Product Director

  • Nantes, France
  • Full-time

Company Description

Akeneo, the #1 Open Source PIM worldwide, helps more than 80000 worldwide merchants manage their product information.
Our intuitive platform is made to simplify product information processes and is designed for companies looking for efficient answers to their multichannel needs. 

Our tool helps merchants to centralise, translate and control the quality of the product information, leading to higher transformation rates, better SEO, shorter time-to-market and lower return rates. 

Akeneo software brings efficiency to marketing teams struggling with tools such as excel. We made our software user-friendly so it’s intuitive and easy to use! Made.com, Kurt Geiger, Samsung and many other companies chose Akeneo to improve their product enrichment processes.

Job Description

Akeneo is a fast-growing company, we have strong ambitions regarding business and team development.

We’re looking for a seasoned Product Director to lead the strategy of several products of our portfolio and to develop and grow a talented team of product managers. 

You will report to Nico, Co-Founder, and Chief Product Officer. You will collaborate on a daily basis with our engineering and design managers and will lead and animate teams to launch compelling solutions.

Our product management team gathers twelve talented product managers and product directors. Each product director owns a large part of our business offering and leads a team of product managers to positively impact the business and delight our customers.

Our product department gathers seventy teammates. We value high collaboration between product management, engineering, product design, and customer support. Our common mission is to create value for our customers, our users, and our own business, in a sustainable way.

Our offer, the PXM Studio, consists of five different products, serving our vision, by fostering collaboration between our different user personas. 

Our products allow them to craft and manage great product experiences to unlock their business growth.

Team Development

You have a strong experience in leading product managers, coaching product people, defining appropriate goals, hiring and onboarding new talents, and animating a product management team.

Product Vision and Strategy

You enjoy contributing to a compelling product vision, articulating a product strategy with product managers. You will present, explain our strategy to different audiences (teams, customers, partners). You will collaborate with different teams and stakeholders to foster a strong alignment.

Execution

You’re convinced that excellent execution is the foundation of everything. You love refining and consolidating great product practices to create value for our users, our customers, and our business. You enjoy crafting the right contextual goals and carefully picking the relevant metrics to drive progress toward our vision. You love collaborating with engineering and design leaders.

Product Culture

You cherish our product culture, you’re passionate about it, you embody it, explaining and demonstrating how each team contributes to our mission: enabling our customers to unlock their business growth through product experiences.

Work location

The position is opened in the lovely city of Nantes (France), where the product team is located.

We have a remote-work policy, you can apply even if not living in the city, however, a regular presence is required.

You’ll also travel regularly to other offices to engage with teams and represent the product team all around the world (travels are currently paused due to global covid situation).

Qualifications

  • a minimum of 3 years of work experience as a Product Director, Head of Product, Group PM, Product Team Leader,

    • in a fast-growing SaaS company

    • in an international business context

    • in a multi-product organization

  • excellent communication skills

  • fluent communication in English, both written and oral (a strong French accent is ok)

  • product-minded, you love to delight your users and customers

  • business-minded, you tie product investment to business outcomes

  • data-driven, you like to mix the right usage, financial, or market data, to run relevant analysis and make data-informed decisions

Additional Information

  • Flexible hours, remote-work policy
  • 1-month parental leave for the second parent
  • Great mansion located in downtown Nantes where you will find Marie & Therese our chickens and our beautiful bees
  • Once a year you get to spend two weeks in one of our offices worldwide (Boston, London, Sydney, etc) (temporarily paused due to current global situation)

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