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Product Manager

Tread

Tread

Product
San Francisco, CA, USA
Posted on Monday, June 3, 2024

Tread serves the $660Bn Global Construction Materials market with a unifying software platform that helps materials producers, haulers, and construction contractors connect, collaborate, and transact. We are bringing consumer grade software to a category that has been deeply overlooked, for an audience that is responsible for our built world, and sorely needs software to drive profitability and performance.

Founded in 2016, Tread has recently relaunched its software platform on an entirely re-designed and re-built platform on a modern, scalable, and flexible technology stack. We are looking for talented, high agency individuals that are looking to execute with velocity, drive impact, and collaborate on teams with a bias for action. At Tread, you will learn to balance the tightrope of a high quality bar with ever increasing need for speed. Hear what our team has to say by browsing our blog.

Why We're Hiring For This Role

As Tread embarks on a journey to simplify and beautify the complex workflows of the construction materials management ecosystem, we recognize the need for a Product Manager with a keen eye for user experience, design simplicity, and the expertise to navigate the intricacies of software development. Our aim is to evolve our platform into an indispensable partner for our users, requiring a Product Manager who can earn user trust, articulate the product vision, and ensure the seamless integration of functionality and design.

What You'll be Responsible For

As a Product Manager at Tread, you will work directly with our CEO, Sameer Bhalla, to execute the company’s Product Vision, and help manage the execution and velocity of our product development pipeline in extreme collaboration with our engineering team.

Early on, you’ll jump right into (first 90 days):

  • Work directly with engineering to execute product briefs and incorporate customer feedback into our platform

  • Hold the line of the Tread quality bar through design feedback, QA, and engineering management

  • Communicate product updates with our internal team, customers, and other relevant stakeholders

  • Interface with customers for feedback and platform learnings, and also leverage our reporting and analytics tools to understand customer usage and behavior

  • Read internal API documentation, third party API documentation, and participate in integration data mapping exercises with third party services and customer software systems

Once you’re a bit more settled (3-6 months in), we would expect that you jump into the following:

  • Owning specific product outcomes and platform opportunities with executive oversight and sign off

  • Managing 1-2 squads of engineers against company priorities

  • Working closely with design to prepare briefs and PRDs for executive team sign off

What Success Looks Like

To thrive in this role, you should embody the qualities that make Tread unique:

  • 3-5 years of experience in product management within the software industry, preferably with exposure to construction tech, TMS, logistics or Vertical SaaS fields.

  • An ability to take feedback and work quickly - we share feedback transparently and frequently -> we expect work to be done today, not tomorrow

  • A track record of high performance, achievement, and differentiated outcomes

  • Exceptional analytical and problem-solving skills, with an ability to think strategically and execute tactically.

  • Being as comfortable with spreadsheets as figma files

  • Demonstrated ability to ask “why why why” and be focused on root cause analysis and solutions

  • Strong user empathy and an unwavering commitment to user-centered design.

In Office Expectations:

At this critical stage in our company's growth, the ability to rapidly iterate, collaborate, and accelerate company velocity are key to our success. Having operated remotely for the past 18 months, we've observed challenges in maintaining the pace of our progress, cultivating inter-departmental relationships, and sustaining overall job satisfaction without regular in-person interactions. We recognize that this perspective might not be for everyone, and we respect that. However, we are specifically looking for candidates who are enthusiastic about collaborating in person. Our in-office policy is designed to be flexible, yet we anticipate spending the majority of the workweek together at our office. This expectation accommodates necessary exceptions for travel and personal time off (PTO).

Why You'll Love Working at Tread

Tread is building the next billion dollar construction tech software company, and knows that a combination of passion, hard work, and resilience is what will get us there. Our team members joined Tread because they were excited to work with passionate people who cared about solving real problems with urgency. Tread aims to unlock an environment where every individual can learn from their colleagues daily, and deliver impact at every level and role within the organization. We aim to make our customers’ lives dramatically better, and take that commitment seriously. We understand that hard work is a required element of doing anything extraordinary, but are comfortable with providing flexibility in location, work schedules, time off, and great benefits, to ensure you can focus on your best work.

Our Core Values
Our values are the foundational pillar that keeps us focused on our mission and vision. They collectively determine how we interact with each other, work, and how we approach challenges everyday.

  • Own the outcome.
    We act as if there is no one else to solve the problems that arise. We act quickly and follow through until the end result is clear and achieved.

  • Communicate directly.
    We emphasize clarity of message and speed of understanding. We synthesize information on behalf of others. We document rigorously for async communications and learning.

  • Raise the bar.
    We endeavor to be the best at what we do. We hold our teammates to high standards, and push each other to achieve quality that delights customers and inspires pride in our team.

  • Do boldly, today.
    We aim high, and execute relentlessly to deliver. We constantly iterate on how to move faster. If it needs to be done, do it today.

  • Celebrate wins.
    We are building a generational company that has no finish line. So we celebrate the wins from our team and individuals intentionally and frequently.

Hiring Process for This Role

  • Initial Meeting: If your application is selected, you’ll meet with either our People team, or CEO for 30 minutes to learn more about the role and opportunity. This gives us the opportunity to learn more about your experience and for you to ask any questions you have for the role.

  • Manager Interview: You’ll meet the hiring manager for this role, Sameer CEO for a 45-minute interview, where you will cover a range of topics including past experiences as well as some technical components to ensure experience and capabilities are a fit.

  • Colleague/Panel Interview: You’ll meet with members of the team for 30-4 5minutes interviews to dive deeper into your related skills and experience.

  • CEO Interview: You'll meet with our CEO, Sameer, for a 30-45 minute interview during the process.

Research shows that while men apply to jobs when they meet an average of 60% of the criteria, women and other marginalized folks tend to only apply when they check every box. Think you have what it takes, but not sure you check every box? Apply to the role anyways. We’d love to talk and determine together whether you could be a great fit!

We believe that diverse teams perform better and that fostering an inclusive work environment is a key part of growing a successful team. We welcome people of diverse backgrounds, experiences, and perspectives. We are an equal opportunity employer, and we are committed to working with applicants requesting accommodation at any stage of the hiring process.