Associate Director of Product at CB Insights

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Build a product clients love. Lead a high-growth team. Solve complex problems. 

CB Insights has grown quickly by focusing on clients. We do this by building products that help clients make sense of the future and drive their businesses forward, using data.

With a massive market ahead and a fast-growing team, we want to add a hands-on product leader.

The role you'll play:

The Associate Director of Product Management is a new role, and a great opportunity to solve complex problems, and to lead a tight-knit, hungry, and highly visible team.

You will drive product prioritization, roadmap, and scale product management practices that enable us to deliver valuable and high-quality products to our clients fast.

You and your team’s work will be seen by hundreds of Fortune 2000 customers, the top VCs in the world and 600,000+ newsletter subscribers.

Your main tasks: 


  • Own quarterly product prioritization and a rolling 6-month roadmap that make our clients successful and move the needle on product KPIs
  • Articulate roadmap strategy, prioritization tradeoffs (supported by data), and value to clients to leadership, and to the larger CB Insights team
  • Lead by example: own a portfolio of data and workflow products; drive roadmap for products you own from idea to launch, and continual iterations. 
  • Partner with Design and Engineering to create cohesiveness in UX and UI across web and mobile platforms.


  • Lead a team of 3+ Product Managers responsible for prioritizing, planning, and delivering the roadmap 
  • Embody a client-focused and performance-driven culture; recruit and retain talent
  • Coach product managers on key principles and skills. Examples include: data-driven prioritization, simplifying complex problems, defining meaningful product KPIs


  • Refine product practices and improve consistency in quality deliverables (e.g. research summaries, roadmap documentation, PRDs) across product managers 
  • Solidify and roll-out product development process with leaders across functions (e.g. Technical PM, Design, Engineering, Data, Customer Success, and Product Marketing) to improve the quality of products delivered

What you bring to the table:

  • Bachelor's degree 
  • 8+ years of B2B SaaS product management experience, preferably in a startup or high-growth environment serving enterprise clients 
  • Recruited and led a high-performing team of product managers (a plus)
  • Hands-on leadership experience: proven track record of leading cross-functional teams to launch complex products in an Agile and fast-paced environment
  • Built and optimized product development, launch, and enablement processes with internal partners
  • Track record in leading product planning efforts: including planning the roadmap at the org-level, and setting quarterly OKR with a team of product managers
  • UX certification or proficiency in wireframing and prototyping tools (e.g. Balsamiq, Sketch, Abstract, Invision) is a plus
  • Experience in a role related to CB Insights customer profile (e.g. strategy, innovation, venture capital) is a plus

What’s CB Insights All About:

The CB Insights platform is the smartest way to explore and exploit emerging technologies. We help the world’s leading companies accelerate their digital strategy and transformation with data, not opinion. Our Emerging Technology Insights Platform fuses machine and human intelligence to help you discover and manage your response to emerging technology startups and markets.

You'll be successful here if you: 

  • Have high standards for you and your team’s work, and what a product should enable clients to achieve
  • Enjoy building data software products with engineers and designers in an iterative, and fast-paced environment
  • Are client-obsessed, and have a deep understanding of CB Insights’ clients. You challenge and coach product managers to deliver valuable client experience under aggressive goals
  • See the big product picture, but also sweat the details; you can get into the weeds of UX and feature requirements when the team needs you to
  • Value hard work and collaboration
  • Embrace that speed of execution is a weapon for a growth company
  • Take an analytical and data-driven approach to product prioritization 
  • Have strong communication skills; you should feel comfortable speaking to diverse audiences (e.g. executives, technical audience, clients) as the subject-matter-expert on product 
  • Are a structured thinker who can influence a diverse array of audiences. 
  • Are a data geek and enjoy experimentation

The Perks:

  • Amazing culture: Happy, Helpful, Humble, Hungry. Learn more here
  • A newsletter that 600k people follow: Sign up here.
  • Be Healthy: Health with HSA and FSA options, dental, and vision insurance along with unlimited/take what you need sick day policy
  • Plan for the future: 401k with up to 4% match
  • Continued Learning: $1,000 yearly continuing education stipend
  • Rest and Relax: Competitive vacation and holiday plans 
  • Refuel: Daily lunch stipend, unlimited snacks/coffee

We know that diversity makes for the best problem-solving and creative thinking. We are dedicated to adding new perspectives to the team and encourage everyone to apply if your experience is close to what we are looking for.

