Product Manager

| Greater LA Area
Are you constantly thinking about ways that your favorite mobile apps and technology platforms could be improved? Do you love building inspiring, customer-facing products for different types of users? Do you enjoy collaborating with small teams to achieve big success? If you’ve answered ‘yes’ to these questions, then read on. We might just have the role for you.
About the Team:
ChowNow is unique among tech startups in the restaurant space. We power branded online ordering systems for independent restaurants across North America – via websites, Facebook, Google, and through branded iOS and Android apps – and we do it all for a reasonable monthly fee regardless of order volume. We operate this way because of our belief in being fair, sustainable, and equitable with our restaurant partners. And the same goes for our workplace. 
Diversity, teamwork, and mutual respect are among our core company values. And we pride ourselves on giving our teams plenty of opportunities to make their mark. To date we’ve created over 16,000 apps for our restaurant partners – something that’s never been done before in our category. And as we expand to new markets, further spreading the word about the ChowNow difference, those opportunities to create, build, and grow will only increase. If this sounds like the kind of workplace, and the kind of mission, that appeals to you, we’d love to talk. 
Learn more by checking out our reviews on Glassdoor (they’re excellent). Together we can preserve neighborhood flavor, one restaurant at a time.
About the Position:
As a Product Manager at ChowNow, you will define, build, launch, and iterate on a core component of our product strategy. You’ll be responsible for identifying new areas of opportunity for us to explore. As your product area increases in scope and success, your level of responsibility and influence over strategic company priorities will grow, too. 
This is an exciting opportunity to be one of our first hires in a growing product organization. You’ll represent the Product organization across the company. You’ll help us integrate with strategic partners including Square, Apple, Google, Yelp, and DoorDash. We’re currently processing over $600m in food sales annually with well over 1 million monthly active users, and we’re excited about where we’re taking things from here.
As a Product Manager, you'll work from our Los Angeles Headquarters. This position reports to the Director of Product Management.

Specifically you will:

  • Rapidly test and build improvements to your product area with a cross-functional product squad.
  • Use learnings from the team’s successes and failures to constantly improve your product roadmap.
  • Collaborate with our Sales, Client Success, Brand, and Growth Marketing teams to identify new opportunities to help restaurants across the country grow their businesses.
  • Keep up-to-date on the latest e-commerce technology, trends in the food space, and new ways to solve customer problems.

Within 30 days, you'll:

  • Complete the ChowNow New Hire Ramp Camp.
  • Learn ChowNow’s sales process to understand how we position our products and services to demonstrate value to local restaurant owners.
  • Learn ChowNow’s client onboarding process to understand how restaurants are set up on the platform and how we help increase revenue for our clients.
  • Become familiar with ChowNow’s product development cycle by releasing your first feature into production.
  • Conduct customer interviews to empathize with our users and identify product opportunities.
  • Facilitate usability research to ensure that user flows and interactions are simple and intuitive.

Within 60 Days, you'll:

  • Learn about the tech stack, database structure, and system architecture.
  • Set key success metrics and establish a high-level product roadmap based on your discovery of customer pain points and how we can solve for them.
  • Prioritize product backlog items for two full sprints of design and development work.
  • Become familiar with our analytics tools and recommend improvements to our data strategy.

Within 90 days, you'll:

  • Work with stakeholders to test proof-of-concepts with clients.
  • Refine the product roadmap with scope and rough project milestones.
  • Share the product roadmap with key stakeholders and articulate the customer and business impact.
  • Launch your first major addition to our suite of products.

Within 6 Months, you'll:

  • Become known as an enthusiastic product leader and subject matter expert, demonstrating your ability to seek out new ideas, solve problems quickly, and collaborate with teams across ChowNow.
  • Define and champion the long term vision of your product area.

Within 1 year, you'll:

  • Take on additional responsibility after successfully launching several new products and features.

You should apply if:

  • You’re constantly curious about the latest consumer apps, trends in digital experiences, and smartly scaling technology platforms.
  • You have experience building B2B2C products.
  • You have experience working with agile teams and are a subject matter expert in teaching agile best practices to a team.
  • You can naturally formulate hypotheses and analyze results to hone in on the right decisions.
  • You are excited to interact with customers to collect feedback.
  • You are able to identify nuggets of opportunity from a sea of data.
  • You’re a fan of iterative development, working with cross-functional teams to hypothesize, measure impact, and learn from previous releases to iterate on future roadmap plans.

