Two years ago I decided to move from São Paulo to Joinville to join ContaAzul. I described the decision making process in this article I wrote almost 2 years ago. Due to personal reasons I’ll have to go back to São Paulo and leave ContaAzul. This was one of the toughest decisions of my life because I really love the people I work with. As I described in the article I mentioned earlier I have a deep alignment with the purpose of helping small business owners succeed and with ContaAzul’s culture.
During my two years as CPO (Chief Product Officer) we learned a lot together. We were able to translate ContaAzul’s purpose into our strategy to transform our product into an easy-to-use online platform connecting small businesses with their accountants and all tools they need to organize their business and be successful, which is now our product vision:
I use this product vision as part of presentations (in Portuguese) I give at some software development conferences in Brazil (TDC, Agile Brasil, Agile Trends, QCon among others) to present and explain product management to the software community as well as to improve ContaAzul’s employer branding.
This product vision gave us clarity of how much software we needed to build and how many people we needed to build that many software. That’s one of the main motivators of the $30MM Series D announced earlier this year.
As my last task, I’ll support Vini, CEO and co-founder of ContaAzul in finding the next CPO.
About the position
We are in a moment where we have a good clarity of what we need to deliver. What we need now is someone who support the team through reinforcing a continuous improvement culture through not only failing fast and learning fast, but also guaranteeing that the learning is part of the company knowledge so we can continuously deliver WOW to our customers, partners and stakeholders through our products.
The CPO will be responsible for product management and UX. This person must have the vision to design and implement a unified product & user experience strategy based on the company’s goals and business strategy. The role requires operating within an environment of change while leading a large team in a dynamic product atmosphere. Position reports directly to the Company’s founder and CEO and works and interacts closely with the rest of the functional heads as key contributor to build ContaAzul’s vision. The ideal candidate will have 10+ years functional experience managing product managers and UX designers of a B2B SaaS product. This position is based in Joinville, considered the second best city to live in Brazil. Working languages: Portuguese or English.
If you got interested, please send a message to firstname.lastname@example.org with the subject CPO explaining how will you help this amazing team and what will you do in your first 3 months.