Director of Product Operations at Drift

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Director/Sr. Director, Product Operations

About Drift

Drift is the Revenue Acceleration platform that uses Conversational Marketing and Conversational Sales to help companies grow revenue and increase customer lifetime value, faster. More than 50,000 businesses use Drift to align sales and marketing on a single platform to deliver a unified customer experience where people are free to have a conversation with a business at any time, on their terms. Our mission is to use conversations to make business buying frictionless, more enjoyable, and more human.


Drift has become one of the fastest growing SaaS companies of all-time and was named to the Forbes Cloud 100, LinkedIn Top 50 Startups, Entrepreneur's Top Company Cultures, Boston Business Journal's Best Places to Work, and SaaS Company of the Year by the NEVCA.


About the role/ About the team:


Drift’s product organization includes engineering, design, and product management. We are hiring our first Product Operations leader to strengthen our rapidly growing team. We’re looking for someone with high data literacy, intellectual curiosity, and great communication skills to create smooth internal processes, empower PMs, Designers, Engineers, and Conversational Designers with data and efficient processes, and ensure our customers find value in Drift. The right candidate will bring Operations experience from the B2B domain to answer complex business questions using data, identify strategic opportunities to improve how we plan and organize ourselves, and measure success. If you are a positive, curious and motivated person who likes a fast-paced environment, enjoys problem-solving, and has the urge to improve processes on an ongoing basis, you will enjoy this role.


What you will do on the Product Ops Team:

  • Partner with Product leadership across functions (PM, Design, Engineering, AI Conversational Design, but also interface with GTM groups) to ensure that our various teams run smoothly and have the resources they need to succeed as we grow
  • Define and improve processes for product planning (including OKRs and product requirements frameworks), software development, and cross-team communication
  • Set up frameworks and best practices for product teams to increase autonomy with accountability and alignment toward company goals
  • Develop a consistent method to track product health metrics and customer adoption metrics to drive our planning
  • Identify likely root causes for key product health gaps (using quantitative and qualitative data) and present recommendations to address them
  • Collect, quantify & prioritize product-related challenges to be considered by product and engineering in future development. Uplevel the understanding of how the product is being used in the real world

In one month, you’ll:

  • Go through extensive company-wide training on how things work at Drift, who our customers are and how our products work.
  • Meet with Product and GTM Leaders to understand current states of their businesses, and start to identify areas for improvement
  • Learn all key components of our customer journey, and our key customer and product health metrics.
  • Begin to attend and participate in key Product Operations routines

By month 3, you’ll:

  • Participate and start to take an ownership role of key Product operations planning routines/cadences
  • Identify product operations inefficiencies in how we organize ourselves, plan product releases, communicate with GTM, and develop and execute on long and short-term hiring plans. Where can we reduce friction? How can we increase autonomy for development teams?

By month 6, you’ll:

  • Own key functions related to planning across the Product organization
  • Define and rollout any new processes to accelerate Product operations
  • Plan, execute, and measure specific Product planning projects in conjunction with Product leaders

About you and what type of skills you’ll need:

  • 5+ years of experience in Product Operations, Program/Project Management, or related functions in a B2B Technology organization
  • B2B company experience: scaling an organization through significant growth
  • You have demonstrable data and analysis fluency
  • You have a track record of leading and proactively managing end-to-end execution of projects/programs
  • You are a self-starter with a voracious appetite to learn and grow
  • You are able to translate complex data into simple insights, and communicate them effectively
  • You are methodical in your routine and pride yourself in the accuracy of your work
  • You are curious -- you want to be the person who solves the problem
  • You can adapt to rapidly-changing environments and work with cross-functional teams

Drift is committed to being an equal opportunity employer. 

We know that applying for a new job can be intimidating. But guess what? At Drift, there is no such thing as an “ideal candidate.” We believe in the power of teamwork -- and in the desire to learn something new every day. We believe in hiring people, not just skills. Take it from our CEO


If this sounds like a company you would like to join and a role you would thrive in, please don’t hold back from applying! Whatever skills you bring to the table or background you’re coming from, we welcome you to start a conversation with us. We need your unique perspective for our continued innovation and success. We’re looking forward to learning more about you!


