Director of Product Management at Workiva

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Workiva started with an idea: to make complex collaboration easy. We offer a cloud-based office productivity suite and integrated platform for authoring and filing complex regulatory reports. Our platform enables customers to produce complex documents involving hundreds of contributors, on extremely tight deadlines, leveraging their company's most sensitive data, and where every single word and number must be exactly right.

As Director of Product Management for Connected Processes, you will be responsible for the products and tools within our platform that help our customers manage the chaos of bringing together many people, processes, and data sources to produce an end document or report.

While we pride ourselves on the next-generation collaborative solutions we have created, we are never satisfied. We have some great ideas and we need a leader who can form a vision for the future of our collaboration solutions and lead the team to make it a reality. This role will play a central role in charting the future for our entire platform.

What You'll Do:

Product Ownership

  • Own complex strategic product goals or initiatives
  • Embody Workiva culture and values of collaboration, innovation, talent development, and operational excellence
  • Set product vision and strategy
  • Act as a mentor to PMs in the organization
  • Participant/presenter in internal executive meetings
  • Address and resolve organization and interpersonal conflicts
  • Act as SME internally
  • Encourage lasting transformation on the career trajectory of multiple team members, the operating model of product management at Workiva, and the way we operate or manage the business
  • Create and drive standards for product, cross-functional and company-wide communication

Influence

  • Manage an organization with a combination of individual contributors and/or manager track product managers. Also, may manage support roles.
  • Partner with functional, engineering, and product executives across the organization
  • Manage significant product launches from end-to-end
  • Build working relationships at the highest levels of the company
  • Provide specialized business insight to colleagues across the organization
  • Regularly influence future product design at the highest levels of the company

Impact

  • Lead organization efforts to deliver complex initiatives that result in strategic business value
  • Deliver significant impact on the business 
  • Own corporate level KPIs and metrics and plan for and guide decisions to achieve significant improvements on them
  • Identify and share best practices across the company
  • Ensure consistency across products throughout the company
  • Identify and cultivate management candidates
  • Actively manage the performance of your team
  • Develop and coach the team to improve their skills and prepare them to take on broader and more complex responsibilities
  • Develop and coach managers to prepare them to take on broader and more complex management responsibilities
  • Hire, develop, promote, and retain employees

What You'll Need:

  • 8+ Years of experience in product management, preferably in a SaaS environment
  • B.S./B.A. degree, preferably in computer science, computer engineering, or business; or equivalent combination of education and experience
  • MBA is preferred
  • 3+ Years of people management experience
  • Excellent verbal, written, and interpersonal communication skills
  • Self-motivated with a strong propensity for action, results and continuous improvement 
  • The ability to work successfully in a high-energy, fast-paced, rapidly changing environment is necessary 
  • Exceptional organizational skills with the ability to multitask and manage multiple processes, programs, and procedures simultaneously while working under pressure to meet deadlines
  • The ability to travel up to 35%
Where You'll Work: 

Our values drive how we work and who we hire. You will see these values ingrained in how we support our customers, work with team members, build our products and in the work environment we've created.

  • Customer Success: Always delight our customers.
  • Trust: We rely on each other. 
  • Integrity: Do the right thing, every time. 
  • Collaboration: Share resources and work together. 
  • Innovation: Keep creating solutions and finding better ways. 
  • Inclusion: Support a diverse community where we all belong. 
  • Accountability: Be responsible for your success and failure.

We believe our people are our greatest asset, and our unique culture gives employees the opportunity to make an impact every day. We give our employees the freedom and resources they need-backed by our culture of collaboration and diverse thought-to continue innovating and breaking new ground. We hire talented people with a wide range of skills and experiences who are eager to tackle some of today's most challenging problems. At Workiva, you'll enjoy: 

  •  Fantastic Benefits: With coverage starting day one, choose from competitive health, dental, and vision plans on the largest physician networks available.
  • Casual Dress: Workiva has a casual work environment, most people wear jeans to the office.
  • Involvement: Ability to participate in Employee Resource Groups, (Women in Tech, Women in Sales, Ethnic Diversity, Veterans, Rainbow (LGBTQ+), Remote Employees, Caregiving) Volunteering, Company-wide celebrations, and more
  • Work-life Balance: We have competitive PTO, VTO and Parental Leave. We encourage employees to spend time enjoying life outside of work.
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Technology we use

  • Engineering
  • Product
  • Sales & Marketing
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Location

Workiva is in an ideal location on the banks of the South Platte River surrounded by restaurants and retail shops!

