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Product Manager, Reishi

MycoWorks

MycoWorks

Product
Paris, France
Posted on Saturday, July 6, 2024

We’re on a journey to Grow the Future of Materials. How? By unlocking the unique properties of mycelium, the root structure of mushrooms. Our patented technology, Fine Mycelium™, unleashes a new class of materials crafted from nature, engineered for performance, and built for a resilient future.We’re seeking passionate learners to join us in pioneering a materials revolution and creating an epic place to work. MycoWorks offers competitive equity and benefits programs to support the health, well-being, and financial empowerment of all our employees.We root our relationships with our partners and one another in our core values: Be Mycelial, Cultivate Quality, and Grow the Future, and we're committed to building a diverse team and an inclusive environment where all employees belong. Women, gender expansive individuals, people of color, individuals with disabilities, veterans, and LGBTQ+ candidates are strongly encouraged to apply.

Job Summary

MycoWorks is seeking a Product Manager for Reishi™, our mycelium-based leather alternative. The Product Manager will be responsible for understanding market needs, driving product development, and ensuring product quality. This role involves close collaboration with the sales team, customers, and cross-functional teams to achieve our product goals and targets. The ideal candidate will have experience in product management, preferably in the materials and luxury brand sector, and possess strong leadership and data-driven decision-making skills. This role will be based in Paris with weekly travel to Spain and regular travel to the United States.

Responsibilities:

  • Collaborate closely with the Sales team to understand the market for Reishi and inform future product versions.
  • Build future product specifications for current and new markets
  • Cultivate and maintain strong relationships with key customers, understanding their unique requirements
  • Support the sales team by providing technical product knowledge as part of the sales process and strategy
  • Help drive cross-functional teams towards Reishi product goals and targets
  • Support and drive the downstream Product Development team with in-person product assessments and training in Spain
  • Initiate and drive the product testing plan
  • Own fabrication recommendations and maintain internal product guide up to date
  • Manage external partner fabricators
  • Drive product quality
  • Stay current with the latest industry trends and technologies

Qualifications:

  • Master's degree in Materials Science, Engineering, or Product Design, or a related field.
  • 5+ years of experience in product management, product development, as an Entrepreneur, or a related role.
  • Experience in the fashion or luxury goods industry is preferred.
  • Ability to translate quantitative data into a comprehensive appreciation of a product.
  • Driven by intuition, backed by data
  • Comfortable with ambiguity and changing priorities. Proven experience embracing changes and challenges.
  • Resourceful and self-motivated, ability to work autonomously to drive goals
  • Strong collaborative skills and the ability to work effectively with teams.
  • Demonstrated leadership skills, particularly in driving scientific teams towards goals.
  • Fluent in English
  • High attention to detail
  • Product experience
  • Experience with materials engineering or product development in the materials industry is highly desirable
  • Ability to travel up to 50% of the time internationally

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In our commitment to fostering an inclusive and supportive work environment, we recognize the importance of accommodating individual needs. If you require any specific accommodations during the application or interview process, please feel free to let us know. We are dedicated to facilitating a comfortable and accessible experience for all candidates, and will work with you to ensure your needs are met.