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Product Manager

Product Manager

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Product / Engineering

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Shiftgig, one of Chicago’s hottest and fastest growing technology companies, is seeking a Product Manager in our Chicago office. We are looking for an experienced product pro who is passionate about creating intuitive, beautiful, and polished experiences that solve real world business problems. You’ll be responsible for end-to-end product strategy, conceptualization, execution, delivery, and measurement.


As Product Manager, you’ll:


  1. Own your roadmap, defining short- and long-term product priorities based on ROI and business / user impact
  2. Create buy-in for your product vision
  3. Develop a deep understanding of your users’ needs to identify and fill product gaps, generate ideas to drive grow market share, improve user experience and generate revenue growth
  4. Identify problems and solution hypotheses; work with your team to prototype and test them
  5. Rally teams to deliver solutions quickly and iterate
  6. Drive launches, working collaboratively with product / engineering / data science, marketing, and sales
  7. Define, impact, and report on key metrics
  8. Support marketing and sales to ensure we have effective promotional messaging that aligns with the product strategy
  9. Build relationships with internal and external stakeholders
  10. Become an expert on the competitive landscape in our space
  11. Conduct product demos and trainings as needed to evangelize and educate others about the products and features you’ve built


We have a tightly knit and very collaborative product, engineering, and data science team. We are looking for candidates who are self-motivated and able to work both independently and with others. The ideal candidate will have the following qualifications:

  • 3 - 5 years of product experience
  • Track record of successful product lifecycle management
  • Great judgement, analytical skills, and ability to think strategically
  • Excellent written, verbal, and visual communication skills
  • Demonstrated ability to define, prioritize, manage, and execute on product initiatives with cross-functional teams in a fast-paced environment
  • Proven ability to generate product strategy and effectively advocate for it
  • Experience building strong relationships with business stakeholders, designers, and engineers
  • Experience supporting sales and marketing teams
  • Strong understanding of user-centered design principles and the ability to empathize with users of all types
  • Knowledge of best practices around the use of data to learn about and improve products
  • Rigorous attention to detail
  • Experience with Agile / Scrum
  • Nice to haves
    • Experience with a marketplace business, platform business, or data-intensive products
    • Experience working with remote teams
    • Experience at a high growth company
    • Knowledge of Pivotal, Jira, or a similar Agile management tool
    • SQL



About Shiftgig

Shiftgig was founded on the simple premise that many people want flexible work opportunities that fit into the rest of their lives, so we build technology that is focused on one thing: connecting people who want temporary work right now with businesses who need them.


We’re fulfilling our mission of connecting millions of people with millions of shiftsvia our mobile apps and platform. Our apps make it easy for businesses to post gigs and for qualified and skilled workers to claim them. Our platform handles shift fulfillment, and handles all the messy bits associated with labor management.


We are a tech company in a non-tech space with many interesting problems to solve. Our architecture is centered around internal and external APIs where the consuming clients are our single page applications and native mobile apps.