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Group Product Manager (f/m/d)



Berlin, Germany
Posted on Wednesday, September 27, 2023

About the opportunity

As our customer base is growing at a fast pace, Contentful is seeking a product leader to join our Content Platform product line as a Group Product Manager.

In this role, you will own the vision, strategy, and execution of our platform strategy around the ability to enable Contentful to be at the center of our customer’s content universe by connecting content across Contentful spaces and external systems. This will enable customers to effortlessly discover, understand, leverage, enrich, and deliver their content wherever it lives as easily as if it were local to Contentful. You will facilitate productive partnerships with a high degree of ownership for critical features, user experiences, and business outcomes.

If you are a strong leader who is passionate about defining the future of headless content management and how teams develop and collaborate to move work forward - come and be a part of our amazing journey! You’ll work closely with engineering, design, and product marketing to realize the vision and deliver engaging experiences for every team. In addition, you will lead and grow a team of exceptional Product Managers.

What to expect?

  • You’re responsible for the success of our Content Platform and work closely with senior leadership to ensure that delivered opportunities meet the expected outcome.
  • You define and execute against quarterly group objectives & key results (OKRs) in line with the 3-year strategy and the rolling 5-quarter plan.
  • You clearly articulate your group’s strategy, ensuring alignment & consistency with the overall business and product strategies across product lines and across the triad.
  • You help to establish scope and success criteria for opportunities and work together with Product Managers inside cross-functional teams to identify key trade-offs and decisions to be made.
  • You coordinate closely with peers across the triad in adjacent groups to prioritize and balance both short-term priorities and longer-term strategic needs.
  • You proactively manage relationships with internal stakeholders, including Sales, Ecosystem, Customer Success, Data, Pricing and Packaging and Product Marketing.
  • You lead, coach, and inspire a growing team of Product Managers to ensure they are successful in their role.
  • You contribute to a PM culture that shares user insights, learnings, and research findings early, often, and well.

What you need to be successful:

  • You’ve been working in an area closely related to content orchestration and content graphs in Software-as-a-Service company and understand both the business as well as technical aspects of the business
  • You’re an experienced platform product leader around relevant customer needs and market & technology trends to set the 3-year vision and strategy for your group.
  • You’ve been accountable for driving large-scale platform initiatives across multiple projects and teams for enterprise product offerings
  • You have experience managing Product Managers, in a formal supervisor role
  • You’ve successfully coached or mentored experienced Product Managers to develop talent and establish a learning culture
  • You’ve created a product vision and strategy, gotten leadership buy-in, and executed on the strategy by leading multiple teams to deliver in an agile environment
  • You can be hands-on with product management responsibilities when needed, and master higher-level organizational challenges
  • You work, and inspire others to work, in a structured way to solve customer problems and develop the solutions that deliver the biggest results with the least inefficiency.
  • You have strong interpersonal skills and are able to collaborate and build consensus across different roles, organizational levels, and personalities
  • Your written, visual, and verbal communication is clear, concise, and convincing
  • You are entrepreneurial, self-driven, and capable of working autonomously without strong oversight or direction

Preferred qualification:

  • Knowledge in taxonomies and content organization
  • Experience with search and retrieval engines
  • Experience working with AI to help determine how the customer’s jobs to be done will be impacted in this area is a bonus

What's in it for you?

  • Join an ambitious tech company reshaping the way people build digital experiences
  • Full-time employees receive Stock Options for the opportunity to share ownership and the success of our company
  • We value Work-Life balance and You Time! A generous amount of paid time off, including vacation days, education days, and volunteer days
  • Access to our Employee Assistance Program (EAP) for information, support, discussion, and counseling for life’s challenges
  • Use your personal education budget to improve your skills and grow in your career. Join a free German class or one of our many internal learning initiatives!
  • Use your physical fitness budget to get away from your desk and support your physical wellness
  • Enjoy a full range of virtual events, including workshops, guest speakers, and fun team activities, supporting learning and networking exchange beyond the usual work duties
  • A monthly phone/internet stipend and phone upgrade reimbursement after 2 years
  • Plus, Contentful socks! And other amazing swag as part of company events. Oh yeah!
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Who are we?

Contentful is the leading content platform that powers digital experiences for over 30% of the Fortune 500 companies and thousands of global brands. Our platform unifies content in a single hub, structures it for use in any digital channel and integrates seamlessly with hundreds of tools through open APIs. It lets developers and content creators work in parallel, increasing team efficiency and happiness. Companies such as Shopify, Staples, Atlassian, Electronic Arts, Chanel, Roche, Vodafone use Contentful to build their mobile and web products, voice-controlled apps and more.

We’re growing rapidly and we have secured over $330 million in funding from top-tier partners such as Tiger Global, Sapphire Ventures, Salesforce Ventures, General Catalyst and Benchmark.

More than 750 people from 70 nations contribute their energy and creativity to Contentful, working from hubs in Berlin, Denver and distributed around the world.

Everyone is welcome here!

“Everyone is welcome here” is a celebrated component of our culture. At Contentful, we strive to create an inclusive environment that empowers our employees. We believe that our products and services benefit from our diverse backgrounds and experiences and are proud to be an equal opportunity employer. All qualified applications will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, national origin, religion, sexual orientation, gender, gender identity, age, physical [dis]ability, or length of time spent unemployed. We invite you to apply and join us!

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