and use. We are responsible for managing, improving and optimizing all feedback tools Effectory has to offer. This will also become your main goal as our new Product Innovator! We can’t wait for you to manage our products and to hear your input and creative ideas for new product opportunities and improvements.

 

This is what you do:

  • You manage a selection of Effectory’s feedback products within our product strategy throughout their life-cycle: researching and developing new features, new product content and making smart and sometimes hard choices on added value and end-of-life.
  • Effectory’s products are all tech based but rely on a validated content component. As product innovator you are responsible for the content as well as the technological requirements for a product.
  • You know our market, are able to assess new opportunities through research and feedback from clients and you are able to prove added value of any opportunity based on a solid business case.
  • Managing a product also means managing a sales strategy in collaboration with sales and our product promotors; and managing a lean product execution in collaboration with our process developers.
  • You work closely with our product owners, UX designers and developers to help them create technology that makes our products state-of-the-art in content and user experience.
  • You coordinate a smooth product planning: you ensure all content and materials are available to develop, sell, market and run our products
  • Once you are up to speed as Product Innovator, being asked questions about our products is never an issue for you. You are always happy to answer and help out your colleagues or the (occasional) client, and you join in the education program we have for our products.  

  


Requirements

This is you

You are a an energetic and confident product manager with 3-5 years of relevant work experience. You have an analytical and problem-solving mind, and know how to smoothly translate complex information to a variety of audiences. You are a great multi-tasker with attention to detail and result. A hands-on and pragmatic mentality is very important in our team and you know how to work in an agile environment. Working on your own and making decisions independently is not a problem for you. We have no managers at Effectory and your high level of self-support, sense of responsibility, initiative and collaborative spirit make you a perfect match with us. Since you will be a part of an international company, you are fluent in Dutch and very comfortable in English (or the other way around). You are available for a minimum of 32 hours a week.

 

This is us

Effectory – Europe’s leading feedback specialist – is a thriving company with more than 200 entrepreneurial, young and ambitious professionals who help big and medium sized companies to collect feedback and ideas from their employees. Our mission is to work on making the working world better. Based in the center of Amsterdam, Munich and Cape Town, our multi-disciplinary and self-managing teams collaborate with more than 1000 clients in ‘industries’ as varied as Retail, Production, Services and Non-Profit in over 70 countries.

 

Historically we have a strong foothold in the Dutch market which is our place of birth and we can't be stopped! To meet our growth ambition, we are determined to only hire eager and enthusiastic employees - both starters and experienced workers - who help infuse our business with even more energy. 


This is what we offer

While working from our wonderful office overlooking the Amsterdam canals, you’ll have a front row seat in one of the most progressive thinking and mission driven companies. After you are onboarded to fully grasp your role in fulfilling Effectory’s mission, you can make use of extensive professional and personal development opportunities, on and off the job. And with hard work should come fun: Friday drinks, legendary office parties, our Annual Big Day, team sport initiatives like the ‘Dam tot Dam’-run, our own boat to cruise the canals of Amsterdam and an organic lunch served daily. That, topped with 25 days off plus a competitive salary and a fair piece of the profit-pie… need we say more?

 

This is how it works

1. You want this job: submit your application via the link below

2. We are intrigued: join a phone call to further introduce yourself and ask questions

3. We all think it went well: we now meet live to get to know each other a bit better

4. We like each other even more: you meet potential team members and get a bit of a pleasant grilling

5. We want to see you in action: you complete a case/assessment (if applicable)

6. The final hurdle: we agree on terms & conditions, we sign and you start!

 

Closing date for applications: 1 December 2018