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Head of Product - Pet Insurance Startup

| Greater NYC Area
ABOUT BCGDV:
BCG Digital Ventures is an ever-growing global team of entrepreneurs, designers, engineers, venture architects, product experts and investors. We invent, build and invest in startups with the world’s most influential companies. The business ventures we create build strategic advantages for some of the most important global companies and help them own the next horizon of innovation.
 
ABOUT THE VENTURE:
Pets are family. Each pet is unique, with their own characters, quirks and needs.We should be focused on helping them thrive and live their best lives!
Together with an industry leader in animal health we are building the future of pet health care.
We are uniquely positioned to disrupt the rapidly growing multi-billion dollar pet insurance and pet wellness industry by building the most robust support system for pets and their owners in times of good health, illness and emergency.
Through the application of cutting edge technology, product advantages and deep market relationships, we provide a truly tailored care experience delivered by our best in class distribution capabilities.
 
POSITION SUMMARY:
We are seeking an exceptional Head of Product who is passionate about animals and believes pets are an important member of a family. The Head of Product will provide future vision and lead high performing teams while owning product strategy and product build of this disruptive startup.

KEY RESPONSIBILITIES:


  • Lead product strategy
  • Provide the strategic vision for our current and future products
  • Manage and guide the product roadmap in close cooperation with the CEO
  • Effectively manage priorities and workloads in teams
  • Define and communicate product roadmap
  • Discover trends
  • Stay close to the market and discover trends, to then manage and actively promote and drive these trends onto the product roadmap
  • Meet user needs
  • Understand and analyze user needs and translate them into actionable insights
  • Provide leadership
  • Lead product, engineering and UX teams to ensure an extraordinary user experience for end users and partners
  • Assume key role in progressing our evolving agile teams, from an adoption of the culture to cross-functional product development and encouraging autonomy
  • Effectively shape and grow the team by attracting and nurturing great talent
  •  
    Drive product build
  • Define the features and processes, drive projects end-to-end, architect and implement solutions with the business and engineering teams
  • Track, evaluate, create visibility around, and act on metrics, critical success factors and key outcomes
  • Drive the integration of partners onto the platform

DESIRED EXPERTISE AND EXPERIENCE:

  • Has had leadership role (C-suite or VP level) in multiple startups (5+ years), driving the product strategy and vision, or started their own company as C- Level/Founder and built team of 10+ people. Ideally experience in leadership in regulated digital company.
  • Build and worked closely with functional teams in previous start-up experiences to launch and scale products. Ability to drive B2B partnerships and activate DTC. Proven record of formulating and executing product strategy. Proven track record of ability to formulate and successfully execute product strategy
  • 2+ years in insurtech with some exposure to (digital) pet industry. Has understanding of the broader regulatory environment.
  • Prior working experience in developing digital products in the startup or corporate venturing environment from inception onwards
  • Experience handling multiple key internal and external stakeholders. Record of successfully performing and executing against strategic investor timelines. Had built meaningful relationships with board member. Shows clear understanding of complexity inherent to interfacing with a publicly traded company.
  • Deep understanding of the mechanics of user funnels and acquisition channels
  • Entrepreneurial spirit and ability to adapt to changing priorities in a fast-paced environment
  • Being an exceptional story-teller and visionary who engages stakeholders and at the same time is aware of the key metrics to then interpret them into meaningful information to drive the product vision
  • Software engineering background preferred

To learn more, visit us at BCGDV.com.
 
Interested applicants may apply through the careers section of the website at https://www.bcgdv.com/. Interviews will take place after resumes have been screened for minimum requirements. Please note that this position is not restricted solely to the responsibilities listed above and that the job scope and responsibilities are subject to change.
 
BCG Digital Ventures is an Equal Opportunity Employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, age, religion, sex, national origin, disability, protected veteran status, or any other characteristic protected under federal, state or local law

KEY RESPONSIBILITIES:


  • Lead product strategy
  • Provide the strategic vision for our current and future products
  • Manage and guide the product roadmap in close cooperation with the CEO
  • Effectively manage priorities and workloads in teams
  • Define and communicate product roadmap
  • Discover trends
  • Stay close to the market and discover trends, to then manage and actively promote and drive these trends onto the product roadmap
  • Meet user needs
  • Understand and analyze user needs and translate them into actionable insights
  • Provide leadership
  • Lead product, engineering and UX teams to ensure an extraordinary user experience for end users and partners
  • Assume key role in progressing our evolving agile teams, from an adoption of the culture to cross-functional product development and encouraging autonomy
  • Effectively shape and grow the team by attracting and nurturing great talent
  •  
    Drive product build
  • Define the features and processes, drive projects end-to-end, architect and implement solutions with the business and engineering teams
  • Track, evaluate, create visibility around, and act on metrics, critical success factors and key outcomes
  • Drive the integration of partners onto the platform

DESIRED EXPERTISE AND EXPERIENCE:

  • Has had leadership role (C-suite or VP level) in multiple startups (5+ years), driving the product strategy and vision, or started their own company as C- Level/Founder and built team of 10+ people. Ideally experience in leadership in regulated digital company.
  • Build and worked closely with functional teams in previous start-up experiences to launch and scale products. Ability to drive B2B partnerships and activate DTC. Proven record of formulating and executing product strategy. Proven track record of ability to formulate and successfully execute product strategy
  • 2+ years in insurtech with some exposure to (digital) pet industry. Has understanding of the broader regulatory environment.
  • Prior working experience in developing digital products in the startup or corporate venturing environment from inception onwards
  • Experience handling multiple key internal and external stakeholders. Record of successfully performing and executing against strategic investor timelines. Had built meaningful relationships with board member. Shows clear understanding of complexity inherent to interfacing with a publicly traded company.
  • Deep understanding of the mechanics of user funnels and acquisition channels
  • Entrepreneurial spirit and ability to adapt to changing priorities in a fast-paced environment
  • Being an exceptional story-teller and visionary who engages stakeholders and at the same time is aware of the key metrics to then interpret them into meaningful information to drive the product vision
  • Software engineering background preferred

To learn more, visit us at BCGDV.com.
 
Interested applicants may apply through the careers section of the website at https://www.bcgdv.com/. Interviews will take place after resumes have been screened for minimum requirements. Please note that this position is not restricted solely to the responsibilities listed above and that the job scope and responsibilities are subject to change.
 
BCG Digital Ventures is an Equal Opportunity Employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, age, religion, sex, national origin, disability, protected veteran status, or any other characteristic protected under federal, state or local law

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