If you're a product manager at JM, you're a very special human: an optimistic pragmatist with a curiosity for all things human behaviour. As someone who rallies the troops as one of the troops, you'll partner with founders, designers, developers, content creators and more to perfectly balance the needs of users and stakeholders – delivering industry-leading digital products and ventures that people just love. You'll be the lynchpin, communicating fluently across teams to build the relationships and consensus necessary to execute on shared visions. You can define the “why?” before determining the “what” and “how” – prioritising some decisions, saying no to others and joining the dots between it all for stakeholders with the help of evidence-based information. If this sounds all too familiar, then there's a you-sized spot at JM waiting to be filled.
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JM knows better products begin with diverse teams. That’s why we strongly (see bold and underline usage) encourage members of underrepresented communities to apply. If you think you’re the one for us, fill out the form below.
P.S. If you’re reading this and thinking, “oh no, I only tick a few of those boxes so I’m not going to apply.” Don’t be silly. If you’re a standout human, we won’t care that you play squash like a newborn giraffe. Ya feel?
PPS. Please know we don’t usually use recruiters. It’s nothing personal, we just like to have you all to ourselves.
What’s the most interesting thing you’ve worked on at JM? This is not a fair question! It's like picking between your children! One of them would be Spirit Creatures: collectible, playable and non-fungible blockchain tokens that directly represent endangered animals and fund their conservation.
How long have you been in the industry for? I've been at JM for just over a year now as a Product Manager, but have spent 6 years in the digital space doing all kinds of things from writing SQL queries for not for profits to launching CRMs, websites and products. I'm particularly in love with UX, to the point where I ended up creating a product that recruited participants for usability tests called Askable.
What’s the best thing about working at JM? It's hard to narrow it to one thing! Working on ventures with a really talented team. Our clients see us as equals, are open-minded and treat us with respect. Having the freedom to experiment and try new ways of doing things is up there, too.
What’s the worst thing about working at JM? Working for some of our in-house partnerships is so rewarding personally, and it can be hard to feel that impact when you switch back to fee-for-service projects. In saying that, client work means you can dip your toes into a variety of industries which can be invigorating – and some of the clients align with our values end up becoming partners.
What’s something people might not know about being a PM at JM? You'll spend a lot of time working directly with clients and partners. This means expectation management, being commercially-minded and thinking about how projects can evolve into future work, and project management duties (managing timelines and budgets). It's all part of being a PM. In saying that, JM are super open to hearing what you think your role should encompass. Roles change all of the time to suit the needs of the business.
What advice do you have for anyone looking to become a product manager? Be proactive in identifying problems and rallying people around that to help execute and solve it. Learn how to make something out of nothing, and be ok sharing your early work with people who will change and evolve it. Don't be afraid of taking initiative and asking for forgiveness later!
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