Bridge for BillionsBridge for Billions

Product Owner

Madrid, Spain
Employee
Product / Design
26.000 € to 30.000 € / year

INTRO

As one of the largest entrepreneurship networks globally, Bridge for Billions creates, designs, and manages entrepreneurship programs with foundations, corporations, and public entities that have benefited more than 2900 entrepreneurs in more than 99 countries. Its objective is to facilitate access to entrepreneurial support for all types of entrepreneurs with a common purpose: to boost innovation that solves the problems that truly matter, generate economic growth, and new decent job opportunities. Bridge for Billions, recognized by Forbes 30 Under 30, Ashoka, and Acumen, has worked with more than 100 organizations such as Coca-Cola, Accenture or BMW, and institutions such as the United Nations in the development of entrepreneurship programs that support diverse entrepreneurs in the creation of innovative solutions for today’s most pressing issues.

In 6 years, Bridge has grown to a team of 29 people from 13 nationalities, with headquarters in Madrid, where most of our team is based; an emerging LatAm HQ in Antigua, Guatemala, with a few team members; and a few people based in different places around the world. We will likely end the year 2022 as a team of 40 people.

Tasks

JOB MISSION

After more than 220 programs run and 2500 entrepreneurs supported in 98 countries with the support of 3000+ volunteer mentors, we want to accelerate our understanding of our users and clients needs (B2B clients, Program Managers, Entrepreneurs, Mentors, Investors…) and speed up the evolution of the product and experience to meet their needs. Your job mission at Bridge for Billions is to be the owner of all the Program Journey experience for our clients, entrepreneurs, and mentors. From the application process, to the entrepreneurship methodology content or the Program Management capabilities. This means not only delivering new ways of transferring our users all the entrepreneurial knowledge they need during our Incubation program but also making sure the Program Managers have all the features and tools to operate the Programs with enough ease to ensure client delight.

ROLES & CONTRIBUTIONS

Product Methodology Content: Business Learning & Pedagogy for Entrepreneurs and Mentors (40%)

  • Constantly review our users’ feedback received in surveys, emails, and shadow our Program Managers in cohort meetings to continuously iterate the “learn by doing” methodology of our entrepreneurship programs.
  • Develop the necessary content to evolve our product following the best entrepreneurial methodologies and listening to the needs of our clients and users:
  • Be the “customer insight keeper” to optimize program and product experience
  • From researching, discovering, ideating, to creating - implement solutions by either changing the copy or proposing new UI/UX designs or features developments.
  • Utilize business and entrepreneurial knowledge to formulate learning methodologies and pedagogies for our incubation program participants (i.e. learning material development for various business concepts)
  • Propose and help to develop new modules in our product that increase the value for our users.
  • Be the main Product Copywriter, which includes copy on the entire platform, product emails, new learning materials.
  • Maintain the current content in all the languages our Product is translated into. Coordinate the translation project of a new language if needed.

Program Management Experience: capabilities for Program Managers (40%)

  • Bringing up our Program Managers’ needs by fully understanding how they operate their Programs in order to translate that into Product scalable solutions
  • In some Programs, co-design with the Program Managers the additional resources or solutions for specific needs (i.e: webinars, additional content in the methodology, etc.).

Product Roadmap & Project Management (20%)

  • Managing the Product Backlog and work together with the Product Manager, Design and Tech leads to constantly revisit our Product Roadmap. Manage some of the projects that will form it.
  • Keep our team, especially Program Managers, updated on when they can expect changes in the methodology and platform and how this will affect or improve their programs.
  • Attend weekly sprint meetings with Designers and Developers and hold them accountable to work on tasks that are aligned with the Roadmap

Requirements

Hard Skills

  • Business & Innovation background: know various business areas and be able to put them into learning frameworks and methodologies ion and acceleration programs management and mentors’ needs.
  • Business & Innovation background: have knowledge in various business areas and be able to put them into learning frameworks and methodologies
  • Technical product copywriting for the Product (the web application) & product emails
  • Experience with Agile methodologies and collaboration with Product teams
  • Minimal UI/UX design skill would be a huge plus (i.e. being able to visualize the toolkit module in lo-fi design mockups to speed up the design and implementation process)
  • Excellent project management skills and be detail-oriented
  • Spreadsheets, Keynotes or Miro boards are our everyday friends for almost everything
  • Fluent in English & Spanish in both speaking and writing (native in English will be best)

Skills we look for in all Bridge team members:

  • You have a start-up mindset — highly collaborative with an entrepreneurial, roll-up-your-sleeves attitude. You’re not afraid to be responsible for the outcomes of your work and work independently when required.
  • You are obsessed with Product and Customer Experience — you’ll do what needs to be done to drive satisfaction and growth.
  • You take initiative, you’re results-driven and you show empathy in all your interactions with team members, entrepreneurs, mentors, and partners.
  • You have a very strong emotional intelligence that allows you to quickly understand people’s needs and expectations and develop trust, engagement and commitment in your relationships.
  • Passion for your work and for lifelong learning.
  • Growth mindset and resilience to overcome challenges. Understands that true systemic change requires hard work.
  • Able to juggle many different responsibilities and prioritize own workload.

