Data Product Manager (Remote) at Inspire

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In-office locations: Santa Monica, CA, USA and Philadelphia, PA, USA.

Remote location(s): United States.

As a certified B Corp, our mission is truly woven into the fabric of what we do. As you grow professionally, you are doing good for the planet by helping us to transform the way consumers access clean energy and accelerate the world’s transition to a net-zero carbon future. 

Our rapidly growing Technology team of mission-driven, climate enthusiasts is passionate, innovative and committed to a better future for the planet. As a Data Product Manager on Inspire’s Technology team, your work will define how decisions are made, separate the incremental from the exponential opportunities for growth, drive cutting-edge analysis and modeling in a modern data stack, and ensure that we are able to continuously optimize and scale our core business offerings and processes -- empowering our customers to reduce their carbon footprint and furthering Inspire's mission to accelerate the world’s transition to a net-zero carbon future.

Data is at the center of our clean energy platform -- it's how we understand our customers, monitor and improve our acquisition and retention, track and forecast costs and revenues, and make decisions about growth, optimization and strategy.

In this role, you'll get hands-on with data to quantify opportunities, work closely with business leaders to understand needs, and collaborate with cross-functional engineering teams on end-to-end solutions from data collection to metric presentation. You'll be responsible for discovery and analysis of problems or potential improvements, translating those into requirements and plans, prioritizing within resource and time constraints, and overseeing implementation in an agile development process to deliver results that measurably improve our growth, value creation, and member experience.

How you’ll help:

  • Hire and lead a team of data analysts to: 
    • Own end-to-end data processes and features that will be used to make important decisions in the execution of our business strategy.
    • Partner closely with Commercial Operations, Finance, and Analytics leaders to understand their objectives, pains, and ideas in order to define the business problems we need to solve, and help with the prioritization of these business problems.
    • Deliver value for various business functions, enabling them to derive insights from data that drive agile decision making at scale.
    • Own initiatives end-to-end, including leading discovery, writing specs, driving cross-functional execution, making thoughtful product decisions along the way, and sharing insights and outcomes throughout the company.
    • Drive execution in collaboration with Engineering and Data Science peers in the creation of data services that will support our various data processes.

Some Year 1 Deliverables:

  • Discover, prioritize, and execute upon opportunities to turn our data assets into products and models that can materially impact the performance of our business.
  • Design processes for various business operations including the data services that enable or automate decision making.
  • Deliver prototype datasets in partnership with Analytics to be used for answering key strategic questions.
  • Design and deliver data process diagrams that help chart a vision for how we can best leverage our data assets.

Here’s what you’ll bring to the table:

  • Must Have
    • Minimum of 5 years experience leading or developing data-focused product initiatives either as a product manager or as a software engineer
    • Proficiency using SQL for the purposes of creating prototype datasets that can be used for answering key business questions while enabling quick productionization of these prototype data sets.
    • Proficiency using SQL for the purposes of understanding the relationship between various data elements, identifying data integrity issues, and creating detailed requirements to preserve data integrity through automated solutions.
    • Proficiency using Excel for the purposes of explaining data transformations required for answering key business questions.
    • Experience with data visualization using Excel.
    • Demonstrated ability to figure out solutions to hard problems with many constraints, using sound judgement to assess risks, and to communicate these solutions in a well-structured, data-informed, written narrative and documentation
    • Minimum 2 years of experience leading, coaching and developing a team
  • Nice to Have
    • Experience in the retail energy industry
    • Experience managing and shipping data and analytics products and features that power operational excellence
    • Technical background with an excellent grasp of data storage, querying, and transformation techniques
    • Experience with reporting interfaces such as Tableau/Mode/Looker
    • Experience managing infrastructure projects needed to support and scale an analytics and data science ecosystem
    • Experience coordinating complex product development cycles and software development schedules
    • Strong financial analytics skills

Our Work Model:

Being bi-coastal, we have mastered the art of working collaboratively across different time zones and regions. Working from the comforts of our own homes, we don't mind the surprise cameos from children and pets. 

Here’s what we offer:

Health & Wellness:

    • Medical/Dental/Vision coverage starts from day one
    • Summer Fridays and Wellness days
    • Mental Health Benefits (Headspace, Ginger)
    • Company Paid Parental Leave

Life at Inspire:

    • Flexible Time Off
    • 401(K) up to 4% Matching 
    • Employee Resource Groups
    • Treks through GivePower and the opportunity to participate in service trip
    • Training, development, and growth opportunities for all employees

Perks:

    • Work from Home
    • Semi Annual Performance Bonuses
    • Tuition Reimbursement
    • B Corporation Discounts
    • Open Office Floor Plan 
    • Dog-friendly workplace
    • Fun Company Events

More About Who We Are:

Inspire is a clean energy technology company on a mission to transform the way consumers access clean energy and to accelerate the world’s transition to a net-zero carbon future.

We provide our customers with access to renewable energy from wind, solar, and hydro powered sources without service interruptions or costly installations at a flat, predictable monthly rate. On average, one year of being an Inspire member can help avoid 9,639 pounds of carbon emissions - that is 7x more impactful than one year of recycling! 

