Director Of Product at DAT

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DAT is looking for a product leader to join our terrific fast-growing team in Denver, Colorado. This is a new leadership position that will help drive our next phase of growth as DAT uses data and technology to transform an industry. 

Summary

The Director of Product is responsible for driving the strategy, roadmap, definition, and success of one or more DAT product lines. In this role you will lead and support a team of product managers, product owners and business analysts to rapidly deliver valuable, hard-to-copy solutions. You will work closely with engineering, design, marketing and sales and be part of the leadership team advancing product management at DAT.

Our ideal candidate is skilled as both a product leader and people leader. You’ve built products, maybe killed a few for the right reasons and know how to ruthlessly prioritize. Your team members recommend you as someone who made a positive difference in their careers. We work with low walls between disciplines because we believe good ideas are everywhere and the best products come from fully engaged and fired up teams. 

What You’ll Do

  • Transform an entire industry with your ideas and products.
  • Build great products. You’ll collaborate with your team, engineering, data science, and UX design to define strategy and roadmaps, to prioritize work and clear the way for teams to execute. 
  • Lead people. You’ll manage and develop a diverse and inclusive team of product managers, product owners and business analysts. 
  • Uplevel product management. You’ll be a key member of the product leadership team, create a strong product management culture, and develop processes and best practices that help our teams build great products. 
  • Measure outcomes. You’ll frame goals and define metrics for your products and teams.  You’ll track the outcomes of your work and use data to inform plans and changes to those plans. 

Your Qualifications

  • 10+ years of product management experience, at least 3 of which have been in a SaaS or software company.
  • You have a toolkit of product management best practices and techniques, know what to use when, and can teach and mentor others to use them.
  • You have the know how to define outcomes and define and track the measurements that will track and drive them.
  • You’ve worked at every stage in the product lifecycle from fuzzy front end to launch to sunset
  • You’ve driven process improvement within your team and collaborated with adjacent teams to improve cross-functional work. 
  • You’ve brought clarity to complex ideas and questionable plans in order to give teams clear goals and constraints so that they can deliver.
  • You understand building software in the real world and know how to optimize a plan around revenue goals, product health, and customer value.
  • You have experience leading and nurturing a team of Product Managers
  • You’ve got a track record of delivering successful profitable products
  • You are equally comfortable speaking to executives, customers and engineers and know how to adapt your message for each. 
  • You have successfully presented at conferences, to customer executives or board members.
  • You can articulate complex ideas clearly to any type of audience.

About DAT

DAT Solutions is a next-generation SaaS technology company that has been at the leading edge of innovation in trucking, freight, and transportation supply chain logistics for 42 years. We wrote the book on freight automation, and continue to transform the industry year over year by deploying a suite of software solutions to millions of customers every day - customers who depend on DAT for the deepest, broadest, most relevant data, and accurate insights, to help them make intelligent business decisions and successfully run their companies. We operate the largest truckload freight marketplace in North America, with 183 million freight matches in 2019, and a database of $118 billion of global shipment annual market transaction data. DAT Solutions is based in Beaverton, OR, with offices in Colorado, Missouri, Texas, and Bangalore, India.

For additional information, see www.DAT.com/company

DAT Solutions embraces the value of a diverse workforce, and believes it is a core strength of our company that we encourage those values in every DAT employee, at every level of our organization, regardless of tenure or rank. We provide equal employment opportunities (EEO) to all employees and applicants without regard to race, color, religion, gender, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, national origin, age, disability, genetic information, marital status, amnesty, or status as a covered veteran in accordance with applicable federal, state, and local laws. 

DAT Solutions offers competitive compensation and an excellent benefit package that includes medical, dental, and vision coverage, flexible savings accounts, 401K, Life and AD&D insurance, a comprehensive Paid Leave program, and a Tuition Reimbursement program.

Sponsorship and relocation assistance are not offered for this position.

All referrals and résumés are managed exclusively through the Human Resources Department.

DAT Solutions will not consider unsolicited résumés from vendors including search firms, fee-based referral services, and/or recruitment agencies.