Drift is committed to providing reasonable accommodations for candidates with disabilities in our recruiting process. If you need any assistance or accommodations due to a disability, please let us know at [email protected]

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Location

Our Boston Conversation Space is right in the heart of the Back Bay🙏 this is a place where Drifters can gather and work, as we are now Digital First!

An Insider's view of Drift

What are some social events your company does?

Every summer we take a few days as a team and head to Western Massachusetts for Camp Drift! Camp is an amazing weekend where we take a moment to celebrate what we have accomplished, and set goals for the coming year.

Lacey

Public Relations

How do you collaborate with other teams in the company?

I feel really lucky because I get to work with the Sales, Customer Success, Product, and Ops team on a regular basis. We say "One team, one dream" un-ironically and are always willing to hop into anything that benefits the customer.

Sara

Conversational Marketing Specialist

What makes someone successful on your team?

Our leadership principles are the core of who we are and how we operate every day. Bringing these in to your actions, decisions, and how you deliver results is the surest way to be successful here. Walk the talk. Focus on the customer. Deliver results every single day.

Kari

Director of Learning and Development

What is your vision for the company?

Today, all of our lives run in real-time. As a result, our expectations for how we communicate with businesses have changed: we expect answers in real-time too. Customers have all of the power today, and that’s why we put a premium on how we’re treated. Businesses need to adapt to this shift in order to thrive today, and that’s what we focus on.

David

CEO, Co-Founder

What’s the vibe like in the office?

High-energy! From sales, to marketing, to customer success and beyond everyone rallies around one common goal which is putting the customer first. End of month is always exciting for this reason.

Amanda

Customer Success Manager

What are Drift Perks + Benefits

Drift Benefits Overview

Our employees are our greatest asset. To take care of you and your family we offer an extensive employee benefit plan. On top of comprehensive health, dental, and vision plans, we also offer generous PTO, parental leave for primary and secondary caregivers, 401K matching, wellness perks and discounts, free lunch, snacks and coffee every day, the Drift book club (one free book of your choosing a month!), a mentor series, and more.

Culture
Volunteer in local community
Partners with Nonprofits
Friends outside of work
Open door policy
Team owned deliverables
Team based strategic planning
Pair programming
Open office floor plan
Diversity
Documented equal pay policy
Dedicated Diversity/Inclusion Staff
Highly diverse management team
Unconscious bias training
Diversity manifesto
Someone's primary function is managing the company’s diversity and inclusion initiatives
Diversity Employee Resource Groups
At Drift we have eight different Employee Resource Groups for people of similar backgrounds or interests to promote inclusion.
Hiring Practices that Promote Diversity
We have a recruiter devoted to diversity sourcing to help us reach our diversity related hiring goals.
Health Insurance & Wellness Benefits
Flexible Spending Account (FSA)
Disability Insurance
Dental Benefits
Vision Benefits
Health Insurance Benefits
Life Insurance
Wellness Programs
Team workouts
Every other week Inner City Weightlifting comes to the office to teach a fitness class to Drift employees.
Mental Health Benefits
We offer all employees a free subscription to the Headspace meditation app, employee-led yoga and meditation breaks, and have an Employee Resource Group that focuses on mental well-being
Retirement & Stock Options Benefits
401(K)
401(K) Matching
Company Equity
Employee Stock Purchase Plan
Match charitable contributions
Child Care & Parental Leave Benefits
Generous Parental Leave
Flexible Work Schedule
Remote Work Program
Return-to-work program post parental leave
Company sponsored family events
Vacation & Time Off Benefits
Unlimited Vacation Policy
Paid Volunteer Time
Sabbatical
After working at Drift for three years, all Drift employees are eligible for a month-long sabbatical.
Paid Holidays
Paid Sick Days
Perks & Discounts
Beer on Tap
Casual Dress
Company Outings
Happy Hours
Recreational Clubs
Fitness Subsidies
Home Office Stipend for Remote Employees
We offer a home office stipend to all employees, as well as a $100 credit each month towards internet, office supplies, etc.
Professional Development Benefits
Diversity Program
Lunch and learns
Promote from within
Mentorship program
We believe in the power of mentorship and regularly bring external guests into our office to teach us.
Customized development tracks
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