Product Manager

Job details
Posting date: 18 November 2019
Salary: £40,000 to £55,000 per year
Hours: Full time
Closing date: 18 December 2019
Location: London, UK
Company: Zen Educate Limited
Job type: Permanent
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About us

UK schools spend well over £2bn per year on covering short term absences with supply teachers. The current model is exclusively reliant on agencies that charge a massive commission and are terribly inefficient (everything is paper and phone-call based). We are consolidating this analogue, fragmented, and inefficient marketplace onto a digital platform. Think Uber for supply teachers. In the process, we'll pull hundreds of millions of waste out of the education system and have a huge positive impact on teachers and schools.

We are well-funded by high-profile investors, have had significant early traction, and are led by start-up veterans behind two of London's most prominent tech companies.

Looking to make a difference?

This is your chance to join a tech startup in a key position. As an early team member, you will play a significant role in the development of the company and have the opportunity for rapid career progression and learning.
The product delivery team is a crucial part of how Zen will help both transform the supply and recruitment experience for schools and generate the savings the education system needs. This is a great opportunity for someone looking to apply themselves for a great cause and with great responsibility and autonomy to shape the product for years to come.

What we are looking for
● Top performer that wants to be part of a high-performing, motivated team
● Growth mindset – dedicated to improving your skills as a professional
● Passion for building great products and companies that have a positive social impact
● Strong bias to action
What you’ll be doing
● Shape the product roadmap for key projects
● Run an agile delivery team with both design and engineering to deliver high-quality projects
● Conduct open-ended customer research with both teachers and schools to inform what we should build
● Run user tests with prototypes and the live service to find areas for improvement and refine designs
● Work with internal stakeholders to gather and define requirements
● Define and report on key metrics for projects
● Communicate the product roadmap with the internal team and to our customers working with marketing
● Get your hands dirty. Like any true start-up, no two weeks will be the same and a general interest in ‘mucking in’ and just getting the job done is crucial

What's in it for you?
● Work that you want to talk about
● Competitive salary
● Ownership in the company
● 25 days of holiday
● Convenient Central London office with perks like fresh fruit, yoga classes, bike parking, showers and an on-site gym and café
● Fun-loving, tight-knit team solving a problem that makes a difference

Ideal experience
● Prior experience leading product teams or building products or businesses
● Strong qualitative customer research skills
● Strong analytical and technical skills in data collection and analysis
● Knowledge of, or experience with, agile product delivery
● Bonus points: design or coding experience

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