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Product Director



Posted over 30 days ago...


Join Beam and Lead Revolutionary Social Impact Through Product Innovation as Our New Product Director


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£120000 - £160000

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Hybrid remote (London)

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98% Remote- UK

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Expires at anytime

Beam is a trailblazer in addressing the world's most pressing social challenges, using cutting-edge technology to empower positive change. Recognized by WIRED as one of London's top startups and celebrated by LinkedIn for its dynamic workplace, Beam's mission is to revolutionize welfare services with innovative digital solutions, including AI-driven tools like Magic Notes. As a part of our diverse and inclusive team, you'll find a workplace that values respect, transparency, and collaboration. With over 150 team members, Beam is not just about work; it's about making a real difference.

  • Lead the strategic direction of Beam's product line, particularly focusing on AI and other digital tools.
  • Manage and mentor a team of product managers to achieve excellence.
  • Drive product strategy in alignment with company goals and market demands.
  • Champion the development process from discovery to delivery, ensuring efficiency and effectiveness.
  • Make data-informed decisions and set clear, measurable goals for your team.
  • Proven experience in product leadership with a strategic mindset.
  • Ability to collaborate across functions and present ideas persuasively.
  • Track record in product discovery and delivery, particularly in B2B SaaS or AI tooling.
  • Technical acumen, ideally with an engineering or data science background.
  • A passion for working in a culture driven by respect and collaboration, aligned with Beam's values.
  • Results-oriented, with a focus on achieving ambitious KPIs.

Beam offers an exceptional package, including share options, personal development budgets, counselling, workplace coaching, and a host of additional perks. The role allows for hybrid working, combining the vibrancy of our Shoreditch office with the flexibility of home setup.

The application process at Beam is thorough, consisting of four stages designed to give candidates a comprehensive understanding of our mission and team dynamics. While there is no set deadline for applications, we encourage you to apply promptly, as we continuously review candidates throughout the stages.

If you're ready to step into a role that promises to be both rewarding and challenging, apply now and help usher in a new era of opportunity with Beam.

At Beam, you get to do work that matters. We’re solving the world’s toughest social problems. And we’re growing fast 🚀 

It’s not easy. Nothing worth doing ever is. But we take care of everyone who works here with everything from coaching to personal budgets and pay highly competitively. 

You’ll be joining a company that’s already having a huge impact on people’s lives with a culture where you can be yourself, have fun and progress rapidly. 

We're one of the Hottest 10 Startups in London according to WIRED magazine and one of LinkedIn’s Top 15 UK Startups.

About the role

We’re looking for a Product Director to play a critical role delivering Beam’s digital products that span internal tooling and SaaS, with a focus on our AI. 

Reporting to Alex, our CEO, you’ll be aligning product to company strategy and be at the forefront of transforming little-changed welfare services like employment and housing with the latest technologies. 

Our latest product, Magic Notes, is an AI-powered tool currently in the pilot phase, with the potential to drive huge efficiencies in social work.

This is a hands-on role, managing one other Product Manager, we're looking for an experienced product leader who's managed and led exceptional technical products. 

This person loves being part of a team - and working with them to deliver consistent  excellence - as well as working with high accountability to driving measurable impact.

Being part of our product team within Beam will mean experimenting, learning from our mistakes and successes, setting a sky high quality bar for product, and influencing the strategic direction based on partner feedback and market demands.

Please note this role is UK-based, and we are unable to sponsor visas at this time

You’ll be

  • Leading product strategy - You'll rapidly acquire deep knowledge of our products and markets and drive product strategy, working closely with both cofounders
  • Hands-on in Product Management - As well as the clouds, you'll love be comfortable in the weeds of PM'ing, defining excellence in the details
  • Increasing our efficiency - both of the product and team, in a constantly evolving environment where the process is fluid and creative solutions are the norm
  • Establishing clear and measurable goals - Define and set meaningful goals, for which you hold yourself and your team accountable, including managing OKR cycles
  • Making evidence-based decisions - Quickly using a mix of qualitative, quantitative, and market insights. You don’t get stuck in analysis paralysis, and if you find yourself there, you ask for help to get out of it.
  • Growing daily - Using mistakes as a great opportunity for learning, and turning those into constructive coaching for your team members, to help those around you try things differently

You’ll have

  • Product Leadership - Successfully created and executed a Product strategy, connecting the dots with the overall objectives and Go-to-Market strategy
  • Collaboration in mind  - Demonstrable experience collaborating with peers - from engineering to data, design, operations, finance, and third parties, you'll be comfortable presenting, influencing and supporting cross-functional working 
  • A track record of success - A proven history of successful product discovery and delivery and are confident in managing the Product Manager on your team to strike a healthy balance
  • Deep technical expertise - Understand well the mechanics, metrics, and levers of a B2B SaaS or efficiency tooling product with a specific focus on AI and automation, nice to have: background in engineering or data science
  • Passion - A desire to work in a respectful, transparent, and collaborative work environment, excited by Beam’s company values, culture and ways of working
  • A results-driven mindset - you thrive working towards ambitious team and individual KPIs

Sound like you? Perhaps you don’t feel you tick every box - that’s OK, we encourage those who feel 70/75% confident with the role, to please hit ‘Apply’, especially if you’re excited about helping kickstart a new era of opportunity for those left behind!

About Beam

We’re a team of over 150 working from our beautiful coworking space in Shoreditch and from home. We’ve picked up an armful of awards for our work (including one from our former Queen!) We’re one of the 10 hottest startups in London, according to WIRED magazine and one of LinkedIn’s Top 15 UK Startups for 2022. We’re also proud to be rated a top company to work for Escape the City, Tempo and The Dots.

We’re committed to hiring diversely and inclusively. You don’t need a degree to work here and we love to hear from ethnic minority candidates and/or those who’ve experienced social disadvantage. 53% of people we support are from ethnic minority backgrounds and 17% have disabilities. We believe we serve these people best when we’re a diverse and inclusive team.

Our benefits

  • EMI-qualifying share options
  • Annual company retreat
  • Personal Development Budget 
  • Monthly counselling budget
  • 1:1 workplace coaching with More Happi
  • Regular team talks from leading UK tech entrepreneurs
  • Weekly team lunch in our Shoreditch office
  • Hundreds of perks, discounts and freebies from Perkbox
  • Free subscription to Calm meditation app
  • Discounted bike and accessories with Cyclescheme
  • Generous holiday - up to 30 days per year + Bank Holidays
  • Hybrid working from our Shoreditch office or at home (2 days in the office, 3 from home)
  • Your own financial wellbeing coach, through Bippit

Application process

We take hiring seriously. We have a four-stage interview process, giving you plenty of time to learn about Beam while we get to know you.

  1. 30 mins with our Talent team 
  2. 45 mins with the Hiring Manager 
  3. Task and full debrief with the hiring team 
  4. Final meeting with peers and other Leaders in Beam 

Is there an application deadline? 

No, all roles remain live on our website until we have offered the role. This means we continue to review new applications whilst managing people through the 4 stage process. 

Feeling excited? 

Start your journey to the most rewarding and challenging role of your career. We're excited to hear from you.


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