Head of Product with UX/UI skills

We're not just looking for a talented product manager here. We're looking for someone who is strongly lead by purpose and passion to build the future of dating and relationship building with us.

At Relate we are shaping the future of dating and romantic relationship building. Through enabling deeper human connection and understanding with technology, we want to create a more conscious, wise and authentic world.

We believe that both finding and building the relationship we dream of is a process that starts within ourselves - with becoming more aware of what we need, our behavioral patterns, dreams and values. Then, we need to be able to communicate these authentically with our partner, or potential partners. 

At Relate we build digital products and services to help people do this, and ultimately help ALL people create more meaningful, healthy and long-lasting relationships.

Today we have an appreciated app for singles to find a partner based on personal values (Relate Date), and an app for couples (Relate Boost) to grow closer together through daily challenges based on relationship psychology. We also run a popular relationship podcast (soon 500k listens) and an online event series with relationship experts (Net Promoter Score >70).

The role in brief:

  • Lead the development of 2 apps - Relate Date & Relate Boost  
  • Full-time position where you are part of the management-team
  • Remote first, with physical gatherings twice per month in Stockholm.
  • QESO stock option program (Swedish: kvalificerade personaloptioner/KPA)

 

THE CHALLENGE - from Startup to Scale-up

After a new post-seed financing round of 8MSEK the time has come for us to raise the bar and really create world-class, globally scalable products that people love. So far, we as founders have acted as both product owners and designers, but we're lacking both the competence and time/focus to take it to the next level. 

As our first product hire your main focus will be on activation and retention inside the two apps (pirate metrics). Your mission will be to get a larger share of new users to get to the aha-moment of the two apps faster, and to shape a user experience that people love so much they are drawn to come back. Ultimately, we measure our success according to the number of relationships we help create (Relate Date) and improve (Relate Boost). 

Your mission: Lead the journey to make our two apps ready for scaling in 12 months for a series A financing round. 


WHO YOU ARE...

...is the most important aspect to us. 

We're not just looking for a talented product manager with a strong background in UX design. We're looking for a product hero. 

Someone who is strongly lead by purpose and passion. A passion for consumer products and user experience. A passion for relationships, human connection, and understanding. A passion to serve. To create a lasting impact and change in how people live and love. A champion who will join us as a partner on the front lines of fighting shallow connections and create more depth and understanding in how we humans relate to each other and build relationships. We're not saying you need to be an expert in relationships, but you definitely need to have the curiosity to learn more.

On the practical side, we'd like to see that you...

  • Enjoy designing user experiences and have a background of working with UX.
  • UI design experience or skills is a big plus.
  • Have a minimum of 2 years working as a product owner/manager in high-performing, cross-functional teams that have shipped digital and scalable products.
  • Have a track record of setting and executing vision and roadmap for digital products, ideally within the mobile consumer application space.
  • Have experience of working in a startup and enjoy the entrepreneurial journey.
  • Have a genuine interest in solving problems and building products for consumers
  • You have a bigger picture mindset to align the product team's efforts with overall product KPIs and business goals.
  • Enjoy working in a technical & data-centric product context with the user always first in mind, balancing quantitative data with qualitative user input.
  • Skilled in product management tools and processes and ideally have experience working with design thinking and leading agile processes of iterative development in self-organizing teams.
  • Comfortable with prioritizing and managing trade-offs with competing requests from internal teams.
  • Experience in crafting product requirements and communicating to engineers
  • Are highly collaborative and thrive in working within cross-functional teams.


WHAT YOU'LL DO

We believe in doubling down on existing strengths so ultimately the details of your role is one we will define together based on what you're good at and what you love doing, but here is the bigger context of the role:

  • Be a part of the CXO leadership team which means involvement in strategic company decisions together with the founders on a weekly basis.
  • Translating product vision and purpose into clearly defined and continuously updated roadmaps for our two mobile consumer applications for singles and couples.
  • Conduct and consolidate regular user testing, interviews and user feedback into user insights and translate them into actionable product ideas or adjustments for the roadmaps (or the other way around: validate new product ideas through user testing and interviews).
  • Turn product ideas or adjustments into UI designs ready for the developing team to implement. Either yourself or through external resources.
  • Manage the product backlog and prioritize roadmap for Agile sprints.
  • Coordinate the developing team in the by-weekly sprint planning.


WHO YOU'LL BE WORKING WITH

  • Our users. They always come first. We're doing all this for them, so we expect you to spend a fair deal of time with them in user testing and interviews.
  • Our CEO Philip and the rest of the CXO-team in regards to vision and roadmap for the products.
  • Our CTO and developer Tim who is also very passionate about UX and UI design.
  • The developer team, consisting of our three full-stack developers Tim, Mitja and Jakob, to coordinate by-weekly sprint plannings.
  • Our business analyst and head of insights Axel, who will assist you with data and analysis.


LIFE AT RELATE

At Relate we really are on a mission. We're born out of the purpose to help people connect more deeply and it's very central in everything that we do. We're a group of passionate entrepreneurs who all left well-paying jobs to work for something meaningful that we truly believe in. We're all in this for something bigger than ourselves.

We like to grow. Personally and as a team. For us growth means gaining new perspectives and ways of seeing and understanding. It also means increasing our capability to navigate in complexity and thrive in uncertainty. We have the luxury of having a true personal growth and organizational development professional as a co-founder, who used to coach teams at Spotify and Telia, now dedicated to make us thrive as an organization.

We are also a group of people who believe in kindness, openness, diversity, equality and authenticity. "Embrace your weirdness" is one of our internal principles, and we believe that the most important thing at a place of work (and in life in general) is to be able to feel safe to be yourself fully. We have a very warm and caring culture where it's important that everyone feels heard and seen and onboard. It's also a culture built on trust, self-organization and self-reliance. You will not be measured by the hours you put in, but by your effectiveness and the results you achieve. We expect you to have the self-awareness to know and respond to your own needs and desires. You own your own happiness and motivation at work (and again in life in general), and if something doesn't feel right or is missing, we expect you to speak up. We're in this together. 

5 years from now the world of dating and relationship building will look very different and we have every intention of leading that change. 

Want to join the journey?

 

 

 

Or, know someone who would be a perfect fit? Let them know!

Norrsken House, Stockholm

Birger Jarlsgatan 57C
113 56 Stockholm Directions hello@relate-app.com View page

Life at Relate

At Relate we really are on a mission. We're born out of the purpose to help people connect more deeply and it's very central in everything that we do. We're a group of passionate entrepreneurs who all left well-paying jobs to work for something meaningful that we truly believe in. We're all in this for something bigger than ourselves.

We like to grow. Personally and as a team. For us growth means gaining new perspectives and ways of seeing and understanding. It also means increasing our capability to navigate in complexity and thrive in uncertainty. We have the luxury of having a true personal growth and organizational development professional as a co-founder, who used to coach teams at Spotify and Telia, now dedicated to make us thrive as an organization.

We are also a group of people who believe in kindness, openness, diversity, equality and authenticity. "Embrace your weirdness" is one of our internal principles, and we believe that the most important thing at a place of work (and in life in general) is to be able to feel safe to be yourself fully. We have a very warm and caring culture where it's important that everyone feels heard and seen and onboard. It's also a culture built on trust, self-organization and self-reliance. You will not be measured by the hours you put in, but by your effectiveness and the results you achieve. We expect you to have the self-awareness to know and respond to your own needs and desires. You own your own happiness and motivation at work (and again in life in general), and if something doesn't feel right or is missing, we expect you to speak up. We're in this together.

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