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An Insider's view of Inspire

What are some social events your company does?

As the cherry on top to our mission-driven work, Inspire's community is top-tier. A couple of my favorite events have included beautifying the city on Earth Day, awarding top talent at The Windy's, and learning how our industry can take steps to be more equitable. With every happy hour, I'm reminded how enchanting my fellow Avengers truly are.

Lindsey Tod

Sr. Manager, Sales & MX Enablement and Alignment

How does the company support your career growth?

Inspire has helped me take my career to the next level, but most importantly, empowered me to find my passion! Having started my career in Member Experience and Operations, I was able to build a strong foundation of how the business works. I use that knowledge every day as a Product Manager, implementing automation and helping our business scale!

Meghan Griffiths

Director, Retention Services

What are Inspire Perks + Benefits

Inspire Benefits Overview

Inspire’s culture balances the serious nature and tone of a professional company with the move-fast-and-execute tone of a rapidly growing emerging tech company. We believe in working hard and producing, but doing it in a positive and friendly environment where collaboration is rampant.

Inspire calls its employees Avengers. It’s a team out to even the score on behalf of the common man, to challenge the status quo and confront apathy and old-world bureaucracy. Every Avenger lives for the mission: To build the world’s most consumer-focused clean power platform and inspire a connected moment towards a brighter energy future. Avengers are scrappy, restless, humble and committed to balancing passion with purpose and profit.

Inspire offers competitive compensation and equity packages, plus benefits such as health, vision, life, and dental insurance - Not to mention, unlimited vacation, 401(k) plan, a dog friendly workplace & LOTS of cupcakes!

Culture
Volunteer in local community
Inspire's Sustainability team and 3 Employee Resource Groups offer ample opportunities to get out in our local communities, connect with our mission, and further our impact.
Partners with Nonprofits
Friends outside of work
Eat lunch together
Intracompany committees
Open door policy
Team owned deliverables
Team based strategic planning
Group brainstorming sessions
Open office floor plan
Diversity
Documented equal pay policy
Dedicated Diversity/Inclusion Staff
Unconscious bias training
Diversity manifesto
Diversity Employee Resource Groups
Inspire has 3 active employee resource group for our BIPOC, Women, LGBTQIA+ communities and allies that offer monthly programming & bonding opportunities for members.
Hiring Practices that Promote Diversity
Health Insurance & Wellness Benefits
Flexible Spending Account (FSA)
Disability Insurance
Dental Benefits
Vision Benefits
Health Insurance Benefits
Life Insurance
Pet Insurance
Wellness Programs
Inspire regularly offers Wellness focused programming for employees, including awareness & training sessions hosted by experts, company wide wellness challenges, and onsite exercise classes.
Team workouts
Group challenges & competitions coordinated in our #workout slack channel and access to unlimited workouts through our wellbeing app offerings to all employees.
Mental Health Benefits
Unlimited subscriptions to wellbeing apps to support healthy habits like meditation and therapy and monthly selfcare workshops to equip employees with tools to prioritize their wellbeing.
Retirement & Stock Options Benefits
401(K)
401(K) Matching
Performance Bonus
Child Care & Parental Leave Benefits
Generous Parental Leave
Flexible Work Schedule
Inspire provides employees with a flexible work schedule that includes flexible start and end times.
Remote Work Program
Our remote work program includes work remotely on occasion as needed.
Family Medical Leave
Company sponsored family events
Inspire sponsors family oriented events annually.
Vacation & Time Off Benefits
Unlimited Vacation Policy
Paid Holidays
Paid Sick Days
Perks & Discounts
Beer on Tap
Casual Dress
Commuter Benefits
Company Outings
In addition to internal monthly programming and events, Inspire holds an annual All Company Retreat for employees to connect with our mission and one another
Game Room
Avengers have access to a variety of games in our indoor/outdoor community area. Ping pong tournaments are a crowd favorite amongst our employees!
Stocked Kitchen
Employees enjoy a kitchen filled with a variety of snacks, LaCroix, and cold brew and kombucha on tap.
Happy Hours
Happy hours happen regularly at Inspire HQ, both within teams and company-wide. We hold an annual Halloween happy hour & costume competition as well as an end of year Holiday Party.
Parking
We offer Inspire employees on-site parking.
Pet Friendly
Inspire is a dog friendly office.
Recreational Clubs
Relocation Assistance
Inspire offers relocation assistance for certain roles.
Home Office Stipend for Remote Employees
Inspire works with employees to get them the remote items that will help them be most productive in their at-home offices.
Professional Development Benefits
Job Training & Conferences
Inspire offers employees professional development opportunities like onsite training courses, the ability to attend job related conferences and seminars.
Tuition Reimbursement
Diversity Program
Lunch and learns
Inspire hosts a monthly 'Coach It Corner' series where employees have a platform to share their area of passion or expertise with the larger business!
Cross functional training encouraged
Promote from within
Customized development tracks

Additional Perks + Benefits

Inspire puts a strong emphasis on supporting the wellbeing of all employees. In February, we launched company-wide Wellness Days to prevent employee burnout. Our team gets 1-2 days off per month to take time for themselves to unwind, rest, and take care of themselves.

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