Building out the Digital Product team at Poppin
It’s been a month since I joined Poppin (read why I joined), and it’s time to build out my team. I’m looking to hire a PM to own e-commerce, a PM to own supply chain & fulfillment operations, and a senior digital product designer.
You should apply for PM of e-commerce if this sounds fun:
Poppin serves two different customer personas: consumers shopping for themselves and employees shopping on behalf of their business. Often, the same customer will flip between those two personas. How would you design the shopping experience to accommodate? How would you structure customer data?
Poppin sells all kinds of office furniture, from ping pong conference tables to file cabinets to desk sets. What kind of shopping tools would you build for businesses to increase conversion?
E-commerce succeeds on the back on strong analytics. How would you set up analytics tracking sitewide such that data-driven decisions can be made at the event- or widget-level, not just the page-level?
You should apply for PM of operations if this sounds fun:
As the company evolves and expands its catalog, the structure of our catalog data and the systems that manage and forecast inventory need to keep pace. How would you architect such a system? What tools would you provide to the merchandising and supply chain teams?
As order volume ramps in scale and geographic distribution, Poppin will need to increase its warehouse footprint with additional facilities, either in the US or internationally. How will you solve the optimization challenges that come with having inventory in multiple places such that customer orders are shipped quickly and shipping costs are minimized?
As wholesale partners are signed on, systems integrations need to be developed to connect their purchase orders with our order management system and provide accurate order status. What’s the best way to implement these integrations?
You should apply for Sr Digital Product Designer if this sounds fun:
Poppin has a strong brand tied to the innovative design of our physical products, our belief that everyone should work happy, and the breadth of our products that fit together as a family. How would you translate that brand identity to web and mobile?
Our customers are both people shopping on behalf of themselves and those shopping on behalf of their entire business. How does support both personas change how you would design our website?
Great online shopping experiences for furniture and desk sets doesn’t exist, especially for businesses buying in bulk. How would you design a comprehensive shopping experience that helps someone feel safe and excited about buying something they can’t see or touch in a showroom?
You can see the other roles that Poppin is hiring for here.

Building out the Digital Product team at Poppin

It’s been a month since I joined Poppin (read why I joined), and it’s time to build out my team. I’m looking to hire a PM to own e-commerce, a PM to own supply chain & fulfillment operations, and a senior digital product designer.

You should apply for PM of e-commerce if this sounds fun:

  • Poppin serves two different customer personas: consumers shopping for themselves and employees shopping on behalf of their business. Often, the same customer will flip between those two personas. How would you design the shopping experience to accommodate? How would you structure customer data?
  • Poppin sells all kinds of office furniture, from ping pong conference tables to file cabinets to desk sets. What kind of shopping tools would you build for businesses to increase conversion?
  • E-commerce succeeds on the back on strong analytics. How would you set up analytics tracking sitewide such that data-driven decisions can be made at the event- or widget-level, not just the page-level?

You should apply for PM of operations if this sounds fun:

  • As the company evolves and expands its catalog, the structure of our catalog data and the systems that manage and forecast inventory need to keep pace. How would you architect such a system? What tools would you provide to the merchandising and supply chain teams?
  • As order volume ramps in scale and geographic distribution, Poppin will need to increase its warehouse footprint with additional facilities, either in the US or internationally. How will you solve the optimization challenges that come with having inventory in multiple places such that customer orders are shipped quickly and shipping costs are minimized?
  • As wholesale partners are signed on, systems integrations need to be developed to connect their purchase orders with our order management system and provide accurate order status. What’s the best way to implement these integrations?

You should apply for Sr Digital Product Designer if this sounds fun:

  • Poppin has a strong brand tied to the innovative design of our physical products, our belief that everyone should work happy, and the breadth of our products that fit together as a family. How would you translate that brand identity to web and mobile?
  • Our customers are both people shopping on behalf of themselves and those shopping on behalf of their entire business. How does support both personas change how you would design our website?
  • Great online shopping experiences for furniture and desk sets doesn’t exist, especially for businesses buying in bulk. How would you design a comprehensive shopping experience that helps someone feel safe and excited about buying something they can’t see or touch in a showroom?

You can see the other roles that Poppin is hiring for here.

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So I reached out to Kathy say­ing “What happened?” She wrote back and I’m pass­ing this along, para­phras­ing on­ly by name omis­sion.

…Even af­ter all this there are peo­ple still de­ter­mined to de­fend weev-the-person (not weev-the-case) to the point of sug­gest­ing I’m trolling so peo­ple will troll me back… I do NOT feel [name omit­ted] in any way ha­rassed me, and that I just was tired of hav­ing that con­ver­sa­tion, and dis­heart­ened that there are still promi­nent peo­ple in tech that sup­port and be­lieve him. That’s al­l. Just don’t have it in me to do this right now. I hope one day there’s a place like Twit­ter where the voic­es of these peo­ple aren’t so el­e­vat­ed and over­whelm­ing.

Kathy Sierra is offline once again. Why can’t we have nice things?

ongoing by Tim Bray · Kathy’s Gone Again

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That sucks.