⭐ About the Role: Houst, an innovative scale-up based in London, is redefining our interaction with the world. We're on the lookout for a Head of Product who embodies the spirit of a true artisan. This role isn't just about strategising and refining our product—it's about being deeply involved in its creation. We're searching for someone who is a craftsperson at heart, someone who thrives in uncharted territories and is passionate about pioneering novel solutions. If you are a hands-on professional who relishes the idea of sculpting unique solutions from scratch, this role is tailor-made for you.
- Craft and execute a product strategy and roadmap, ensuring it resonates with Houst’s strategic vision.
- Guide, motivate, and cultivate a talented product team, creating an environment where craftsmanship and excellence thrive.
- Engage in market and user research with the precision of an artisan, uncovering new opportunities and areas for refinement.
- Collaborate closely with Engineering, Design, Marketing, and Sales teams, weaving together their expertise for seamless product development and launch.
- Measure and interpret key product metrics with an artisan's eye, using this insight to guide strategic decisions.
- Manage end-to-end project plans, ensuring the meticulous and timely delivery of each element.
- Be the voice of our customers, empathetically understanding their needs and channeling this into product enhancements.
- Encourage a culture of experimentation and innovation, akin to an artist's studio, where testing, learning, and evolving are part of the craft.
- Proven experience in product leadership, ideally in a start-up setting, with a portfolio of successfully crafted and launched products.
- A hands-on, proactive approach, blending strategic foresight with a craftsman's attention to detail and execution.
- Strong leadership and team-building skills, with a history of nurturing and developing high-performing teams.
- A deep customer focus, akin to an artisan understanding their patron, translating user needs into product features.
- Exceptional problem-solving abilities, with a creative and outside-the-box mindset.
- Clear and effective communication skills, able to converse with stakeholders across all levels.
- This role is more than a job; it's an opportunity to be at the forefront of Houst's product journey, shaping the future of the short-term rental industry with your craftsmanship. If you're a strategic thinker with a passion for product innovation and a desire to make a tangible impact, we welcome your application.
- Enviable company culture – we’ve put time into getting our work culture just right.
- Regular team social events
- Company-wide recognition of outstanding work
- Opportunities to innovate
- Lots of snacks and treats provided by the company (in the office)
- Dedicated to employee wellbeing
- Wellbeing hub with virtual fitness, nutrition, yoga, meditation and talking therapy classes
- Betterhelp coverage for mental health support
- Dedicated employee wellbeing meetings
- 25 days paid holiday days, plus public holidays
- Hybrid work environment (3 days in the office, 2 WFH)
- An extra day off for your birthday - because who wants to work on their birthday?
- Employee discounts – at heaps of restaurants, shops, gym memberships, cinema tickets and more
- Pawternity - We encourage proud parents of new pets to work from home to help their new member settle in
- Pension - We provide a pension scheme for all permanent employees
At Houst, we embrace diversity and inclusion as fundamental pillars of our workplace culture. We believe that a diverse team fosters creativity, innovation, and success. We are committed to creating an inclusive environment where everyone feels valued and has equal opportunities to contribute and succeed.