Director of Product at Ottimate

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Director of Product Ottimate. Description. Ottimate (formerly Plate IQ) helps fast growing businesses automate accounts payables on their terms. We simplify everything from invoice management to payments for both recurring and one-off expenses with a cloud-first approach that enables remote work. Ottimate’s AP Automation and VendorPay Network helps businesses pay and get paid faster. At Ottimate, passion generates excitement for what we do and how we do it. With passion at the heart of everything we do, we nurture ideas, inspire excellence, and find creative ways to eliminate obstacles for cultivating growth. The positive attitude with which we assist one another develops open, honest, and genuine connections. Above all, we celebrate and embrace our differences. We invest in each other because we win or lose as a team. Our values are at the center of our company and culture. At Ottimate (formerly Plate IQ), we value: Growth, Customer Focus, Innovation, Accountability, and Communication. . The Role . We are seeking a highly skilled, customer-focused, and innovative Director of Product to manage our core product offering and play a pivotal role in driving Ottimate’s growth and expansion into new verticals. The ideal candidate will have a deep understanding of verticalized SaaS within the fintech industry, coupled with strong business acumen, leadership abilities, and a track record of successful product management in global contexts. In the day-to-day, this person will be responsible for developing and executing the product roadmap in alignment with Ottimate's strategic objectives, focusing on verticalized SaaS solutions for the fintech industry. Additionally, they will lead a cross-functional product team based in North America and India, fostering collaboration and innovation to deliver high-quality products on schedule. If you are a results-driven product leader with a passion for product growth and a track record of success in leading product teams within growth-stage companies, we invite you to apply for this exciting opportunity to join Ottimate's dynamic team. . What You'll Do. Develop and execute a product strategy aligned with Ottimate's business objectives and growth plans, leveraging insights gathered from market analysis and customer feedback.. Provide strategic leadership to direct reports in North America and India, promoting effective collaboration and fostering innovation and excellence in product delivery.. Own and oversee the development of Ottimate's core product suite, guiding the product roadmap and ensuring timely delivery of customer-centric solutions.. Collaborate closely with sales, operations, marketing, customer success, and other cross-functional teams to ensure alignment, optimize the product roadmap, and maximize product adoption and revenue growth.. Conduct market research and engage with industry stakeholders to understand market trends, customer needs, and competitive landscapes.. Gather and analyze customer insights to drive product improvements and innovations and champion a customer-first approach, collaborating closely with customers to understand their specific requirements and ensuring that product development is driven by customer feedback, needs, and market trends.. Lead product development and expansion into new markets/verticals; evaluating and adjusting product offerings to meet the evolving needs of customers in each vertical we enter.. Collaborate with senior leaders to align product initiatives with broader business objectives and market demands, fostering strong cross-functional teamwork.. Provide thought leadership and contribute to Ottimate's overall business strategy, leveraging expertise in growth-stage SaaS companies and industry best practices.. What You'll Need. Bachelor's degree in Business, Product Management, or related field (MBA preferred).. 8+ years of experience in product management with a deep understanding of, and exposure to, verticalized SaaS solutions within the fintech space.. Proven track record of successfully leading/mentoring product resources and driving product strategy in growth-stage SaaS companies.. Strong understanding of business fundamentals and ability to translate market insights into actionable product strategies.. Demonstrated expertise in building and maintaining strategic alliances with industry partners and stakeholders.. Exceptional problem-solving and strategic thinking skills with the ability to adapt to change and move quickly in a fast-paced startup environment.. Excellent communication and interpersonal skills, with the ability to effectively engage with customers, executives, and cross-functional teams.. Willingness to travel to industry and customer sites as needed to gather insights and build relationships.. Passion for innovation and a commitment to delivering exceptional products that exceed customer expectations.. Preference will be given to candidates based on the West Coast of the United States.. What We Value . At Ottimate (formerly Plate IQ), we value a growth mindset and seek high-performing, creative individuals who dig into problems and see the opportunities for success.. We value those who believe improvement is always possible. At Ottimate (formerly Plate IQ), everything is a work in progress – we see room for growth in all areas. We emphasize an environment of teaching and learning to equip employees with the tools needed to be successful in their function within the company. We strongly believe in the value of growing a diverse team and encourage people of all backgrounds, genders, ethnicities, abilities, and sexual orientations to apply. What You'll Receive. We care deeply about making Ottimate an incredible place to work and invest a significant amount of time and energy into creating and maintaining a company culture that provides our team with a generous level of support whilst inspiring them to do their best work. The specific benefits/perks we offer are continually evolving, but currently include:. Compensation: $190K - $210K. Work from home in an energetic remote-first environment that supports flexible working hours and understands work-life balance.. Competitive salary based on skills & experience.. Medical, Dental, Vision and other Company-Subsidized Benefits for you and your family.. Employer sponsored 401(k) with company match.. Paid Time Off (and the encouragement to use it).. Annual company retreats.. Promote from within philosophy.. Beyond the tangible benefits though:. You will be part of a growing team, at a pinnacle moment of scale for the business, and experience the excitement of working in a startup where each action makes a huge difference.. You will have the agency to solve difficult problems creatively, the freedom to explore work that inspires you, and infrastructure to ensure you're constantly challenged and developing.. You will work with sharp, passionate teammates solving some of the most unique challenges and positioning our product as a premier finance automation solution.. Our commitment to empowering a diverse and inclusive workforce, celebrating differences, and creating a safe space for our employees to bring their whole selves to work is second to none.. We are transforming entire industries using innovative technology including Artificial Intelligence, Payment Tech, and Neural Networks.. Our leaders lead with a people-first approach; inspiring excellence, nurturing ideas, and finding creative ways to eliminate obstacles for cultivating growth.. We truly love what we do and who we do it with - and we think you will too!. Ottimate is an equal opportunity employer that is committed to diversity and inclusion. We do not discriminate based on race, color, national origin, religion, gender, gender expression, sexual orientation, age, veteran status, disability status, or marital status. If you are excited about the role but do not meet 100% of the qualifications listed above, we encourage you to apply. Nothing in this job posting should be construed as an offer or guarantee of employment.. #LI-Remote