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Senior Director of Product Management

Greater Boston
about 1 month ago
Full time role

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Dandelion is a home geothermal company offering affordable geothermal installations that provide heating, cooling and hot water to homes by ...

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Job Description

Dandelion is hiring a Director or Senior Director of Product Management to work closely with our hardware engineering team. This person should have a proven track record of successfully introducing new consumer hardware products to the market. The chosen candidate will be responsible for managing successful outcomes for all of Dandelion’s hardware products, beginning with our packaged water-to-air heat pump.     Experienced hardware Product Manager:
It is critical that this person has successfully managed a hardware product. They will have experience assessing market opportunities, managing trade offs between the business and the engineering teams, and understand the risks inherent to hardware development.
  • A track record of successfully developing and gaining agreement for product vision, strategy and requirements with cross-functional teams
  • A track record of launching hardware products to consumers, or working as a hardware product manager
  • A track record of product managing a product that’s produced with a contract manufacturer
  • Solid understanding of key risks with hardware development and fluent in best practices for risk mitigation
Adept at assessing market requirements:
In addition to managing the launch of new products, this person will play a key role in defining requirements for future heat pumps, and other hardware products. This person’s past experience should demonstrate she or he is adept at defining market requirements, including evaluating the competitive landscape, interviewing potential users (in our case both homeowners and installers) and getting up to speed on heat pump technology. This person should be located in the Greater Boston Area and work hands-on in the lab with the engineering team, brainstorming and working through ideas and ultimately partnering with the engineering team to successfully develop new lines of heat pump products.
  • A track record of assessing market opportunity, customer needs, company strengths and existing landscape to develop a company’s product strategy
  • Demonstrated ability to understand and document markets, competition and user requirements in depth
  • Experience bringing new products to market, from idea to prototype to pilot to scale
  • An ability to get into the details, but also craft the strategy and manage the roadmap
  • Experience in smaller companies and venture backed companies
  • Experience with physical goods and contract manufacturing
  • Ability to interface with our policy and regulatory group to understand current incentives and trends
Exceptional cross functional Project Manager:
This person will be highly organized and adept at planning, managing trade offs, allocating resources, and establishing budgets and timelines cross functionally between our engineering development teams and our operations, sales and service teams.
  • Strength in creating hardware product launch plans, coordinating resources across business units, and creating budgets and schedules with stakeholder buy in
  • A strong communicator: a successful candidate will be able to get to the heart of issues across domains, both technical and business, drive to clarity, and communicate well to engineers, management and external stakeholders
  • Ability to manage and drive progress across product marketing, sales, operations, G&A, engineering and legal to meet product launch deadlines
  • A track record of managing and launching products on time and on budget
Requirements:
  • Bachelor and/or Master of Science in Engineering or related field
  • MBA preferred
  • 8+ years experience driving product management, ideally (but not necessarily) for a consumer hardware product
  • Ability to define market requirements and product requirements
  • Thrives in a startup environment
  • Strong analytical skills with the ability to analyze opportunities from many angles (both quantitative and qualitative) and to drive appropriate performance tracking
Bonus Skills:
  • Experience in home electrification or a related field
  • Experience in clean tech

Benefits:

  • Health/Dental/Vision insurance
  • 401k plan
  • Stock/Equity options
  • Paid Sick and Vacation time (PTO)

 

You’ll love working at Dandelion because:

We’re solving the world’s hardest problems. You’ll have the opportunity to pioneer renewable heating and cooling from the ground-up (literally). There’s no established playbook for fighting climate change, so your work will be messy, challenging, and build a better, cleaner world.

We’re good people. It sounds simple, and it is. We are passionate, vision-driven, low-ego, and treat one another with kindness and respect. We challenge ideas here, not people.

We hold each other accountable. We celebrate our wins and learn from our losses. We’re honest, realistic, and transparent across all areas of the business, every day -- not just at our monthly all-hands meeting.

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Since spinning out of Google X in 2017, Dandelion Energy has been an energy innovation company working to electrify home heating. We create and install geothermal heat pumps to replace fossil-fueled furnaces and boilers. We’ve grown into an organization of over 100 employees and have become the largest residential geothermal heat pump installation company in the United States. Our carbon impact to date is the equivalent to taking over 25,000 cars off the road... and that impact is accelerating with our growth!

Our cross-disciplinary team consists of experts in geothermal, drilling, heat pump software engineering, HVAC installation, solar and solar financing, behavioral economics, and high-growth operations amongst other backgrounds. With the potential to catalyze and scale a widespread transition to sustainable and affordable heating and cooling, our work is both complex yet rewarding. We are working to create a wholesale shift in how people heat and cool their homes — join us!

Dandelion is a home geothermal company offering affordable geothermal installations that provide heating, cooling and hot water to homes by ...

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