VP of Product

Toronto, ON, Canada
Full Time
Executive

VendorPM is on a mission to revolutionize the property management industry by being the first in Canada to offer a software-enabled marketplace helping owners and property managers better work with vendors. We transform vendor management - a process that is decentralized, tedious and out-of-date - and streamline it for efficiency and simplicity, all while providing head office with visibility and control.

We’re one of the fastest growing Toronto startups and we’re backed by world-leading SaaS & PropTech funds including; Bessemer Venture Partners, Prudence VC & Navitas Capital.

Our team is passionate about growth, innovation, and collaboration so if you have a growth mindset, love a fast-paced environment and are looking to make a groundbreaking impact in this industry, you are probably a great fit for our team!

The Role

As the VP of Product, you’ve built infrastructure to scale and at scale, and have a track record of leading high-performance teams. You'll get to make and drive significant decisions that have a high level impact on the business while redefining the industry. Ideally, you have experience in leading Product in a B2B/B2C marketplace; supporting a business from Series A fundraising, through multiple rounds and perhaps a successful exit.

What’s In It For You

        Leadership role at a high growth, venture backed company.

        Competitive compensation package and opportunity to participate in ESOP

        Comprehensive health benefits package including medical care, dental and vision care, life insurance, etc and a health spending account.

        Work from home opportunities, with the option to work from our vibrant downtown Toronto office.

        4 weeks vacation + Paid sick/wellness days

        Real work/life balance

        Team events

        Collaborative tight-knit team

        Ongoing learning and development opportunities

As a Member of Our Team You Will

If you are looking for an environment where creativity and ingenuity are highly valued and where success requires close collaboration with the rest of your team, this role may be a great fit for you!

  Drive product strategy, road-mapping, and execution across the organization. 

  Set product vision and road map. Work with the CEO, VP of Operations, VP CS, and other key executives to ensure a robust product vision and road map is set, communicated, and shared by all.

  Define and articulate that strategy. The VP product will be required to layout a compelling product strategy that includes a strong understanding of (i) who customers really are, (ii) what it means to win in your market, (iii) how to differentiate as a product and company, and (iv) how to build compelling and remarkable products for your customers.

  Create and empower a professional product management discipline. You’ll lead a multi-functional product team and contribute to the recruitment of experienced Product Managers, Designers, Engineers, and Data Analysts from your network who have overseen multiple stages of the lifecycle as needed. 

  Hire experienced product managers who have shipped products at scale and then managed them through their lifecycle.

  Represent product management at the executive level. Product is the central spoke in communicating with, integrating feedback from, and pushing back on design, engineering, sales, marketing, operations, customer support, and other functions. This means product managers need to build deep relationships in each team and be able to work with many different functions and personality types effectively.

  Empower PMs in the organization to work effectively and get things done. The VP product should also clearly define, and get cross-company buy-in on, the roles and responsibilities of PMs and the adoption of simple production processes.

  Build programs to train and support new employees. Ensure that VendorPM has proper mentoring and training to support new PMs, and work with Directors to ensure the same for all product teams.

  Set cross-company product management processes. Develop processes needed to run product development efficiently, prioritize product decisions, and launch products. This includes experience with a multi-functional launch calendar, writing simple product requirement documents (PRDs), and navigating cross-functional input and trade-offs for products. Work with the VP of Operations to ensure the adoption of these processes.

You’re the Missing Piece of the Puzzle

  10 + years experience in all aspects of Product - driving growth through innovation and relentless execution.

  Proven effective leadership of multiple functions: Product, Design, Engineering, Analytics 

  Our ideal candidate has experience with a B2B/B2C marketplace supporting a business through series A to exit.

  Proven experience building infrastructure to scale and at scale: defining the optimal structure, likely moving from a functional to a matrix team structure.

  History of building and coaching high-performing teams who are motivated to do better and think bigger as a result of your leadership.

  Product experience making product decisions based on user data.

  Proven expertise in developing and refining internal processes to maximize velocity & quality, delivering world-class UX, and defining and steering strategy for products that range from Mobile Apps to Enterprise SaaS Platforms.

  Entrepreneurial and driven with a record of accomplishment in building and scaling intuitive, compelling consumer-focused products.

  Intimate knowledge of user-centric design principles and best practices.

  Extensive experience in developing and implementing strong research and A/B testing principles and operating processes.

  Outstanding listener, great presenter, terrific interpersonal and communication skills with strong ability to influence people at all levels and in various functions.

  Strong awareness of technology trends and potential influence on the current and future business.

Areas of Focus

  Adoption and Retention 

  Marketplace Health 

  Responsiveness 

  Payments + factoring workflow

  Complete vendor tooling

  Smart templated RFQs with predictive pricing

Meet Your Fellow Problem-Solvers

We believe in problem-solving as a team. So why not meet your fellow problem solvers?

Emiel Bril, CEO

Dylan Sher, VP of Operations

Andrew Baldanza, Director of Design

Interview Process

We want to be a surprising and exciting place, but we also want you to know what to expect on your journey, starting with the interview process:

    Interview Process Step 1: Google Meets exploratory call with HR.

    Interview Process Step 2: Interview with VP of Operations

    Interview Process Step 3: Assignment 

    Interview Process Step 4: Present to panel: CEO, VP Ops, Director of Design + Consultant

    Interview Process Step 5: Final Interview

Please check out these short explainer videos to learn more about us!

For property managers

For vendors

At VendorPM, we’re committed to providing an inclusive, accessible environment, where all employees and clients feel valued, respected and supported. We aim to build a workforce that reflects the diversity of our communities, and to create an environment where every employee has the opportunity to reach their potential. Learn more about what it’s like to be an employee at VendorPM.

*Remote applicants must reside in Canada and have valid Canadian work authorization.

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