Director of Product Delivery

| Greater LA Area
Reports to: CEO
C0-Manages: Product Managers
Key Collaborators: Product Managers, Project Managers, Designers
What We’re Looking For
We’re looking for an experienced product owner to step into a new role, Director of Product Delivery, and combine their deep product management knowledge with the ability to coach, manage, and mentor other Product Managers within our organization.
The mission of this role will be to grow our team’s expertise by infusing your past experience to guide the Product Management and Design team to improve our delivery frameworks, implement best practices, and consistently deliver top quality products to our clients.

Responsibilities

  • Install best practices within our product development processes to ensure consistent, high quality products for our clients and users 
  • Manage and mentor a team of 5+ Product Managers and effectively coach them to grow their expertise and knowledge of all facets of product management, including learning some areas alongside the team
  • Act as a trusted advisor to our clients to ensure their confidence in Sidebench and our ability to deliver best-in-class products and experiences
  • Lead strategic visioning and thinking during the ideation and throughout the execution of product development
  • Collaborate with UX and UI designers to ensure consistent product vision throughout the lifespan of high profile projects
  • Leverage data and analytics to make effective, objective decisions during each phase of the product life cycle
  • Support the sourcing & staffing of Subject Matter Experts (SMEs) to supplement necessary expertise on projects
  • Effectively plan resourcing needs across multiple projects, roles and timelines while keeping budget and employee satisfaction top of mind
  • Leverage Jira, Asana, and G Suite and other software to maintain consistency throughout our delivery process
  • Help build case studies for sales enablement materials that communicate the unique value of Sidebench as a partner

Qualifications

  • 5+ years of product management experience, ideally across multiple industries and product portfolios
  • Experience with both single product startups and multi-product portfolios servicing enterprise stakeholders or clients
  • Deep understanding of creative solutioning, agile development, business & product strategy, and design sprints for custom software and enterprise platforms
  • Proven ability to design, implement, maintain, and regularly enhance best practices within product management
  • Prior management experience of a team of 5+ team members 
  • Client facing experience in a lead role Proven knowledge of product management methodologies 
  • Experience working directly with designers, technical architects and developers to streamline the product lifecycle
  • Exposure working with Jira, Asana, G Suite, Slack and other modern software
  • Proven organizational and planning skills and strong attention to detail
  • A strong drive and desire to learn and grow in a fast-paced environment

About Us
Sidebench is a leading product development studio and modern tech consultancy that was founded in 2012 by Forbes 30 Under 30 member Kevin Yamazaki. We’ve been named one of America’s fastest growing companies by Inc. Magazine over each of the past 3 years and we’ve landed on Entrepreneur Magazine’s list of America’s Most Entrepreneurial Companies in America over the past 2.
Sidebench specializes in the strategy, design, and building of entire tech-enabled businesses, enterprise platforms & systems, custom mobile & web apps, and internal software that help solve problems for some of the world’s most respected brands and social impact organizations. 
We empower our employees to supercharge their career and pursue learning opportunities that help them growth professionally and personally. We use a diverse set of talents and expertise to grow our “collective genius” and co-invent the future of tech together. Our focus is to create great experiences for our end users and provide a great place to work for our people.
Clients include: Red Bull, Facebook, Oakley, Andreessen Horowitz, Accel Partners, Sony Pictures, United Talent Agency (UTA), NBC Universal, Pabst Blue Ribbon, Imagine Entertainment, Chelsea Handler, Pressed Juicery, Children’s Hospital Los Angeles, Cedars-Sinai, Foster Care (DCFS), UCSF Innovation, Instagram, American Heart Association, Microsoft, and many others.

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Technology we use

  • Engineering
  • Product
    • C++Languages
    • JavaLanguages
    • JavascriptLanguages
    • RubyLanguages
    • SwiftLanguages
    • ReactLibraries
    • Node.jsFrameworks
    • Ruby on RailsFrameworks
    • Google AnalyticsAnalytics
    • AxureDesign
    • IllustratorDesign
    • InVisionDesign
    • PhotoshopDesign
    • SketchDesign
    • AsanaManagement
    • JIRAManagement

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 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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