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Product Manager

Oakland, CA
17 days ago
Full time role

Company

Sila Nanotechnologies

Alameda, California, United States

Sila Nanotechnologies is an electronics company that offers new battery materials chemistry. It works directly with leading consumer electronics and ...

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Job Description

Product Manager

About Us

We design and produce engineered materials that dramatically increase the energy density of rechargeable Li-ion batteries. We enable smaller, lighter, longer lasting electronic devices and unlock mass adoption of affordable, long-range electric vehicles. Our products work today, are a drop-in solution for existing battery manufacturing processes, and can be manufactured economically at scale.

Sila was founded in 2011 and is based in Alameda, CA. Our founders are two early Tesla Motors battery engineers and a Professor of Materials Science at Georgia Tech. We’re backed by top tier venture capital firms, led by Bessemer Venture Partners, Matrix Partners, Sutter Hill Ventures, and In-Q-Tel.

Our company culture is built on personal growth, mutual trust, inclusiveness, and safety. We are building a world-class materials company, where our team is close, debates are data-driven, and our nerdiest office puppies are named Angstrom, Lumen, and Gadget.

We believe that building a diverse team at Sila helps us amplify our individual talents. We are an equal opportunity employer and committed to creating an inclusive environment where good ideas are free to come from anyone. We are proud to celebrate diversity and all qualified applicants are considered for employment without regard to gender, race, sexual orientation, religion, age, disability, national origin, or any other status protected by law.

 

Who You Are

As a Product Manager you will work cross functionally to help set the direction and drive the development of Sila's next-generation battery materials.

You are a data driven, structured thinker who thrives in providing clarity and direction in an ever changing, often ambiguous environment.  You are an active listener, a strong synthesizer of data, and an excellent communicator.  Finally, you are passionate about Sila’s technology and the impact it can have.

 

Responsibilities

  • Provide a nuanced understanding of target markets and ensure Sila knows what is needed to be successful (i.e., requirements, risks we need to address, etc.) in those markets. 
  • Understand the competitive landscape and where Sila fits in it
  • Create and maintain key elements of Sila's product roadmap, which defines what Sila is aiming for and what products it is developing.
  • Defining clear, detailed requirements and specifications for products Sila is developing
  • Identify gaps between what Sila needs to do to be successful in target markets and what Sila is on track to achieve.  Align team on plans to close gaps.
  • Prepare other analysis necessary for cross functional decision making on product development, such as business cases.
  • Improve how Sila develops products.  This includes, but is not limited to, what the product management does and how we work. 

Requirements

  • 5+ years of experience in product management, strategy and/or consulting at a top tier organization
  • Self-starter with track record of taking initiative and delivering results with limited guidance
  • Has led quantitative modeling and used that modeling to develop and present recommendations to inform a company’s strategic direction
  • Organized and structured thinker 
  • Ability to collaborate, effectively communicate and drive actions from team members outside their organization
  • Able and excited to learn what is needed to be a successful product manager at Sila
  • Knowledge about batteries, automotive industry and/or consumer electronics would be nice

 

 

 

Sila Nanotechnologies

Alameda, California, United States

Sila Nanotechnologies is an electronics company that offers new battery materials chemistry. It works directly with leading consumer electronics and ...

View Company Profile