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Technology we use

  • Engineering
  • Product
  • Sales & Marketing
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    • ConfluenceManagement
    • JIRAManagement
    • Microsoft ProjectManagement
    • TrelloManagement
    • SalesforceCRM

Location

We're in a brand new LEED Gold building at the entrance to the DTC. Floor-to-ceiling glass, breathtaking views. Check it out at 50fiftydtc.com.

An Insider's view of DAT

What's something quirky about your company?

Think one giant melting pot of friends working towards common goals. Over the years they've really become more like family. You'll always find people doing something to bring a smile to someone's face - whether a personal hand written note, "Flannel Fridays", or team themes like Reefer Magnus from Transformers. You never know quite what to expect!

Lindsay

Business Analyst

What does your typical day look like?

At DAT we have opportunities to work with smart people who care about the quality of their work. I have a direct impact on company culture and engineering practices. Our leaders do a good job engaging and trusting employees with real-world challenges while providing opportunities for professional development and career growth.

Michael

Product Development Engineer

How does the company support your career growth?

We have an open door policy, good communication up the chain, and managers who genuinely care about seeing their employees' careers flourish. We have Professional Development Plans and do regular 1 on 1's with managers to discuss anything. I comfortably talk with my manager about career plans and steps we can take to get me there.

Caleb

Principal Software Engineer

How do you empower your team to be more creative?

I empower my teams by creating a safe space where individuals at all levels can challenge and learn from each other. I believe that only when people are open and honest in their communication can the best solutions can be created

Brian

Engineering Manager

What projects are you most excited about?

It's exciting that we're moving into the Denver area because it shows our commitment to growth, innovation, and finding the right people to do the work that we see as the next steps to grow our brand. The Denver office is "next level." It will push the technology boundaries in comparison to our traditional DAT products.

Jeannie

Analytics Program Manager

What are DAT Perks + Benefits

DAT Benefits Overview

We empower every employee by engaging and trusting each other with real-world challenges. We provide avenues for professional development and career growth while offering the opportunity to work with smart people who care about the quality of their work. We offer competitive salary, leadership training, monthly commuter stipend, and comprehensive medical, dental, and vision coverage to full-time employees. We believe in a relaxed atmosphere and a healthy work-life balance, and adjusting to employee needs. We also like to enjoy our workplace with free food truck Thursdays, happy hours, and occasional social events!

Culture
Volunteer in local community
Partners with Nonprofits
Friends outside of work
Eat lunch together
Intracompany committees
Daily sync
Open door policy
Team owned deliverables
Team based strategic planning
Group brainstorming sessions
Pair programming
Open office floor plan
Diversity
Documented equal pay policy
Dedicated Diversity/Inclusion Staff
Highly diverse management team
Mean gender pay gap below 10%
Diversity Employee Resource Groups
Hiring Practices that Promote Diversity
Health Insurance & Wellness Benefits
Flexible Spending Account (FSA)
Disability Insurance
Dental Benefits
Vision Benefits
Health Insurance Benefits
Life Insurance
Onsite Gym
Mental Health Benefits
Retirement & Stock Options Benefits
401(K)
401(K) Matching
Employee Stock Purchase Plan
Child Care & Parental Leave Benefits
Generous Parental Leave
Flexible Work Schedule
Remote Work Program
Family Medical Leave
Company sponsored family events
Vacation & Time Off Benefits
Generous PTO
Paid Holidays
Paid Sick Days
Perks & Discounts
Casual Dress
Commuter Benefits
Company Outings
Free Daily Meals
Game Room
Stocked Kitchen
Some Meals Provided
Happy Hours
Parking
Recreational Clubs
Relocation Assistance
Home Office Stipend for Remote Employees
Professional Development Benefits
Job Training & Conferences
Tuition Reimbursement
Lunch and learns
Cross functional training encouraged
Promote from within
Mentorship program
Continuing Education stipend
Time allotted for learning
Online course subscriptions available
Customized development tracks
Paid industry certifications

Additional Perks + Benefits

We've grown purposefully over almost half a century; that means we're long on company culture...and it shows. DAT is a place where you'll make a difference in a fascinating industry that impacts all of us, but the best part is that you'll make that difference alongside teammates who embrace mutual respect as a core value.

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