Sports Product Manager

Axiom Zen HQ (Vancouver), Axiom Zen USA (San Francisco)

Axiom Zen is an award-winning venture studio; we build products and experiences at the cutting edge of technology.

Our next project is one of our most exciting: we're launching a well-funded international sports media property that will be experienced by millions. If you want to be a founding member of the team, read on!

As Axiom Zen’s Sports Product Manager, you will lead our team in building a revolutionary digital sports product. For a product manager who is passionate about the intersection of sports and cutting-edge technology, this is the opportunity of a lifetime. Think of it as launching a startup with a stellar team, committed funding, and an exceptional advisor network already in place.

Working directly with our founders and senior team members on the front-lines of our business, you will be expected to think big and welcome feedback, while following through with exceptional attention-to-detail. You will also be responsible for building relationships with international sports federations and international leading brands. You will leverage our world-class team to build an explosive new business centered around a new, noteworthy digital sports product.

From the perspective of our partners, our Sports Product Manager will be considered the expert in all things startup, technology, and design. You will be expected to manage VIP relationships, confidently guide brainstorms on complex concepts, bring focus to vague visions, and quickly map user problems to specific software solutions. You may travel to San Francisco, Los Angeles, New York, or internationally — whatever it takes to build relationships and close deals.

Challenges that come with innovation must excite you. You will shepherd this project from inception through MVP, market validation, and the subsequent acceleration of growth, working closely with your colleagues to ensure seamless execution.

 

As our Sports Product Manager, you have:

  • 5+ years of relevant industry experience, including coordinating and leading teams
  • A strong enthusiasm for technology and technology products, with a proclivity to geek out over the newest innovations
  • A passion for sports and sport fandom (especially multiple sports)
  • A native understanding of critical business factors that determine the success of web and mobile products
  • Experience writing for marketing purposes
  • Stellar communication skills

 

Bonus points

  • Deep expertise in consulting, sales, and business development
  • Experience building sports products
  • Public speaking and thought leadership experience (we’d love to see your work!)

 

How to Apply

If you believe you’re a fit, please apply with your resume, links to active social media profiles, and anything else you think we should see. Also, please answer the following (250 words max):

"Sports fans have a wide variety of options for getting sports information and entertainment. In what ways do you think they are underserved?"

 

About Us

Axiom Zen partners with Fortune 500 companies to unlock the future, creating systemic change through software and technology. We specialize in new venture creation, taking ideas from paper to product-market fit. We have developed the people, processes, and perspectives necessary to successfully navigate the nexus where the latest advancements in design, engineering, and business intersect.

Our products have made “Best of the Year” lists (Apple; The Next Web), and are used by the world’s leading companies – including Adobe, Sony, Starbucks, Phillips, and SEGA – and the majority of NFL teams. In 2015, TIME, The New York Times, USA Today, and Wired all featured our work. Last year, our founder made the cover of Canadian Business' 2016 "Most Innovative Companies in Canada.”

Optimizing for impact often means working with emerging technologies (like VR and AI), but also includes advances in product, visual design, and even storytelling. Our team of fifty founder-quality engineers, designers, and product leads combine a wealth of experience from fast-growing startups as well as companies like Apple, Google, and Tesla.

 

Salary and Benefits

Competitive salary, exceptional benefits, and generous stock / equity.

A few highlights:

  • Premium Insurance. Axiom Zen provides full health, life, and AD&D insurance as well as premium vision, dental, and extended health benefits.
  • Active Professional Development. We actively participate in the development of our team. You have access to a Professional Development budget allocated separate from your compensation to be spent on conferences, classes, books, and any other resources to maintain and expand your skill set, industry knowledge, and professional growth. Or take someone interesting to coffee for in-person learning.
  • Speaker Travel Budget. We believe strongly that all our team members should have the opportunity to become thought leaders in their fields. To support this, we have a standard policy to cover travel + accommodations for speaking engagements anywhere in the Americas and are very willing to support speaking engagements elsewhere around the world as well.
  • Mandatory 15 Off Days Per Year. We have a high standard for impact, but we insist on work-life harmony and believe in balance. Minimum of 15 off days every year, with no hard limit.
  • Transport Reimbursement. We cover public transport to work and back. If you bike to work instead, we set aside $1000/year for bike maintenance. If you walk to work, we’ll bonus you the same amount as a rental subsidy.  

 

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