VP Product (F/M/X)

Job summary
Permanent contract
Salary: Not specified
Starting date: June 02, 2024
A few days at home
Experience: > 10 years
Skills & expertise
Cross-functional team leadership
Product lifecycle management
Communication skills
Problem-solving skills


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Who are we? 👀

As a leading innovative electric vehicle charging company, Driveco’s mission is to bring electric mobility within everyone’s reach. We strive to deliver the most seamless user experience, establish the most reliable network, and utilize renewable energy resources in the pursuit of a greener, more sustainable society.

Driveco is a network of 10 000 charging points in operation or under construction, and the largest network of charging points open to the public in France, known for its market-leading reliability. Since its inception, Driveco’s charging points have enabled the charging of 125 million kilometers driven in electric vehicles, equivalent to 3 000 times around the Earth. With more than 24 000 tons of CO2 avoided, Driveco has supplied more than 22 million kWh of electricity since its establishment. For more information visit www.driveco.com and LinkedIn (DRIVECO)   

Your missions 🚀

Join DRIVECO as our VP of Product, where you'll spearhead our mission to revolutionize electric vehicle (EV) charging. With your seasoned expertise in both digital and physical product realms, you'll guide our digital app and SaaS for charging station management, as well as our innovative hardware solutions, including state-of-the-art charging stations. Your leadership will bridge the gap between ideation and market success, steering product lifecycle from concept to continuous refinement.

If you share our ambition and feel ready to deliver on our strong commitments, join the Product team - you will be directly reporting to Sofiane Belkhodja, Chief Technical and Product Officer.  

Your main missions:

Strategy Leadership and Vision

  • Develop and articulate a comprehensive product vision that aligns with DRIVECO's strategic goals, driving innovation in the EV charging space.
  • Lead the formulation of product strategies for both digital and hardware divisions, ensuring they meet market needs and position DRIVECO as a leader in the industry.
  • Champion the product roadmap, balancing long-term vision with short-term objectives, and adjusting strategies in response to changing market dynamics.

Product Lifecycle Management

  • Oversee the entire product lifecycle from concept through development, launch, and iteration, ensuring products meet user needs and DRIVECO's quality standards.
  • Implement best practices in product management to enhance efficiency, creativity, and productivity within the product team.
  • Collaborate closely with engineering, sales, marketing, and customer support teams to ensure successful product launches and market adoption.

Market Intelligence and Competitive Analysis

  • Conduct in-depth market research and competitive analysis to identify trends, opportunities, and threats within the EV charging ecosystem.
  • Utilize insights gained to inform product strategy, innovation, and differentiation, ensuring DRIVECO's offerings remain competitive and relevant.
  • Foster a culture of continuous learning and curiosity within the product team, encouraging team members to stay informed about industry developments.

Cross-Functional Collaboration and Integration

  • Serve as a key liaison between the product team and other departments, promoting open communication and collaboration across the organization.
  • Ensure product strategies and roadmaps are integrated with sales, marketing, and operational plans, facilitating a unified approach to market.
  • Lead cross-departmental initiatives to address challenges, optimize processes, and leverage opportunities for synergy.

Team Leadership and Development

  • Inspire, manage, and grow a high-performing product team, setting clear goals, providing ongoing feedback, and fostering professional development.
  • Cultivate a dynamic and inclusive team culture that encourages innovation, collaboration, and accountability.
  • Plan and oversee the recruitment and onboarding of new team members, ensuring the team has the skills and resources needed to achieve DRIVECO's objectives.

Performance Measurement and Improvement

  • Establish key performance indicators (KPIs) for product performance, tracking metrics against strategic goals and market benchmarks.
  • Lead regular product reviews to assess performance, gather feedback, and identify areas for improvement or innovation.
  • Drive a data-informed approach to decision-making, leveraging analytics tools and user feedback to refine product offerings and enhance user satisfaction.

Innovation and Customer Focus

  • Champion innovative thinking within the product team, encouraging experimentation and the exploration of new ideas to drive product evolution.
  • Maintain a deep understanding of customer needs and experiences, ensuring that user feedback and insights are central to product development processes.
  • Lead by example in advocating for the customer, ensuring that product decisions enhance value and solve real-world problems for DRIVECO’s users.

Preferred Experience

DRIVECO is committed to equal opportunities and celebrates diversity by ensuring an inclusive environment for all employees. We encourage applications from all minorities, gender identities, sexual orientations, and are attentive to the specific needs of people with disabilities or requiring particular accommodations.

Even if you feel you do not have 100% of the required skills, do not hesitate to apply so we can discuss it together. 😊

Master’s degree in Engineering, Product Design, Business, or a related field, providing a strong foundation in both technical and strategic aspects of product management.

👩‍💻 Hard Skills

  • Proven Leadership: Demonstrated success in steering product strategy and launching market-leading digital apps and hardware within the tech industry, ideally with a focus on B2C platforms.
  • Comprehensive Product Management: At least 10 years of experience in product management, with a notable impact on product growth and user satisfaction.
  • Technical Mastery: A solid technical background and a deep understanding of agile methodologies to drive product development in a fast-paced environment.
  • Strategic Thinker: A strategic mindset capable of balancing big-picture thinking with meticulous attention to detail, ensuring product alignment with DRIVECO’s ambitious goals.
  • Team Builder: Exceptional leadership skills with a proven track record of building, mentoring, and scaling high-performing, cross-functional product teams.
  • Innovator at Heart: A passion for technology and sustainability, with the creativity and initiative to explore new solutions for complex challenges. 

😇 Soft Skills

  • Problem Solving: Identify and apply effective solutions.
  • Business Prioritization: Prioritize actions based on their added value.
  • Adaptability: Welcome change with agility and openness.
  • Communication: Exchange clearly and collaborate effectively.
  • Influence: Unite around your impact & expertise.

The possibility to occasionally test the product by driving an electric car is a plus.

Driveco’s Perks 🥰

  • A vibrant Quality of Work Life program: awareness workshops, yoga classes, partnership with Moka Care (mental health specialist), delivery of short-circuit fruits.
  • Training offered to improve skills: technical, management, foreign languages.
  • Social and environmental commitments.
  • Events promoting integration: seminars, themed afterworks, Christmas party, etc.
  • Remote policy: up to 2 days per week.
  • A partnership with corporate nurseries.
  • 25 days of paid leave + 10 days of extra time off.
  • Health insurance (Mutuelle) Alan covered at 60% by Driveco.
  • Meal vouchers: €10/voucher, 60% covered by Driveco.
  • A profit-sharing plan (up to 5% of your salary) with an extra contribution of up to €4,000 net per year.
  • Holiday bonus of 3% of the base salary (paid in June).
  • SYNTEC Collective Agreement (Convention Collective SYNTEC)
  • SEC benefits (CSE): Leeto platform, Skilleos, Gymlib, etc.

Recruitment Process

💡 A discovery exchange with Edona, one of our Talent Acquisition Manager (30 min by video)

✨ A first video exchange with Sofiane Belkhodja, Chief Technical and Product Officer.

👓 Online tests on the TestGorilla platform and case study submission

📍 Case study presentation with Sofiane and Ion Leahu-Aluas our CEO (1h/1h30 at Driveco's office)

🙌 Team fit : coffee at the office with your future colleagues

🌟 A final interview with Julien, our HR Director (30 min by video) + 2 reference checks

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