(Remote Work) Product Manager – Planning Center

Job Overview

  • Job Title Product Manager
  • Hiring Organization Planning Center
  • Company Website https://planningcenter.com/
  • Remote Locations US
  • Job Type  Remote, Full-Time

About Us

Planning Center launched in 2006 and has grown to support over 70,000 churches around the world. We are independently owned, have no outside investors, no debt, and no sales team.

Churches use our tools to communicate and connect with their congregations, organize information, and coordinate events. We’re committed to building great products that solve real problems, aligning us with our mantra: We love our people, we love our products, and we love our churches.

We’re a remote company of 130+ people that rely on tools like Asana, Slack, Notion, and Zoom to collaborate. Our main offices are in Carlsbad, CA., where four times a year, we gather to connect face-to-face and foster better working relationships.

About the work

We are looking for a Product Manager (PM) experienced in working within software teams. They’ll guide the development of a product and enable its success. This product manager will work under an Area Product Manager (APM) to own the strategy, vision, prioritization, and overall execution and communication of one of our products.

Product Management at Planning Center is a multi-faceted collaborative role. The right candidate is adept at casting vision to their teams, navigating tradeoffs with their Engineering Manager partner, and collaborating with their peers. You will interact directly with customers, developers, designers, project coordinators (QA), support agents, and other PMs as you carry out your responsibilities.

We work in six-week cycles to deliver quality features and updates. Our approach to building products is largely inspired by Shape Up. Methodologies like Start with Why, and Jobs to Be Done have also greatly impacted our thinking, but we’re consistently looking for ways to iterate on our processes. If you have a recommendation, let us know in your cover letter!

Here are some of the teammates you’ll encounter along the way:

  • The Area Product Manager (APM) you’ll be reporting to
  • Managers from other teams and departments in the company
  • The head of Recruiting and Growth Strategy
  • Members of our Executive Team

Job Responsibilities

  • Planning and prioritizing the work that will make it into production using qualitative and quantitative data to inform decisions
  • Interviewing customers to understand pain points and workflows
  • Working on mockups with the UX and design teams
  • Working with the Engineering Manager to identify tradeoffs and create actionable plans
  • Encouraging iteration, cutting scope, and shipping on time by leveraging strong leadership and communication skills
  • Proactively communicating upcoming changes to other teams like support, documentation, and marketing
  • Prioritizing and solving bugs with the Engineering Manager as they arise
  • Collaborating with other PMs on projects in their domain
  • Leveraging user data and analytics to improve feature and product impact and adoption
  • Communicating, both publicly and in written form, about vision and strategy to large groups of people
  • Pursuing further education and training through online and written materials, book clubs, conferences, classes, etc.

Job Requirements

The best fits for any role on the Planning Center team are people embodying our Core Values:

  • Engage with Humility – We actively participate with openness and receptiveness. We are ready to listen, learn, and speak thoughtfully and kindly—regardless of skill level, expertise, or place on the org chart.
  • Invest in our team – We give our time and energy to our team’s success—improving collaboration with effective communication, making space for diverse perspectives, sharing knowledge, and asking questions.
  • Do Our Best Work – We aspire to do our best possible work—continually looking for ways to improve the quality of our individual output and contribute to our team’s overall success and growth.
  • Focus on Customer Impact – We advocate for our customer’s best interests in our decision-making—we can trace the goal of every project back to creating positive value for our customers.
  • Think Holistically, Work Iteratively – We focus on taking practical steps towards our goals with an awareness of the broader context—thinking big, working small.

Successful Product Managers at Planning Center are:

  • Passionate  They enjoy solving problems and working hard to deliver elegant solutions that delight our customers.
  • Collaborative  They have the ability to interact with a broad spectrum of people to get everyone moving toward a shared vision.
  • Inquisitive – They aren’t afraid to dive into the “why” behind feature requests, technical limitations, or product direction.

Employee Benefits

We love our team. It’s one of the core pillars we work off of every day, which is why we take care of you as best we can. Here are a few highlights, but you can find all of our benefits here.

Get paid

We pay in the top 10% of the New York City rates (no matter where you live), contribute to your 401k, provide a charitable giving match of up to $2,000 a year, have a generous allowance for continued education, and offer a co-working stipend. The annual salary range for this position is $112,000 – $168,000.

Get out

Enjoy paid Fridays off in the summer, every other Friday off the rest of the year, a month-long sabbatical every five years, one week off between Christmas and New Years, one week off each year to serve with a non-profit, and two weeks paid vacation each year, increasing to three over time.

Be healthy

Generous paid sick time, $200 monthly for physical fitness and mental health, 95% medical and 100% dental premium health coverage.

How To Apply

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More Information

Our Location: 200, Yuhyeon-ro, Gimpo-si, Gyeonggi-do, South Korea