Product Director


Bain Public is looking for a Product Director to bolster its growing Product practice in the Montreal, CA. office. Product Directors have significant experience working on client products in collaboration with our broader team – which includes Product Analyst, UX/UI. Engineering and a Data Scientists. As a Product Director, you’ll lead a team of problem solvers engaging in planning the product roadmap while helping drive the scope definition and product development course of action.

Client Contribution & Handling
  • Excellent executive presence and experience presenting to executive leadership
  • Understand the nuances of each client, offer collaboration and support to key decision makers discussing and co-creating solutions.
  • Apply your rich experience to establish trusted relationships to help clients plan their roadmap and product management capabilities.
  • Manage the development of high-quality client deliverables, playing a key role in deploying SOAPTM framework to deliver client product roadmaps.
  • Clearly understand the strategic direction and the technical requirements;
  • Serve as a product expert to advise clients on strategic differentiators and associated tactics, metrics;
  • Perform analysis of emerging roadmap issues using a range of analysis tools;
  • Liaise between the client and internal teams, including Product, UI/UX and engineering teams, etc.
  • Measure the impact of the released features output through data.

Teams
  • Mentor team members; work with leadership, and Product Analysts on day-to-day growth and performance of the team
  • Play a supportive role in the thought leadership process; contribute to workshops and thought leadership efforts.
  • Proactively share creative ideas to extend existing mandates
  • Foster a network of relationships across Startup, ScaleUp, SMB and other communities
  • Proactively build a network locally to identify talent referrals

Communication
  • Write thoughtful, well-structured business cases; considering strategies and objectives
  • Analyze and distill complex information
  • Exhibit discretion with sensitive and confidential information
  • Question and challenge in constructive ways; present ideas confidently and respectfully

Knowledge, Skills, And Abilities
  • 4-7 years of relevant work experience in Product Management, with significant experience with B2B, SaaS or Iot products
  • Experience leveraging and measuring roadmap efforts on analytic platforms to achieve business objectives
  • Proven track record analyzing roadmap performance and developing and implementing optimization recommendations
  • Ability to operate effectively in an entrepreneurial, fast-paced environment
  • Exceptional written and verbal communication ability
  • Energetic team player with strong self-motivation and strong emotional intelligence
  • Ability to think strategically and creatively, with strong problem-solving skills
  • Exhibit discretion with confidential client matters
  • You love data, the right data. You can find a signal in the noise.
  • Have a big interest in design and technology products (SaaS, AI, IoT)
  • An understanding of UI and UX for digital products a plus;
  • An understanding of APIs, CSS layout, JS frameworks and version control using Git a plus;

Ideal Candidate
  • Bilingual
  • Experience with design software (Adobe Creative Suite, Illustrator, Figma)
  • Data Science or Coding background (JavaScript, PHP & MySQL, Android & iOS)

What we offer
  • The opportunity to work in the nascent space of roadmap planning that is ripe for disruption;
  • Competitive salary and participation in employee stock option plan;
  • Benefits plan including health, dental, life and AD&D benefits;
  • Flexible work hours to accommodate both work and home life;
  • Shortened summer hours in addition to your vacation time;
  • Fun, inclusive team events and team lunches (currently virtual)

Work where you want to
  • We’re looking for the right person to join our team so this role isn’t limited by geography and may be 100% remote. The only requirement is that you must be legally able to work in Canada.

When
  • Flexible start date

Interviewing at Bain Public
  • Phone Screen Interview
  • Communication & Listening skills Interview
  • Business Case Writing Test & Technical & UX exercise
  • Top-grading Interview

Company Description
Based in Montreal, Bain Public is a digital product consultancy. We help middle market companies and scrappy startups create new value with design- and technology-based products and strategies. We transform our clients into product-led companies through teaching and collaborative development. Our group of experienced Product Managers works closely with C-suite leadership teams to build products, prototypes and MVPs.

About XMachina
XMachina-AI Inc. seeks to provide a platform for the acquisition of Artificial Intelligence ("AI") entities in North America. The Company’s thesis is based on an aggregation strategy to acquire successful AI targets and make them better through the addition of growth capital, streamlining of corporate processes and human capital acquisitions. The current sector focus of the Company is on enhancing supply-chain efficiencies, logistics and manufacturing.

What to Expect
In the short term… you will play an enthusiastic role in the roadmap output of our customers, covering both strategic opportunities and problems that have been validated across the product ecosystem, being a real ambassador for the Bain Public SOAPTM product management process with both clients and industry partners.

After 6 months in this role… you will be maintaining, developing and evolving the roadmap output to ensure all the best ideas are heard, client-side stakeholders are engaged in a way that makes everyone more aware of possibilities.

And after a year…you will be an integral player across Bain Public and beyond, including but not limited to, working with the C-Suite team to discover business opportunities; with Marketing & Sales to shape the go-to-market brief; with Engineering on scope feasibility and executional validity of ideas and also to see those ideas through to quality of execution alongside Customer Support teams.

Bain Public is a Canadian company with an entrepreneurial culture that promotes opportunities and personal development at the same time that giving their employees the feeling of making a difference.

To find out more, please email us at jobs@bainpublic.com
- - - - - - - - - - - - - -
Would you like our Product Management Premiere E-book? Visit our Download page
- - - - - - - - - - - - - -

About Bain Public

Bain Public, acquired by X Machina-AI Inc. in January 2022, offers consistent roadmap planning processes & tools for business leaders and product managers organized around what motivates, inspires and improves growth. Bain Public offers a variety of articles, e-books and approaches designed to help organizations understand their digital strategies, introduce elements of roadmapping and establish product-led change amongst the senior leaders and managers. Our approach, product, expert advice and coaching helps entangle complex technology, people and roadmap dynamics.

About XMachina

X Machina-AI seeks to provide a platform for the acquisition of Artificial Intelligence ("AI") entities in North America. The company’s thesis is based on an aggregation strategy to acquire successful AI targets and make them better through the addition of growth capital, streamlining of corporate processes and human capital acquisitions. The current sector focus of the Company is on enhancing supply-chain efficiencies, logistics and manufacturing.