Tech Startup Opportunity – Startup Product Manager, Forsyth’s Produce Trading Platform
Do you want the opportunity to be involved in a tech startup from its inception? Do you have an interest in farming, supply chains and how all the food we eat ends up on our plates? This is an opportunity for a recent graduate to run the day-to-day operations, marketing and technology for a produce trading platform – reporting to the Founder.
Startup Product Manager, London, UK. Full-Time.
This salaried position is available immediately for the right candidate. We’re looking for a pro-active, dedicated andcreative marketer and operations manager to make things happen and join our small startup team. You’ll be joining ‘onthe ground floor’ of our young company and will be pivotal to its future success.
Please send your CV with a short covering letter describing briefly why you’re interested in this challenge, with the subject line “Startup Product Manager”
Forsyth’s Superior Produce has been delivering fruit and vegetables to wholesale markets, catering suppliers, retail and restaurants in the UK and beyond for over 30 years. Before produce arrives on your plate it goes through a complex – and outdated – trading system involving growers, middlemen, wholesalers, delivery networks, international customs and marketplaces. The Founder Jon Forsyth has a vision for a new venture – a digital trading platform using apps and a website to simplify this trading network, provide up to date information on availability and pricing, offer direct access between growers and buyers, and reduce waste and unfairness in the industry.
You’ll be an entrepreneurial self-starter who is excited to join a tech startup and can see the opportunity this brings.
You’ll be a talented generalist who combines a variety of skills including an ability with numbers to make financial projections, commercial nous to negotiate, understanding customers and how to market to them, as well as technology, apps, and digital products. Key texts are The Lean Startup and Business Model Generation. You’ll have a Bachelor’s degree in a subject such as business, entrepreneurship, product design, multimedia or computer science.
- Your role will include the following responsibilities.
- Writing a business plan for the venture including objectives, key performance indicators, operational plans and financial projections
- Keeping the founder updated on a regular basis and taking direction where needed
- Directing or undertaking digital product design and development, including sourcing design and technology partners to deliver apps and websites
- Conducting customer research to understand your audiences and marketing the service to gain users