• Commerce
  • Product & Design

Jul 2022

Director of Product Management

Full Time

Toronto, ON

New York, NY

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  • Commerce

Jul 2022

  • Product & Design

Job Description

Director of Product

Location: Toronto or New York (Hybrid: Work from Home and Office)
Hours: Full-Time
Team: Product and Engineering
Level: Manager Level

About the Role:

Nautical is building multi-vendor ecommerce technology that will power the future economy. We are looking for wave makers interested in having a lasting impact at a funded startup. We are committed to our work and are charging diligently towards our mission to democratize access to marketplace tech.

Nautical is looking for a Product Leader to join our team in our Toronto or New York office. The Product Leader (Group PM, Director, or VP considered) manages the successful development and implementation of the product from beginning to end while building a team. This person sets the strategic vision for the department.

Nautical has offices in New York and Toronto. We have a flexible work environment, but we value in-person collaboration and will often meet in-office.


  • Build and manage a team - Design and build a team that may consist of Product Managers, Designers and Researchers who are customer driven and measured against their ability to deliver outcomes aligned to the product vision.
  • Research market needs – Review market data and complete an informative analysis of findings. Develop product strategy that guides team towards goals that meet the needs of both the end user and business. Ensure stakeholders have a solid understanding of the product and its capabilities to ensure company-wide success.
  • Manage product releases – Draft and distribute product briefs to ensure the smooth introduction of each new release. Answer questions and troubleshoot issues throughout the release lifecycle.
  • Practice customer-centric development – Work with clients to understand their unique needs and pain points. Capture and share client feedback with team to best investigate ways to create a solution. Collaborate cross-functionally to ensure features and functionality are meeting market needs in new and innovative ways. Report the success of the products and strategize improvements needed.
  • Agile Management – Run daily rituals like scrum, backlog grooming, planning, and retrospective for a cross-functional team. Monitor the progress of issues and provide solutions for the development team.

About You:

  • 8 years experience in product management and product leadership, while managing individuals
  • Bachelor's degree, Engineering is preferred or a related field or equivalent experience
  • Proven results influencing stakeholders and displaying improvements
  • Ability to translate complex problems and ideas into easily understood descriptions
  • Ability to articulate the vision to anyone in the organization and external sources while working with the Product Marketing team

Beyond the Skills:

  • You are committed to people. At Nautical, we are radically human. We make everything about people: our technology, decisions, interactions, and product are rooted in the power of being human first.
  • You are honestly humble. We proceed by leaning into our team, knowing we don't know everything. We listen, make data-driven decisions, and communicate openly.
  • You are customer centric. We are customer focused because acting in the interest of our customer is always the right choice.
  • You are solution oriented. We leave our egos at the door and focus on solving problems. We are okay with being wrong to make sure the product is right.
  • You are passionately different. We believe in the strength of diversity, embracing different perspectives and cultures to improve our community and our decision quality.


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