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Senior Product Manager - Growth

Netherlands, Noord-Holland, AmsterdamProduct

Job description

StuDocu was founded on the principle that equal access to study notes reduces inequality between students. Today, we make it easy for 17 million students to share notes. The product was a rocket ship from day one, and has shown strong product-market fit on every continent, making us a key player in the exploding EdTech space. We just received a $50 million series B investment so we’re in rapid growth and scale mode, and we need serious talent to help us make it happen.

The key to StuDocu’s rapid growth is the viral loop at the center of the product: the more study materials students add, the more students we attract; the more students we attract, the more study materials they add. We’re building a new Growth Product Team to tackle two problems: (1) kickstarting the viral loop by attracting students to add the first study notes at universities and schools; (2) acquiring students with the notes we already have. This team won't be responsible for optimising existing features; their job is to come up with big ideas to 2X (or 10X) our growth.

We need an autonomous and growth-minded product manager, with a keen commercial instinct, to test and scale winning growth playbooks. The immediate focus is on referral programs and the user acquisition funnel, but the remit of the team is as broad as you want it to be - we’re a young team full of opportunities for the curious. You’ll fully own the growth-product strategy, reporting to the CPO. With a team of researchers, designers, developers, testers, analysts and data scientists you’ll work fast and learn to ideate and validate winning hypotheses by the dozen. It’s a very high impact role.

What you’ll be doing:

  • You’re the mini-CEO for a critical part of the company. Own it.

  • Take the lead: define the strategy; set the OKRs; be the voice of the whole team.

  • Manage the priorities, balancing big goals with feature requests, bugs and tech debt.

  • Live and breathe the needs of our target audience through targeted user research.

  • Crunch reams of data and implement A/B tests to discover valuable insights.

  • Synthesise insights into winning ideas and get the buy-in you need to bring them to life.

  • Work closely with designers, engineers and data scientists to ship product that matters.

  • Coordinate product launches with our marketing, operations and support teams.

Why you'll love it here:

  • Strong ownership over a large part of the product. Together with your team, you set the quarterly OKRs.

  • Collaborate directly with multiple engineering teams dedicated to your product area. You will be able to deliver fast on new ideas.

  • Ability to scale your own team and hire for the roles required to achieve your team’s goals.

  • You get to make a real impact on the education of millions of students across the globe.

Job requirements

  • 5+ years of experience as a PM, owning entire products from concept to launch.

  • Raw brain power with a creative and intellectually honest approach to problem-solving.

  • A proven history of making good judgement calls quickly and independently.

  • Deep technical background so you can grasp the technical details driving the product.

  • Strong intuition for amazing UX.

  • Proven leadership experience and great interpersonal skills.

  • Lots of experience using data to guide strategy and product decisions.

  • Good commercial instinct; capable of prioritising based on impact to the bottom line.

  • Goal-oriented with a bias for action.

  • Excellent verbal and written communication skills (in English).


Perks & benefits


○ Hybrid work set up between home and office ○ Flexibility with work schedules ○ WFH budget via Workwize

Foodie perks

○ Lunch in our office prepared by our Chef Valentijn ○ Open bar = Friday Drinks! ○ Coffee, tea, drinks and snacks are on us

We have fun too!

○ Lots of company events and team building activities ○ Big annual company trip abroad ○ Annual hackathons

Development opportunities

○ In-house dutch lessons ○ In-house L&D workshops ○ Personal L&D budget

Our Office Rocks

○ Gezellig HQ in the heart of Amsterdam ○ Pet-friendly office (with a no-pets zone) ○ One floor with a garden and the other with a canal view!

Cool Business Things

○ Travel reimbursement ○ Noise-cancelling headphones ○ Two weeks of additional paid birth leave

Our office

We are located in a beautiful city centre of Amsterdam. Modern-day commerce mixes with Amsterdam’s atmospheric old town in our cosy location that previously served as Woltjer Gymnasium.

Address Keizersgracht 424 Amsterdam, 1016 GC