Principal Product Manager - Commerce Data & Integration



San Francisco, CA, USA
Posted on Tuesday, June 18, 2024
The Role:
Product data powers our entire artist and consumer business. As we revamp our technology stack, incorporate AI, and introduce new product lines, we need to change how we define, organize and integrate this product data (taxonomy, metadata and entities). We are looking for an experienced omni-channel e-commerce product expert who can lead a cross functional initiative to revamp our data definitions so that we can integrate with 3rd party systems, power experiences with AI, and accelerate product innovation.
Anticipated Start Date: 8/1/2024
This is a Temporary role
We’re open to hiring in either San Francisco or remote. Our SF-based Product team has an in-person 3x a week schedule.
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You Will:

  • Incorporate industry trends and best practices to data design. Reconcile our product data definitions to meet industry standards, allow for attribute inheritance and flexible configurations
  • Synthesize and adapt Minted’s product taxonomies for both user-facing navigation and order fulfillment. Taxonomies must support multiple product types including art, stationery, wedding invitations, and digital products.
  • Introduce the latest best practices in leveraging AI to generate structured taxonomy or integrate with 3rd party services.
  • Develop a keen understanding of Minted’s current and future product needs, user experience and use case in order to define a data strategy
  • Work with multiple product, functional and fulfillment partners to document these use cases including search, browse, recommendations, reporting, pricing, promotions, bundles, etc.
  • Evaluate planned and potential 3rd party vendor integrations to inform data strategy.
  • Develop and execute a phased roadmap for executing the evolution of our product data and integration into use cases and 3rd party systems. Build and manage cross-functional project plans that coordinate all work streams engineering project completion and enable milestone launches
  • Coordinate with other product managers, designers, merchants and stakeholders to ensure that the data structure can power a cohesive overall user experience and internal operations
  • Drive product development execution including project kickoffs, daily scrums, sprint planning, maintaining product specs and backlog, and coordinating development and QA activities.
  • Define, monitor, and report on key success metrics for engagement and uptake of newly launched products
  • Support, triage and prioritize bugs and production issues related to the phased release of the new data architecture into our system and 3rd party systems.

You Are:

  • A strategic, consumer-centric thinker. You have a variety of experiences designing product taxonomies, managing and adapting product meta data and integrating with 3rd party systems.
  • Results oriented. You are most comfortable in work environments which are outcome-oriented and merit-based, and are highly motivated by goal accomplishment in the face of stringent deadlines.
  • Data driven. You make your product decisions based on quantitative and qualitative data. You passionately own quality delivery in your product area, keep a continuous health check.
  • Detail-oriented. You are able to identify and resolve edge cases as well as functional details in order to deliver a high-quality product experience
  • Receptive to change. You are flexible, adaptable, innovative, and open in response to competitive pressure and market change.
  • A systems thinker. You intuitively understand interdependencies, ask follow-up questions, and drive to solutions that balance the success of initiatives across revenue, quality, brand, and cost goals.
  • A collaborative thinker. You enjoy an environment that has been structured for collaboration and interdependencies.
  • A strong communicator with the ability to communicate effectively, create common knowledge, generate buy-in, and influence stakeholders and senior management towards recommended decisions
  • Someone with excellent product judgment, the ability to make sound decisions based on tradeoffs of different solutions, complex problems, various stakeholders, and many constraints

You Have:

