Product manager

Zagreb, Croatia


CircuitMess is a Croatian-American startup that specializes in developing and selling do-it-yourself electronic devices for educational purposes.

In just a few years of existence, CircuitMess grew rapidly: 

  • Six successful Kickstarter campaigns, demonstrating strong community support and innovation.
  • A licensed product collaboration with Warner Bros: the CircuitMess Batmobile, which earned the title of Most Innovative Warner Bros Licensed Product in 2023.
  • A partnership with NASA on the Perseverance Space Rover DIY Kit, awarded as the Most Innovative STEM Toy at the New York Toy Fair in 2023.
  • Recognition as one of the top 50 fastest-growing startups in the Central and Eastern Europe (CEE) region for two consecutive years.
  • Over 100,000 units produced and sold globally in the past four years.
  • 95% of sales to customers outside Croatia, mainly in the USA, UK, and Germany.

Currently, the company has a dynamic team of 30 employees, contributing to its ongoing success and innovation in the tech-education sector.


Job Description:

We are seeking a visionary and dynamic Product Manager to lead our product development initiatives.

This key position involves overseeing the entire product lifecycle, from concept to launch, ensuring our products meet market needs and maintain our innovative edge.

Key Responsibilities:

  1. Product Strategy Development:

    • Develop and refine the product vision and strategy in line with business objectives.
    • Conduct market research to identify new opportunities and understand customer needs.
  2. Product Development Oversight:

    • Collaborate with engineering, design, and marketing teams to develop new products.
    • Manage the product development process, ensuring timely delivery and quality standards.
  3. Product Lifecycle Management:

    • Oversee the product lifecycle from concept to phase-out, ensuring continuous improvement.
    • Analyze customer feedback and performance data to enhance existing products.
  4. Cross-Functional Team Leadership:

    • Lead cross-functional teams in a collaborative environment.
    • Foster a culture of innovation and agility within the product development team.
  5. Data-Driven Decision Making:

    • Utilize data analytics to inform product decisions and strategy adjustments.
    • Monitor key product metrics to gauge success and identify areas for improvement.


Qualifications:

  • Minimum 4 years of experience in product management, preferably in the tech or education sector.
  • Proven track record in managing product development from conception to launch.
  • Strong analytical skills and experience in data-driven decision making.
  • Bachelor’s degree in Business, Engineering, Product Design, or related field is preferred.



What We Offer:

  • A pivotal role in a rapidly evolving startup environment.
  • A work laptop and all other necessary equipment 
  • Competitive salary and benefits
  • Professional development opportunities, including mentorship from an industry expert
  • A collaborative and creative work culture

Strategic Importance of the Product Manager Role:

As a B2C (business-to-customer) company, the role of Product Manager at CircuitMess is of paramount importance. Our products are the heart of our business, directly impacting our end-users who are passionate about DIY electronic devices and educational tools. In our journey so far, the founder along with our talented team of developers have taken on roles akin to that of a product manager. They have been instrumental in shaping our product vision and bringing our innovative ideas to life.

However, as we continue to grow rapidly, the need to streamline and formalize our product development processes has become increasingly evident. We recognize that to sustain and accelerate our growth, and to continue delivering exceptional products to our customers, we need to evolve our approach.

The Product Manager will play a critical role in this evolution. You will be responsible for bringing structure and strategic oversight to the product development process. This involves transitioning from our current, more informal approach to a more systematic and efficient methodology. Your expertise will not only enhance our product development cycle but also ensure that our products align perfectly with our customer needs and market trends.

In this role, you will be the connection between our development team, management, and our customers, making sure that our products not only embody innovation but also resonate deeply with our users. Your impact will be directly felt in how we shape the future of educational technology, making this role both challenging and rewarding.

If you are passionate about product innovation and keen to contribute to a growing startup, we invite you to join our team at CircuitMess!

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