VP of Product

  • Nantes, France
  • Full-time

Company Description

Akeneo, the #1 Open Source PIM worldwide, helps more than 80,000 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

Context

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

We’re looking for a seasoned VP of Product to lead our multi-product strategy, to develop and grow our talented product management team, and to help us reach the next stage of our company development.

You will report to Nico, Co-Founder, and Chief Product Officer. You will collaborate on a daily basis with your partners in crimes: Didier (VP of Engineering), Emilie (VP of Design), and Karen (Customer Support Director).

Our product management team gathers twelve talented product managers and product directors each working on their own scope and mission to delight our customers.

Our product department gathers eighty 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. It allows them to craft and manage great product experiences to unlock their business growth.

Team Development

You have a strong experience in leading product teams, coaching product people, drawing an actionable path to expand their individual impact, defining appropriate goals, hiring and onboarding new talents, and animating the product management team.

Product Vision and Strategy

You enjoy contributing to a compelling product vision, articulating a multi-products strategy with product managers. You will present, explain our vision and strategy to different audiences (teams, customers, analysts, partners), and 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 deploying a rock-solid product framework 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. Together you build the foundations necessary to foster cross-team collaboration and to drive consistent and timely value creation.

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 VP of Product,

    • 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

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