Junior Product Manager

| Chicago
Home Chef is building new ways to navigate the booming meal kit delivery industry. Our team is a unique mix of creators, chefs, entrepreneurs, and trailblazers and we’re growing quickly. Our customer-first mentality, combined with a zest for supporting our peers, helped us bring home Built in Chicago’s Startup of the Year Moxie award in 2017. If you’re ready to be part of the action, we’re ready to connect with you. There are no limits to where we can go together.
Our ideal candidate is ambitious, resourceful and has a results-oriented mindset with an appreciation for how technology and business needs intersect. You must be willing to roll up your sleeves and are excited about the opportunity to work in a rapidly-scaling startup.
We’re looking to add a Product Manager to work with a new team that’s been created to take advantage of Kroger-related initiatives. You will help identify opportunities and execute successful technical projects.
We're looking for someone with a multidisciplinary skill set and ability to work in a highly cross-functional role to drive initiatives forward and then help lead those efforts through the development life-cycle.
This role will partner closely with stakeholders and Product Managers across the organization.
You’re detail-oriented and have a knack for solving complex problems.
You're able to communicate on a technical level with engineers, and on a value level with stakeholders.
You’re creative, collaborative, incredibly resourceful and laser focused on delivering value to our customers.
You will be a key player in integrating our new retail business into our existing technology and process, responsible for many things including definition/gathering of business requirements, project implementation, and defining and launching experiments.
You will be testing and learning and seeking truth, scrappily hunting down customer insights, data, and research that might generate solid new ideas for Home Chef.
Collaborate across teams with other Product Managers in regards to feature development combining business impact, magnitude, and level of effort
Embrace a culture of empathy for digital user experiences and act as an advocate for both internal and external customers
Work with UX researchers and designers to define delightful user experiences
Identify and track metrics that measure performance, setting goals against those metrics and drive awareness of our successes and failures on a scheduled basis
Ideate improvements for digital experiences informed by research, user feedback, and gut instinct
Formulate and test hypotheses based on user research and behavioral analytics
Launch experiment variations to a percentage of traffic, measure their impact on performance against the current experience in real time
Build and maintain feature requirements, schedules, and take ownership of the implementation and delivery of key objectives
Help lead the development sprints, prioritize, write and groom stories
Answer questions and optimize the team’s process and enable flow
Perform the role of Scrum Master in the Agile Scrum process
Investigate production issues and identify probable causes, as well as coordinate the activities and resources necessary to implement the resolution
WHO YOU ARE
2+ years of product management experience
Experience with software development tools like Jira, Github, ProdPad
Experience leading agile software development teams, ideally in a startup environment
A data-driven mindset and experience with decision analysis tools and methods
Excellent communication, presentation, and storytelling skills
Self-starter that finds ways to dive in rather than wait for assignments
Deeply empathetic interpersonal skills within complex organizations and an intense curiosity to understand how our internal teams and systems work together
Strong analytical, and creative problem-solving capabilities with the aptitude to identify KPIs and request and analyze data
Understanding of common design/UX patterns and methodologies on web and mobile
Successfully communicates with a diverse set of technical and non-technical stakeholders
Use data to support hypotheses and intuition
Bonus If You Have It
Experience working in ecommerce, consumer startups or food/grocery space
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Technology we use

  • Engineering
  • Product
    • JavascriptLanguages
    • RubyLanguages
    • ReactLibraries
    • Ruby on RailsFrameworks
    • PostgreSQLDatabases
    • OptimizelyAnalytics
    • IllustratorDesign
    • SketchDesign

Location

Located in the iconic Wrigley building, our location offers the best of the Loop and River North. Close to transportation, restaurants & shops.

What are Home Chef Perks + Benefits

Health Insurance & Wellness Benefits
Flexible Spending Account (FSA)
Dental Benefits
Vision Benefits
Health Insurance Benefits
Life Insurance
Retirement & Stock Options Benefits
401(K)
Vacation & Time Off Benefits
Generous PTO
Paid Volunteer Time
Paid Holidays
Perks & Discounts
Casual Dress
Commuter Benefits
Stocked Kitchen
Some Meals Provided

Additional Perks + Benefits

Direct access to senior management – our leadership team works alongside our team members every day. Flexible spending accounts for qualified medical, dependent care, parking, or transit expenses. Free water taxi, discounted gym membership, and daily bike storage for Wrigley building employees. Cold brew coffee on tap at no charge (Wrigley office location). Employee discounts for Home Chef meal kits. Candidates can experience Home Chef as a customer - enter promo code PEOPLE30 for $30 off your first order!

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