Senior Product Manager // Babbel

November 3, 2017

Babbel is at the center of a language learning revolution. We defined the market for online language learning, and we’re about to embark on an exciting new journey to change the way people learn. If you’ve got a passion for designing truly outstanding products, along with the portfolio to back it up, we want to hear from you. You’ll be an integral part of an interdisciplinary, international team with the opportunity to work on a variety of projects from learning through games to shaping habit change. In return, we offer fantastic opportunities to learn and evolve within a dynamic and fast-growing startup. And, of course, you’ll be working on a product that improves the lives of millions of people. This is a full time role, based in the heart of buzzing Berlin.

We are looking for a Senior Product Manager to start immediately in our office in Berlin-Mitte, Germany.

You will

  • lead a small team of Product Managers, taking responsibility for their personal and professional development
  • lead the ideation and launch of innovative features and products through hands-on collaboration in cross-functional teams that include internal and external developers, designers, user researchers, analysts, didactics experts, and marketers in an agile environment
  • create buy-in on priorities and deliverables with stakeholders, including pitching product concepts and presenting progress/results to C-level executives
  • prototype and test new features / products that capitalize on market opportunities as well as define go-to-market strategy for minimum viable products in partnership with marketing and business development
  • translate product strategy into flexible user stories and/or prototypes so that engineering teams can deliver working software fast
  • measure, monitor and analyze metrics to optimize existing features and to learn from minimum viable features / products
  • develop not only features but also new products using market analysis, competitive benchmarking, and business cases to ensure revenue impact and return on investment
  • support senior product managers in creating and executing on cross-platform product strategy and vision that solve real problems for our learners in ways that meet business needs
  • coach and nurture less experienced product managers, contributing to their overall career development and learnings
  • develop and execute on a product strategy and vision, aligned to company goals and commercial strategy, to deliver a product portfolio that is recognized as best in the industry
  • take responsibility for improving tooling and establishing best practices
  • sharpen, further professionalise and improve the role that Product Management plays within Babbel
  • Provide product expertise and support to our leadership team.

You have experience in

  • online product management with a proven track record of end-to-end delivery of successful products, preferably consumer-focused SAAS (5+ years)
  • delivering 2-3 projects at the same time without much supervision
  • understanding technology and see how it might be applied to help solve relevant problems
  • Developing people

You have

  • a university degree, e.g. in Business Administration or Computer Science
  • an ownership mentality, entrepreneurial drive, and proven ability to persuade your colleagues that what they are investing their time, money, and careers in will be successful
  • excellent oral and written communication skills, fluent English is a prerequisite
  • worked in education or edtech (bonus)
  • a good understanding of online marketing (bonus)

You are

  • a professional product person, who knows when to apply attention to detail, when to make raw prototypes quickly, and when to consult experts
  • data driven
  • business-oriented
  • excited about solving problems which have never been solved through analytical thinking as well as customer empathy
  • eager to innovate and learn continuously through rapid testing

Why Babbel?

  • You will change the way of learning for millions of users worldwide
  • A great product and highly motivated team that wants to push boundaries
  • Potential within a fast growing team with long-term prospects
  • A lively startup atmosphere with no working hours
  • A vibrant international team from over 36 different nationalities
  • Excellent working conditions with a location in the heart of the Berlin scene
  • Great company benefits (High-end company bike, fresh fruit & drinks, Hackathons etc.)
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