Babylist is looking for an entrepreneurial general manager to incubate and grow new businesses. Over the past 10 years, we have built a profitable and fast-growing registry. This role will be responsible for the strategy and execution of a new business beyond the registry. This is a first-time hire who will manage the strategy and roadmap to achieve product-market fit. From there, they will own the team and P&L to grow the business. The ideal candidate is both strategic and hands-on, has experience launching consumer products or digital experiences, and has a deep understanding of marketing, commerce, content and product management. You’ll report to the CEO.

Who You Are

  • You’re an entrepreneur. You've built products and businesses from scratch and found product-market fit
  • You’re skilled at the art and science of business. You can build a brand, understand user needs, create conceptual financial models, and have technical conversations
  • You’ve worked closely with marketing and product management teams, ideally having managed some or all of those teams
  • You’re a strategic leader. You can set a strategy and gain buy-in from a board, executives, and a cross-functional team
  • You work smart and fast. You're adept at prioritizing, setting milestones, and testing and learning
  • You've managed a P&L and have exceeded revenue and growth goals
  • You’re a strong and strategic writer who can communicate ideas effectively

What You’ll Do

  • You'll understand our company strategy and vision and develop a short and long term plan for growing a new business
  • You’ll own a cross-functional roadmap and manage a nimble, cross-functional team
  • You’ll be scrappy, diving in to write copy, send emails, create projections, and/or talk to users
  • You’ll move fast to maximize learning and prove traction
  • You’ll create a new business in the family and baby category
  • You’ll ensure internal partners are updated on key strategic priorities, tactics, and testing results

What You’ve Done

  • You’ve launched your own company and/or started a business or product within another company
  • You have 10+ years experience leading teams and managing projects
  • You’ve implemented a new strategy that has led to direct business results
  • You’ve done user interviews and customer and industry research
  • You’ve been a scrappy but thorough project and product manager

Why You Will Love Working At Babylist

  • We are a remote first company and invest in infrastructure you’ll need to be supported and successful: tools, opportunities to connect with colleagues, and a stipend to help you set up your office
  • We build products that have a positive impact on millions of people’s lives
  • We work at a sustainable pace which means work/life balance is a real thing here
  • We believe technology and data can solve hard problems 
  • We believe in exceptional management 
  • We are committed to providing an actively antiracist organization and doing the work to support differences of all kinds
  • We offer competitive pay and meaningful opportunities for career advancement
  • We have great benefits like company paid medical, dental, and vision, a generous paid parental leave policy, and 401k with company match
  • We care about employee wellbeing with perks for physical, mental and emotional health, parenting, childcare, and financial planning

About Babylist

Babylist is the leading destination for baby commerce, where 8 million people each year buy what they need to welcome a new baby. We serve parents and the community of grandparents, friends and relatives around each baby - connecting everyone who helps plan, prepare and shop for the new arrival. From the “add anything from anywhere” registry for new parents, to the expert advice and product ideas for gift givers, there is no more trusted, go-to solution for growing families.

If your experience is close to what we’re looking for, please consider applying. Experience comes in many forms – skills are transferable, and passion goes a long way. We know that diversity makes for the best problem-solving and creative thinking, which is why we’re dedicated to adding new perspectives to the team and encourage everyone to apply.

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