About Our Benefits:

  • Competitive salary
  • Ongoing training and growth opportunities
  • A "best place to work" winner multiple times where we focus on creating a great employee experience
  • Rock solid medical, dental, and vision plans
  • 3 weeks paid vacation; paid holidays; we expect you to work hard, but still enjoy your personal life
  • 6 weeks of baby bonding time for all new parents (within the first year of birth or adoption), 6 Weeks of Paid Pregnancy Leave
  • Employer contributing student loan assistance program
  • Commuter benefits (including Uber Pool)
  • Monthly gym reimbursement
  • Employee Stock Incentive Plan
  • Quarterly Industry Speakers Series
  • Quarterly Tech Events (Women, LGBTQ, Diversity, Inclusion)
  • Consistent & fair leadership: we’ll share info, set clear goals, show you respect, and treat everyone fairly
  • Enough freedom to spread your wings while still holding you accountable
  • Fully stocked kitchen and cold brew on tap

We are committed to an inclusive and diverse work environment. ChowNow is an equal opportunity employer. We do not discriminate based on race, color, ethnicity, ancestry, national origin, religion, sex, gender, gender identity, gender expression, sexual orientation, age, disability, veteran status, genetic information, marital status or any legally protected status.

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Location

The ChowNow HQ is in the heart of LA's tech scene. Playa Vista is near the beach, the freeways, the airport, & the tech industry action.

An Insider's view of ChowNow

What are some social events your company does?

Where do I begin?! There’s the ChowNow book club, running club, DineNow, our coffee-match program... Basically if there’s a will, there’s a way to integrate and meet just about anybody! DineNow is a favorite of mine where every month we mark our calendars and head out to a local LA restaurant for a delicious reminder of why our work is so valuable.

Andrew

Recruiter

How has your career grown since starting at the company?

Starting as a graphic design intern and now working as a front-end developer I can definitely attest to ChowNow being an amazing place to grow your career. I've been here a little more than 5 years, and am still growing constantly both personally and professionally.

Kim

Front End Engineer

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

As ChowNow’s Director of Client Operations, my teams are responsible for handling the implementation of our products and services into restaurants. Because we interact with restaurants every day, we are able to act as informants to ChowNow and help drive our product and services roadmap to solve the most pressing problems our client's encounter.

Stephanie

Director of Growth Operations

How does your team reward individual success?

Individual success is more than metrics. It’s about being celebrated by your peers when you work hard to accomplish your goals. This takes different forms like winning Weekly Spotlight—or the Frog Trophy, which goes to the top performer because everyone deserves to be recognized for their accomplishments and celebrated amongst the company.

Angie

Lead Customer Support Representative

What are ChowNow Perks + Benefits

Culture
Volunteer in local community
Partners with Nonprofits
Friends outside of work
Eat lunch together
Intracompany committees
Open door policy
Team owned deliverables
Team based strategic planning
Group brainstorming sessions
Pair programming
Open office floor plan
Diversity
Documented equal pay policy
Dedicated Diversity/Inclusion Staff
Unconscious bias training
Diversity manifesto
Mean gender pay gap below 10%
Health Insurance & Wellness Benefits
Flexible Spending Account (FSA)
Disability Insurance
Dental Benefits
Vision Benefits
Health Insurance Benefits
Life Insurance
Pet Insurance
Wellness Programs
Retirement & Stock Options Benefits
401(K)
Company Equity
Employee Stock Purchase Plan
Child Care & Parental Leave Benefits
Generous Parental Leave
Flexible Work Schedule
Acme Co. provides employees with a flexible work schedule that includes Flexible start and end times.
Family Medical Leave
Return-to-work program post parental leave
Vacation & Time Off Benefits
Generous PTO
Paid Volunteer Time
Sabbatical
Paid Holidays
Paid Sick Days
Perks & Discounts
Casual Dress
Commuter Benefits
Company Outings
Free Daily Meals
Stocked Kitchen
Some Meals Provided
Happy Hours
Parking
Recreational Clubs
Relocation Assistance
Fitness Subsidies
Professional Development Benefits
Job Training & Conferences
Diversity Program
Lunch and learns
Acme Co. hosts lunch and learn meetings once per quarter.
Cross functional training encouraged
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