Product Director

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Product Director

At Bridebook we're looking for a Product Director to join our team.

Full-time · Hybrid
(2 days London/week)

Join us on an exciting journey and take up the challenge of becoming Bridebook's Product Director. As Product Director you will collaborate with key stakeholders to ensure the Bridebook vision becomes a reality. This will involve developing and executing on a product strategy that achieves our company goals and takes us on the journey to becoming ‘product-led’. You will create a culture which integrates continual discovery and learning, balancing quality and scalability against speed of experimentation and delivery. You will build, coach, guide and support the Product team and work closely alongside our Head of Engineering to enable the team to deliver our Product strategy through effective processes and practices, team leadership and culture, and the personal development of all team members.

About us

Bridebook is a revolutionary wedding planning platform that seeks to make wedding planning an enjoyable, intuitive, and rewarding experience for couples, guests, and industry partners. Launched in the UK, Bridebook has over 1,000,000 planning couples and has been featured in major outlets such as the New York Times, the BBC, and the App Store. After six years and many iterations later, we have 2 in 3 engaged UK couples and 1 in 3 engaged German couples using Bridebook, and have recently expanded into the French market. While we serve a very emotional and creative industry, we are obsessed with using tech and data to revolutionise the industry. We have a team of motivated and experienced professionals with ambitious plans to make Bridebook an iconic global brand, making this an exciting time to join our vibrant and innovative company.

What you will do

  • Developing and executing a Product strategy that achieves our mission and vision; We have some big ambitions and goals. It’s important that you deeply understand the Bridebook mission and translate it into a scalable Product strategy. Because of this, you’ll ideally have credible experience in defining and successfully executing Product strategy, which aligns the company’s commercial strategy and ambitions, as well as an understanding of business models, pricing and how to package and position ideas in ways that uniquely appeal to customers.

  • Creating a high-performance culture in product and a seamless partnership with Engineering; Great teams can achieve almost anything. We are looking for someone who understands how to leverage culture as the foundation for creating a world-class organisation and is excited by the prospect of building, nurturing and leading a high-performing Product function. You’ll act as a mentor and coach to create a results-oriented, empowering and collaborative environment, whilst ensuring we have the right structure, processes and practices in place to thrive. You will also work closely with our Head of Engineering to streamline the ProdTech team processes and ways of working.

  • Driving growth and ensuring scalability; We believe that our commercial success will come from the value and scalability of our product, which is why this is one of the accountabilities of the Product Director. To achieve this you will ensure team structures will scale and that we have the capabilities for continued innovation and learning, especially utilising product data, in order to capitalise on the market opportunities created by modernising wedding planning.

  • Organisational leadership; You will be a valued member of the leadership team, bringing your experience and perspective to challenge our thinking and be an essential team member. Everything ultimately comes down to people, which is why building high levels of trust with the leadership team, the Product and Engineering teams and across the wider organisation is going to be essential to create alignment and enable us to grow effectively. Finally, a great collaborative relationship with Hamish Shephard, our CEO, will enable us to turn the vision into a reality.

What we are looking for

  • Significant senior product management experience, preferably in top tech companies

  • Proven experience in defining and successfully executing a Product strategy

  • Experience developing Product functions with appropriate structures, processes and practices

  • Proven experience with consumer-facing apps

  • Work experience in an agile environment

  • Understanding of business models, pricing and positioning

  • Experience leveraging culture, building and leading a high-performing Product function

  • Experience working in scaling, high-growth business building scalable Products

  • This role is hybrid and we would be looking for someone to collaborate in the office twice a week

Skills/personal qualities:

  • Ability to create results-oriented, empowering and collaborative environments

  • Ability to engage well with engineers

Nice to Have:

  • Proven experience of working on a senior leadership team and shaping the overall company strategy

What do you get for all your hard work?

  • Annual Leave: Relax with 25 days of annual leave. And guess what? You get an extra day every year after three years, up to a whopping 30 days!

  • Equity Share Options: You're not just an employee; you're a partner. Join us on this exciting journey!

  • Learning & Development: Fuel your growth with a £500 per year budget.

  • Enhanced Family-Friendly Policies: Ensuring you have the time and support you need to welcome your new family member.

  • Cycle to Work Scheme: Get those wheels turning with our fantastic cycling scheme.

  • Sabbatical Leave: After five years of dedicated service, enjoy a fully paid four-week sabbatical.

  • Working From Home Near Home: Sometimes, you need a change of scenery. Two weeks per year, work from a location near your extended family.

  • Wedding Leave: Celebrate love! Enjoy five fully paid days for your wedding.

  • Half-Day Wedding Anniversary Leave: Reconnect with an extra half-day off on your special day.

  • Office Space: Beautiful, and well equipped office, with weekly breakfasts, communal lunches alongside free snack and more.

  • Celebrations: From End of Quarter bashes to global company summits, we know how to party!

  • Freestyle Fridays: Unleash your inner innovator beyond your usual role.

  • Volunteer Day: Make a difference in your community with a dedicated day for volunteering.

What's next?

If you would like to make a difference, we'd love for you to join us and make a real impact in our future! We are passionate about what we do here, and we are confident you will be too. So please, apply now and our team will be in touch about the next steps.

Equal Opportunities

At Bridebook, we are committed to creating a diverse and inclusive workplace that celebrates the uniqueness of our employees. We work as one team. Wherever you come from. However you identify. All candidates are welcome to apply.

Hiring hard-working people and giving them a community to thrive in is critical to our success. We want to make our process as accessible as possible. So let us know in your application, or tell our talent team directly, if you need anything to make your experience or working environment more comfortable. We’ll be happy to support you.

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