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Product Management Apprentice

 

 

What We’re Looking For:
The Sidebench apprenticeship program is a 6-month full-time paid developmental intern ship that is designed to provide the apprentice with valuable & meaningful first-hand experience within a specific discipline.

We’re looking for a motivated recent college graduate who is looking to gain insight into Business Development and Marketing in the tech field.

Apprenticeship Details:
We invest a lot of time into all of our Apprentice in the hopes that after their 6-month contract ends, they’ll be able to join our team full-time. During the Apprenticeship you will:

  • Gain significant exposure to all areas of project and product management within one of the fastest growing digital product consultancies in the US
  • Do impactful work that contributes to the greater goals of the Sidebench team
  • Be challenged to think big, creatively solve problems, and turn solutions into processes
  • Have a dedicated mentor throughout the apprenticeship who is there to help guide you and provide regular, structured feedback
  • Work with and learn from a team of smart, friendly, and fun techies who care about your development

Responsibilities
You will work with Product Managers & engagement teams to streamline the client experience from start to finish. You’ll be depended on to help the team run smoothly and to help Sidebench deliver a great product. Responsibilities include but are not limited to:

  • Learn to constantly think like a product manager by validating problems, defining success metrics, ideating, identifying risks, conducting and analyzing research, advocating for the user and drafting the product roadmap
  • Think BIG picture and apply this level of thinking to everything you do; your job is not to complete tasks, your job is to understand why you are doing what you are doing and how it adds value
  • Learn how to build and maintain product documentation that pertains to budgeting, strategic planning, client deliverables and more
  • Draft meeting agendas to maximize your time and arrive to these meetings with poise and the confidence to lead if necessary
  • Update stakeholder status documents to clearly communicate updates to our clients
  • Successfully coordinating resources from multiple teams and demonstrate the ability to manage key processes to ensure on-time and high-quality delivery
  • Aid in the research process before, during, and after client engagements
  • Work with our UX team to brainstorm and define key features
  • Coordinate and participate in user interviews and user testing
  • Participate in design critiques and reviews
  • Lead internal projects and process improvements
  • Work with QA and dev teams to define Google Analytics event tracking for future dev projects and update event tracking for existing projects
  • Create QA test plans and lead QA on multiple projects
  • Communicate with clients and represent Sidebench as a client facing employee
  • Find ways to overachieve and go above and beyond whenever the opportunity presents itself
  • Work with other apprentices to maintain office operations including supplies, office organization, event support and day-to-day operations

Qualifications

  • Must be responsive, pro-active, enthusiastic, and adaptable
  • Experience with product management or similar disciplines in a previous role
  • Experience with the web or app development process
  • Ability to produce detailed and well-organized documentation (have a knack for effectively summarizing concepts, thoughts, and research)
  • Strong research and analytical skills and problem solving ability
  • Genuine interest in technology and product design
  • Self-starter with demonstrated capacity for independent initiative
  • Extreme attention to detail
  • Strong verbal and written communication skills
  • Experience acting as a leader in the workplace, classroom or a similar organization
  • Must be able to commit to a full-time role for a period of 6 months

Benefits & Perks​​

  • Our dress code is casual and we play music throughout the office (we DJ by committee)
  • Our Culture Club celebrates new hires, birthdays, Sidebench anniversaries, and holidays
  • We have a monthly happy hour, one big company event per quarter, and an annual party to celebrate our anniversary
  • We are walking distance from downtown Culver City and offer free office parking
  • We have a modern, open air office space that encourages collaboration while also providing private space free from distraction
  • Our kitchen is stocked with free coffee, tea, beer, wine, fresh fruit and plenty of snacks

Compensation

Apprentices are paid $12 and hour with the expectation that after successfully completing the Apprenticeship, they will be offered a competitive full-time salary.

 

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