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Product growth manager



Product, Sales & Business Development
Milan, Italy · Milan, Italy · Italy · Remote
Posted on Thursday, February 29, 2024
At Bending Spoons, we've got our sights set on becoming one of the greatest companies the world’s ever seen. And with our product line improving and expanding rapidly, we’re striving to raise the bar when it comes to strategic product growth strategies. That’s why we’re seeking to bring on board someone who is imaginative, tenacious, and possesses a relentless determination to propel our products to unparalleled success.

A few examples of your responsibilities

  • Develop and test product growth strategies (including pricing, advertising, and product launches) to help our products and brands flourish to their full, market-leading potential.
  • Manage existing growth activities (including performance marketing, contests, re-engagement, and more) to keep our campaigns resonant, successful, and capable of enhancing the brand of each product.
  • Work on measurement strategy to monitor performance, with the help of our talented engineers and data analysts.
  • Contribute to product development, proposing improvements to the customer funnel and suggesting new features that would make each product more marketable.
  • Study the market and competition intensely, and identify new strategies to help our products and brands reach ever-increasing heights.
  • Design tests and strategies that account for every conceivable scenario, making sure that we proceed in the most effective direction.

What we look for

  • Drive. Your dedication matches the intensity of your ambition. You’re willing to put in the hard work necessary to achieve your goals, and the highly demanding challenges in your track record are proof of your relentless spirit.
  • Logical-analytical abilities. You’re able to objectively evaluate complex information, arguments, and situations. You’re used to applying logical deduction to tackle sophisticated problems, and this has often allowed you to solve difficult intellectual challenges.
  • Passion. You have a genuine love for the field. You investigate the subject extensively and are always up to date with the latest developments.
  • Indisputable excellence. Your academic or professional career is marked by a series of remarkable accomplishments. You have habitually achieved superior outcomes in your chosen fields and are continually seeking ways to outperform the expectations set for you.
  • Curiosity and initiative. Rather than waiting to be told what to do, you’re forever hunting down new opportunities and testing fresh ideas. You’ve consistently and actively participated in independent projects, and you’re an endless source of innovative ideas.
  • Confidence in your role. Once onboarded and up to speed, you won’t wait to be told what to do or require constant positive feedback to know you’re on the right track.
  • Common sense. Your judgment and intuition are sound and well grounded in reality.
  • A hands on attitude. Because you own the mission, when you see something that needs to be done, you do it.
  • Organization and structure. You’re meticulously organized and superbly structured, so you can handle multiple tasks and responsibilities with poise and precision.
  • Proficiency in English. You read, write, and speak proficiently in English.

What we offer

  • Real impact. We automate most menial tasks, freeing you up to focus your expertise where it can make the biggest impact.
  • Talented, knowledgeable colleagues. Learn from (and teach) some of the brightest and most skilled people you’ll ever meet. Your talent is going to blossom here.
  • International reach. We’re a global company, and your work will have worldwide exposure.
  • Flexibility and trust. From day one, you’ll be one of the team and fully trusted. No micromanagement or clipping your wings—just the freedom and responsibility to do great work.
  • Continuous education. Spooners get unlimited backing for learning investments, including Italian or English lessons and things like courses, conferences, and books. There’s no permission or approval process—you’re fully trusted to use the company’s resources efficiently.
  • Unique career opportunity. By joining a fast-growing company on a mission to become one of the world's greatest, it’s an unparalleled opportunity to turbocharge your learning and career prospects.
  • Flexible schedule. Our regular hours are 9-6 GMT+1, with remote work allowed within GMT-2 to GMT+3 time zones.
  • People who lift up one another. We hire for talent and leave the ego at the door. You'll find a group of truly talented Spooners who are eager to teach their secrets and to learn. Reciprocal support and respect is everything—you’re unlikely to ever encounter a more harmonious crew.
  • Exciting events. We care deeply about team spirit and bonding. That’s why our incredible People Operations team organizes awesome events, like team games, drinks, yoga classes, parties, and regular company-wide retreats. Recent destinations include Bali, Mauritius, and Tanzania.
  • Competitive salary and stock options. Our compensation packages are designed to attract and retain the best talent in the industry. Individuals just starting their career are offered a salary of €52,246 along with a €1,200 welfare bonus. If you already have a few years of relevant work experience, you can expect to earn between €63,965 and €143,330, depending on your expertise. As you gain experience and increase your impact, compensation can grow rapidly. You also have the option to receive some of your pay in company ownership (equity) at a discounted rate.

Before you apply

Thanks for taking the time to read this far. We’d be delighted if you decide to apply, but ask that you first consider the following:

Bending Spoons is an extremely demanding environment. We’re highly ambitious and we ask a lot of ourselves and our teammates, so you’re likely to work harder here than at most companies, and to regularly push yourself beyond your comfort zone. While this tends to drive tremendous learning and lead to fantastic achievements, it can also be stressful.

We’re uncompromising on our standard of excellence. The vast majority of Spooners stay for years and have amazing careers here. However, it can also happen that an individual doesn’t contribute at the rate we look for. In such cases, we support the Spooner in their efforts to make the necessary improvements, but will counsel them to leave if they don’t manage to do so.

We're proud of the company we've built, and many of us can't imagine working anywhere else. Still, we understand that a career at Bending Spoons isn't for everybody. We hope what you’ve read here helps you determine whether it might be the place for you. If you believe it is, then we encourage you to apply—and perhaps discover what you’re truly capable of!

The selection process

If you successfully pass through our screening process, we’ll invite you to take on a few tests that assess how you approach and solve unfamiliar problems. If you’re successful there, we’ll invite you to take part in some interviews. We welcome applications in English and Italian. Bending Spoons is an equal opportunity and affirmative action employer. We consider for employment all applicants and we provide reasonable accommodations for candidates with disabilities, which can be requested at Studies suggest that women tend not to apply for a job if their CV isn’t a perfect fit. Here, we look for talent and potential—not just experience and expertise. So if you like the role and think you could be awesome at it, go ahead and apply.