Producto was created because hiring within the product management world is challenging. Companies have to understand their users and their pain points to create something that delivers. Otherwise, they will fail.
For that, you need great people.
Recruiting the right people can make or break a team
Building something that delivers what the customer is looking for can be complex. Product Managers are the key to simplifying the process and they play a key role in the organization. Making the right hire moves you forward, quicker.
We are actively involved in the Product community and know-how to guide our clients to make the right match happen so you flourish.
Working with a niche recruitment partner like Producto, we help speed up the recruitment process and improve hiring efficiency.
How? Our combination of specializing in Product Management recruitment and the thorough qualification of all parties means that the quality of suitable candidates is always high.
We save you time and we are your Product Management recruitment guides throughout the hiring process.
Understanding Product Management job titles
Trying to make sense of the different titles like Product Guru and Product Enablement Manager can be tricky. Let’s take a look at the different types of PM roles out there:
The person who is the glue for the design, tech and business teams. They guide these teams towards the collective end goal without having authority over them.
They tend to be focused on one product and work with a variety of people engineers, designers, marketing, c-suite.
Common responsibilities include working closely with customers to understand their needs, setting the product vision for the team, communicating with key stakeholders and creating the product roadmap.
Whilst similar to a Product Manager, this person is likely to have come from a technical background like software engineering and will spend more time working closer with the technical teams rather than marketing for example.
This person will have come from a marketing background and is less likely to be involved in working with the tech teams, curating road maps, etc.
Usual responsibilities include; managing the marketing team, creating case studies, running customer research sessions, product testing, etc.
Given their close links with the company’s customers, they tend to be seen as the voice of the customer within the product team.
They are focused on enhancing or accelerating a particular area of the product in order to drive the bottomline for the company. They work closely with all departments but tend to work on the micro within the product rather than being overly concerned with the product as a whole.
They tend to have a deep interest in the customer and their experience with the product and can navigate how to unlock more potential with the customer.
This person works closely with data scientists and analysts and may have moved from a data centric position into a role where they perform the traditional roles of a PM alongside their data scientist duties.
Levels of seniority within Product Management
Here’s a simple guide for the typical Product Management career ladder that exists in most organizations:
An entry level role that works alongside a PM to perform some of the tasks a typical PM will undertake.
They work alongside other teams and through their influence, guide the group towards the collective goal.
Tends to oversee more than one product and leads other PM’s. Will be more involved in higher level tasks like stakeholder management and the professional development of other PM’s.
They are responsible for expanding the suite of products that a company offers. They tend to work with senior stakeholders and they ensure that the product is delivered successfully.
This is a leadership role where they provide direction for the product teams working on a particular group of products. May have multiple reports.
They lead the PM practice within an organization and work across multiple teams to identify areas of growth for a product. They tend to be more involved in the hiring and growth of a PM function.
They are the PM culture champion within the organization. They lay out the framework for how the product function will grow.
Oversees everything that is product related within the company. Responsible for the overall performance of product.
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After spending 16 years working for a number of award winning international tech recruitment companies, his passion for getting close to customers led to the discovery of an underserved recruitment market; Product Management. As a result of these findings, James founded Producto in May 2022 to provide a solution for the growing demand of Product Management skills globally.
James’ recruitment experience spans USA, UK and German technology markets having led and grown many recruitment teams who have helped build global brands from the ground up.
In his spare time, James loves to spend time with his wife and 2 kids, travelling the world and is an avid cook and wine aficionado.
Milo the resident English Cocker Spaniel, plays a key role in Producto’s day to day running of the business.
As the CDO, he is often found laying in his bed, chasing the mailman and begging for snacks.
If you have any questions related to product management recruitment, get in touch. Whether you are an employer looking for your next hire or a job seeker looking for your next job we can help you get on track.