Senior Product Manager

| Greater LA Area
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Stem enables independent artists to build their businesses. Our tools empower indie musicians and their teams to distribute music, collect royalties from streaming platforms, pay their collaborators, and take out advances on their future earnings.

We’re hiring a senior product manager to join our team and help grow Stem into the financial backbone of the music industry.

 

ABOUT THE JOB

In broad terms, the product team is responsible for the following:

  • Shaping the overall Stem product offering, from both a short-term and long-term perspective.
  • Discovering customer pain points and ideating solutions in our product.
  • Defining, designing, and scoping product updates, iterations, and new features.
  • Working directly with the engineering team on a day-to-day and cycle-to-cycle basis for build / execution.
  • Supporting Stem’s artist & label relations team by communicating product updates and gathering feedback.

As a member of the product team at Stem, you’ll fend off complexity and find a simpler path, but you’ll also go deep when and where necessary. You’ll learn from us and we’ll learn from you. You’ll have the freedom and autonomy to do your best work, with plenty of support along the way.

A "product manager" can mean different things depending on who is asking as well as who is answering. Our team approaches product work from a larger umbrella / bundle perspective, which includes:

  • Research and Data
    • Customer interviews, surveys, usage data, and performance metrics. A combination of qualitative and quantitative data to inform product decision-making.
  • Shaping and Design
    • Putting together an approach for how to solve a problem. Understanding where complexity lies and removing risk surrounding those pieces, while ensuring the design solves for all jobs-to-be-done.
  • Build and Launch
    • Defining the sequencing and order of operations for the execution leading up to launch as well as follow-ups and iterations afterwards. Course-correcting as found work throws alterations to the initial plan.

 

ABOUT YOU

We’re looking for someone with strong financial / fin-tech product experience– added bonus if that coincides in the music royalty space, but not a requirement. You should be well-versed in all phases of product development, having seen through to launch full products as well as new features and iterations. 

You have worked directly with engineering teams on regular bases. You have experience with agile (lower-case "a") product development methodologies, and have adapted workflows appropriately.

Your approach to product is thorough, working across all necessary areas of the company. As such, you possess the ability to effectively communicate to a wide-range of audiences. A strong track record of conscientious, thoughtful work speaks volumes.

We think this typically looks like 3 - 5 years of product management experience. Don’t check all the boxes above, but still think you’d be a fit? Tell us why.

This is ideally a job for a Manager of One.

This application requires a cover letter. We’d love for you to tell us how Stem fits into your future and how you fit into ours.

 

**Stem is an equal opportunity employer. All applicants will be considered for employment without attention to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, veteran, parental status, age, or disability status. We also prohibit discrimination and harassment of any kind and are committed to providing employees with a work environment free of discrimination and harassment.**


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Technology we use

  • Engineering
  • Product
  • Sales & Marketing
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    • PythonLanguages
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    • Semantic HTMLLanguages
    • GraphQLLanguages
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    • SalesforceCRM

Location

We are near the Fairfax and Melrose shopping areas in West Hollywood. There are tons of pleasant places to eat and caffeinate in our neighborhood.

An Insider's view of Stem Disintermedia

What’s the vibe like in the office?

The vibe in the Stem office is very familial. I come to work everyday and always feel like I can be myself - which I believe is very hard to find at a company nowadays. We tackle projects in the office as a team and I feel very grateful to feel so supported in the day to day!

Natalie

Artist & Label Strategy Lead

What projects are you most excited about?

It is a very interesting time to work at the intersection of music and technology. There are wild inefficiencies across music that can be solved with technology, more specifically financial technology. We are building offerings that can radically change music's market dynamics.

Kristin Graziani

VP of Artist & Label Relations

What makes someone successful on your team?

An ideal team member is someone with excellent communication skills, both internally and externally. An individual's success is often measured by their dependability with their clients and their colleagues. Having a curious mind certainly helps as well!

Bobby Davin

Manager, Artist & Label Relations

What is your vision for the company?

You work here because you believe the industry is broken and that the future has to involve putting more power in the hands of creators. Our vision is an industry that sees the creator as an entrepreneur rather than a disposable product. To make that reality, you have to provide them the tools to place themselves at the nucleus of the ecosystem.

Abhi

VP of Strategy

What projects are you most excited about?

What motivates me day to day here is knowing that my work is helping others pursue their dreams. When our initiatives help an early bet artist become a true star and successful earner it definitely makes the late nights worth it.

Deondray Sambolin-Randolph

Account Manager

What are Stem Disintermedia Perks + Benefits

Stem Disintermedia Benefits Overview

Stem offers competitive benefits & perks including 100% paid health insurance premiums for employees and 60% for dependents. We also have unlimited PTO, flexible remote work policies, student loan paydown programs, paid parental leave, and 401K matching.

Culture
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
Highly diverse management team
Mean gender pay gap below 10%
Health Insurance & Wellness Benefits
Dental Benefits
We cover 100% of employee premiums and 60% of employees' dependent premiums.
Vision Benefits
We cover 100% of employee premiums and 60% of employees' dependent premiums.
Health Insurance Benefits
We cover 100% of employee premiums and 60% of employees' dependent premiums.
Team workouts
Yoga breaks led by people ops.
Retirement & Stock Options Benefits
401(K)
401(K) Matching
We fully match your first 3% and match half of your 4th and 5th%
Company Equity
Child Care & Parental Leave Benefits
Generous Parental Leave
In conjunction with state benefits, we provide up to 21 weeks of fully paid leave for new mothers and up to 13 weeks of fully paid leave for other types of new parents.
Flexible Work Schedule
Return-to-work program post parental leave
Company sponsored family events
We have an annual "Take Your Kids to Work Day" at Stem for all our employees' sprouts.
Vacation & Time Off Benefits
Unlimited Vacation Policy
Generous PTO
Paid Holidays
Paid Sick Days
Perks & Discounts
Casual Dress
Commuter Benefits
Stocked Kitchen
Some Meals Provided
Employees get free lunch on Wednesday.
Pet Friendly
We encourage employees to bring their dogs to work.
Professional Development Benefits
Job Training & Conferences
Lunch and learns
We host lunch-and-learn fireside chats with industry leaders in music & fintech.
Cross functional training encouraged
Promote from within
Mentorship program
Our mentorship program includes Career mentoring.
Customized development tracks
Paid industry certifications

Additional Perks + Benefits

We also have a dedicated lactation room onsite and flexible return-to-work policies after taking parental leave.

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