Product Manager | Bookis
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Do you wish to use your skills to contribute to a more sustainable world? And at the same time be involved in writing the next chapter in a Norwegian start-up adventure?
At Bookis you will meet a group of inclusive and fearless people with a common goal: To make it playfully easy to share knowledge and stories. We spend our time wanting to make a difference, and together with over 330,000 users we run an online bookstore where you can buy and sell both new and used books.
We are growing fast and are looking for a Product Manager. Could this be you?
As our new Product Manager, you will be able to join a startup with a renown culture and highly dedicated & ambitious people working on making the world a better place one book at a time. You will be a part of the extended management team of a high growth start-up, together with all other product managers and the other functional leaders.
You will have these primary responsibilities:
Managing a cross-functional product team of 4 to 8 domain experts
Taking care of your people, whilst solving the mission of making the sharing of knowledge and stories easy and fun
Who are we?
Bookis is a new Norwegian start-up adventure. At our office in Nydalen in Oslo you meet both product developers and brand builders. We can offer an everyday life that is both challenging and fun, characterized by a good work- life balance!
With us, you will get good opportunities for both career-oriented and personal development in a young company that is quickly expanding, and will grow a lot in the coming years.
Where are we heading?
We are already established in Norway and Sweden, and are now working on selecting the next market to enter. Our journey has just begun and we work every day to improve the service and the company as a whole. We have ambitions to become a major international player, working closely with the most important value creators in the book market, namely the customer and the author. With strategic and strong owners, we are well equipped for the road ahead.
Skills & Requirements
You are the right one if you:
Like to explore the unknown
View complex problems as opportunities
Ask why, ‘till there's no why’s left
Don’t mind getting your hands dirty in a team effort
Are ready to broaden the scope of your expertise and become a leader
We are looking for these abilities
We are a company that is very concerned about being transparent. This applies to everything we do, including hiring. In this application process want to facilitate that everyone's strengths are surfaced. Therefore, we share the characteristics we are looking for to this position below, as well as how we define these:
Influence and collaboration
- Influences and inspires colleagues and partners in decision-making processes. Able to build a following to her ideas and create consensus around these when needed. Communicates clearly both orally and in writing.
- Adapts to big and sudden changes quickly. Always engaged in learning, both for herself and the team. Consider failure as an opportunity to learn and shares this with the team.
Task Oriented & Conscientious
- Proactive and self-motivated, works in a structured and targeted manner. Achieves good quality in her deliveries and reaches her goals.
- Makes rational decisions, enjoys complex issues and works analytically.
- Sparks new ideas and solutions, and is often innovative in a constructive and perspective-opening way. Identifies areas of improvement.
I'm your leader
My name is Arne-Morten and I am one of two founders of Bookis. Together with my co-founder Lasse, I launched Bookis in late 2017. Since then we have become a company of 20 employees and we are established in two countries. What I like best about working at Bookis is being able to help create big and noticeable change, which have long-lasting effects - we call it "leaving bookmarks in history". Our core lies in solving problems for readers and writers, and developing new products and services that help create a brighter future for a slow and old-fashioned industry. My leadership style is characterized by leading with a great deal of trust.
More about our culture and leadership philosophy
- Schibsted Future Report
- Finansavisen (Norwegian)
- She community
- SHIFTER podcast (Norwegian)
- E24! Bookis sin ledelsesfilosofi (Norwegian)
- OKR webinar på SHIFTER (Norwegian)
You will get a key role in a fast growing company, with great responsibility as well as the opportunity to shape your day-to-day working life. You will be part of a passionate team that continuously challenges and improves both the book industry, our products and the way we work. We are passionate about creating a more sustainable circular economy, and you will take part in a company that takes climate change seriously. At Bookis, we always put people first and we are passionate about building our culture and making decisions for the long-term. Well-being is essential for achieving success as a team, and with us you will always be taken care of. If you like to exercise, feel free to do so during office hours. We offer a competitive salary and benefit packages.
We look forward to hearing from you!
About the company
About Bookis as a company
Bookis was founded in August 2016 and launched in December 2017
Bookis has more than 240.000 users in Norway og 95.000 users i Sweden
Launched Author Royalties on used book purchases as a world's first in November 2020
In 2020, Schibsted came in as an investor
In 2021, the New York-based VC-fund Lugard Road Capital came in as an investor, as well as We Are Human (the Kahoot! founders) and the Swedish serial entrepreneur and investor Alexander Hars
The gender distribution of employees is 50% women and men