Principal Product Manager, Liberty (Remote)

| Greater Boston Area
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.

Sound exciting? Let's talk!

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.

You have: 
- 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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Location

40 Water Street, Boston, MA 02109

An Insider's view of ezCater

How would you describe the company’s work-life balance?

ezCater gives its employees total control over their work-life balance, whether that means taking time for the doctor or going on a vacation. Everyone here understands that life gets in the way of work at times, and as long as you get your job done well and support your fellow co-workers, you get to control your own schedule.

Claire

Business Operations Strategist

How do you collaborate with other teams in the company?

I love working with other teams in the company! Every person I have encountered is insanely helpful and willing to teach me about their job. I'm always pleasantly surprised at how collaborative this company is.

Alyssa

Senior Menu Specialist

How has your career grown since starting at the company?

I've been able to grow a team and department from scratch, and had the opportunity to make decisions on my own. Overall, I've grown faster here than anywhere else I've worked.

Jules

Manager, ezDispatch

How do you empower your team to be more creative?

For me, fostering creativity comes down to ownership & a healthy comfort with failure. I try to make sure the team is pointed at big, meaty problems and then I largely get out of the way.

Dillon

Sr. Product Manager

What are some social events your company does?

Our weekly breakfasts and lunches provide a social avenue throughout the day, while our end of week ezHour gives the entire company a chance to wind down and interact. Outside of that, we're often seeing fun events pop up like our Holiday Party, fun team off-sites, and volunteer events that bring people together from across the company.

David

Sales Manager

What are ezCater Perks + Benefits

ezCater Benefits Overview

Importantly, you’ll get sane working hours and a huge amount of 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 here’s what else you’ll get:

Market salary, stock options you’ll help make worth a lot, the usual holidays, all-you-can-eat vacation, 401K, health/dental/FSA, long-term disability insurance, subsidized T-passes, a great office smack-dab in Boston’s Downtown Crossing, a tremendous amount of responsibility and autonomy, wicked awesome co-workers, cupcakes (and many more goodies), and knowing that you helped get this rocket ship to the moon.

Culture
Volunteer in local community
ezCater participates in regular community outreach activities with Rosie’s Place, City Sprouts, Community Servings, Greater Boston Food Bank, etc.
Partners with Nonprofits
ezCater partners with Feeding America through our CaterCares initiative
Friends outside of work
Eat lunch together
Intracompany committees
Here at ezCater, we have a number of different committees that tackle everything from planning fun company outings to furthering the conversation around diversity and inclusion among employees
Daily sync
Open door policy
Group brainstorming sessions
Open office floor plan
Diversity
Dedicated Diversity/Inclusion Staff
Diversity manifesto
Someone's primary function is managing the company’s diversity and inclusion initiatives
Mean gender pay gap below 10%
Health Insurance & Wellness Benefits
Flexible Spending Account (FSA)
Disability Insurance
Dental Benefits
Vision Benefits
Health Insurance Benefits
Life Insurance
Pet Insurance
Retirement & Stock Options Benefits
401(K)
401(K) Matching
Company Equity
Employee Stock Purchase Plan
Child Care & Parental Leave Benefits
Generous Parental Leave
Flexible Work Schedule
Family Medical Leave
Return-to-work program post parental leave
Vacation & Time Off Benefits
Unlimited Vacation Policy
Generous PTO
Paid Volunteer Time
Sabbatical
Eligible employees get 4 weeks of paid sabbatical every 5 years of working at the company.
Paid Holidays
Paid Sick Days
Perks & Discounts
Beer on Tap
Casual Dress
Commuter Benefits
Company Outings
Stocked Kitchen
Some Meals Provided
Happy Hours
Recreational Clubs
Company sponsored recreational sports leagues such as Basketball, Softball, Kickball throughout the year.
Professional Development Benefits
Job Training & Conferences
Diversity Program
Cross functional training encouraged
Promote from within
Time allotted for learning

Additional Perks + Benefits

Plus: Wicked awesome co-workers, Cupcakes, Breakfast delivered on Mondays, Lunch delivered on Thursdays

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