Kinship and Science & Diagnostics are divisions of Mars Petcare—and are dedicated to one purpose: creating A BETTER WORLD FOR PETS™. Through comprehensive veterinary care, nutrition, breakthrough programs in diagnostics, wearable health monitoring, DNA testing and pet welfare, our 100,000 Petcare Associates help pets in more than 130 countries.
OUR PRODUCT TEAM
The Product Team at Kinship is at the forefront of digital services and platforms for millennial pet parents. We’re product managers, designers, and researchers driving true innovation in the pet world through the development of platforms that benefit consumers and their pets. We’re an experienced team backed by a global leader and focused on the future of pet care. Our team is a mission-driven, dedicated group committed to bringing everyone closer to their pet and making that experience about ease and joy.
How You’ll Transform The Experience Of Pet Parenthood
The Wildest is the destination for relevant pet care content and serves as a cultural hub that covers the 360-degree experience of being a Millennial or Gen Z pet parent. On The Wildest’s second birthday in May 2023, it hit 1 million subscribers. The Wildest plays a central role in the Kinship ecosystem both as an offering directly to pet parents and as an underlying technology for the rest of Kinship.
The Wildest sits alongside Adopt-a-Pet and The Kin. These three brands work together and acquire new pet parents and provide invaluable services such as expert guidance, tailored content and medical record organization. The technology that drives the content for The Wildest is the same content stack that powers Adopt-a-Pet and The Kin.
As Staff Product Manager, you will own both the development of The Wildest as well as the content stack that powers all three offerings. This will mean developing deep empathy for new and existing pet parents, building features that engage and educate them, and building technology that efficiently serves the content needs across all three products. Additionally, being a lean, flat Product Management team, you will have some generalist responsibilities across the team as well. This role works closely with functions across Kinship including engineering, design, other product management Verticals, Marketing, Customer Experience and Creative and will frequently engage with cross-functional executive leadership.
As the Staff Product Manager you will report to the Chief Product Officer.
HOW YOU’LL HELP EVERYONE PET PARENT LIKE A PRO
Lead the vision, strategy and development for The Wildest and our content technology stack; efficiently build technology that delivers value to pet parents for The Wildest as well as Adopt-a-Pet and The KinLead the expansion of The Wildest globally over the course of the next several yearsPartner with other brands and divisions within Mars Petcare to drive growth to The Wildest and shared value within Mars.Develop a clear product roadmap with decision points and multiple paths depending on potential outcomesRegularly present updates to executive leadershipEnsure on-time delivery through deep partnership with engineeringCollaborate on business strategy planning and be the source of truth on product, user experience, and functionalityIdentify and assess product growth opportunities via in-house development or strategic partnershipsWork closely with critical external partners to deliver on needs that expand our opportunities for both seekers and providers on our marketplaceWhen needed, willingness to roll up sleeves and produce requirements as the team grows
THE PRO WE’RE LOOKING FOR
As Kinship people, we have three pillars that set out how we aim to be–in our everyday work, and in how we approach each other. We call these our Cultural Pillars. In all of the roles that we hire for, we look for people who are Optimistic, Purposefully Inquisitive, and Open to All. And for this role, you’ll need these skills to knock it out of the dog park:
Willingness to take risks, ability to take action will full accountability, engaging others across Kinship to support the Kin
5+ years in traditional product management roles8+ years of professional experienceExperience leading several large-scale product development projects and initiatives from the ground-up leading to successful resultsSelf-motivated and accountable product leader with strong ability to estimate feature scope against milestones and resourcesDedicated team-player who builds great relationships and is the first person to volunteer when partner marketing needs help promoting your product“Yes, if” mentality; poise, adaptability and flexibility describe how you handle pressure and market change (e.g., new mandate, pet ownership growth, new strategic opportunities)Excellent presentation skills including an eye for easy-to-follow presentations and regular experience with C-suite Q&AImpeccable product management fundamentals — from mastery of productive agile processes to your own product framework, you know the tools and the structures that gets thing done efficientlyPet Care industry experience is a strong plus
The San Francisco, California base salary range for this position is $150,000 – $175,000 annually, commensurate with experience. Total compensation will include bonus incentives and benefits. Kinship provides Full Time Employees (Associates) benefits which may include health insurance, retirement plan benefits, eligibility for Mars discounts, unlimited paid time off and access to other benefit programs. Eligibility for Kinship benefits is determined under the terms of the applicable Kinship Benefits plan at a person’s date of hire.
What You Can Expect From Us
Opportunities to impact and grow the business on a day to day basisDog-friendly workplacesMedical, dental, vision, 401k match, and pet benefits for Full-Time Employees and their familiesUnlimited paid time off for Full-Time EmployeesHybrid work environmentParental leave for the birth or adoption of your new human child (and fur baby) for Full-Time Employees (adhering to our policy)Discounts on pet products, services, nutrition and veterinary wellness plansAn extensive onboarding program with a chance to meet leaders across our divisions
Kinship is an equal opportunity employer and all qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, disability status, protected veteran status, or any other characteristic protected by law. If you need assistance or an accommodation during the application process because of a disability, it is available upon request. The company is pleased to provide such assistance, and no applicant will be penalized as a result of such a request.
Note To Search Firms/Agencies
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