Product Manager

| Greater NYC Area
About Narrativ

Narrativ is an early stage startup building a next generation product recommendation platform. We build technology for brands to measure, compare and optimize their fastest growing recommendation channel -- commerce publishers. 

Shoppers are asking the Internet personal, nuanced questions from “What are the best shoes for a second round interview?” to “What is the best pillowcase to prevent hair loss?” Commerce publishers like The New York Times’ Wirecutter and Allure produce the best recommendations that answer these questions -- an unmined data source with the potential to transform a $175bn digital economy.

Why we’re special:

  • Ambitious technology: Our technology mines and organizes the world’s product data in a way that’s useful (rather than intrusive) for consumers. We built a product graph featuring 80mm SKUs enriched with $20bn of monthly cart data, making it the largest database of products matched to product recommendation.
  • Talented team: Fast Company recently named Narrativ one of the 50 best workplaces for innovators, fashion disruptor by Financial Times, and a technology pioneer by the World Economic Forum. We’re here to pursue greatness, embrace challenge and relentlessly improve every day.
  • Fast growth: We’re a diverse team -- with experience from McKinsey to Dropbox, Bloomberg to Glossier -- that’s doubling in size over the next year.

Join us for the opportunity to impact billions of shoppers on our mission to improve the value of every recommendation -- to create a better Internet for shoppers.

The Job

We’re looking for a Product Manager to join our New York City office. The ideal candidate brings together creativity, an analytical mindset, and an execution focus to drive the trajectory of Narrativ’s platform and product team.
Above all, we’re looking for someone with a fast-paced and agile approach, who quickly develops MVPs and rapidly iterates on them to refine the product within a creative and rapidly-changing environment. Our team is hard-working, collaborative, and committed to quality. We believe that we can build a better platform together. We’re Smart. Ambitious. Nice. We don’t see any of those as contradictions. 
Responsibilities
The role involves managing the full spectrum of the product development process - from translating the company vision into an actionable product strategy to relentlessly prioritizing initiatives on the roadmap and making course corrections.
You will need to confidently lead software development teams and excel at collaborating with leadership, engineers, and business stakeholders.

How you'll contribute:
  • Working with the Product Team and stakeholders on Narrativ’s product strategy and roadmap
  • Planning and conducting customer research to plan and scope initiatives
  • Partnering with designers to create thoughtful user experiences
  • Creating a strong lean product management discipline and to ensure the team’s success: product brief, value proposition, KPIs, assumptions, milestones, dependencies, etc.
  • Creating product marketing collateral to educate internal and external users on the value of the products we are building and how they fit into our long-term vision

Requirements
  • Degree in a scientific or technical field e.g., computer science, engineering
  • 2+ years experience managing and building digital products from inception through launch
  • Knowledgeable about lean product development methodologies and business intelligence concepts
  • Experience working closely and collaboratively across multiple functions (leadership, engineering, design, business etc.) to ensure what we build is tied to real world business outcomes
  • Strong written and verbal communication skills
  • Entrepreneurial spirit and the drive to shape our product trajectory and grow our product team

Bonus
  • Experience in managing platforms in complex ecosystems, such as ad tech (e.g., Google, AppNexus, OpenX), social enterprise platforms (LinkedIn, Unified Social, Wildfire) , media platforms (Spotify, YouTube, Netflix), eCommerce platforms (Amazon) 


Narrativ is proud to be an equal opportunity workplace and is an affirmative action employer. We are committed to equal employment opportunity regardless of race, color, ancestry, religion, sex, national origin, sexual orientation, age, citizenship, marital status, disability, or veteran status. 

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Technology we use

  • Engineering
  • Product
  • Sales & Marketing
    • JavascriptLanguages
    • PythonLanguages
    • JenkinsLanguages
    • ReactLibraries
    • AngularJSFrameworks
    • FlaskFrameworks
    • SparkFrameworks
    • MongoDBDatabases
    • PostgreSQLDatabases
    • AWSDatabases
    • Google AnalyticsAnalytics
    • SalesforceCRM

Location

We're right in the center of Grand Central and very close to Bryant Park.

An Insider's view of Narrativ

What’s the vibe like in the office?

Our office has an open layout that helps inspire collaboration, conversation and idea sharing. We are a growing start up so there is a mix between heads down work and banter. Some ideas are around how to best service our clients and others are about dooms day prepping and our water intake :)

Nathalie

Head of Talent

What kinds of technical challenges do you and your team face?

Helping our clients strategically optimize their performance with the unique and comprehensive data our platform offers is always an exciting challenge. Data can be daunting, but when analyzed the right way, is the most powerful tool to drive successful results

Greg

Growth Manager

What is your vision for the company?

Narrativ is building technology that challenges the world we live in. Those who join our team should share our passion for fixing commerce and have the courage to challenge the status quo.

We’re on a thrilling pursuit to fulfill the promise of technology and we’re building a league of extraordinary humans.

Shirley

Founder & CEO

What are Narrativ Perks + Benefits

Culture
Eat lunch together
Daily stand up
Open door policy
Team based strategic planning
Group brainstorming sessions
Pair programming
Open office floor plan
Diversity
Highly diverse management team
Narrativ is led by founder & CEO Shirley Chen. Her experience as a female founder has taught her the importance of a diverse team, a value that is shared by the entire org.
Health Insurance & Wellness Benefits
Flexible Spending Account (FSA)
Dental Benefits
Vision Benefits
Health Insurance Benefits
Retirement & Stock Options Benefits
401(K)
Company Equity
Performance Bonus
Vacation & Time Off Benefits
Unlimited Vacation Policy
Perks & Discounts
Casual Dress
Stocked Kitchen
Some Meals Provided
Happy Hours
Happy hours are hosted Once per week.
Professional Development Benefits
Job Training & Conferences
Lunch and learns
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