Lead Product Manager

| Greater NYC Area
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ABOUT VTS
VTS is the fastest-growing Proptech company in the history of commercial real estate (CRE). We have transformed a $15 trillion dollar industry with our award-winning platform which is used to manage over 60% of all office buildings. We’re continuing to expand our product offerings and are building the industry’s first and only online marketing software and end-to-end leasing marketplace, VTS Market. VTS Market will enable landlords to market their available spaces more effectively, and help tenant rep brokers and their tenants easily find and lease space online – a process that has traditionally been offline and difficult.
It’s an exciting time to join the VTS team – we recently reached unicorn status after raising $90 million in series D funding led by our clients (believed to be the largest venture financing in the history of commercial real estate software), we recently made the Forbes Cloud 100 list of the hottest private cloud companies, and were named one of Crain's best places to work!
Our headquarters are in NYC, but we have hubs in other major US cities, Toronto, CA, and London, UK.
Learn more at vts.com or follow us on Instagram (@WeAreVTS), Twitter (@WeAreVTS), or LinkedIn. 
How does this Position help VTS Succeed?
Interested in being at the forefront of a commercial real estate software revolution? Are you crazy-passionate about data and creating high-performing outcomes? Are you a natural-born leader and storyteller?
VTS is looking for a highly motivated, experienced, and dynamic Lead Product Manager to guide the development of tools that will transform the way commercial real estate (CRE) operates. This individual will be responsible for discovering new, creative ways to help brokers, landlords, and tenants communicate optimally and fostering critical relationships. As a Lead Product Manager, you’ll oversee a team of Product Managers and work directly with a lean, highly-effective Agile development team. You’ll also work cross-functionally with every aspect of the business to build — and ship — the most innovative solutions the CRE space has ever seen. Bring your thinking cap, your analytical skills, and whatever inspires your creativity; we have a very aggressive plan in mind to revolutionize this space.

What Makes This Job Awesome?

  • Create useful, intuitive, and innovative experiences that help our customers improve their business in ways they haven’t even thought of yet
  • Contribute to product strategy and vision by leveraging customer and market analysis, industry trends, and original thinking
  • Manage and coach a team of Product Managers who work with their own Agile teams to deliver related experiences
  • Create, prioritize, and manage your team’s backlog for effective release and sprint planning and execution 
  • Develop a deep understanding of competitors and vendors in adjacent spaces to ensure a competitive and relevant product
  • Evaluate trade-off decisions across the customer experience, development, and operational support in partnership with teams
  • Guide and participate in user experience design planning and delivery with the assistance of the development team
  • Be the customer advocate for solution designs; know the customer better than they know themselves
  • Work closely with the development team to ensure releases meet -- and exceed -- customer expectations
  • Work across departments to understand challenges/requirements for innovative solutions -- and get them to market
  • Continuously monitor, measure, and report on key user, product, and business metrics
  • Be the most knowledgeable person in the company on assigned product(s)
  • Be an internal (and external) evangelist for the product
  • Visit customers and attend industry events (once we can do such things again safely!)

What Makes You a Great Fit?

  • BA/BS with at least 5 years experience delivering cloud-based software in a Product Management role, preferably with at least some time at an early to mid-stage startup
  • Significant experience with Agile development methodologies, specifically Scrum
  • Experience managing and coaching more junior Product Managers
  • Demonstrated strong, creative, problem-solving ability
  • Strong strategic thinking combined with results-driven, practical mind set
  • Experience setting up, running and measuring the results of lower cost product experiments aimed at validating assumptions and gathering initial data
  • Strong skills in data analysis and interpretation
  • Experience in and comfort with formal customer research
  • All-star communicator: strong written, verbal, and presentation skills
  • Ability to simplify and articulate complex ideas to broad, varied audiences
  • Strong consensus- and relationship-building skills, with experience marshaling resources across an organization 
  • Confidence to dive in and learn new solutions and processes without a lot of assistance
  • Ability to thrive in a fast-paced, changing environment

What VTS Values & How We Show It:

  • Strive for Excellence - We know your potential is unlimited. Take advantage of our executive coaches and our training and career development programs available to all employees!
  • Be Customer Obsessed - We’re employee obsessed too! VTS offers competitive compensation, comprehensive health benefits (including dental and vision), pre-tax commuter benefits, and a 401(k) plan. Not to mention the fun stuff - monthly happy hours, wellness events, clubs, and team lunches! 
  • Be Curious - Benefit from a culture that promotes new learning. VTS offers an education stipend to all employees! 
  • Move as One - We work in an open floor plan to promote cross-functional collaboration. 
  • Take Ownership - Be an owner of the company you’re building with our equity packages. 
  • Appreciate the Difference - VTS embraces and celebrates diversity. We understand the importance of a strong work-life balance. We offer a flexible PTO policy, generous family leave program, and more!