Equal Opportunity Employer: CB Insights is committed to creating a diverse environment and is proud to be an equal opportunity employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, gender, gender identity or expression, sexual orientation, national origin, genetics, disability, age, or veteran status.

If you know someone who'd be perfect for the role, 
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498 7th Avenue, 14th Floor, New York, NY 10018

An Insider's view of CB Insights

What are some social events your company does?

To help foster cross team communication & collaboration, here are some things CB Insights does:

- yearly company offsite
- monthly company-wide team building events (past events include: bubble ball, game night, talent show, spelling bee, wine tasting, field day, etc.)
- monthly anniversary socials
- volunteer
- Ladies Lunches
- holiday party


Senior Associate Recruiter

What's the biggest problem your team is solving?

Our team brings new datasets to the platform. A few valuable ones are patents, earnings transcript & press articles from special verticals.Instead of just surfacing the data, we run topic modeling, sentiment analysis & improving recommendation systems.The innovative way of feeding info helps clients to be sensitive to trends moving in the industry.


Software Engineer

What does career growth look like on your team?

Our Sales Development Representative team has had tremendous growth over the past couple of years. Our career path is clear, we offer coaching and mentorship in order to successfully promote the team. Our SDRs know exactly what they need to accomplish in order to move up the ladder and grow both personally and professionally.


Senior Manager, Sales Development

How do your team's ideas influence the company's direction?

Customer Success at CBI acts as the intermediary between our clients and the org. Because of this, we are in a position to voice opinions that influence the product, events we host, and the intelligence we publish. With our fingers on the pulse of emerging tech, we are equipped to become strategic advisors for our customers and also the org.


Senior Manager, Customer Success

What projects are you most excited about?

I'm excited to accelerate our ability to ingest existing data sets. As we continue to expand our data sources, the Product and Data team have worked together to come up with solutions to manage the volume of data that enters the CBI database. I'm eager to work with engineers to start incorporating more automation to boost efficiency in our tools.


Technical Project Manager

What are CB Insights Perks + Benefits

CB Insights Benefits Overview

Subsidized health, dental, and vision insurance
401k with up to 4% match
$1,000 continuing education stipend
One Medical
Daily lunch stipend
Unlimited sick days
vacation + holidays

Volunteer in local community
Friends outside of work
Eat lunch together
Daily stand up
Open door policy
Team owned deliverables
Team based strategic planning
Group brainstorming sessions
Pair programming
Open office floor plan
Unconscious bias training
Mean gender pay gap below 10%
Health Insurance & Wellness Benefits
Flexible Spending Account (FSA)
Up to $2,000 towards towards your FSA with up to $500 rollover.
Dental Benefits
Two different plan options to select from.
Vision Benefits
Health Insurance Benefits
3 different plan options through Empire Blue Cross Blue Shield
Life Insurance
Retirement & Stock Options Benefits
CB Insights 401(K) program allows employees to starting contributing their 4th month of employment.
401(K) Matching
CB Insights 401(K) program matches upto 4% of an employee's contribution with immediate vesting.
Performance Bonus
CB Insights offers a performance bonus for all non-commissioned roles based on company and personal performance.
Child Care & Parental Leave Benefits
Generous Parental Leave
We provide up to 12 weeks of maternal leave and 8 weeks of paternal leave.
Remote Work Program
Family Medical Leave
Return-to-work program post parental leave
Company sponsored family events
Acme co. sponsors family oriented events Annually.
Vacation & Time Off Benefits
Generous PTO
Paid Volunteer Time
Paid Holidays
Paid Sick Days
Perks & Discounts
Casual Dress
Commuter Benefits
Company Outings
Free Daily Meals
Stocked Kitchen
Snacks, coffee, tea and all the goldfish you can handle.
Some Meals Provided
$8 off towards seamless for lunch every day!
Happy Hours
Recreational Clubs
We have different culture clubs you can join including hiking and book clubs.
Professional Development Benefits
Job Training & Conferences
Diversity Program
Lunch and learns
Acme Co. hosts lunch and learn meetings once per month.
Promote from within
Continuing Education stipend
$1,000 towards education stipend after you have been with us for 6 months.
Customized development tracks

Additional Perks + Benefits

Subsidized Health Insurance, 401(K) with Matching, Yearly Education Stipend, Lunch Stipend, 3D Printer, Office Gong, Awesome Team Building Events

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