There comes a point when a start-up should no longer be described as a start-up.
Yes, they will still have that mentality, drive and endeavour but this is not your stereotypical two guys in their back bedroom anymore.
The next evolution for the Product team is a Design Manager - someone with the battle scars of product to market, still wanting to be hands-on but ultimately having 3-4 years managerial experience behind them. This is not a strategic design managerial role - this is rolling your sleeves up rather than the pure strategic piece.
Now what is that product? This is 'The Apple of Women's tech' - think connected consumer/healthcare devices.
Ideally you will be well versed within either of those spaces. What tends to work well is those that have experienced fast-paced, almost chaotic environments. Whilst agency experience is super valuable, you would have most likely spent some time in-house.
This is a very talented, Red Dot award winning team but as they enter a key part in their development comes the need for this crucial hire.
To join at this point in the journey is incredibly exciting for anyone within the industry.
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