Head of Product

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The Company

Smallhold is an agriculture technology company that builds climate-controlled, subscription-supported Minifarms for restaurants and retailers. We manage our network of Minifarms remotely, making it possible for anyone to grow meaningful amounts of produce, effortlessly. Smallhold is a pioneer in the fields of distributed and indoor farming, on a mission to create access to the freshest, most local food imaginable.

Smallhold is also:

  • The only organic farm in NYC
  • The only mushroom farm in NYC
  • The world’s first Distributed Farm

We’re looking for a core team member to own product development from ideation to deployment. You’ll work with a team of capable engineers to internationally scale Smallhold’s Distributed Farm, changing the fundamentals of food distribution.


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The Challenge

In this role, you will be responsible for:

  • Building and managing the product team
  • Implementing and scaling issue tracking/project management infrastructure
  • Owning roadmap and product strategy
  • ​Informing product design​
  • Defining and owning product success metrics
  • Working closely with our team of skilled engineers, in charge of developing the product/engineering culture
  • Working closely with marketing, management, operations, etc. to prioritize features
  • Overseeing sprints, hitting deadlines, and running QA
  • Running customer and vendor interviews to inform product
  • Communicating product changes internally and externally (vendors and channel partners), ensuring successful adoption
  • Defining go-to-market strategy for large feature rollouts

The Qualifications

  • Degree in industrial design, mechanical engineering, electrical engineering or other relevant field
  • 5+ years in industrial design and product roll out
  • 3+ years management experience
  • Experience with at least 2 full NPI cycles
  • Proficiency in Solidworks and AutoCAD

Bonus Points

  • Strong appreciation for fresh, local and sustainable food
  • Experience with various industry standards (compliance, safety, performance, etc)
  • Startup experience a plus
  • Experience with retail, agricultural, commercial/refrigerated merchandising products
  • Electrical systems knowledge a plus

To apply for this position email your resume to [email protected] with a short intro explaining who you are and why you’re interested in this role.

To apply for this job email your details to [email protected]