Director of Product

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Homer · New York, NY

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Posted 1 month ago

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HOMER has a newly created opportunity for a Director of ProductKidPass to join our growing team! This role will report to our General Manager of KidPass. This role will report into our New York office in a hybrid capacity or can be remotely based in select US locations*. 

KidPass, a BEGiN Company, is the leading marketplace for parents to discover and book amazing kids activities including in-person classes, online classes, and tutoring. We work with thousands of teachers and kids activity providers, including Gymboree, Kidville, Super Soccer Stars, Music Together, YMCA, JCC,  the Museum of Modern Art, and many more! Backed by leading tech investors, KidPass has rapidly grown to become the largest kids activities marketplace.

HOMER, a BEGiN brand, is the proven early learning program that provides the best educational start possible. We offer personalized, fun, and proven learning products for kids ages 0-10 to help build confidence, mastery, and a love of learning. We are deeply committed to our members and to their children, and we are building a creative and strategic team to develop a portfolio of early learning products that support learning everywhere. 

Reporting into our General Manager of KidPass, the Director of Product will be responsible for leading a team to execute projects, products, and features from ideation through execution and iteration. This will be a core position collaborating with our Design, Research, Data, and Engineering Teams at KidPass and across BEGiN to launch new features and products.

You will:

  • Work with your team and leadership to set product strategy
  • Speed up decision making for your team by ensuring projects start with the right data, research, and analysis 
  • Translate research and ambiguous ideas into tightly scoped, actionable plans 
  • Talk to users and partners to reveal their core problems and needs and translate these into product 
  • Quantify P&L impact of potential features through ROI analyses 
  • Dig into data to identify new opportunities and analyze existing products. 
  • Do whatever it takes to make your team and product successful. You'll never say, “That's not my job.”

You have:

  • 5-7 years of Product Management experience
  • BS degree, ideally with a focused Computer Science, Finance, or Engineering
  • Experience with marketplaces and consumer subscription service
  • Be a self-starter, resourceful, and entrepreneurial
  • Ability to manage ambiguity and uncertainty well. You can make decisive calls without enough information
  • High attention to detail and the ability to effectively manage multiple projects at a time
  • Excellent communication and interpersonal skills (written and verbal) with the ability to communicate to both business and technical personnel
  • Ability to formulate a long-term business strategy and the short-term steps to achieve it 
  • Empathy for users (with a desire to talk to them about their problems), stakeholders, and partners

Nice-to-Haves:

  • Experience working with remote teams is a plus
  • Experience in Ed Tech and/or Marketplaces  and/or Subscriptions is a plus

We like people who:

  • Are open to suggestions, collaborative, and thrive in team environments
  • Love and are willing to learn new technologies and styles
  • Are scrappy, entrepreneurial with the ability to turn around high-quality projects quickly without depending on a large team

What you’ll get:

  • HOMER offers competitive compensation including equity and full benefits.
  • Smart, passionate, and engaged co-workers.
  • Excellent top-tier Medical/Dental/Vision benefits
  • 401k with 4% company match
  • The chance to have a big impact, quickly
  • The rare opportunity to make a dent in the universe. We’re bringing a love of reading and learning to children globally!

 

*Remote Locations: AL, CA, CT, FL, GA, ID, MA, MD, MI, MO, NC, NE, NY, OR, PA, TN, TX, WA, WY.

This role is not eligible for CO state.

HOMER is a proud equal opportunity employer. All qualified applicants will be considered without regard to race, color, religion, gender, gender identity or expression, sexual orientation, national origin, genetics, disability, age, or veteran status.

At HOMER, we are committed to building a diverse team of talented people who are passionate about creating educational content kids love. We believe in fostering a culture where productivity can flourish, one that is empathetic, respectful, and inclusive. At HOMER, we know that diversity, equity, and inclusion aren’t just an idea, a one-time initiative, or phrases to throw into a job post: they’re a daily practice and an ongoing conversation. We survey our team about inclusivity, run trainings on DEI topics, and have a committee to ensure we are all continuing to learn and grow.

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