Product Manager, People Systems

| Greater LA Area

About sweetgreen

Our people are our most valuable ingredient at sweetgreen - the heart of our company, the face of our brand, and what truly make the sweetgreen experience special and unique.

Since opening our doors in 2007, our team has been on a mission to build healthier communities, starting with real food. We’ve been unwavering in our commitment to scratch cooking and transparent sourcing, but over time customer appetite and demand for convenience has grown.

As we continue to scale, we need to ensure that our team members have access to best in class tools and experiences to do their jobs well - from HR/Finance to Customer Support and IT.

We are seeking a Product Manager, People Systems to support digital products and tools focused on our team members. This role will partner with business stakeholders and development teams to deliver features that enable sweetgreen to achieve business goals & drive our internal organization forward.

Key Areas of Ownership Include:

  • Serve as digital product business partner to internal, people-focused teams. Develop and implement digital products such as customer experience/support, employee portal, single sign-on, and HR/Finance systems
  • Owning product roadmap for people-focused product backlog - including planning, prioritization, trade-offs, stakeholder communication, and delivery
  • Building strong relationships with internal stakeholders to understand their business needs and translate them into workable backlog items
  • Lead vendor evaluation, selection, integration, and ongoing management for current and future people-focused systems
  • Writing, maintaining, and designing technical and product documentation for internal use
  • Problem solving across various technology systems & business processes to propose ideas, scope features, and implement solutions

Long-Term Focus:

  • Strategic vision and the ability to see where the organization is headed, define opportunities, and iterate products/features with current and to be selected solutions;
  • Align with current internal teams/processes and support ongoing improvements to make them more efficient. Ensure project teams have a proactive approach to delivery against commitments.
  • Continually seek opportunities for driving greater impact through our systems/tools. Prioritize product and feature enhancements to align with overall enterprise product roadmap

Your Background:

  • 4+ years Technical Analysis, Product/Project Management, or HR/Finance systems background
  • Demonstrated experience translating product features and experiences into platform capabilities and requirements within agile, fast-moving environment
  • Management of product and engineering teams through the development/configuration lifecycle
  • Demonstrated success being a strategic partner to internal-facing teams; understanding of HR, finance, and customer care technology processes and best practices

Great Candidates for the position will have a proven track record demonstrating the following:

  • Analytical Mind + Approach
    • Able to work from the end customer backwards, understanding their challenges and relentlessly pursuing opportunities to improve operational excellence
    • Data-driven within people-first environment
    • Understands KPIs from quantitative and qualitative perspective, the way digital products affect them, and how to build measurement and feedback loops for both
  • Process Management
    • Exceptional combination of strategic thinking and detail orientation.
    • Superior communication, interpersonal and influence skills with a variety of styles.
    • Able to clearly explain complex concepts, clarify context, requirements, and processes.
    • Forward thinking to identify opportunities, take initiative, and think through future implications
  • Passion + Patience
    • A healthy obsession with digital tools + technology that lead to new and useful ways for solving problems
    • Strong leadership skills, including the ability to consider multiple audiences, bring people along the change curve, and articulate rationale for change throughout the organization
    • A proactive, high energy attitude geared towards achieving continuous improvement.
    • A laser focus on getting things done, and an inspiring level of patience as you work through ambiguity. Ability to creatively solve hard problems in a fast-paced, cross-functional environment

What you'll get:

  • Competitive pay + bonus plan granted based on performance
  • Health, dental + vision insurance
  • Flexible PTO, because we respect the need for work/life harmony
  • An opportunity to make a real impact on the people around you, both by growing them and by connecting them to real food
  • To live the sweetlife and celebrate your passion + purpose
  • A collaborative family of people who live our core values and have your back
  • A clear career path with opportunities for development, both personally and professionally
  • Our annual Impact Retreat offsite
  • Free sweetgreen swag
  • Complimentary sweetgreen

Come join the sweetlife!

sweetgreen provides equal opportunities for everyone that works for us and everyone that applies to join our team, without regard to sex or gender, gender identity, gender expression, age, race, religious creed, color, national origin, ancestry, pregnancy, physical or mental disability, medical condition, genetic information, marital status, sexual orientation, any service, past, present, or future, in the uniformed services of the United States (military or veteran status), or any other consideration protected by federal, state, or local law.

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Location

Our office is positioned in the centerpiece for LA's newest creative generation, PLATFORM and directly across the street from the Metro Station.

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Health Insurance & Wellness Benefits
Flexible Spending Account (FSA)
Disability Insurance
Dental Benefits
Vision Benefits
Health Insurance Benefits
Life Insurance
Pet Insurance
Retirement & Stock Options Benefits
Company Equity
Performance Bonus
Vacation & Time Off Benefits
Unlimited Vacation Policy
Perks & Discounts
Casual Dress
Company Outings
Free Daily Meals
Stocked Kitchen
Happy Hours
Pet Friendly
Professional Development Benefits
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