WHY WE MAKE PRODUCTBOARD
We started productboard because we have been inspired by exceptional product makers who have a vision. We celebrate missionaries who go for the moonshot, who stay up late at night because good enough isn’t for them. They don’t do easy, and they are not put off by failure.
We realized that these remarkable makers need the right tools to have the pulse of their customers, to stay laser-focused on the most important things, and to bring out the best in their teams. That is why we make productboard. We make product makers excel in everything they do.
Together with you, we have a unique opportunity to define and dominate a whole new category and define modern product management. Think the early days of Salesforce, Marketo, Zendesk, but for the best product minds.
We are seeking an experienced VP People to lead and grow our People Operations team and to bring out the best in our managers and leaders so that we can create a company where the best people love to work.
You will be a member of our executive team and work directly with our founding CEO (Hubert here, writing this actually, nice to meet you! 👋). We are a very much a mission-driven company and we intimately understand the importance of a focus on culture and we appreciate how hugely critical it is to invest in our people and help them grow. We treat each other with respect and humility, and we have a keen desire to learn from you and become even better people leaders.
You will lead our current People team of six, distributed between our US HQ in downtown San Francisco and Prague, Czech Republic. The whole company is now over 100 strong and we need your help with advancing our processes across every aspect of HR/People operations and growing the people team and scaling the company quickly overall.
We more than doubled the company in the last 6 months and we will look to you for help with further scaling and making sure all our people can do the best work of their lives.
We have 17 nationalities on the team and are deeply committed to diversity. We deeply believe in the strength of different perspectives and we value inspiration coming from different backgrounds and experiences.
YOU HAVE THE FOLLOWING
- 10+ years of leading exceptional People teams
- Experience from a fast-growth organization across all aspect of People Operations
- Preferred experience with a globally distributed organization
- Deep empathy and sensitivity for cultural differences and appreciation for diversity
- Experience with helping individual contributors becoming amazing people managers
- Strong overall leadership skills, inspiring and clear communication style, humble and kind personality
- Passion for what you do with a growth mindset
WHAT MATTERS TO US
We are proud of our unique culture built on friendship and we know it’s crucial now at this scaling stage to cultivate it. We truly believe that everyone joining us these days is our “cultural co-founder”. You will become a person that is representing the core values that we believe in. You will become a person that is showing others what behavior we appreciate, it means you are constantly curious, creative, transparent, passionate.
You will be exposed to every step and decision of a fast-growing startup. There is lots to learn, lots to build. We offer competitive benefits and we’ll create an environment where you will love to work.
You'll join a diverse and talented team, with plenty of opportunities for personal growth, impact, and learning.
💰Competitive compensation, Stock options, Company 401k, and great health benefits
💻All tech equipment you need (Macbook, monitors, etc)
📚Budget for online courses, books, and conferences
🏝4 weeks of vacation and commitment to a healthy work-life balance
🍲Free snacks, drinks, and yummy catered lunches every day
🏋Company contribution to Gym & Wellness memberships
🍹Team events, such as happy hours, off-sites, and retreats
⏱Flexible working hours and home office
🌉Opportunity to travel to Prague
productboard is the product management system of choice for the best product managers at companies like Microsoft, Zendesk, Metromile, Envoy, and 2000+ more. We are funded by top investors and friends at Kleiner Perkins, Index Ventures, and Credo Ventures. Our team of 100+ is distributed between San Francisco and Prague, but we operate as a strong unit, very much driven by our clear mission to make products that matter, together.