An Insider's view of Workiva

What’s the vibe like in the office?

Workiva is a close-knit workplace where teamwork is highly valued—people encourage and truly appreciate the hard work of their fellow team members and treat each other as family. With everyone constantly working together to provide the best possible solutions to customers, employees take pride in developing creative products while delivering a serv

Jared

Lead Customer Success Manager

What projects are you most excited about?

Our platform is incredibly fun to build! It empowers our customers to produce complex documents involving hundreds of contributors, on extremely tight deadlines, leveraging their company’s most sensitive data, and where every single word and number must be exactly right.

Gray

VP of Product Management

How does the company support your career growth?

Workiva prides itself on sharing knowledge among peers. Our Annual Employee Learning Week encourages employees to take advantage of the wealth of knowledge available within the company and schedule time to participate in knowledge sharing sessions, training courses, and self-development opportunities.

Jenn

Director of Learning and Development

What is your vision for the company?

Our mission: To build trust in the global economy with transparent data and connected reporting.

Our mission statement gives us purpose, our company values inspire us, our leadership principles guide us and our culture connects us in a workplace where we all belong.

Marty Vanderploeg

CEO

How would you describe the company’s work-life balance?

Workiva employees have access to the latest technology in order to do their jobs the best they can, from wherever they work best. New laptops and wireless internet devices mean employees can work from home or while on the road, which helps create an excellent work-life-balance.

Nate

Engineering Manager

What are Workiva Perks + Benefits

Workiva Benefits Overview

Workiva offers competitive health and wellness benefits and perks, including a medical plan that offers paid premiums for employees, generous PTO and paid time to volunteer in the community. We have a flexible and casual work environment that also offers 12 weeks of paid parental leave, the ability to work remotely as needed, and to be able to bring your dog to work with you.

Culture
Volunteer in local community
Partners with Nonprofits
Friends outside of work
Eat lunch together
Intracompany committees
Daily stand up
Open door policy
Team owned deliverables
Team based strategic planning
Group brainstorming sessions
Open office floor plan
Diversity
Dedicated Diversity/Inclusion Staff
Unconscious bias training
Diversity manifesto
Someone's primary function is managing the company’s diversity and inclusion initiatives
Health Insurance & Wellness Benefits
Flexible Spending Account (FSA)
Disability Insurance
Dental Benefits
Vision Benefits
Health Insurance Benefits
Life Insurance
Pet Insurance
Wellness Programs
Onsite Gym
Retirement & Stock Options Benefits
401(K)
Company Equity
Employee Stock Purchase Plan
Performance Bonus
Child Care & Parental Leave Benefits
Generous Parental Leave
We provide up to 12 weeks of parental leave for the primary caretaker. Workiva also provides 12 weeks of leave for the secondary caretaker.
Flexible Work Schedule
Acme Co. provides employees with a flexible work schedule that includes Flexible start and end times.
Family Medical Leave
Vacation & Time Off Benefits
Generous PTO
Paid Volunteer Time
Paid Holidays
Perks & Discounts
Casual Dress
Commuter Benefits
Company Outings
Game Room
Our game room includes Ping Pong, Pool Table, Foosball, Video Games, Darts.
Stocked Kitchen
Some Meals Provided
Happy Hours
Pet Friendly
Professional Development Benefits
Job Training & Conferences
Workiva offers employees professional development opportunities like Onsite training courses, The ability to attend job related conferences and seminars.
Diversity Program
Cross functional training encouraged
Promote from within
Time allotted for learning

Additional Perks + Benefits

Company Bicycles. Healthy Snacks and Drinks. Creative Culture & Open Minded Leadership (ie: autonomous work environment). Flex, HSA, Life, AD&D, supplemental life, Long & Short Term Disability, Paternity Leave. Stock Options and ESPP. Diversity & Inclusion Committee, Women in Tech Committee.

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