The mission of the Head of Product & Design is to steer our product portfolio to success while strengthening our culture of empowering people. Being a bootstrapped company, they focus our resources to prioritize profits over ‘growth at all costs. The Head of Product has a key responsibility to achieve our three core purposes:
- Purpose: To empower people to communicate impactful stories
- People: Everyone who has come in contact with the organization to become better
versions of themselves
- Profit: To run a profitable company with sustainable growth
You have led product teams in startups with a similar profile to us (SAAS, remote a plus) and bring an extensive share of strategic learnings & experiences. You have shown how you own & drive business outcomes. You are an exceptional team player, which allows you to connect the dots between teams & stakeholders to achieve business objectives together. We are bootstrapped, not a venture-backed startup, and the growth playbook looks very different at Piktochart.
There is no two same JD of a Head of Product at any organization, and at Piktochart, we are looking for:
1. Entrepreneurial traits with a bias for action and customer-centricity
You have “been there, done that,” leading product organizations through changing markets, failed & learned, as well as succeeded and grown. In this VUCA world, the only way we will know whether a product would be successful or not is to validate it with the market. Therefore a strong bias for action and speed are our advantages. You will need to have demonstrated the ability to learn, build, measure, and lead the product to do that repeatedly!
2. Strong ability to identify & reap trends & business opportunities in the market
You (will) have a deep understanding of our market and adjacent markets, to navigate our product around external risks towards commercial success. You analyze, identify, and articulate opportunities. You formulate a roadmap for long term commercial success of the business and product. You don’t need to be a subject matter expert of our design-led product. You are comfortable making decisions without ever having 100% perfect data, and you map out the strategy of the product according to the business goals. You have a solid ability to understand, analyze, size, and define target markets. You bring in experience working in different business and pricing models.
3. Setting business priorities for the product team
You possess an uncanny ability to articulate the ‘Why?’ and rationalize the business goals for the product teams. We try to ensure that our product teams are as autonomous as possible, which allows you to be more strategic. Like an orchestra conductor, you ensure that we have strong alignment and synergies within our product portfolio of currently two products and across our cross-functional teams.
4. Has a prior background in product design
The team and you will be building intuitive and elegant experiences for a seamless design editor. Together, you will be responsible for taking features throughout the design journey: from ideas to rough sketches, to prototypes, to something engineers can implement, through different iterations. You’ll be leading the entire design team, helping them be the best version of themselves, improving our strategy and processes.
You enjoy collaborating with people, have led product teams (preferably SaaS), and are excited to guide the company to continued success. You will report directly to the CEO and will contribute to a great product culture.
This position is remote, and we prefer the candidate to be in Asia or Europe.