DIRECTOR OF PRODUCT, INSPERIENCE

We believe immersive experiences in virtual reality will transform the way people shop. Insperience is here to create that future.

Located in Venice, CA, we are defining the next generation of retail by leveraging VR to connect brands, products and consumers in immersive, memorable experiences. And, we are doing it in partnership with the largest retailer in the world. Insperience is a portfolio company of Store N° 8, Walmart’s technology incubation platform.

In this role, you will partner with stakeholders to define the product roadmap, features, milestones, and success metrics for a suite of platform products.

Top reasons to work with us:

  • You love using technology to impact consumers’ daily lives - we are constantly tinkering with new VR hardware/software, researching emerging trends in retail and combining them to create unique experiences for consumers
  • We are a startup with the backing of the Fortune 1 - our day-to-day vibe is startup, but we’ve got the resources and commitment of Walmart, the world’s largest retailer that’s built its brand on saving money and helping consumers live better
  • Building the next generation of retail excites you - we are developing immersive retail experiences for today’s consumer, while building the future of commerce - a future we call v-commerce™ - where we believe VR will play a central role

You will love this job if you are:

  • Delivery focused - you excel at juggling multiple priorities and getting things done personally and through others on the team
  • A strong leader - you know how to motivate your team to do top notch work and do it by working smartly while having fun too
  • A clear communicator - you know how to break down difficult concepts and make them easy to understand for all audiences (up, down, and sideways)
  • Adaptable - you are able to be flexible in approach and generate multiple solutions when problems arise

What you’ll oversee (and often do):

  • Partner with key stakeholders to define the product roadmap, features, milestones and success metrics for a suite of platform products
  • Clearly articulate and communicate the roadmap, key decisions, and relevant learnings, offering company-wide insight
  • Be responsible for delivering commerce experiences that drive revenue, conversion, retention, and customer engagement for customer-facing products
  • Identify key needs and perform gap analyses, to assess new product ideas and market opportunities
  • Manage the full product development lifecycle for your product(s)
  • Gather requirements, define specifications and write clear user stories
  • Partner with UX to understand our customers and their needs to validate ideas with existing and new customers
  • Partner with Engineering to manage agile processes and tools to improve velocity, quality, and ensure transparency
  • Develop and execute rollout plans for product success

Minimum qualifications:

  • 7+ years of progressive product management experience with 3+ years of experience as a people manager
  • 3+ years of experience in consumer facing e-commerce products, platforms or transactional environments
  • Great communicator and collaborator, with an ability to say “No” when required
  • Able to work across disciplines; UI/UX, Engineering, Creative, Operations, Business Intelligence
  • Strong problem solving and critical thinking skills
  • Strong project management skills, favoring lean and agile software methodologies
  • Ability to write clear user stories and bug reports in collaboration with engineering
  • A self-starter, working well with little oversight and changing product requirements
  • Demonstrated ability to understand and discuss technical concepts
  • Can manage buy vs. build tradeoffs and evaluate opportunistic new ideas
  • Can interpret both quantitative and qualitative data to drive actions
  • Understand the importance of design and research and how both fit into building new technologies

Preferred qualifications:

  • Experience with SAAS and enterprise software integrations
  • Experience with analytics tools (e.g. Mixpanel), business intelligence tools (e.g. Tableau) and database languages (e.g. SQL)
  • Experience with Human Centered Design methods
  • Experience with Hypothesis Driven Development
  • Exposure to VR/3D development and/or startup environment

Pay, perks & such

At Insperience, we provide competitive salaries and a full slate of benefits including health (medical, vision, dental) coverage, a 401K plan, pre-tax commuter benefits, flex PTO. Of course, we also have startup perks like snacks, engaging events and an office full of energy and people committed to our mission. We love to communicate, which is why we also have weekly team lunches and regularly-scheduled all-hands meetings. We empower employees to dig in and focus on solving big, long-term problems.

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