Product Manager

What we do: 
Procurated is a ratings and reviews platform for the public sector. We work hard to make public sector procurement more efficient, and in turn, improve the lives of the citizens served. 
We have worked hard to create an environment online and a workplace (whether in person or remotely) where everyone is set up for success. We are extremely proud of the platform and team we have built so far. We work hard, think big, and solve serious problems but don’t take ourselves too seriously.   

The Opportunity: 
As a mission-driven technology company, Product Management is on the pulse of Procurated’s business. Reporting to the Senior Director of Product Management, the Product Manager will work collaboratively with design and engineering to build features and functionality that solve our users’ most pressing problems.  

As a two-sided marketplace, Procurated offers an exciting opportunity for you to build a deep understanding of the public procurement professionals and the supplier partners we serve. By understanding and empathizing with our users, you’ll be able to map out the opportunity space for our product by identifying unmet (and potentially unrealized) user needs.
In addition to planning and managing feature development work for our application, this role will also involve building 3rd party integrations. We have a number of planned integrations on our roadmap –everything from integrating with other tools used by procurement professionals, to implementing payment processing and ad serving technology. You would lead those integrations from start to finish.
We’re a small company and you’ll be leading a nimble but mighty team. We’ll expect you to develop and execute a strategy and lead an engineering team towards meeting some ambitious goals. As you develop and find success, we’d love to give you’re the opportunity to develop professionally. Your success is our success. 

What you might do on any given day: 
  • Identify and prioritize integration opportunities based on what will add value for our users and advance business objectives  
  • Run a check-in meeting with an integration partner to ensure a project is on track 
  • Troubleshoot an integration issue and coordinate between our engineers and the integration partner to resolve it 
  • Talk to real users! Listen, learn, and let curiosity drive your discovery 
  • Facilitate a user test, brainstorming session, or planning meeting 
  • Synthesize multiple perspectives, data points, or sources of information into a clear path forward 
  • Write user stories and step through them with your team 
  • Make tough decisions about what development work to prioritize 
  • Define an MVP 
  • Be the internal voice of the customer when guiding development efforts 
  • Assess the key questions to answer and critical assumptions to test before working through a solution 
  • Design a test to quickly learn what does and does not work 
  • Provide feedback on a design or test a new feature 
  • Study to become an expert with respect to the industry and the competition 

About you: 
  • You live anywhere in the US (read about our remote work environment here)
  • You have at least 3 years of relevant experience designing and building technology products 
  • You have experience with platform integrations, ideally in the government or enterprise space 
  • You have experience working with UX designers and engineers and are passionate about building and being part of high performing teams 
  • You have experience working in an Agile environment 
  • You are experienced in setting and executing on a product backlog, balancing innovation, maintenance and support 
  • You are open to hearing and able to incorporate multiple creative perspectives 

Things you might have done before joining the team: 
  • Worked for a procurement software company 
  • Played on a team or been a member of a tight-knit group 
  • Spent time reading and writing reviews online 
  • Used all seven letters in a scrabble game 

How we assess our candidates: 
All candidates will be assessed using the qualifications that we have outlined on this job description. We are a ratings and reviews company, so scoring and consistency is extremely important to us. When you apply, we want you to honestly assess your strengths that you bring to the role and the things that you might grow into with time.  
Procurated believes that diversity is critical to our success in delivering great workplace experiences and is committed to creating an inclusive, mutually respectful environment which celebrates diversity of our people. We seek to hire on the basis of merit, competence, performance, and business needs. We’re looking for five-star candidates and can’t wait to bring them onto our team!  

The Procurated Story: 
 Founded in 2019, Procurated provides a way for state and local government, educational, healthcare and non-profit purchasers to write reviews of suppliers they have worked with. These reviews help other procurement professionals make more informed decisions when selecting their next supplier. We work closely with suppliers to help them understand the needs of the public sector and improve performance. In serving two sides of the marketplace, we help to simplify and streamline procurement. 
Procurated is an early-stage startup backed financially by Limerick Hill LLC and MayFive Holdings, Inc. The company’s founder and CEO served as Deputy Secretary for Procurement of the Pennsylvania Department of General Services and brings valuable experience having sat in the chair of a public procurement professional.  

Procurated is an equal opportunity employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to age, ancestry, color, family or medical care leave, gender identity or expression, genetic information, marital status, medical condition, national origin, physical or mental disability, political affiliation, protected veteran status, race, religion, sex (including pregnancy), sexual orientation, or any other characteristic protected by applicable laws, regulations and ordinances.

Interested candidates, please email Jess at  jobs@procurated.com.
  Jess Einstein