Junior Product Owner

Job description

🚀 Who are we?

At Grip, we’re passionate about bringing professionals together to move markets forward faster. Our leading Market Engagement Platform for Event Organisers enables our clients to create Virtual, Hybrid, and Live event experiences in a single solution. Making it easier for event participants to connect, engage and do business.


Grip works with 12 out of 20 of the largest Event Organisers globally and is known for its leading AI-powered matchmaking engine, used to establish millions of valuable connections at thousands of events. As a multi-award-winning global leader in AI-powered tech, we pride ourselves on being real innovators in the event tech space.


Grip recently completed a $13M Series A funding round led by Kennet Partners, a well-known London-based VC Fund. Other investors at Grip include leading entrepreneurs Brent Hoberman (CEO and Founder at Lastminute.com, Made.com, Founders Factory), Arnaud Massenet (Co-Founder at Net-a-Porter), and Jeremy Roche (FinancialForce, Unit4).


🚀 About the position:

At Grip, hundreds of leading event organisers worldwide work with us as a partner in achieving their business goals to connect, inspire and engage their event participants.


The Grip platform is an exciting multi-faceted product with a complete SaaS dashboard for event organisers. You’ll be working with two other Product Managers on improving the organiser user experience across setup, integration and insights from their events.


As a Junior Product Owner you have a passion for crafting awesome product experiences in a fast-paced environment together with talented people. You have some experience with parts of the Product Management role with a design, technology or business background but first and foremost you are eager to learn new skills and become a world-class Product Leader.


Job requirements

🚀 Core Responsibilities:

  • Ensure successful product and feature launches by facilitating communication and priorities across stakeholders, product, development, and the business.

  • Analyse requirements and produce clear and concise requirements (user stories) with detailed acceptance criteria.

  • Work with key stakeholders and remote teams to communicate product status, priorities, quality assurance and release plans.

  • Perform Quality Assurance related tasks to safeguard the stability of the platform and a continuous delightful user experience together with the QA team.

  • Work with experienced product managers to balance business, customer, and technical needs for prioritization - understand that sometimes tech debt is just as important as customer feedback for business goals as a whole.

  • Identify any gaps in product functionality with your own market/competitor research and by actively gathering feedback from sales, operations and marketing to proactively address them.

  • Use the latest tools to perform both quantitative and qualitative research that drives product decisions and tracks product progress.


🚀 Experience and Skills


  • A relevant university degree showing excellence and strong analytical skills.

  • Experience in product strategy, including ability to champion product and UX, as well as fast decision-making when needed.

  • A passion for crafting awesome products through continual experimentation, iteration and optimization.

  • Ability to make decisions based on qualitative and quantitative data in a work setting, doesn’t have to be a product decision, could be a design/business/engineering decision.

  • Experience with developing requirements, including meeting with stakeholders across a variety of disciplines.

  • You’re well organized, able to manage time effectively, and comfortable working across multiple projects/businesses concurrently.

  • Strong computer literacy across a wide variety of tools (Sketch/Photoshop if you have a design background, Postman/Jira/Google Analytics if you have a Product background or any other advanced computer program with a learning curve that you can demonstrate you mastered).



🚀 We look for people that live by our values:


  • Growth Mindset - be curious, take ownership, and share knowledge freely and openly.

  • Be Nice - listen to understand, respect others and support your team members.

  • Transparency - Open and transparent communication, speak up about problems and be honest.

  • Can-do Attitude - Take ownership of your work and do what it takes to make it a success.

  • Value Focused - work smart, understand what drives KPIs, always keep our clients in mind.


🚀 Grip Benefits

  • Remote working possibilities (also post COVID-19)

  • 25 holiday days per annum

  • Opportunity to take lead in shaping an entire industry through AI

  • A world-class team of sales, marketing, operations and engineering

  • Rare opportunity to grow with the company and take the lead in shaping an entire industry’s use of technology

  • Kind, fun and ambitious company culture.