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Senior Product Manager

What we believe in

We are a community-powered platform for audacious creative minds to do the best work of their lives. 

The way companies and independent creatives work together is broken. Incentives are misaligned, creatives can’t express their true genius, companies don’t want to work with big and rigid agencies but at the same time don’t have a platform to find trusted teams of creative talent and creative leaders.

Neol changes how creative minds work by focusing on;

+ Fluid team structures. Not bound to classic project cycles

+ Design centric, global talent community

+ Products and services for collaboration and flexibility

Neol is founded by an experienced team of entrepreneurs, community builders and product people. We built, failed and succeeded with various types and sizes of businesses in the past. At Neol, we are boiling down everything we have learned in our previous journeys to revolutionize how creative individuals and businesses learn, collaborate and connect.

In this journey, we are proud to be supported by leading VC funds and angel investors from Silicon Valley, Europe, Asia and the Middle East.

About the role

You will get the opportunity to shape the future of a very ambitious, purpose driven startup by directly working with our co-founders. 

At Neol, we are not merely building software products. Our solutions bring together software products, services, communities and networks. To us, product management means researching, imagining, designing, testing, shipping and continuously improving solutions. Solutions for users, customers, partners and the wider network of collaborators. 

As the product manager of an early stage startup, this role requires wearing multiple hats and directing multiple streams.

More specifically, we are looking for a Senior Product Manager who;

  • will take initiative, make decisions, manage uncertainty on a daily basis on multiple fronts
  • will contribute to company strategy and then ensure the strategic choices are reflected in Neol’s solutions 
  • have expert product management skills
  • may be involved in elements of programme management activity
  • will be involved in hiring associates, 3rd party solutions and contractors
  • will roll up their sleeves and get things done i.e. coordinate teams for launching a new feature, design user flows, write product requirements, interpret analytics

Skills

  • Lean way of working. You know how to help the team to decide the best approach. You can help teams to manage and visualize outcomes, prioritize work and work to agreed minimum viable product (MVP) and scope. (Relevant skill level: expert)
  • Preferred skill: Familiarity with Basecamp’s Shape Up methodology. Neol partially adopts the Shape Up way of working across different units and functions.
  • Design, Data and Technology perspective. You can demonstrate an advanced understanding of design, technology and data principles. You know how to identify and implement solutions for software products and related services. You can apply knowledge to work with other job families. (Relevant skill level: practitioner)
  • Experience of working within constraints. You can work with and challenge senior stakeholders. You know how to prioritize and mitigate constraints and can turn them into an advantage. You can adapt the approach depending on the constraints. (Relevant skill level: practitioner)
  • Life-cycle perspective. You know how to successfully lead teams through the full product life cycle. You can identify which tools and techniques should be used at each stage. You can develop sustainable support models. 
  • Operational management. You keep abreast of industry best practice and can cascade ways of working. You know how to make operations efficient. You can act as the escalation point for major operational issues and champion operational management across the community. (Relevant skill level: expert)
  • Problem ownership. You know how to anticipate problems and how to defend against them at the right time. You understand how the problem fits into the larger picture. You can articulate the problem and help others to do it. You know how to build problem-solving capabilities in others. (Relevant skill level: expert)
  • Product ownership. You can start to define and create approaches. You know how to coach others. You can implement new ways of working. You are aware of what other sectors are doing. You understand what is most important and applicable. (Relevant skill level: expert)
  • Planning and execution ownership. You know how to get buy-in from the organization. You can work with scant information and explain it in abstract terms. You can develop a plan. (Relevant skill level: practitioner)
  • User focus. You know how to give direction on which tools or methods to use. You are experienced in meeting the needs of users across a variety of channels. You can bring insight and expertise in how user needs have changed over time to ensure these are met by the business. You know how to apply strategic thinking in how to provide the best service for the end user. (Relevant skill level: expert)

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Ideal candidate
  • 7+ years of experience in product management roles with proven experience as a Senior Product Manager 
  • Self starter, curious learner and a problem solver
  • Cares deeply about words, their meaning and language in general
  • Takes initiative, embraces constraints, thinks creatively
  • Builds roadmaps, accountability and collaborative environments
  • Has startup experience
  • Has experience in marketplaces or freelancer products
  • Works and thinks with data
  • Values collaboration very highly
  • Keen to roll up sleeves and get things done
  • Are comfortable with navigating ambiguity and have an entrepreneurial mindset
  • Want to build the future of learning and work; empowering individuals and communities to connect, learn and collaborate together
  • Are experienced with businesses that have a service layer
  • Have experience with or excited about shipping products with Shape Up methodology

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Additional information

Our Values

You’ll be working on something truly groundbreaking, meaningful, difficult, and rewarding. If you are passionate about the future of learning, the future of work, and the possibilities of Web 3, there will be plenty of areas for you to grow and make a difference. 

+ You’ll be working with world-class professionals surrounded by a global network of investors, advisors, and collaborators.

+ You'll have a lot of flexibility and will be able to shape our marketing efforts.

+ We know Mastery, Autonomy, and Purpose drive people like us; so that’s how we are setting up our teams and empowering individuals.

+ We are a remote-first company, but we love getting together in real life. We look for opportunities to be and work in the same place to connect as humans and co-create. 

+ We have flexible working hours with respect to teamwork. We mostly collaborate and communicate asynchronously.

+ We endorse a culture of writing. We prefer getting thoughts on paper and providing each other space to think and collaborate deliberately.

Why should you join Neol?

+ You’ll be working on something truly groundbreaking, meaningful, difficult, and rewarding. If you are passionate about the future of learning, the future of work, and the possibilities of Web 3, there will be plenty of areas for you to grow and make a difference. 

+ You’ll be working with world-class professionals surrounded by a global network of investors, advisors, and collaborators.

+ You'll have a lot of flexibility and will be able to shape our marketing efforts.

+ We know Mastery, Autonomy, and Purpose drive people like us; so that’s how we are setting up our teams and empowering individuals.

+ We are a remote-first company, but we love getting together in real life. We look for opportunities to be and work in the same place to connect as humans and co-create. 

+ We have flexible working hours with respect to teamwork. We mostly collaborate and communicate asynchronously.

+ We endorse a culture of writing. We prefer getting thoughts on paper and providing each other space to think and collaborate deliberately.

+ If these, mostly, sound like you, please do get in touch.

Additional Information

Compensation

This role comes with a competitive salary, stock options, and employee benefits.

Employment

Please note this role is only open to candidates that are legally authorized to work where they reside. Due to the remote nature of the role, Neol does not currently sponsor candidates for visas or work authorizations/permits and does not currently support the transfer of visas or work authorizations/permits from prior employers to Neol.

Location

We are a distributed team. Currently, we have two main hubs: London and Ä°stanbul. We prefer candidates who are in a +/- 4 hours time difference relative to London.

Equal Opportunity Employer

Neol is an equal opportunity employer dedicated to building an inclusive and diverse workforce. All employment is decided on the basis of qualifications, merit, and business need. We strongly encourage applications who are members of underrepresented communities to apply.

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