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Product Manager

Open Food Network UK
Remote working

Posted: 25/06/2020

Deadline: 10/07/2020

Compensation: See below

Paid Part-time Flexible hours Remote working

Job description

Up to now the functions of product management have been done mostly voluntarily by a handful of people who are also running instances of the platform in their own country. They’ve fit this work in around supporting customers, business admin, fundraising, business development, etc.

However, this model doesn’t scale, nor allow for the product-led practice we’re hoping to build as we evolve our product to best fit the market and be a valuable tool for community food enterprises.

And so, we find ourselves ready and keen for a most excellent Product Manager to come onboard and help define our product strategy and practice. This person would work closely with the local instance managers, especially those currently involved in product work, with users, and with the software delivery team. They will lead in the creation of product vision and goals, discover and define a roadmap that moves us towards those goals, and help to deliver the roadmap from inception to launch.

It’s definitely going to be challenging (but fun!), as the product is deployed and operated in multiple (and increasing) locations around the world by different organisations with needs and priorities that are often the same but sometimes very different. Facilitating the process of prioritisation amongst these, and using both user and business data to drive those decisions, is core to the role.

Key Responsibilities​ - End to end product lifecycle management. Establish product metrics and track to key success measures. Improve existing product management practices for the global software team who build the product, and with the network of local instances who determine roadmap priorities.

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Salary: We have a transparent salary policy, where the team working on the product are paid equally based on their level of experience and their geographical location. The current version of the salary table is in the ​OFN contributor handbook​.

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About Open Food Network UK

OFN is a Community Supported Software connecting producers, food hubs and customers online. Making a local food business work is not easy. You need to find customers, coordinate distribution, handle payments, compete with supermarkets, tell your story, go to farmers markets. Our goal is to make some of these tasks easier, by making it easier to network and collaborate with shoppers, producers and enterprises.