Benefits

RECRUITMENT PROCESS

  • Once you apply and we review your application, we will send you a quick Typeform to complete so we know we’re aligned on the basics and logistics of the role.
  • If we are, we’ll invite you to a 1st 30-minute check-in just to explain a bit more about the process and get to know each other a little better.
  • If there’s a match, we will send you a practical challenge to be resolved within three days (it can vary depending on the position you’re applying for)
  • We’ll review your practical challenge, and if it meets the goals, we will invite you to a Technical Interview where we will go over the challenge and talk more about your hard skills.
  • If everything goes well, we will invite you to a Mutual Interview, a shared space where you will be able to ask us anything you want to make sure Bridge for Billions is where you want to take your next professional step!
  • After we ask you for two references and with your permission, we will reach out to them with a couple of questions.
  • We will send you an offer.

OFFER AND LOCATION

Transparent salaries and fair compensation structure, mid-range for the social sector:

  • Compensation of 26,000
    • 30, 000 per year, depending on profile.
  • $200 Referral Bonus. If you bring someone you know to the team you will get $100 bonus at hire + $100 additional after 6 months
  • Location: Madrid.
  • Start date: as soon as we find the right person.

OTHER BENEFITS:

Impact & Team

  • A real vision for systemic change in the entrepreneurship sector, to make it more equitable, inclusive and efficient.
  • Work on something that matters, and contribute to helping thousands of entrepreneurs from all over the world. The chance to shape the company by taking on a key role in a booming social enterprise.
  • An international dynamic team of young professionals with lots of passion and a clear vision.
  • Co-created values, a compass to achieve our mission: Gumption, Courage, Grit and Empathy.
  • Check out Bridge team members reviews on Glassdoor.

Growth

  • 4-day company retreats once or twice a year paid for by the company. Fundamental in our culture, they help us align, grow in leadership, tackle big topics and bond as a team, and they’re led by external and experienced coaches and facilitators.
  • Learning budget based on a specific need or opportunity (examples: team members have accessed backend Bootcamp, leadership training or facilitation training).
  • Big feedforward and feedback culture. Monthly one-on-ones with your team lead to help you grow and in-depth individual and peer-reviews 4 times per year.
  • Team members are encouraged to give talks, and give/receive internal training.

Wellbeing & Paid Time Off

  • 22 days of vacation with flexibility to go above, plus local public holidays. Choose your public holidays between the country you’re based in and the country you’re from — we know you may want to celebrate the special days from your country of origin!
  • Access to Spill, emotional support service to take care of your mental health where you can chat with therapists on demand.
  • Health Insurance bonus of $60/month added to your salary.

Materials, Flexibility & Remote Work

  • We will provide you with a second-hand Macbook computer bought from our friends at Backmarket or equivalent so you can do your best work while preventing e-waste.
  • 22 days of vacation with the flexibility to go above, plus local public holidays. Choose your public holidays between the country you’re based in and the country you’re from — we know you may want to celebrate the special days from your country of origin!
  • If you’re based in Madrid we have a great office in the city center with lots of light, big screens and a huge terrace. We love to grab lunch together and talk about life’s silly and deeper things
Updated: 1 week ago
Job ID: 6509896
About Bridge for Billions
11-50 employees
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Madrid, España
Bridge for Billions is a digital ecosystem of entrepreneurship programs for early-stage entrepreneurs. We believe entrepreneurial talent is everywhere, but opportunities are not, and we're here to correct this imbalance. Our programs are open for all entrepreneurs worldwide, no matter where they are located, what education level they have achieved, or how much business acumen they currently possess. 5 years ago, we developed our step-by-step incubation program, that features a learn-by-doing entrepreneurship methodology and includes the support of a mentor and a peer community. Our online program helps simplify the rollercoaster ride of building a business by guiding the entrepreneurs and their mentors through a unique and accredited entrepreneurship training pathway.
Madrid, España
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