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Principal Product Manager, Product Expansion (Remote)

Guild Education

Guild Education

United States
Posted on Friday, May 31, 2024

At Guild, we believe talent is everywhere and that opportunity should be too. We continue to have our home and headquarters in Denver, but we have embraced a distributed model of working to reach the best talent in the United States. While some roles may require proximity to our Denver office, roles based outside of our Denver office can sit in any of the following 30 states: AZ, CA, CO, CT, FL, GA, ID, IL, KS, MA, MD, ME, MI, MN, MO, NC, NH, NJ, NV, NY, OH, OR, PA, SC, TN, TX, UT, VA, WA, WI and Washington D.C. Please only apply if you are able to live and work full-time in one of the states listed above. State locations and specifics are subject to change as our hiring requirements shift. All salaries ranges are standardized nationwide and will not vary by region.


If you are an Internal Candidate, please apply via our Internal Job Board.


At Guild, we uphold our Core Values in everything we do. Our team emphasizes our Core Values in the following ways:
  • Nurture A Learner’s Mindset - using a combination of feedback and reflection to gain productive insight into personal strengths and development areas
  • Build Shared Success - building partnerships and working collaboratively with others to meet shared objectives
  • Be an Owner - holding self and others accountable to meet commitments
  • Create Belonging - recognizing the value that different perspectives and cultures bring to our company

Guild is hiring a Principal Product Manager to join our small and scrappy Product Expansion team. In this role, you will work alongside a multi-disciplinary team of builders (Engineers, Designers, PMs and Operators) to act as a founder of a new product, identifying, prototyping and delivering new products for Guild’s users, with the team goal of accelerating Guild’s mission and expanding Guild’s market. This team is singularly focused on this goal and staffed with all the resources we need to bring new products alive.

If you have previously been a founder, or are looking to found a company in the future, this is a great role for you to learn more and hone your skill sets.

This role will be focused on bringing new products through the full product launch lifecycle, from initial discovery and prototyping to well past launch. You will design and lead product decisions and delivery, defining and monitoring performance, and making recommendations for well-informed decisions, pivots, and iterations as needed - including scaling success, when we find it.

As a Principal Product Manager, Product Expansion you will:

Lead the launch of a new product from nothing to something, ensuring the product solves a real and important problem, in partnership with your design, engineering and GTM counterparts. Creating things from zero is hard and messy; it is also energizing and exciting, and this role will be the glue that enables new products to come to life during their initial, fragile stage.

To do this, we expect you to:

  • Act as the product person accountable for the end to end product development lifecycle. This starts with deeply understanding the problem space, to solution definition and demand capture and ends when we successfully solve that problem in the market.
  • Excitedly wear a lot of different hats, in partnership with your key operations counterpart (we call this role the “Launcher”) and product marketing manager.
  • Be the first (and loudest) advocate for this product, internally and externally. This will involve everything from pushing for focus on the right parts of the product with our team and communicating the impact and opportunity to the rest of Guild to being “on the road” selling to the initial alpha and beta customers alongside team leadership.

You are a strong fit for this role if you are:

A former startup founder or have similar experience at a company with a scope of responsibility launching new products or business lines and demonstrated success taking those companies or products from zero to something. You’ve likely worn a few hats through that lifecycle, from founder to product manager (or equivalent role such as engineer or designer) to product leader.

Expected Skills and Competencies

  • Obsession with building great, simple products for your users that solve complex problems
  • An unrelenting growth mindset, with a strong confidence in your ability to rapidly teach yourself and your team new things
  • Situational adaptability, including thriving in ambiguity and capable of juggling multiple competing priorities
  • A full suite of early-stage product skills from the development of user stories and translating business requirements up to delivering clear, coherent market plans and product strategy.
  • Passion about Guild’s mission, with an existing working knowledge of the education and future of work spaces
  • Effective, concise storytelling and communication skills, with the ability and desire to own relationships from senior client stakeholders to internal support specialists.
  • Well-grounded in financial and operating frameworks with experience crafting and implementing simple, functional operating processes and understanding key metrics and business drivers in a high-growth venture backed company

This role will require fairly significant in-person engagement, both with teams based in Denver and with external partners. Candidates should be willing to travel, potentially as frequently as monthly, if not based in Denver.

We feel passionately about equal pay for equal work, and transparency in compensation is one vehicle to achieve that. Total compensation for this role is market competitive, including a base salary range of $190,000- $235,000, variable compensation, as well as company stock options.

At Guild, we unlock the talent and economic potential of America’s workforce for employees and their companies. We partner with the nation’s largest employers—including Walmart, Chipotle, Discover, Hilton, Macy’s, Target, and The Walt Disney Company—to create cultures of opportunity that help them attract and retain top talent, while building the workforce of the future from within. By using our proprietary Career Opportunity Platform to develop education and learning programs that work in the real-world, thousands of employees at those companies have gained the skills, knowledge, and guidance they need to build a brighter future for themselves and their families—all without paying for tuition or career services on their own.

Guild is female-founded and a certified B Corp. The company has been named to the TIME100 Most Influential Companies of 2022 list, CNBC Disruptor50 list three years in a row, Inc. Best Led Companies list, Fast Co. World Changing Ideas list and the B Lab Best for the World list among many others.

Guild is an equal opportunity employer. We celebrate diversity and are committed to creating an inclusive environment for all employees. If you have a disability or special need that requires accommodation, please let your recruiter know. We currently offer the following benefits:

  • Access to low-cost, high-quality health care options through Cigna and Kaiser (due to coverage limitations, Kaiser is currently only available in CA & CO)
  • Access to a 401k to help save for the future
  • Open vacation policy for employees to rest and recharge
  • 8 days of fully-paid sick leave, to take the time to heal and or recover
  • Family-friendly benefits, including 12 weeks of parental leave for non-birthing parents and 18-20 weeks for birthing parents; 4-week ramp-up period for when employees return from a leave of 6 weeks or more; as well as employer-paid short-term and long-term disability, employer-sponsored life insurance, fertility and caregiving benefits.
  • Well-rounded wellness benefits including free and low cost mental health resources and financial wellbeing support services
  • Education benefits and tuition assistance to help your future development and growth


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