Associate Product Manager at Sidebench

| Greater LA Area
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Are you endlessly curious, rather technical, consider yourself a structured thinker, and a people person with natural leadership traits and great communication skills? If so, we’re looking for you.
An Associate Product Manager at Sidebench is an entry-level position, usually reporting to a Director of Product. This is often a mentorship position and the start of a product manager's career where you’ll be supporting larger products and in some cases leading smaller engagements. 
An Associate PM has the opportunity to learn from senior product leadership and form a strong foundation on product management. They will gain an understanding of design and development of new products. The responsibilities of an Associate Product Manager include supporting UI/UX designs, defining new ideas and features, analyzing data, and constantly looking for new ways to improve the product. Associate PMs will also often manage the SCRUM activities and ceremonies associated with a product and will help in the creation of PRDs, User Stories, and other artifacts associated with successfully managing a product.

Responsibilities

  • Work with Product Managers and Engineers to assist with discovery, documentation, feature development and bug tracking
  • Prepare presentation materials to highlight design and development initiatives with internal stakeholders and client partners
  • Lead some of the agile/scrum ceremonies and create release notes and client communications
  • Team up with the Head of Product and Product Managers on building and launching various products
  • Coordinate releases and task reviews with the engineering and QA teams
  • Lead user testing initiatives to collect data and propose improvements to key aspects of the business
  • Conduct research to identify customer and stakeholder needs and requirements
  • Work with QA to troubleshoot and investigate issues and bugs
  • Build competitive analysis frameworks to ensure our products can deliver unique value propositions
  • Analyze funnels, KPIs, improvements and trends to share them with team members
  • Sync with design to translate product requirements from relevant stakeholders

Qualifications

  • Relevant coursework or work/internship experience in product, data, operations, or analyst related positions
  • Comfortable leading a team of designers and engineers with the ability to ask the right questions at the right time
  • Familiar with what an agile/scrum environment is and have experience using data visualization tools
  • An endlessly curious personality with a bias toward action 
  • Strong communication skills and constantly pushing toward clarity and delivery
  • A team-first mentality and ability to demonstrate servant leadership
  • The ability to confidently make decisions and stick by them to own your outcomes
  • A data-driven mindset that leads to facts over feelings driven feedback and suggestions

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Location

We are located in Santa Monica conveniently located near the Water Garden.

An Insider's view of Sidebench

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

Our work-life balance here is one of the best I've experienced in my career so far. People usually arrive between 9-10a each morning and leave between 5-7p every evening, and so long as you make all of your meetings and hit all your deadlines, no one's going to judge. Additionally, the unlimited vacation is a huge perk for all of us.

Keenan

People Operations Manager

How do you collaborate with other teams in the company?

A part of my role is taking a client’s set of requirements and scoping out potential engagements. It's essential I get feedback from multiple teams, including UX/UI/Tech, to better inform my conversations & identify the clients true needs. To do so, I set up solutioning meetings with all roles involved & we’ll collaborate to find the best options.

Chase

Business Analyst

How does the company support your career growth?

The company provides time and resources for pursuing higher education that is relevant to your current position or desired career trajectory.

Ojore

Exec Assistant

How do your team's ideas influence the company's direction?

Team ideas define Sidebench’s direction. Our core company value ensures nothing less, "We harness the collective genius of our diverse team to co-invent the feature." By creating an environment of open thinking & celebrating creative conflict, the team knows it's their responsibility to define company direction. Their ideas make up Sidebench’s DNA.

RJ

Director of Product Delivery

What’s the vibe like in the office?

Motivating. You can tell that everyone here loves what they do and wants to work hard to make the best products possible for our clients. At the same time, everyone is very laid back and knows when it’s time to work and when it’s time to have fun.

Katherine

Jr. UX Designer

What are Sidebench Perks + Benefits

Sidebench Benefits Overview

No week at the office is the same, and every day presents a new opportunity. At Sidebench, we offer hungry, wide-eyed individuals the chance to grow their career, challenge the status quo, and co-invent the future of technology. While you’re here, you’ll receive mentorship from world class leaders and work with a team that’s as driven and forward-thinking as you are.

Culture
Partners with Nonprofits
Friends outside of work
Eat lunch together
Daily stand up
Open door policy
Team owned deliverables
Team based strategic planning
Group brainstorming sessions
Open office floor plan
Diversity
Mean gender pay gap below 10%
Health Insurance & Wellness Benefits
Health Insurance Benefits
You choose your healthcare provider of choice so you can keep your current doctor or choose a new one. We take care of the rest.
Onsite Gym
Retirement & Stock Options Benefits
401(K)
We use Guideline, an accessible and easy-to-use 401k provider, to help our employees save for the future.
Child Care & Parental Leave Benefits
Generous Parental Leave
The arrival of a new family member is exciting…. and exhausting. We get it — which is why we offer paid leave for both new moms and dads.
Vacation & Time Off Benefits
Unlimited Vacation Policy
A healthy work/life balance is the key to doing great work, and we believe in giving our brains ample time to recharge.
Paid Holidays
Paid Sick Days
Perks & Discounts
Casual Dress
Commuter Benefits
Company Outings
Stocked Kitchen
Some Meals Provided
Happy Hours
Parking
Pet Friendly
Professional Development Benefits
Job Training & Conferences
Tuition Reimbursement
We value curiosity greatly, so we offer an education package that encourage employees to keep learning and growing.
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