Chief Product Officer Beat Job Description
One city at a time, all across the globe, Beat makes transportation affordable, convenient, and safe for everyone. We also help hundreds of thousands of people earn extra income as drivers.
Today we are the fastest-growing ride-hailing service in Latin America. We own LatAm’s largest electric taxi fleet and are proud to employ the drivers.
But serving millions of rides every day pales in comparison to what lies ahead. Our plans for expansion are limitless. We care deeply about providing affordable, safe and fast transportation to people in urban areas, as well as creating additional income opportunities for millions of drivers in developing countries.
Building a ride-sharing app allows us to focus on solving real-world problems, and see the immediate impact of these on our customers.
Elements like peak-traffic hours, sudden construction work on the subway, holidays, weather changes, or local events all affect our ability to deliver rides to customers’ satisfaction.
The recipe for success is having an excellent blend of dynamic pricing, swift dispatching, seamless payments, reliable identity and safety and many more other experiences working together.
Beat has loads of data : think about millions of users, millions of rides per month, 5 markets (and counting) and geospatial data from our users every few seconds.
We are passionate about every corner of Beat being data-driven.
Beat is currently available in Greece, Peru, Chile, Colombia, Mexico and Argentina.
Building products for the Latin American market has its challenges : across cities, users, usage, payment methods etc.
Our markets have their similarities and differences - How can we build for scale, while remaining more local than competitors?
Beat is App first and App only : The two apps, one for Drivers, and one for Passengers, allow us to focus on building the best user experience
A new passenger can take a Beat within a minute of registering - We get to optimize a very fast user flow
Ride-sharing is a demanding industry, where drivers and passengers are constantly raising standards, and competitors frequently shipping new features.
In the Product organization, that means we have a significant impact on the company growth if we release the right feature
Did you know that during the COVID-19 crisis, it only took us a few weeks to create and launch a package delivery service that reached a significant share of our revenue?
The CPO role
We are looking for an assertive and proactive CPO to :
Ensure Beat is a product-led organization centred around our customers
Collaborate with our CEO, executive leadership team and product leadership to craft the team on Beat’s strategic vision
Own Beat’s innovation into new product and market segments
Lead and scale-up our global product organization, including director of product group product managers, product managers, product operations, data analysts and product design, inspiring them to develop and succeed
Design, Develop and deliver successful short-term, medium-term and long-term product strategies
Effectively know when to zoom in and do versus zoom out and lead
Be based in any location across our markets, ideally in Latin America : Greece, Peru, Chile, Colombia, Mexico, Argentina or our Amsterdam Tech Hub
To be a strong fit for the CPO role, you have likely gained the following experience :
Expertise leading short-term and long-term product vision and innovation which is centred around your customer s
Collaboration with senior leadership, ideally at the executive level
Strong communicator, including with the senior management team and board.
Being assertive and proactive with product and business strategy, influence and delivery
Expert knowledge of business strategy, priorities and metrics
Management of a large and globally distributed product organization, likely with a headcount of at least 50-75+
Exceptional track record in hiring management, succession planning and leading scale-up of your diverse product teams in high-growth environments, ideally in a 2 or 3 sided marketplace
Experimenting, iterating, moving fast and learning fast, ideally in a scale-up environment
Lengthy product management, and ideally product design, experience utilised through your ability to zoom in and be hands-on where needed
Benefits & Perks
Competitive full-time salary
Flexible working hours, top-line tools Jira / Notion / Slack / GSuite / Zendesk / Miro / Figma / Redash and big data in the cloud
Working in a hyper-growth environment
Healthy lunch and snacks at the office
Commuter Benefits Program Amsterdam
A great opportunity to grow and work with the most amazing people in the industry
Being part of an environment that offers challenging goals, autonomy and mentoring, which creates incredible opportunities, both for you and the company
As part of our dedication to the diversity of our workforce, Beat is committed to Equal Employment Opportunity without regard for race, color, national origin, ethnicity, gender, disability, sexual orientation, gender identity, or religion.