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Senior Product Manager, Business Systems

Warby Parker, New York, NY

Work behind the scenes or in the stores


We’re looking for a Senior Product Manager to lead all back-office business systems that drive Warby Parker, including insurance processing, supply chain, customer experience, and retail operations. The person in this role will be responsible for creating world-class software applications that power Warby Parker day in and day out. They’ll work closely with business leaders, including department heads, individual contributors, subject matter experts, internal engineering teams, and external partners to create and execute on a product roadmap that they create—one that supports some of the most beautiful and seamlessly integrated shopping experiences across the web and in our bricks-and-mortar stores. You in? Read on!

Your key tasks will be to:

  • Own (i.e., product manage) Warby Parker’s key business system (ERP), Springfield
  • Create and communicate product roadmaps
  • Decide what to build internally vs. what we can purchase off the shelf, driving vendor decisions
  • Be a leader to other Product Managers and Technical Product Managers
  • Identify and prioritize optimizations across the entire back office, from ideation to delivery
  • Manage cross-functional projects

We’ll also need you to:

  • Demonstrate great charisma and a desire to help others
  • Be proactive, thoughtful, and deliberate
  • Optimize our interactions with external vendor systems
  • Create roadmaps based on our business objectives and metrics
  • Ensure a broad and thorough understanding of those roadmaps across the management team
  • Generate ideas and strategies based on your understanding of current and future problems
  • Work closely with both business and technical stakeholders and providers
  • Understand overall company performance/priorities and translate these into product roadmap decisions
  • Attend key meetings, including management offsites, and interact with executives and department heads to discuss ideas in real-time (e.g., roadmaps, risks, and work dependencies)

It would be cool if you had:

  • 5–7 years of experience developing, defining, and growing multiple business systems (e.g., insurance, CRM, CMS, supply chain/inventory, merchandising, material handling systems/warehouse management systems), product lifecycle management (PLM), PO management systems, and/or modules that complemented (or bolted onto) ERPs
  • Stellar presentation, collaboration, and communication skills
  • A team-player disposition, played nicely with others, and were comfortable being either a leader or a contributor on a variety of projects
  • Confidence without an ego
  • Expert decision-making skills
  • A passion for making and shipping products
  • Experience with health insurance claims processing, clearinghouses, and EDI
  • Experience with logistics, warehouses, or manufacturing in a retail and/or e-commerce context
  • Experience working for a company that has a heavy consumer-facing element, like e-commerce
  • Experience defining or understanding business metrics that measure the effectiveness of the backend systems you’ve helped lead to create

We’re looking for someone who has a passion for designing and improving systems that drive the bottom line—and who has experience creating multiple systems to improve business performance. We’ll be happiest to hear examples of how you’ve taken system projects from concept through to completion.

You’ll also need to demonstrate experience with inspiring and leading multi-disciplinary design teams. Bonus points if you can show us presentations that you’ve shared with the larger product community. It would be great if you understood the drivers that affect costs, lead times, and quality metrics in supply chain, customer care, inventory management, and order fulfillment.

So: If this all sounds right up your alley, definitely get in touch!

About our team:

We're...

  • Web-lovers and design enthusiasts. (It's integral to who we are.)
  • Excited about building innovative, ”blended” digital and retail experiences
  • A very social squad who loves piñatas, pizza, and the odd ukulele jam session

Three things currently keeping us busy:

  • Improving the speed, efficiency, and cost with which we get our products into customers’ hands
  • Building out our CMS system to empower our creative teams to merchandize product without requiring code work
  • Building beautiful omni-channel experiences that will knock your socks off

About Warby Parker:

Warby Parker was founded in 2010 with a lofty objective: to offer designer eyewear at a revolutionary price while leading the way for socially conscious businesses. By circumventing traditional channels and designing our frames in house, we’re able to offer insanely high-quality eyewear at decidedly non-insane prices (i.e., from $95 with prescription lenses—a fraction of the going price!).
 
In the last eight years, we’ve grown to over 60 retail locations in the U.S. and Canada, opened our first optical lab in upstate New York, and launched two of our own iOS apps. And for three years running, Fast Company has named us one of the world’s most innovative companies.
 
We also hold ourselves to the highest standards of social and environmental responsibility. This means lots of different things, like operating carbon-neutrally and distributing a pair of glasses to someone in need for every pair we sell. (We’re big believers that businesses can scale and be profitable while doing good in the world.)
 
Of course, all work and no play makes an extremely dull office, and no one likes an extremely dull office. (We sure don’t.) As an employee at Warby Parker, you can look forward to company outings, guest speakers, volunteering opportunities, and other brain- (and/or taste-bud-) stimulating activities. It also doesn’t hurt that our team is just great company.

Some benefits and perks of working at Warby Parker:

  • Health, vision, and dental insurance
  • Flexible “My Time” vacation policy
  • Retirement savings plan with a company match
  • Parental leave (non-birthing parents included)
  • Cell phone plan reimbursement
  • A health-and-wellness stipend
  • Free eyewear (plus discounts for friends and family)
  • And more (just ask!)

About Warby Parker

Warby Parker is a transformative lifestyle brand with a lofty objective: to offer designer eyewear at a revolutionary price while leading the way for socially conscious businesses. By engaging directly with consumers, we’re able to offer ultra-high-quality, vintage-inspired frames for $95 including prescription lenses and shipping. 

Want to learn more about Warby Parker? Visit Warby Parker's website.