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Lead Product Manager, Foundations



New York, NY, USA
Posted on Wednesday, June 28, 2023
Cadre is a next-generation FinTech company making institutional-grade commercial real estate investing (a 16 trillion dollar asset class) accessible to individual investors. Our customers invest in the same assets as institutional investors such as the Harvard Endowment, major family offices, and Blackrock. We believe that high-quality commercial real estate can be a catalyst for wealth creation and economic empowerment, and access should not be limited to the few.
We have some of the most experienced real estate investors partnering with some of the brightest minds in data science and engineering to develop cutting-edge technology that helps us offer the best quality assets at lower fees and with greater transparency.
With over $130 million in investments from the likes of A16z, Khosla Ventures, Thrive Capital, General Catalyst, and Founders Fund, Cadre is positioned to reimagine alternative investing, and is only just getting started.
We are seeking a Lead Product Manager for the Foundations team at Cadre.
As a Lead Product Manager, Foundations you will be responsible for driving Cadre’s growth in its operational capacity. You will work closely with the Fund Operations, Accounting, Investor Relations teams to scope, prioritize, and build new products and feature improvements. Your work will drive efficiency and enable scale.
The Foundations team is the core team that builds the company’s operational functionalities. These include automated investor financial calculations, banking system integrations to enable fund movements, quarterly investor reporting, and many other parts that are critical to Cadre’s ability to serve its investors. As the Lead Product Manager on the team, you will be working closely with the Engineering and Design teams to scope, prioritize, and build new products and feature improvements to drive the growth and efficiency of the company. You will work closely with the broader team to influence not only what we build, but how we build it, by developing best practices in user research, product specifications, prioritization, implementation/delivery, data analysis, and gathering feedback. As a leader in the organization, you will present your work to the broader company to foster trust, alignment, and excitement. Success in this role is defined by team performance as well as improvements to our key KPIs for growth of the investor base and operational efficiency of the internal teams.
  • Lead a team of 2-3 Product Managers; fostering a winning culture
  • Own a roadmap that prioritizes upcoming work based on expected impact
  • Collaborate closely with the engineering and design teams to help define features, edge cases, and implementation details and ensure we are delivering and improving high-quality products
  • Lead a development team through every phase of the product process: product discovery, wireframing, testing, development, launch, and optimization.
  • Establish shared goals and metrics with cross-company stakeholders.
  • Conduct user research and data analysis to understand the needs of our customers
  • Define, document, and communicate objectives, requirements and constraints for product initiatives and releases.
  • Utilize project development tools in order to track, organize and optimize project progress
  • Define, document, and communicate objectives, requirements and constraints for product initiatives and releases.
  • 1-2 years experience leading a product team, ability to coach and mentor product managers.
  • 5+ years of experience managing product development at a technology driven company; experience within financial products considered an asset
  • Excellent interpersonal skills, including ability to work well with cross-functional teams as a leader and a collaborator; experience partnering with technical and non-technical teams.
  • Self-directed, with the ability to work with minimal supervision in a complex organization.
  • Demonstrated ability to define and ship high-quality products
  • Excellent verbal and written communication skills
  • Excellent analytical capabilities, problem solving skills, and business acumen
  • Experience being hands-on with the user experience and technical design processes for a new feature or product, with sound understanding of agile methodology.
At Cadre, we are on a mission to give more people the opportunity to improve their financial futures and our people are the driving force. We have one of the most competitive benefits packages in the industry, including:
  • Base, bonus, and equity packages for every position
  • Medical, dental, and vision benefits for you and your family with generously subsidized premiums
  • A flexible time off policy
  • Exclusive company rates at Equinox gyms
  • 12 weeks of fully compensated new parent leave
  • Generous home office stipend and wifi and cell-phone reimbursement
  • 401k match
  • Summer Fridays
  • Company-wide gatherings and team events held in our beautiful NYC office on a quarterly basis
We view diversity as a critical imperative and an asset, and want our team to be as diverse as the communities we work to serve. Our mission and culture are grounded in our commitment to fostering diversity, equity, inclusion and belonging and providing equal opportunity for all applicants and employees. We encourage applicants from all backgrounds to apply.
While our backgrounds are varied, we are united in our curiosity, obsession with solving difficult problems, and dedication to our mission.
Cadre Core 5 Skills:
Growth Mindset: You actively learn through experimentation when tackling new problems, using both successes and failures as learning fodder
Bias to Action: You positively motivate others to achieve or exceed goals
Grit: You start from a place of "how might we..." versus "we can't because..."
Partnership: You meet people where they are and present complex issues in a simple language that everybody understands
Problem Solving: You look beyond the obvious and don’t stop at the first answers
The Base Salary for this role ranges from $160,000-$190,000 plus bonus and equity. The final offer number for base salary will be determined based on location and experience, both in industry and alignment with the role.