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VP Product

Product – Toronto, Ontario
Department Product
Employment Type Full time
Minimum Experience Executive

Here’s the deal

We’re at a turning point in retail right now. The wholesale industry is a trillion-dollar market currently divided between 1.2 million retailers. The world is moving from a big box environment to a personalized, curated space where retailers are becoming storytellers and tastemakers rather than providers of plenty. This means that independent retailers need efficient ways of sorting through the clutter and getting the right products to their shelves. It also means that those independent retailers need to find ways of competing with the larger players.

That’s where Hubba comes in. We use a combination of machine learning and personal curation to match retailers with the right brands and products for their stores. We make the sourcing and discovery process easy and facilitate the process of getting the hottest new products onto independent retailer shelves.

Here’s your challenge.

As our Head of Product, you are well-regarded product leader and experienced player/coach.   You will assume end-to-end responsibility for all aspects of the product, shape our product right from the start and have a massive impact on the success of our company.

In this role you will help Hubba grow and scale all of our existing offerings and launch new ones while helping our current team of Product Managers achieve and learn more.   You're passionate about the voice of our customer, and live at the intersection between design, development, and business.

  • You can take an abstract idea, problem, or challenge and come up with a feature spec, take ownership of product planning, and execute a plan.

  • You analyze industry trends and always keep the “big picture” in mind to be able to actively shape the roadmap.

  • Champion the importance of innovation and creativity to ensure future competitive advantage.

  • Own the product release process end to end including but not limited to market research, product design, hand-off to functional teams, product launch and evaluation

  • Build, enhance, lead and mentor an outstanding team of enterprise product professionals who are capable of defining new products that provide measurable value to customers.

  • Build and lead the company's product vision and strategy to ultimately improve conversion rate, repeat revenue and user engagement.

  • Influence the business by driving innovative ideas, solutions and products through leadership and decisive action

  • Partner with engineering leads to establish rapid product development processes with small teams that can accelerate, build, design, test and product launches and constant updates.

  • Develop and implement exceptional product delivery procedures

  • Build a team that values learning, mentorship, collaboration, and an environment that celebrates a diverse set of viewpoints and backgrounds.

What you need to be successful:

  • Experience building products that users love

  • A pragmatic approach and the ability to thrive under pressure of constant change and moving objectives

  • Experience managing a collaborative, productive and inspired team of product managers and product designers

  • A self-motivated and results-oriented style and committed to continuous learning and problem solving

  • The ability to analyze and creatively solve technical and business-related problems

  • A knack for knowing what customers want, and the tools and data to validate when required

  • You have experience building a team and you genuinely care about people and their career growth - you’re the kind of leader that people trust and approach for support and feedback

  • You’ve got your eyes on the road ahead - you’re a strategic thinker with the ability to align short-term objectives to a long-term roadmap

  • Experience in leading teams to outstanding releases which have resulted in significant growth

  • Will display the emotional intelligence needed to influence and direct a wide range of personalities, through a period of profound growth and change.

  • Unquestionable integrity and ethics and a track record of open communication

What’s in it for you?

What we can offer

We’re building a company with real impact and global scale, and you’re getting in early enough to make it your own. Your work is going to matter a lot. Hubba will invest in you, help you be better and help you go further.

We’re using a modern stack, have an intelligent process, test our code, and measure as we build. The team is light on ego and high on curiosity. The senior leadership are grown ups who have built things before and are building a business, not a frat house.

If you’re interested in being a part of revolutionizing retail, let us know why we should talk. We are proud to foster a workplace free from discrimination. We strongly believe that diversity of experience, perspectives, and background will lead to a better environment for our employees and a better product for our users. This is something we value deeply and we encourage everyone to come be a part of this!

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    Toronto, Ontario
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