Product Manager

Spark is new, and with a commitment to growing our team with diverse talent, diverse thinking, and promoting equality across our business, we are looking for people to join our team that feel the same or, at least, see an opportunity to do things differently.

As a product manager at Spark, you'll define and execute various product solutions for startups through enterprise customers. You'll be passionate and dynamic, with an ability to work with cross-functional teams to design, build, and roll-out products that deliver on vision and strategy.

If you have an eye for intuitive and beautiful design, with as much appreciation for the discovery as the delivery of innovative and ground-breaking products, then this could be your dream job!

Specifically, we see your time is spent:

  • Being responsible for product planning, strategy and value throughout the product lifecycle
  • Developing a vision and roadmap for product based on input from internal and external stakeholders, customers, market research and industry insight using a value based product approach
  • The product manager will work closely with the engineering function and other teams to deliver products that align with this vision, meet market needs and are delivered to a consistently high-quality standard

  • Implementing and managing product strategies, while identifying and filling product gaps and generating new ideas that grow market share and improve customer experience

  • Translating product strategies into detailed project requirements 

  • Assisting agile product development processes, ideally dual track (ideation through delivery and knowledge transfer)

Your responsibilities:

  • Drive the execution of all product lifecycle processes for products, including product research, market research, user research, competitive analysis, planning, positioning, strategy, roadmap development, requirements development and product launch

  • Collaborate closely with engineering, production, delivery managers, and QA teams on the development and release of products 

  • Run user research workshops, trials, design sprints and discovery lifecycles with UX 

  • Use a data driven approach to dictate value based product decisions

  • Evangelise the product internally and externally

  • Write product requirements, initiatives and epics and feed the delivery backlog

  • Work with internal stakeholders and third parties to assess and establish partnerships

  • Perform product demos to customers 

  • Working closely with UX team to develop product strategies and establish product definitions, problem statements and value based propositions

  • Liaising with relevant teams, customers and managers for the duration of the project

  • Establishing good relationships with customers and other professionals

  • Analyse consumer needs, current market trends, and potential partnerships from an ROI and build vs. buy perspective

  • Assess current competitor offerings, seeking opportunities for differentiation

  • Responsible for internal Spark products and product vision 

Your skills:

  • Strong experience in a dynamic product management role

  • Proven experience overseeing all elements of the product development lifecycle

  • Highly effective cross-functional team management

  • Previous experience delivering finely-tuned product strategies

  • Strong presentation and customer relationship skills

  • Technical competence and understanding of the digital space

  • Experience with analytics tools ie. Pendo, Hotjar, Mixpanel, GA etc… and implementing tagging, metric managements and data led strategies 

  • AI  and ML experience 

  • Experience working with UX 

  • Establishing product strategies and definitions 

  • Creative and, above all, proactive mindset

How we can support you:

  • We're a fully remote-first work environment, though you're always welcome and encouraged to join us in our Dublin City Centre or Malaga HQ’s.

  • Unlimited holidays (we pay and reward people for their expertise, not time given!).

  • A knowledgeable, high-achieving experienced and most importantly, fun team.

  • An international and diverse work atmosphere.

  • The chance to be part of a rapidly growing award winning startup and the next success story in software and product delivery.

  • Team activities and meets worldwide.

  • Market beating salary, rates; employee stock option plan.

  • Maternity and Paternity cover that gives you a chance to spend precious time with your new loved ones

If this excites you, send us a note along with your CV to work@spark-hq.com and we can start the conversation!

If you like the sounds of our business but feel this opportunity doesn't align with your experience and interest, give us a follow on LinkedIn, as our needs are always changing.