Portfolio

Head of Product - Watches

Contractor
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Remote

About Badaboom

Badaboom is an end-to-end supply chain platform enabling creators to launch private label products in minutes, instead of months.

In the last decade, there has been an explosion in digital tools to help creators create storefronts, market to their audience, and deliver product. Platforms like Shopify, Stripe, and Flexport have become household names in the space. Despite this rapid development, the fundamental process of sourcing product has remained stuck in the past.

Bringing amazing ideas to market is still extremely difficult for new brands: searching for suppliers, vetting for quality, choosing products, negotiating price, and handling logistics. The ability to source and produce great product is often the barrier between a visionary creator and a game-changing brand.

Badaboom's mission is to put the power of building a world-class brand into the hands of the many, empowering creators to bring their vision to life.

Role

Badaboom is looking for a Head of Product for Watches to join our team as a contractor. This is a unique and highly specialized role that will define the offering for watches in the Badaboom platform.

You will work closely with our Portfolio and Supplier Operations team to determine what types of watches we will be offering, what data we must capture, what suppliers to recruit, and to evaluate samples of products to include in our launch portfolio and ongoing portfolio updates.

We have already established playbooks for facilitating the processes above in eyewear, and you will help us apply these playbooks to the watches offering.

Responsibilities

  • Define the composition of the watches offering in Badaboom. This includes breaking out the offering into categories, price points, styles, personas, and more.
  • Determine what data needs to be captured for each product and displayed to the customer. This includes shape, measurements, materials, branding options, etc.
  • Establish system of selecting color combinations based on the product structure or features.
  • Collaborate with Supplier Operations team to identify suppliers to recruit and facilitate conversations.
  • Collect and evaluate samples of products to determine if they should be added in our launch portfolio.
  • Establish the processes to continuously receive and evaluate new samples from suppliers on a repeated monthly or quarterly basis.
  • Negotiate price, MOQs, and volume discounts with suppliers for products in portfolio.
  • Collaborate with Portfolio and Technology team to determine how products are qualitatively defined and how our algorithm will match products to brand personas.

Requirements

  • 5+ years professional experience in sourcing watches.
  • Expert knowledge of the various types, materials, structures, colors, etc. that are available for watches.
  • Professional experience with selecting, vetting and communicating with suppliers overseas.
  • Knowledge of or existing relationships with suppliers of watches.
  • Ongoing knowledge of latest trends and fashion in the watches industry.
  • Excellent proficiency in the English language, both written and verbal, sufficient for success in a remote and largely asynchronous work environment.
  • Self-motivated and self-managing, with strong organizational skills.
  • An inclination towards communication, inclusion, and transparency.

Working at Badaboom

We value integrity, transparency, empathy, inclusion and efficiency. We are a remote-first, multi-cultural team with hubs in Los Angeles, Tel Aviv and Shenzhen. We believe that work and life is a balance, and that our team produces the best work when they are living their best life, no matter where they are in the world.

Here are some of our guiding principles:

  • Improve your craft: Our penchant for continuous improvement extends to our team, and we make a point to invest in our team's professional learning goals.
  • Excellence is table stakes: Every day, we deliver the best experience to our customers; we strive to perfect every touchpoint and detail.
  • Be kind and direct with feedback: Sharing constructive criticism in a productive manner is an everyday practice for us.
  • The same rules for the entire team: Policies and perks are the same for everyone on the team, from new hires to the CEO. Everyone receives the same perks, same hotels for travel, and the same opportunities to improve ourselves.

Hiring Process

  • After submitting an application, selected candidates will be invited to schedule a 30-minute screening call with a member of the Badaboom Portfolio team.
  • Next, candidates will schedule another 30-minute screening call with a member of the Badaboom Supplier Operations team.
  • Next, candidates will be invited to schedule a 60-minute interview with the CEO.
  • Successful candidates will subsequently be made an offer.