Welcome to the Product People
hiring process!


We’re building a category-defining company (Interim Product Management Services).

People are one of our biggest assets, so our approach to hiring is tailored to identify who would be a great fit for Product People.

We are excited to have the opportunity to become better acquainted with you.

Our Hiring Process

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Application questions and CV Review

Our Group Product Managers review the candidates' CVs. We're experimenting with moving this review after the application questionnaire so we're not optimizing for shiny CVs. The Product Managers at Product People review your answers to the questionnaire. If the process outline you received looks a little different, don't fret.
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Cultural
Fit call

This is a great chance to ask questions and learn our ways of working. The sooner the call is scheduled, the faster you move through our process.

Prepare a Product Challenge

Our Recruiting Operations Coordinator anonymizes our Challenge (e.g candidates' submissions can be termed as a number (1032) or their initials (NHK). Three Product Managers separately review the challenge and independently rank the candidate's seniority.

Present your case to the Product People Team

Three Product Managers at Product People join this call. Usually, they're different people to those who initially reviewed the case study async. They independently rank the candidate's seniority and vote whether to proceed to the next step.
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Join us for Feedback on your deliverables

Should we not move forward after case submission, we're still happy to have a feedback call to give you a few tips on what we missed and how to improve your technique for next time. You will receive an automatic link through Calendly to schedule a feedback call after your presentation is done.
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Send two relevant references

Our decision is based on all the information that we gather, including the reference call. If we move forward with an offer, we finalize the level that the candidate fits at with us. You could speed up the process by having your referees schedule a call with us as soon as possible.

1. Application questions and CV Review

The Group Product Managers review the CVs. We’re experimenting with moving this review after the survey so that we’re not optimizing for shiny CVs. The Product Managers at Product People review your answers. If the process outline you received looks a little different, don’t fret.

2. Cultural
Fit call

This is a great chance to ask questions and learn how we work. The sooner the call is scheduled, the faster you move through our process. It usually takes 1 to 2 days after the call for a decision to be made.

3. Prepare a Product Challenge

Our Talent Acquisition Manager anonymizes our Challenge (e.g. candidates can be temed a number- 1032 or your initials- N.H.K). Three Product Managers separately review it. They independently rank seniority and vote on proceeding to the case presentation. It usually takes 3 business days after you have sent in your deliverables for a decision to be made.

4. Present your case to the team

Three Product Managers at Product People join this call. Usually, they’re different people than the ones who have reviewed the case async. They independently rank seniority and vote on proceeding to the next step or not. It usually takes 1 to 2 days after the presentation for a decision to be made.

5. Join us for Feedback

Should we not move forward after case submission, we’re still happy to have a feedback call to give you a few tips on what we missed and how to improve your technique for next time. You will receive an automatic link through Calendly to schedule a feedback call a day after your presentation is done.

6. Send two relevant references

Our decision is based on all the info we’ve gathered, including the reference call. If we move forward with an offer we finalize the level the person fits at with us. You could help speed up the process by having your referees schedule a call with us as soon as possible. After both reference calls, our decision takes 1 to 2 days to give you an offer.

What We Expect From You

Every team member of Product People lives and breathes the following characteristics, regardless of role or level.

Extreme Ownership to Help Product People Thrive

Propose and take ownership of initiatives that make us stronger as a team.
Help us deliver excellent outcomes for our clients faster, and optimize for long-term profitability and growth.

Solution-Oriented, Win-Win Mindset

Comprehensive understanding of the state of the art web and mobile technologies including working with high traffic iOS and Android apps.
We have Technical Product Management experience and also worked with highly regulated products (Medtech, FinTech).

Hands-On, Happy to do the Unglamorous Work of a PM

Fix the mess. Just like Marie Kondo, we are not called up when things are going well. It doesn't come naturally for anyone to bring in externals unless they are in great pain. Take setbacks as learning opportunities and recognize the unglamorous work as an important part of the job.

Cognitive Flexibility and Resilience

Learn fast and adapt to environmental changes in the PM role. Even with preparation, the job remains unpredictable due to daily surprises and major product-influencing changes. Unexpected test results, team member absence, or new market disruptors require fast adaptation.

Strong Opinions, Loosely Held” - Marc Andreessen (A16Z)

Stay receptive to new knowledge and different viewpoints. Actively collect and integrate feedback for personal growth and product development, including addressing blind spots. Proactively seek feedback to improve, and handle negative feedback with grace with an open mind.

Excellent
Communication

Communicate proactively, openly, and collaboratively with reliability and trustworthiness. Interact with the team, peers, stakeholders, and users in writing or verbally. Communicate effectively by organizing and expressing thoughts clearly, being brief but informative, and reporting problems and successes.

Our Principles

Our Locations

Our legal entity Product People GmbH is based in Berlin, we’re distributed first throughout Europe (CET +/-2) and don't have a physical office.
We encourage the team to meet and socialize in person when possible.

Remote first

We are based in 10+ different countries

We speak 20+ different languages
(our working language is English)

our team

Diverse team of 50+ Product
Managers and Product Leaders

61%
Women Including Leadership
20+
Locations and Languages
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