  • Bachelor’s degree
  • 5+ years product management experience, building and shipping ecommerce or direct-to-consumer successful products and features
  • 5-7 years experience in ecommerce, marketplaces or merchandising
  • Superb analytical skills and ability to effectively use data to investigate and solve problems and make decisions
  • Demonstrated an understanding of technology/architecture and effective partnership with engineering to identify technical solutions based on tradeoffs of user experience, technical debt, latency, scalability, reliability, time to market etc.
  • Project management skills: Ability to plan, set expectations, make and meet commitments. Provide structure, process and project management to cross-functional teams
  • Intense commitment to quality: Demonstrated focus on quality of product/customer experience and testing/debugging
The compensation range for the role applies to both employment offers and Minted employees actively working in the role. Our employment offers fall between the minimum and midpoint of the range to allow for continued salary growth during your employment at Minted. The upper half of the range accommodates this growth and supports our intention to create an environment that encourages lasting relationships between Minted and our employees.
Geo Base Full Salary Range 0 - Includes SF Bay Area $184,933- $277,399(Midpoint $231,166)
Geo Base Full Salary Range 1 - All non-SF CA, DC, NY - $170,138- $255,207 (Midpoint $212,673)
Geo Base Full Salary Range 2 - Includes CO, IL, MA, MD, NJ, OR, RI, TX, VT, VA, WA - $157,193 - $235,789 (Midpoint $196,491)
Geo Base Full Salary Range 3 - Includes AL, AK, AZ, AR, CT, DE, FL, GA, IA, ID, IN, KS, KY, LA, ME, MI, MN, MO, MS, MT, ND, NE, NM, NV, NH, NC, OH, OK, PA, SC, SD, TN, UT, WI, WV, WY - $144,248 - $216,371(Midpoint $180,309)
Benefits will be effective the first of each month following your initial hire date.
- Medical, Dental, and Vision Benefits
- Employer Funded Health Savings Account
- 10 Paid Holidays
- Paid Time Off and Sick Leave
- Paid Parental Leave
- Employer Paid Wellbeing Apps (e.g. Headspace and Calm)
- Monthly Gym/Wellness Reimbursement
- 401(k) retirement savings plan
- Employer Funded Commuter Benefits
- Employee Discount
- Friends and Family Discount
About Minted:
Artists shape culture. They spark conversation, create connection, and bring beauty into the world. Minted is where they come together to reach further. Our marketplace empowers a thriving community of independent artists to sell and scale their work. We nurture self-expression, cultivate community, and bring the best in visual art to a global audience.
We’re building a new way to discover the world’s best creative talent. We’re here for the emerging talent ready to take off, the local favorites ready to grow, and the established artists ready to dream bigger.
At Minted, our people don’t just believe in the power of art–we live it. We have our finger on the pulse of what’s new and now. We’re obsessed with great design, art, and interiors. We’re in galleries, at fairs, and constantly finding inspiration online. We seek undiscovered talent that deserves to stand up and stand out. We connect with artists that have something to say, and we collaborate to amplify their work. The Minted community’s art, stationery, and textiles products have reached over 75 million homes worldwide.
Our marketplace brings the best in independent design to consumers everywhere. We recognize the challenges independent artists face, and we leverage our resources to level the playing field and create a platform that gives artists the freedom to develop their craft and grow their business.
We are headquartered in San Francisco, CA and currently employ 350+ full-time employees, plus additional temporary workers during the holiday season. We have raised over $300M from top-tier investors including Benchmark Capital, T. Rowe Price, Permira, Ridge Ventures, Technology Crossover Ventures, and Norwest Venture Partners. Angel investors include Marissa Mayer, Jeremy Stoppelman, Julia & Kevin Hartz, Yishan Wong, and more.
Minted is an Equal Opportunity Employer committed to inclusion and diversity. We welcome people of different backgrounds, experiences, abilities and perspectives and will consider all qualified applicants for employment in accordance with all state, local, and federal laws. Minted participates in the E-verify program.
How Our Process Works:
Minted uses technology and innovative practices to bring unique, best-selling design to market at scale. Using its crowdsourcing technology, consumers are empowered to vote for the designs they love and want to see sold, ensuring that Minted always sells continuously fresh and trend-forward product. The winning designs are manufactured by Minted, enabling artists from around the world to share and sell their work while letting Minted do the rest. Since launch in 2007, the company has expanded to serve consumers in new categories including wall art, textiles, digital content and home decor, as well as serve major retailers and consumer products brands with data-backed design through licensing and wholesale partnerships.