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Planet is hiring a
Product Manager


: Product Marketing


: Netherlands
6 months ago
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Welcome to Planet. We believe in using space to help life on Earth.

Planet designs, builds, and operates the largest constellation of imaging satellites in history. This constellation delivers an unprecedented dataset of empirical information via a revolutionary cloud-based platform to authoritative figures in commercial, environmental, and humanitarian sectors. We are both a space company and data company all rolled into one.

Customers and users across the globe use Planet's data to develop new technologies, drive revenue, power research, and solve our world’s toughest obstacles.

As we control every component of hardware design, manufacturing, data processing, and software engineering, our office is a truly inspiring mix of experts from a variety of domains.

We have a people-centric approach toward culture and community and we strive to iterate in a way that puts our team members first and prepares our company for growth. Join Planet and be a part of our mission to change the way people see the world.

Planet is a global company with employees working remotely world wide and joining us from offices in San Francisco, Washington DC, Germany, and The Netherlands.

About the Role:

Are you passionate about enhancing customer experiences and driving retention? We're seeking a dynamic Product Manager to join our team at Planet Labs, a leader in Earth Observation technology. In this role, you will be responsible for managing products that directly impact customer retention through usage optimization, insightful reporting, and effective notifications.

As a Product Manager in the Platform organization, you will drive the strategy to retain and expand our current customers by showing the value of Planet products. You will be primarily responsible for understanding the end user application, defining the technical requirements needed, and ensuring an excellent product-market-fit for the current and next-generation versions of the product. This requires tight coordination across the broader go-to-market team and relentless drive to create a customer-centric, sustainable and profitable business.

Product Managers are not the direct supervisors of their engineering teams. To be effective you must demonstrate a commitment to Planet’s cultural values, agile principles and leadership through influence to succeed in this role. In addition to this team, you will coordinate closely with Sales and Product Marketing to understand our customer needs, and the broader engineering teams to understand Planet’s tech stack.

The role can be based remotely anywhere in Germany.

Impact You’ll Own:

  • Building an end-to-end customer-centric product from production to delivery.
  • Ensuring consistent execution of product life-cycle process from concept to launch through excellent product management and cross-functional collaboration.
  • Building the strategy to retain and expand our current customers by showing the value of Planet products.
  • Setting product priorities by ensuring that product capabilities meet the needs of the market with a viable business model.
  • Stay updated on industry trends and customer feedback to drive continuous product improvement.
  • Inspiring and motivating your team, fostering a culture of innovation, and communicating effectively across the organization and with key customers.

What You Bring:

  • 3-5 years of experience as a product manager with demonstrated success developing customer centric data products.
  • Demonstrated experience in building successful cross-functional partnerships and successfully navigating complex stakeholder environments.
  • The ability to make decisions that align with Planet’s technical and strategic roadmap as well as Planet’s core values.
  • The ability to coordinate resources across multiple areas of the company.
  • Interpersonal skills using team alignment that can consistently be delivered and maintained.
  • The ability to think strategically and craft a compelling product vision.
  • Outstanding planning, collaboration, and organizational skills.
  • Excellent verbal and written communication skills.
  • Experience with data platforms and reporting products is a plus.

Benefits While Working at Planet:

  • Additional company winter holidays and regular global days off
  • Remote friendly work environment and flexible working hours
  • Contribution to our growth by offering equity options for employees
  • Giving back to the community - one day per quarter for charitable work
  • Learning and Tuition Reimbursement
  • Regular hack-weeks and meetup events to exchange knowledge
  • Home office budget
  • Employee Resource Groups providing empowering spaces for connection and mentorship

Why we care so much about Belonging.

We’re dedicated to helping the whole Planet, and to do that we must strive to represent all of it within each of our offices and on all of our teams. That’s why Planet is guided by an ultimate north star of Belonging, dreaming big as we approach our ongoing work with diversity, equity and inclusion. If this job intrigues you, but you’re thinking you might not have all the qualifications, please... do apply! At Planet, we are looking for well-rounded people from around the world who can contribute to more ways than just what is listed in this job description. We don’t just fill positions, we aspire to fulfill people’s careers, most excited about folks who are motivated by our underlying humanitarian efforts. We are a few orbits around the sun before we get to where we want to be, so we hope you’re excited to come along for the ride.

EEO statement:

Planet is committed to building a community where everyone belongs and we invite people from all backgrounds to apply. Planet is an equal opportunity employer, and committed to providing employment opportunities regardless of race, religious creed, color, national origin, ancestry, physical disability, mental disability, medical condition, genetic information, marital status, sex, gender, gender identity, gender expression, pregnancy, childbirth and breastfeeding, age, sexual orientation, military or veteran status, or any other protected classification, in accordance with applicable federal, state, and local laws.Know Your Rights.


Planet is an inclusive community and we know that everyone has their own needs. If you have a disability or special need that requires accommodation during the hiring process, please call Planet's front office at (415)-829-3313 or contact your recruiter with your request. Your message will be confidential and we will be happy to assist you.

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