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Head of Product

About us

Founded by economic thought leaders and technologists, World Data Lab (WDL) is a data science SaaS enterprise that uses cutting-edge, peer-reviewed methodologies and AI to most credibly model and forecast spending power as well as demographic dynamics. Our proprietary data models enable organizations, businesses, and the general public to make better decisions - from deciding which labor market policy has the biggest effect to entering a new market based on the next million consumers. In all we do, our ultimate goal is to create as much impact as possible. Our leading products like population.io, worldpoverty.io, worldhunger.io, and our World Data Pro tool have already reached millions of people across the globe, truly democratizing access to data.We are looking for candidates who thrive in fast-paced environments, don’t shy away from challenges, and genuinely want to make an impact. To further strengthen WDL’s product development process and support our DaaS roadmap, we are currently looking for an experienced

Head of Product

full time (m/f/d)

Successful candidate is expected to lead the product roadmap, manage the product throughout its lifecycle, and work closely with our various teams to create high value for customers. As the Head of Product, you will collaborate with the Product Team, Business Stakeholders, Engineering & Users on use cases, requirements, and success metrics. Your ultimate goal will be to build the product in collaboration with all internal functions to fill market gaps and increase customer satisfaction. This is a unique opportunity to join a team with an early product-market fit and help scale it on its strong foundation.

Your Impact as our Head of Product

  • Develop a clear product vision for WDL and refine WDL’s current product strategy based on a deep understanding of both the users' needs and WDL’s goals;
  • Leverage quantitative (analytics) and qualitative (user testing) knowledge to define product iteration;
  • Partner closely with our Data, Design, Engineering, Marketing, and Product teams to identify the next features that we will market and build;
  • Build and operate an exceptional product team, challenge and support product managers on their strategy, execution, and communication;
  • Drive high-quality decision-making amongst your team based on product sense, clearly articulated reasoning or deduction, and data;
  • Drive organizational focus and alignment around product goals;
  • Identify product team OKRs to drive company goals;
  • Improve product development- and product management processes as well as implement an agile software development methodology.

Ideal Candidate

  • A minimum of 7-10 years of working experience in SaaS/DaaS;
  • Ability to build a clear product vision, rally a team around it, and align with business goals to sustain growth in the long term;
  • Sound knowledge of using data in decision-making and defining next product iterations;
  • Ability to identify north star KPIs and set up repeatable processes to launch more experimentations in less time to improve said metrics;
  • Capacity to guide the development of complex projects that involve data scientists, engineers, and designers;
  • Experience with A/B testing and setting up automated data reporting;
  • Strong quantitative and analytical, as well as programming and technical skills;
  • Experience with expressing ideas through visuals and prototyping is advantageous (e.g.Figma);
  • Background inbuilding, hiring, and leading product teams (primarily product managers) is considered an added advantage.

What’s in it for you:

  • State-of-the-art equipment and tools that help you to perform at your best
  • The opportunity to have an impact in a fast-growing and well-established big data SaaS scale-up
  • Work with leading public and private institutions
  • Flexible working hours with high acceptance of home office
  • Be part of a multicultural team of highly motivated and like-minded individuals
  • Great individual development and growth opportunities

Our mission is big: make everyone count!

We offer a competitive base salary and overpayment based on previous experience. We strongly believe that people are a critical piece of the equation and essential to achieving long-term success. Our passion-driven team works tirelessly towards making everyone count, together! Above all, we value integrity, honesty, and creative thinking to achieve our goals.

If you’re up for a challenge and ready to work with our diverse team, please send your CV including 3 references and a short statement outlining your motivation to recruiting@worlddata.io.

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Join the WDL team

If you’re ready to work with this team of friends, send us your CV and a brief cover letter – either in the body of the email or as a separate doc - in English to hello@worlddata.io or fill the form on the left

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