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Head of Product & Technology - ByFusion

Company: Funded Club
Location: Whittier
Posted on: November 11, 2021

Job Description:

ByFusion Global Inc. is a waste to infrastructure company dedicated to providing innovative solutions to address the global plastic crisis.

Recognized by Fast Company, The New York Times, US Green Building Council Net Zero Accelerator, B Corps Best for the World, 1% for the Planet’s Innovation of the Year, Waste Dive’s ‘Most Disruptive Innovation of the Year’, and an essential cog in the wheel of circular economy, our systems convert all types of waste plastic – including marine debris and fishing nets – into an advanced building material called ByBlock® that enables communities, corporations and governments to block plastic waste for good!

ByFusion believes Earth and our team are our most valuable resources. We are dedicated to promoting diversity, multiculturalism, and inclusion throughout our company. We are fully focused on equality and believe deeply in diversity of race, gender, sexual orientation, religion, ethnicity, national origin and all the other fascinating characteristics that make us different. Our relatively flat organizational structure keeps everyone informed and enables people to get involved in solving the problems they care about most.

Job Description

As member of a growing leadership team, the Chief Product Officer (CPO) will be responsible for creation of products that deliver value to both customers and the business. In addition to building a high-performing team, the CPO will champion all aspects of design and development, from concept to creation to consumer, including, but not limited to, product design, engineering, procurement, manufacturing, branding, and packaging.

This is a high-visibility, product development position with emphasis placed on precision manufacturing and engineering. And yet, it is an emergence-role position and thus multi-faceted, responsible for manufacturing, supply chain, and initial marketing across the organization.

This key position is tasked with ensuring the integrity, quality, and performance of ByFusion’s product portfolio and developing the team to support it. This role will drive innovation and creative strategy to develop immersive and commercially successful experiences and products.

Principle Responsibilities

  • Work collectively with other team members on early-stage production - will have influence on product marketing
  • Determine customers' needs through research and product performance evaluation
  • Recommends the strategy for present and future products and programs by reviewing customers' needs, competitive landscape, and consumer and industry sentiments
  • Build recommendations, business cases to support strategy, and develop action plans for execution
  • Establish the quality management program and related controls necessary to ensure product integrity in the market
  • Effectively analyze and report performance trends and develop an action plan to address opportunities for strategic or tactical changes
  • Collaborate with the finance team on value engineering activities
  • Design and execute upon product testing calendar and projects with prospective and future customers to inform product feasibility, features and design
  • Manage issue resolution - including the identification of issues, developing a resolution plan, and executing the changes needed
  • Assesses product and pricing market data and collaborate with team members on product pricing and placement
  • Maintains professional and technical knowledge by attending educational workshops; reviewing professional publications; establishing personal networks; participating in professional societies

Qualifications

  • 9+ years of hands-on precision manufacturing/engineering experience
  • 4+ years of team AND process management in precision manufacturing/engineering
  • BS / MS degree in precision or mechanical engineering or related technology field
  • Experience growing a production team, managing suppliers, and collaborating with internal and external units
  • Experience with product development, product positioning, and marketing
  • Willingness to wear multiple hats while building the team
  • Prior data-conscious hardware or device manufacturing startup experience preferred
  • Proven ability to think strategically, innovatively, and develop tactical execution plans to drive success
  • Proven ability to analyze performance, research, financials, and competitive data to drive strategic and tactical recommendations
  • Excellent written and verbal communication with strong executive presence; able to develop creative presentations/communications that achieve maximum impact
  • Strong influence skills and can effectively build a business case and develop a successful recommendation for buy-in

Location

This position can best be described as locally remote. Our objective is to find the right candidate residing in Southern California, preferably near Gardena.

Compensation

Competitive salary, benefits, and equity are offered.

Supervisory Responsibility

This full time position will report directly to the CEO.

AAP/EEO Statement

We are an equal opportunity employer.

Other Duties

Please note, we are an early-stage company. The job description is not designed to cover or contain a comprehensive listing of activities, duties or responsibilities that are required of the employee for this job. Duties, responsibilities, and activities may change at any time with or without notice.

 

Keywords: Funded Club, Whittier , Head of Product & Technology - ByFusion, Other , Whittier, California

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