Vice President/Director of Product

| Santa Monica

Company Overview

NexTravel empowers businesses to have true ownership over the employee end-to-end booking experience. By providing simple and transparent solutions for our clients to set travel policies, track spend, and build in-depth reports, our clients can enjoy business travel without the complexities, hidden costs and time-consuming manual requirements. 
 
NexTravel is dedicated to providing easy and flexible solutions so our clients can travel smarter.

Job Summary

As the VP/Director of Product, your responsibilities will include understanding customer requirements, and creating and executing the product strategy and roadmaps to deliver SaaS products for our growing business. The VP/Director of Product will ensure our line of products continue to advance the company’s KPIs and overall vision. In this position, you will contribute to the building of scalable, successful products that directly improve the experience of our customers. You will work hand-in-hand with the engineering team. The position will report directly to the COO.

Responsibilities and Duties

  • Drive innovation, product definition, roadmap planning and design of new products and features to deliver against team and company goals
  • Define and communicate product plans from conception to launch
  • Proactively identify and resolve strategic issues that may impair the team's ability to meet strategic, financial, and technical goals
  • Implement processes that both improve quality and speed of the development process
  • Define and analyze metrics that inform the success of products
  • Prioritize features based on business impact and available resources
  • Build a deep understanding of our users through a data-driven approach including market research, customer interviews, and usage studies
  • Work closely with marketing and engineering teams to understand business performance and key opportunities
  • Ensure new product features and updates are delivered reliably, efficiently, and to full specifications
  • Contribute to technical conversations around deadlines and engineering solutions

Qualifications and Skills

  • 5+ years’ experience working as Product Manager in a Start-up or a medium-size SaaS company
  • Exceptional product and design sense
  • Hands on with Agile and Scrum methodology
  • Strong understanding of user retention, engagement and monetization drivers
  • Strong knowledge of customer behaviors
  • Highly skilled in creating user stories that match company KPIs
  • History of building and grooming tactical product roadmaps
  • Strong knowledge of technology stacks
  • Deeply analytical mindset and metric driven
  • Experience communicating technical concepts to a non-technical audience

Bonus Points

  • Experience working in the travel industry
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Technology we use

  • Engineering
    • JavascriptLanguages
    • PHPLanguages
    • SqlLanguages
    • TypeScriptLanguages

Location

We are just blocks away from Downtown Santa Monica, 3rd Street Promenade and the beach!

An Insider's view of NexTravel

What’s the vibe like in the office?

It's an amazing balance of having fun and working hard. Start ups can be tough a lot of the time, but everyone here knows how to have a good laugh while still putting in the extra mile.

Janine

Senior Manager, Operations

How do you collaborate with other teams in the company?

We value the importance of a collaborative work environment - it leads to innovative problem solving and long-term strategic growth. From weekly all-hands to skip-level lunches, there is constant cross-departmental communication. Having the ability to collaborate and share ideas with each department is one of the biggest drivers of our success.

Stephen

Director of FInance

How does the company support your career growth?

Solving cool problems with colleagues from different professional backgrounds makes the job a fun learning experience! NexTravel strives to make work mentally stimulating, while creating an environment that is stress free and that sets up employees for success.

Julian

Head of Sales

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

We love being able to address all of our customer’s day-to-day concerns as well as take in all of their feedback. My team’s ideas stem from this feedback and allows us to work with our industry experts and engineers to create simplified and effective solutions for corporate travelers. Travel is stressful, so we focus on simplifying things for them.

Matt

Head of Customer Support

What are NexTravel Perks + Benefits

NexTravel Benefits Overview

Competitive salary and equity compensations
Unlimited PTO
Awesome travel perks like Uber credits
Usual perks like insurances, snacks, LaCroix, team lunches and more
An opportunity to be an early employee in a fast growing startup, to thrive and have a ton of fun!

Culture
Volunteer in local community
NexTravel participates in local volunteer activities such as Nothin' But Sand Beach Cleanup - Heal the Bay
Friends outside of work
Eat lunch together
Daily stand up
Open door policy
Team based strategic planning
Group brainstorming sessions
Open office floor plan
Health Insurance & Wellness Benefits
Dental Benefits
Vision Benefits
Health Insurance Benefits
Life Insurance
Wellness Programs
Vacation & Time Off Benefits
Unlimited Vacation Policy
Perks & Discounts
Casual Dress
Commuter Benefits
Company Outings
NexTravel hosts company outings Quarterly.
Stocked Kitchen
Some Meals Provided
Happy Hours
Happy hours are hosted At team's discretion.
Parking
Pet Friendly
Fitness Subsidies
Professional Development Benefits
Cross functional training encouraged
Promote from within
Continuing Education stipend
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