Vow is a food company -- a very different one. We’re creating real meat products from animal cells, instead of the animal itself. We’re bringing together cutting-edge innovations in science, engineering, culinary, and design to make sustainable food that’s both irresistible and available to billions of people worldwide.
The work that we are doing is a critical step on the path to creating a future where humans can exist in sustainable harmony with our planet. A world we can proudly hand over to our children and grandchildren. We are achieving this by creating sustainable food that is the most delicious, desirable choice of anything available. This is a mission we believe in deeply.
Vow have a fast-growing team located in Sydney of over 30 hard-working people who genuinely look out for each other and is fully funded by two of Australia's most successful venture capital firms
We are looking for an experienced and driven Product Manager to make insanely exciting and compelling food products for our customers. As our first PM hire, you will be a key driver in executing on our product vision, while also contributing to the first product positioning, the go-to-market strategy and be a critical agent in the execution of our product development, working directly with our Food Invention, and Cell Production teams. You are obsessed with iteration and constantly learning on the fly, and you’re excited to apply that to the whole sensory experience associated with developing unique food products.
In the first month, you will work side by side with the Chief Commercial Officer. Shadowing his activities, learning about the complexities of the business and becoming an expert on the company’s vision and the journey that led to this point. You will immediately be immersed in hands-on product development, consumer testing and attend/contribute to our Agile ceremonies.
In the next few months, you will start to take more autonomous ownership of the incremental product development process, reporting on progress against the roadmap and OKRs, identifying improvement opportunities and ensuring the smooth delivery of agile ceremonies. You will be working on everything from legal and regulatory requirements, consumer testing, shipping logistics, product experience design and more, integrating deeply with the science and manufacturing teams to ensure we’re all on the same page.
By the end of your first few months, you will be working with our food team and cell production team to deliver a consistent supply of tastable prototypes of our first consumer-facing product, seeing constant improvements in weekly tastings enjoyed by consumers, chefs and key Vow stakeholders.
Beyond this, throughout 2022 your focus will be on how we can deliver this experience to our first markets and eventually satisfy millions (and then billions) of consumers and in doing so build an entirely new industry that will be talked about and enjoyed by many generations to come.
You will be embedded in the Product team reporting to (and working most closely with) Tim Noakesmith, co-founder and Chief Commercial Officer at Vow. Tim has a pragmatic and high-energy working style and has worked in everything from blockchain to the music industry. Tim’s skills are in all things design and he skews heavily on creative thinking and big picture thinking working extremely well with people who compliment him by skewing heavily on operational excellence and organisation. Before founding Vow, Tim was the Global Human Centred Design Lead at Cochlear.
Vow’s mission is to make food products for everyone, and we mean everyone. To do that well we need a workforce that’s representative of the people we serve. We celebrate multiple approaches and points of view, we are inclusive and we believe diversity drives innovation - so we’re building a culture to match. Uniqueness is powerful - be yourself and come as you are.