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Head of Product Expansion



Posted on Wednesday, February 7, 2024
Product (Global) · Madrid · Hybrid Remote

Head of Product Expansion

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About Us & Our Culture

We, employees, need a much more engaging solution around our compensation, and that’s why Cobee was born. Since we created Cobee back in November 2018, our vision has been unwavering: to become the most desirable solution for employees to get compensated at work. As we fight for that vision, we truly believe that we can improve the overall well-being of employees at the same time that we make them feel more engaged with their companies.

We began with a single benefit, and today we offer a diverse range of benefits in three countries, with a team of more than 140 talented people across the globe. We have raised more than €55 Million in venture capital funding backed by world-class investors, including a recent €40 Million Series B investment. While much has changed since our humble beginnings, we stay true to what we believe and to our culture:

  • Humble Excellence: We are a team committed to excellence and delivering top-notch results. We make informed decisions and collaborate to succeed, while also approaching our endeavors with low ego and open-mindedness. We support our teammates and give them the opportunity to shine.
  • Team Innovation: We are trailblazers, disrupting the status quo and creating something new. We embrace risk and challenge ourselves to think creatively, fostering teamwork and diversity to fuel our ideas. Everyone is encouraged to contribute and have a say in decision-making.
  • Lean Ownership: Lean Ownership means owning our actions and outcomes, proactively seeking ways to improve the company for the long haul. We prioritize and simplify to move quickly and work with full autonomy to be agile.

    About The Role

    As the Head of Product at Cobee, you will play a pivotal role in leading our international expansion initiatives, driving cross-functional teams, and fostering collaboration across business, technology, and other stakeholders. Reporting directly to the VP of Product, you will oversee the International Expansion competence, serving as the owner of its OKRs and roadmap while managing multiple product professionals

    This role offers a hybrid mode, requiring you to collaborate both at our office in Madrid and in CDMX.

    Main challenges

    • Lead the International Expansion competence, orchestrating collaborative efforts among business, technology, and other stakeholders to drive strategic expansion initiatives.
    • Take ownership of OKRs for the International Expansion competence, ensuring alignment with company goals and driving measurable outcomes.
    • Develop and execute a comprehensive roadmap for product and technology teams involved in international expansion, prioritizing features, enhancements, and optimizations to support business objectives.
    • Manage and mentor a team of Product Managers and Product Designers, providing guidance, support, and resources to foster professional growth and drive team success.
    • Collaborate closely with cross-functional teams including Tech, Marketing, Sales, and Customer Success to ensure alignment and integration of product strategies with overall business objectives.
    • Drive a culture of innovation, continuous improvement, and customer-centricity within the product organization, fostering creativity and accountability to deliver exceptional user experiences.
    • Stay abreast of industry trends, market dynamics, and competitor strategies to inform product roadmap decisions and maintain Cobee’s competitive edge.
    • Act as a champion for agile methodologies, leveraging iterative approaches to product development and fostering a culture of adaptability and responsiveness.

        You have

        • Bachelor’s degree in Business, Computer Science, Engineering, or related field; MBA or advanced degree preferred.
        • Proven track record of leadership in product management roles, with significant experience leading cross-functional teams in fast-paced, agile environments.
        • Demonstrated expertise in international expansion strategies and global market dynamics, with a strong understanding of regulatory compliance, cultural considerations, and market entry challenges, having launched and/or localized products in several countries
        • Exceptional communication, collaboration, and stakeholder management skills, with the ability to influence and align diverse teams towards common goals.
        • Strategic thinker with a data-driven approach to decision-making, leveraging analytics, user insights, and market research to inform product strategy and drive business impact.
        • Strong organizational skills and attention to detail, with the ability to effectively prioritize competing demands and manage multiple initiatives simultaneously.
        • Passion for technology, innovation, and delivering exceptional user experiences, with a customer-first mindset and a commitment to driving continuous improvement.
        • Proven ability to thrive in a dynamic, entrepreneurial environment, with a high degree of autonomy and initiative to navigate ambiguity and drive results.

        Why should you join Cobee?

        • Excellence - We are driven by building great and impactful solutions to change the employee benefits industry in the long run. In everything we do, we go for the excellence approach.
        • Sustainable growth - We always keep a bootstrap mindset while we keep growing! We do this in a very sustainable way and with a lot of substance: growth and profitability are not a contradiction, and we love to find the right balance.
        • Non-hierarchical innovators - We listen to everyone. No matter their position. We try to ensure that the people who implement are part of the decision-making.
        • Flexible Benefits - Paid flexible benefits (meals, transportation, nurseries) with paid health insurance and a specific budget to spend in an annual budget for training.
          Product (Global)
          Head of Product
          Remote status
          Hybrid Remote
          Contact Cristina Copete People Business Partner Lead – People (Global)

          About us

          At Cobee, we believe that compensation is people's most important financial relationship, and our vision is to become the most desirable solution for employees to get compensated at work, making them financially healthier and more engaged with their companies. To achieve it, we are radically changing the complex world of employee benefits and flexible remuneration with our product, making it simpler, easier and automating our companies' admin tasks.

          Welcome to Cobee: One of the hottest fintech based in Madrid and Mexico City - and recently named one of the future unicorns in Spain-. From our foundation as a startup in 2019, Cobee has grown backed by world-class investors from some of the tech's fast-growing companies in Europe.

          About Cobee

          Founded in November 2018
          Co-workers +170
          Product (Global) · Madrid · Hybrid Remote

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