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VTS embraces diversity and equal opportunity in a serious way. We are committed to building a team that represents a variety of backgrounds, perspectives, and skills. The more inclusive we are, the better our work will be.
All your information will be kept confidential according to EEO guidelines.

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Location

We are right in Bryant Park, conveniently located between Grand Central, Penn Station, and Times Square subway stations.

An Insider's view of VTS

What are some social events your company does?

I spend a large part of my week at work, so being around great people is very important. The vibe at VTS is very friendly, and there are plenty of opportunities to share knowledge and to socialize, including brown bags, catered lunches, happy hours, team outings, and other events.

Rafael

Staff Software Engineer

How do you collaborate with other teams in the company?

I collaborate with other teams on the company when there’s a piece of code that I’m working on that relates to another topic or domain expertise, I’ll ask for help. Everyone’s really into the idea of collaborating because we know that it’ll create a better product!

Anisha

Software Engineer

How does the company support your career growth?

VTS has a culture of constant learning--the most seasoned members of our team are still humble and curious. I’m challenged daily to keep reading, trying new things, and sharing my experience. VTS brings in experts to keep us learning, and I’m given coaching and access to resources that help me grow. I feel like everyone here wants me to succeed.

Chrissy

Director, Product

How do you empower your team to be more creative?

A creative environment is critical for great marketing! The main way I try to do this is encourage everyone's ideas - and recognize that while I may have more experience, this is the first time for all of us at this company, so my job is to guide the team towards great ideas, not be the source of all of them.

Amy

Chief Marketing Officer

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

This year we completely redesigned our product strategy process. Several cross-functional forums provide an avenue where anyone in the company can suggest projects and influence prioritization. Feedback on the new process has been incredibly positive. It’s helping to keep the whole company aligned on our most promising and impactful initiatives.

Niall

Chief Technology Officer & Co-Founder

What are VTS Perks + Benefits

VTS Benefits Overview

We provide a multitude of perks and benefits, from generous paid family leave to an onsite management coach that anyone in the organization, regardless of level, can receive coaching from. We also encourage learning and development outside the workplace with our yearly education stipend!

Culture
Volunteer in local community
Eat lunch together
Intracompany committees
VTS has an LGBTQ task force, a culture committee, and several D&I working groups and more!
Open door policy
Team owned deliverables
Team based strategic planning
Pair programming
Open office floor plan
Diversity
Dedicated Diversity/Inclusion Staff
Unconscious bias training
Someone's primary function is managing the company’s diversity and inclusion initiatives
Health Insurance & Wellness Benefits
Flexible Spending Account (FSA)
Dental Benefits
Vision Benefits
Health Insurance Benefits
Life Insurance
Wellness Programs
VTS offers health club discounts!
Retirement & Stock Options Benefits
401(K)
Company Equity
VTS offers equity to every full-time employee.
Child Care & Parental Leave Benefits
Generous Parental Leave
Flexible Work Schedule
Acme Co. provides employees with a flexible work schedule that includes Summer hours.
Return-to-work program post parental leave
Company sponsored family events
Acme co. sponsors family oriented events Semi-annually.
Vacation & Time Off Benefits
Unlimited Vacation Policy
Paid Holidays
Perks & Discounts
Beer on Tap
Casual Dress
Commuter Benefits
Company Outings
Game Room
Stocked Kitchen
Some Meals Provided
Happy Hours
Recreational Clubs
Professional Development Benefits
Job Training & Conferences
Diversity Program
Lunch and learns
Cross functional training encouraged
Promote from within
Mentorship program
Our mentorship program includes 1-to-1 program.
Continuing Education stipend
We offer $1500 annualy for continuing education.
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