Milano - Marketing
ProntoPro.it is Italy's largest local service marketplace, now expanding internationally. We help millions of customers to find a local service professional: we cover 400+ services, ranging from wedding photographers to plumbers to guitar teachers. Within a few years, we expect that booking a plumber or a painter online will be as effortless as buying a book. Today that's not the case, and we're out to change it. The opportunity is huge.
We are a fast-growing startup: 2 people in march 2015, now we are over 100. We strive to minimize bull*** and maximize impact: average age is 29, because often brains is more important than experience; we work in open space, because communication needs to happen quickly; everyone has very large responsibilities, because we don't have time to do any handholding (and we think it's counterproductive).
Investors include people from Google, Facebook, eBay, McKinsey, as well as the famous enterpreneurs behind Immobiliare.it. We have the growth-rate of a startup, but not the risk...
We are looking for people who want to help us build a service that everyone will use multiple times a year; a service that will make a difference in society. It's not an easy job.
2. Define a vision and execute on it
Our long-term vision is clear, but getting there is hard and you need to define how. You are expected to develop very strong opinions about what our users want, and what most affects their KPIs. Once you have these convinctions, use them to prioritize ruthlessly! Half your job is correct prioritization. You can only do it if you have strong convinctions. Your job is not to simply execute someone else's idea or instructions.
3. Create new things
Incremental optimization will only bring incremental results. Incremental results are not your job. Talk to users, dig into data, and invent new things.