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Corporate Strategy, Development & Planning

BrightDrop Product Operations Manager

  • Location
    • Palo Alto, California
  • Schedule Full time
  • Posted


About the Role

BrightDrop is seeking a Product Operations Manager to support Product & Design by increasing its efficiency, enabling the team to ultimately design and build better products in less time.

The ideal candidate is a detail-oriented operations-focused problem solver obsessed with building and improving the machine that builds the machines to deliver on the BrightDrop mission.  

As the Product Operations Manager you will work on identifying, designing, implementing, and managing operational improvements across Product & Design and between it and other functions of BrightDrop and GM. Your work will increase alignment, free up time for product managers and designers to focus more of their time on core activities and make them faster and more productive. This is a highly cross-functional individual contributor role and is the first product ops hire.


  • Drive the design, implementation, and management of operational efficiency within Product & Design and between Product & Design and other functions of BrightDrop.
  • Reduce the time spent on routine tasks by examining repeating processes and identifying opportunities, including the development of new processes & tools, to streamline them.
  • Own the tracking, change management and communication of Product & Design OKRs and roadmaps.
  • Support Product & Design’s headcount planning, budgeting, and financial reporting requirements working with Finance and People Operations.
  • Increase iteration speed and alignment by standardizing communications within Product & Design and between it and the rest of the organization.
  • Maintain documentation of the Product & Design tech stack ensuring the latest best practices, processes, and tools are in place and available for PMs and designers.
  • Increase the speed and effectiveness of onboarding new PMs and designers.


  • Bachelor’s Degree in Finance, Business Administration, Engineering, or equivalent experience.
  • You are a strong project and program manager with a track record of leading and proactively managing end-to-end execution of projects/programs.
  • You want to be a key part of a company’s internal operations and work on short and long-term initiatives to improve them.
  • You have superb written, verbal and visual communication skills and are at ease understanding and explaining technical topics to technical and non-technical audiences.
  • You have strong relationship building skills and the ability to relate constructively to all levels of an organization.
  • You thrive in fast-paced, complex and fluid environments where you have a high degree of autonomy to achieve the objectives you are given.
  • You have a can-do attitude and ability to juggle regularly changing priorities.

Great to have:   

  • Experience in product operations, product management, or an operational role that worked. closely with product and engineering teams.
  • Experience in a high growth technology company.
  • Experience with SQL or a willingness/aptitude to learn.
  • Computer Science background or affinities.

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