ezCater is the world’s largest online marketplace for catering – a $60+ billion market just in the U.S. Businesspeople use us to find and order great food for meetings and events; restaurants and caterers use us to grow their catering business. We’re backed by Insight Partners, Iconiq Capital, Wellington, Lightspeed, and GIC, and in early 2019 were valued at $1.25 billion. COVID slammed us, but we responded by finding new customer segments and seizing the rare opportunity COVID offered: when in life does a very successful operation get a do-over? Come help us power Food For Work even better than we did it the first time.
ezCater is extraordinarily valued by our customers (Seriously check out https://www.trustpilot.com/review/www.ezcater.com). Why do they love us so? A huge reason is that we deliver real, unbelievably useful customer support. In fact, customer service is an integral product offering at ezCater. Think Zappos quality levels of service, but our support team can actually make things happen in real time! Somebody dropped a tray of lasagna? We’re on it, saving the day, and once we’ve done that you’ll never use anybody else.
We’re looking for a Principal Product Manager to lead the definition of and development of the ezCater Customer Service Solution, the key platform that ties together customers, caterers, and drivers to deliver an unbeatable customer experience. ezCater is leveraging its market knowledge and massive data warehouse to proactively solve potential pain points, handle last-minute customer requests, and deal with uncertainty in a unique and differentiated way. You’ll work closely with engineering, UX, Marketing, Caterer Operations, and many other teams to develop and execute on the strategy for this critical area for the business.
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What you’ll do:
- Analyze all available data on existing catering operations, examine customer and caterer pain points, and develop a roadmap that solves the business and the users.
- Lead product initiatives across a cross-functional team including Design, Research, Engineering, Data Analysis, Operations, and other Product Managers in a fast-paced, agile environment.
- Manage application development from conception through design, build, release, and iteration.
- Create and monitor the ongoing metrics that measure and define success.
- Assist in prioritizing enhancements and bug fixes, while identifying thematic issues that can be solved with technology improvements.
- Have fun building meaningful software with awesome people.
When you start:
By day 30 you will:
- Most importantly, dive deep into the needs of the variety of users you’ll be solving for and start to develop a strong sense of empathy for them.
- Partner with your development team to understand the ins and outs of the product.
- Be providing immediate and early value, organizing existing work, asking good questions, and figuring out what you need to learn to become more effective.
- Have found and internalized the key metrics for your domain and mastered key analytics and experimentation tools.
- Have internalized the company direction, and early decisions around target customer / market focus.
By day 60 you will:
- Have a solid working relationship established with the design and development team members as well as your product peers.
- Propose product direction and course corrections based on what you’ve learned.
By day 90 you will:
- Be a driving force within the company, leading across the business to drive your compelling vision and meaningful returns.
- Be able to give “the company pitch” to a prospective customer as well as any member of the sales team and back it up with detailed customer, product, and industry knowledge.
- 5+ years of product management experience, ideally with several years in e-commerce optimization
- Deep analytic ability, comfort working with and manipulating data, building hypotheses
- Strong teamwork and collaboration skills; you’re happy spending much of the day away from your desk connecting with team members in different functional areas.
- A proven track-record when it comes to stakeholder management; you feel confident partnering with demanding internal groups and effectively managing expectations.
- A flexible mindset that is open to change and new information. You’re first to understand when team behaviors and work methods need to adapt to new information.
- Goal orientation and demonstrated record of success in previous endeavors. You’re motivated to deliver exceptional results, driven by a strong work ethic.-A sharp mind, a soft heart and a large funny bone.
Starting Salary Range: $166,000 - $218,000
What you’ll get from us:
You’ll get a terrifically compelling opportunity, in an environment of radical transparency, open access to all the data, and collaborative colleagues at every level of our organization. You’ll also get sane working hours and great flexibility around work/life balance.
Have people in your life – of any age – who always, often, or sometimes need your help? We make room for that. Have a bad thing or a good thing happen to you? We make room for that, too.
Oh, and you’ll get all this: Market salary, stock options that you’ll help make worth a lot, the usual holidays, all-you-can-eat vacation, 401K with ezCater match, health/dental/FSA, long-term disability insurance, a great office in the heart of Boston or Denver that you can’t use till COVID lightens up, a tremendous amount of responsibility and autonomy, wicked awesome co-workers, cupcakes (and many more goodies) once we get back to our offices, and knowing that you helped get this rocket ship to the moon.
ezCater is an equal opportunity employer. We embrace humans of every background, appearance, race, religion, color, national origin, gender, gender identity, sexual orientation, age, marital status, veteran status, and disability status. At the same time, we do not employ jerks, even brilliant ones.
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